March 08, 2009

BSG

Thoughts on the latest episode? Spoilers on folks.

6 comments:

Drew said...

I greatly enjoyed this episode. As I said to you yesterday, this was the first time where I felt like the show was wrapping up. And they mentioned the Cylon Detector!!

MosBen said...

Like we said Saturday, I feel like the "ship is falling apart" storyline from this episode was good, but it's been going on for a while too long for my tastes. The Cylon gunk storyline has been at least three episodes and really hasn't gotten us anything other than a couple weird scenes with Anders in this episode. The rest of the story lines, including Anders, feel more like they should be happening mid-season, rather than almost at the end.

Ed said...

This might sound like an odd complaint for a show called Battlestar Galactica, but I feel that this season the show is suffering from the same syndrom as Lost in that there's too much "science fiction." Like Lost, this show thrived on character development, good action and goose-bump inducing mystery. Now that they have to explain stuff, it's getting bogged down in the details. Just my opinion.

Drew said...

Interesting point, Ed. I can see how it applies to Lost (although, personally, I love all that stuff, and I think the season has taken a sharp dive since the time-jumping stopped). But I don't really see it in BSG. I mean, they haven't really explained much, and there haven't been a whole lot of details to get bogged down in, IMO.

MosBen said...

I can see what Ed's talking about. The parts of BSG that I've really liked this season (the ship falling apart in this latest episode) has been balance by things being bogged down in sci-fi concepts (multiple episodes about the Cylon goop, Anders the Hybrid).

Drew said...

But the Cylon goop storyline isn't about the Cylon goop. I mean, what sci-fi properties does that stuff actually have. There's just enough to explain why it's being used, but the storyline is about the blending of human and Cylon, and the corresponding loss of the ship's identity and distinctiveness. BSG has never been about the sci-fi, and I don't think that's changed.