Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Battlestar Galactica ~ Someone To Watch Over Me {Season 4 Episode 19*}



"39,556 survivors in search of a home"...are we watching BSG---you'd better frackin' believe it! Human and Cylon refugees make up the diaspora of the 12 colonies that can no longer call planet earth home. Generations of Cylons have evolved from Terminatoresque machinery to skin jobs with A.I. that make real dolls look like stick figures. And Cylon projection makes 21st century perception of virtual reality look like shadow puppets. The down-side to their evolution is that they are no longer immortal. The up-side is that for the most part they are now allied with the humans rather than slaughtering them.

If the visually smokin' hot cast of Battlestar Galactica: Tricia Helfer as 'Six', Jamie Bamber as Lee 'Apollo' Adama, Katee Sackhoff as Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace, Grace Park as 'Sharon/Athena', James Callis as 'Dr.Gaius Baltar', and Kate Vernon as 'Ellen Tigh' to name only a few, are any indication of what the future holds population-wise, hubby and i are convinced that 99% of future beings are going to be good looking. But the cast are more than just pretty faces and hot bods, we are talking 100% major acting chops here. All more than carry their weight. Edward James Olmos as 'Admiral Adama', Mary McDonnell as 'President Laura Roslin', Michael Hogan as 'ExO Saul Tigh', Dean Stockwell as 'Brother Cavil', and Donnelly Rhodes as 'Doctor Cottle' are the veterans who head up the stellar cast. And let's not give short shrift to the scripts, direction, and production values which are all top notch. i especially give applause to the costume designer Ms. Glenne Campbell.

Referencing an earlier crash site re-con mission, in the "Someone To Watch Over Me" ep, Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace asks "how is it possible that i found my body and i'm still here?" That's what's got me scratching my head too. Is she human? Is she a cylon? Is she a hybrid? Another question is, will there be any survivors when the series ends? hubby thinks no, i vacillate between that theory and 'Starbuck' being the sole survivor. 2 eps left to find out. If you're new to BSG or want re-caps or want to experience full eps again, or check out the contests and other cool things, find them at SciFi.com/Battlestar
Battlestar Galactica will air the next ep on Friday the 13th 2009 on the SciFi Channel at 10:00pm
[please check your local listings].

* SciFi Channel lists "Someone To Watch Over Me" in it's 4th season, but has no number assigned to it. IMDB lists it as the 17th ep of the 4th season. Of the 4th season episodes that SciFi Channel has assigned a number, 3 episodes preceed the one that would fall at the number 19 position, so for all practical purposes, that's how In A Lather is keeping track of them. Anybody got a problem with that---too frackin' bad

1 comment:

vern said...

battlestar galactica was one of the best sci fi shows on tv. i love this show so much that i still watch its old episodes online and also download battlestar galactica episodes which are my all time favorites. actually i am making a collection.

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