Saturday, October 14, 2006

BattleStar Galactica - "the smartest and toughest show on TV" - Rolling Stone.

I watched the good second third season episode which continues to develop the characters in realistic ways. Part of the appeal of the show is the gritty realism they show for these old hoary SF concepts.

Time named it the best TV show of 2005.

McCollum: 'Battlestar Galactica' transcends sci-fi genre.

Why is Slate assigning non-viewers to write their reviews of the show? May I suggest that Slate is an interesting idea for a website run by idiots? That said, it was nice to see the headline articles I, Hot Robot and Does the show support the Iraqi insurgency? The last is a typical neocon The New Republic article that has deserted it's faltering home.

Battlestar Galactica: In Defense Of The Best Show On Television. A librarian felt the need to explain her infatuation.

There was a rumor that NBC might move the show to its network but it looks implausible. The network, which owns the SciFi Channel, had shown the pilot mini-series later on NBC as a movie.

Bonus links

from SF Signal - A Boardgame Geek list of Great Science Fiction Books that have NOT been turned into board or card games and free SF audio.

from Slate - French wine makers aim for American suckers with new cheap wines.

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