Friday, January 16, 2009

BSG - Big Super Good

40K people remain of the human race, and those of us who survived the attack are on a ragtag fleet trying to find a mythological planet called Earth. On our super fun voyage, we're being constantly chased and killed by robots, some of whom look like robots, some of whom look like humans, who really do not like us for some reason. Our primary food source is algae and British people speak with American accents.

I should be in marketing. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't be sold by the phrase (particularly girls and the elderly) "we're being chased and killed by robots who look like robots and humans." It's almost like poetry. I am, of course, referring to the general plot of the greatest show ever in the history of television - Battlestar Galactica. I have made mention of this show in my blog several times in the past, and today I am about as excited for a television show as I have ever been in my entire life. You see, Battlestar Galactica returns this evening at 10pm on the Sci-Fi Channel for its final 10 episodes after a whole year hiatus between the first ten episodes of season 4 and today. Frakking writer's strike.

This is one of those rare instances where if you have not watched the show prior to tonight's pseudo-season premier, I recommend you DO NOT WATCH tonight's episode. You will ruin the whole awesomeness of the first 3.5 seasons, and thus you will never be able to fully appreciate life and what it means to be human. Instead, you should go rent, buy, or borrow (from me) the first few seasons on DVD and commit every waking moment of your life to the show until you are caught up with show. Here's what I'm thinking - if you start today and take work off next week, you will probably be caught up to watch next week's episode.

I'm not alone in my praise, which is important because very few people take what I say seriously anyways. Check out these thoughts by noted TV critics Alan Sepinwall and James Poniewozik (formerly of Michigan) and begin to grow your anticipation for watching your new purpose in life. While I can't deny that I have the tendency to be a bit exaggerative in many of my thoughts, I really do believe this is the greatest show on television of all time and I have never been more excited for a TV show (with the close contest of Season 2 and 3's premier episodes). Set your balls to stun and open your mind to a little science fiction.

So say we all.


Ken said...

Man, I don't know the guy who wrote this post, but it is probably the most true thing I've ever read, by the Lords of Kobol.

BobA said...

So say we all.

jhemak said...

right on brother! i always find it amusing that this airs on friday nights... not all BSG fans are losers with no friday night plans! luckily, there is