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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ultimate Geek Fu

Battlestar Frakkalactica

The bastridges. Battlestar Galaxative Season 4.5 doesn't come out on DVD until the end of July. How does it end?

Don't tell me; I actually know already. But the Mrs. doesn't, and she's counting down the days until the DVD set comes out. She got really hooked on this one, but in the end, we had to watch it on DVD, because all the dragged-out cliffhanger endings just got too wearying. Better to wait for the DVD, and then ease that dangerous and annoying tension by watching just a little bit of the next episode and finding out how they escaped certain death this time.

For reference, we also have the "original" Battlestar Galactica movie, which was spliced together from the series pilot and the first few episodes and unleashed on unwitting movie-going audiences worldwide some thirty years ago. In terms of acting, effects, story-line, and pretty much anything else you'd care to name, this new series is a quantum leap beyond the "original." (Even if it did from time to time turn into "Escape From The Planet of the Evil Robot Lingerie Models." And I put the term "original" in scare quotes, because there was absolutely not one word of original thought in the "original" series, and there were copyright infringement lawsuits to support that contention.)

But now that it's all over, and before the please-God-no! prequel series begins, we must ask the question. The New & Improved Battlestar Galactica, The Next Generation: was it good, bad, or fugly?

Let the arguments begin.

ULTIMAGE GEEK FU runs every Wednesday. Have a question that's just bugging the heck out of you about Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, Battlestar Gallactica, Farscape, Firefly, Fringe, Heroes, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Smallville, The X-Files, X-Men, The Man From Atlantis, or pretty much any other SF-flavored media property? Send it to slushpile@thefridaychallenge.com with the subject line, "Geek Fu," and we'll stuff it in the queue.
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