I’ll admit it. I was a late bloomer to the Battlestar Galactica universe. When it came out my time was otherwise occupied and by the time I had time it was so far in that I thought I would get lost if I started in the middle.
Then I was given Season 1 on DVD by a friend a couple of years ago (shout out to Vetty Spaghetti) who thwacked me on the head, called me an idiot and practically threw the DVD set at me.
She is a very wise woman.
After getting scoffed at by a few more friends, some *gasp* not even nerds, I knew I was in trouble and rapidly losing my nerd cred.
So I embarked on a mission to watch and absorb all things BSG.
**Disclaimer: I wasn’t a total BSG virgin, I did see the introductory miniseries when it first came out in 2004.
I watched 5 hours the first day and was addicted. I watched 3 more hours the day after that. And so on and so forth. I threw money at Amazon.com in an attempt to get seasons 2-4 as fast as shippingly possible.
I’m pretty sure that the moment I got hooked was when Starbuck shoved a slimy, half-biological, half-technological Cylon oxygen tube in her mouth without even flinching. I thought, hot damn, now THAT’S a woman. I’d like to think that I would do the same if I were stranded on a lifeless, alien moon. I’m pretty bad ass. I’m not sure I’m that bad ass but one never knows until they’re in that type of situation.
And is it just me or does everyone think of Dr. Julian Bashir whenever Dr. Gaius Baltar walks onscreen?? They look like they were separated at birth. Of course, as soon as Gaius opens his mouth (or looks over at the imaginary Cylon dry humping him) all similarities end abruptly.
As far as Dear Leaders go, ya’ll know I’m about as big a Trekkie as they come so I’m still partial to my Kirk’s, Picard’s and Sisko’s but EJO holds his own as Adama. I could have done without the 80’s porn ‘stache he sported but other than that I have few complaints. I do like that both he and his XO have some serious flaws. I can hold my own in a drinking contest but drinking before work everyday? It takes a man like Saul Tigh to pull that off. My hat is off to you Sir!
Back to the ladies, I may or may not have a slight girl crush on Cally. Any girl who bites off a guy’s ear even though it means taking a bullet to the gut is a-ok in my book. Plus, she fixes things. We have much in common. Throw in some Dee and I might just change teams.
I started out thinking that Lee was kind of a whiny little bitch BUUUT, he grew on me. I definitely have no problem with him taking his shirt off. No problem at all. Ever. Speaking of da boys, I have a soft spot for Chief Tyrol, having been raised by a Chief myself. Plus, how funny and awesome is it that he got to boom boom with Boomer??
I’m a big Mary McDonnell fan; she had alien attack cred already with Independence Day, a movie I love to this day (mock me if you must). Her quiet strength while looking blitzed out of her mind both inspire me and crack me up. She can pull off the bald look too. That’s no easy feat for a chick my friends.
And the Cylons…oh, the Cylons…I’m not going to address the end in case there are readers who haven’t seen it, but, in short, I can do without the guys but Tricia Helfer and Grace Park can feel free to stick around for as long as their little pseudo-Terminator hearts desire. I’m pretty sure C6 is about as perfect a woman as God (or the gods) can create and if I was Dr. Baltar, I’d have constant fantasies about her too, day-glo spine and all.
In short, yes, I was a dumbass for not watching the series while it was on TV but I don’t really regret it. I got to sit back and watch them all without having to wait in anticipation for the next episode week after week.