The Return of Battlestar Galactica

I have never been a huge fan of science fiction, despite coming from a family of Star Trek fans. And even though I read Douglas Adams in high school (and liked it), I was never too interested in the genre. Things that are set in space, I would say, are not worth my time. Please, I mean, set in space. What shameless buffoonery. It’s right up there with a magical baseball field.

Nonetheless, thanks to a crew of Zemblan friends, I found myself hooked on Battlestar Galactica. After a false start (I do not recommend trying to start watching the show in the middle of a season — or in the middle of anything, really), we decided to get the DVDs and watch the entire show from the miniseries through the end of Season 3. We finished up sometime in June of last year and have been on tenterhooks ever since, just waiting to find out WHAT THE FUCKING HELL HAPPENS NEXT.

As you no doubt know already (if this show is on your radar at all), it comes back to SciFi Network this Friday, and not a day too soon. (Incidentally, that day is also my friend’s birthday — awesome! And Happy birthday!)

If you haven’t seen this show, I can highly recommend it. If you feel brave enough to jump into Season 4 without having seen the previous seasons, the recap video described here can get you started. Otherwise, why not start by netflixing that miniseries? If you get addicted like we did, SciFi will probably be re-running Season 4 by the time you get there. Of course, you could also take this as an excuse to sit home all day in your pajamas, losing yourself in the marathon reruns of the show that are taking place this week. Go ahead, call in sick. Or better yet, call in Cylon.

3 thoughts on “The Return of Battlestar Galactica

  1. Anonymous April 2, 2008 / 10:14 am


  2. Anonymous April 2, 2008 / 10:20 am

    Dude, I will never go do anything again now that you have given me the idea of calling in Cylon.

    “Hi, yeah, it’s me. I’m not going to be able to come in anymore. … Yeah, I know, but it turns out I’m a Cylon. … I know, right? But seeing as how I don’t want to lose control and shoot you in the stomach…

    “Also, God has a plan for you.”

  3. Anonymous April 2, 2008 / 12:34 pm

    Thanks! This will be an awesome birthday present. People here were planning on throwing a party/BBQ to coincide with my b-day, but I was like, “Oh no, that might interfere with BSG.” But then I realized we can have a party *and* watch BSG (and it will be only an hour w/commercials so the non-BSG people won’t be ignored for too long!).

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