Saturday, 5 March 2005

Galactica fan humor

Jeff Harrell is proposing a T-shirt design to help you join the new McCarthyism.

Incidentally, I initially considered this week’s episode (“Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down”) the weakest outing of the first season, but on second viewing it’s grown on me a bit. And those of you who just tune in to sci-fi shows for cool explosions won’t want to miss next week’s episode, “Hand of God,” also featuring the coolest bit of misdirection I’ve seen in a long time.

Another thing: don’t miss the Unofficial Battlestar Galactica Blog.

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I’m not sure if you’re a fan of “Lost,” but the episode “Walkabout,” focusing on the character of Locke played by Terry O’Quinn, was the coolest bit of misdirection I’ve ever seen. The whole ep is built around a preconception nearly the whole audience will bring; one you never notice is being used. When the surprise is revealed, it’s a shocker, and it upends attitudes to the character. He instantly goes from unsympathetic weirdo to sympathetic and heroic! And the phrase he’s been muttering throughout the episode (“Don’t tell me what I can’t do.”) takes on a whole different meaning.

Probably the single best hour of dramatic tv I’ve seen in years. Terry O’Quinn really deserves an Emmy for his performance. Watch the ABC schedule this month, as they are likely to repeat it once more. You don’t have to know anything about the series to enjoy this episode.

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