Thursday, February 22, 2007

Requiem for Battlestar Galactica.

Ah well, it was good while it lasted. It's certainly not my favorite show any more. I don't know if they've just run out of steam or if they're spending too much time on the spinoff.

It's always a bad sign when a "sci-fi" show does an episode that has nothing to do with science-fiction. Always? Yes, that's what I said. It means the writers have lost focus and don't remember why they're there.

Here's another bad sign: Producers writing, and actors directing. When this happens, it means the show runner is looking for fill-ins, or simply doing favors. I'm tired as it is of the way television seasons are constructed: Exciting first few episodes! Exciting last few episodes! Crap inbetween. Don't worry, we'll find something.

I'm tired of rooting for these characters when nothing good ever happens to them. On this show, a fatal flaw would be a happy moment. It's nothing but unrelenting tragedy: marital, familial, romantic, parental. Why should I hope that a character survives a mortal injury? Death might be the best thing for them.

Galactica loses its way without Cylons. I miss you, toasters.


Mkae said...

I agree with you mostly except for the caring about the characters. I could give a frak about Starbuck. The character doesn't have a single redeeming characteristic. When she was shot down by the Cylons a couple of weeks back, I didn't care. Oh, Dee is going to rescue her? Ok, whatever.

By the way, totally agree on letting the actors direct.

thisismarcus said...

I *couldn't* give a frak about Kara any more, never did about Lee. I haven't seen the latest ones though I really enjoyed the episode Eddie Olmos directed earlier this year.

The1GWiz said...

Argument: The current "Battlestar Galactica" was never intended to be a sci-fi show.