Friday, July 15, 2005

Premiere day articles abound

Too many to keep up with really. Here's one I haven't seen linked to much:

This article over at The Stranger cracked me up. In many respects, I have to agree. I've been enjoying the adult take on sexuality in Galactica. And for all the complaining about Six and Baltar, they've only had one real sex scene and that was in the miniseries!

I ♥ Television: Things Are Sexier in Space

"While most space operas feature sexless drips and four-eyed nerds hopping around the cosmos, Battlestar Galactica keeps it dirty, real, and most importantly, SEXY..."
This effusive article in USA Today by Robert Bianco made me really happy, so I imagine you'd enjoy it too:
'Galactica' back, better than ever

But like all great science fiction, Galactica is less about outer space than inner lives. Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick created a fully realized, extraterrestrial world of their own and use it to explore and explain ours.
I'd also check out Maureen Ryan's excellent interviews with Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell and Katee Sackhoff.
On Starbuck's story arc in the beginning of Season 2] Caprica is not a big story arc at first, there are more pressing things happening. We see Starbuck more at the forefront for episode five [onward]. She doesn't know what to think, she's put in this situation [of being stranded with a Cylon version of her friend, Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii].

She was one of the people championing the killing of Cylons. To find out one of her best friends is a Cylon, on one hand she wants to kill here, but how can she say to herself that the last seven years were a lie? Even if [Boomer] was a Cylon, those moments were real. What do you do? She doesn't know.
So it sounds like we won't be seeing much of Helo et al. early on...

Maureen Ryan's article in the Chicago Tribune is also worthwhile (and less spoilery than the interviews).
'Galactica' promise isn't lost in space

"The realistic basis of this [show] -- that's what makes it different," Olmos said from the show's Vancouver set. "You can relate to it on a visceral level. It just feels gritty. It feels like it's happening right now. That's what really made it come alive for a lot of people."
For TONS of additional articles on BSG, visit:
- Galactica Station
- BSG Pre-Flight Briefing
- Unofficial Battlestar Blog
I'll post Tahmoh-related bits as I find them.

1 comment:

  1. I'm thinking that, as far as Helo is concerned, the first four eps will be about like all of season 1. :P Just a scene here and there to remind people that there is still a lot going on on Caprica...