Tuesday, February 08, 2005


TiVo Alert
For anyone who enjoys quality science fiction, (which rules out the last two Star Wars movies) the SciFi Channel is rerunning the first five episodes of the new Battlestar Galactica series beginning at 7 PM (EST) tonight.

And if the first thing you thought of when I said Battlestar Galactica was the Lorne Greene version from 25 years ago, shame on you. Purge the memory of that show from your memory banks. Delete the files from your mind. Flush the files down the toilet. Do whatever is necessary to forever forget that hideous atrocity.

Aside from the basic premise and a few common characters, there is no resemblance between the two series. There is nothing "camp" or even vaguely amusing about the new Galactica. Indeed, it is a much grittier show that does a good job of conveying the desperate situation faced by the human survivors.

But most importantly, the character of Starbuck is a hot babe who kicks some serious ass when necessary. Then afterwards she'll kick back and relax by smoking a cigar.

Kinda makes me wish I was a Cuban.

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