Sine intellectus non

Speaking of TV shows: did anybody else understand what the hell was going on with this week’s “Battlestar Galactica?” (Called “Sine Qua Non.”) It felt to me like what would happen if you took all the components of a BSG episode, fed them into a computer: Stand-off at gun-point Apollo makes speech about making tough […]

Speaking of TV shows: did anybody else understand what the hell was going on with this week’s “Battlestar Galactica?” (Called “Sine Qua Non.”) It felt to me like what would happen if you took all the components of a BSG episode, fed them into a computer:

  • Stand-off at gun-point
  • Apollo makes speech about making tough choices to survive
  • People see things that aren’t there
  • Character thrown in brig
  • Fist fight
  • Idyllic near-death experience
  • Character in brig paces
  • Political discussions
  • Spaceship does faster-than-light jump
  • Mention Raptors and Vipers
  • Return of bit character from past episode
  • Include Starbuck: yes/no

and then hit the “Randomize” button. Okay, we’re good to go! — wait, we didn’t click the “Lucid” checkbox? Damn, too late. Maybe no one will notice.

I was glad to see (spoiler?) Adama admit he totally loves Roslyn 4-ever, but they could’ve done that in a future episode, just by having the Basestar return and find him there in a raptor, reading her book. That’s all they needed. Apart from that and the little revelation that Cylons can indeed get other Cylons pregnant, this seems like a filler episode that could (and should) be easily forgotten.

But Lucy Lawless is back next week, so that’s promising.

Comments

  1. tabacco Avatar

    Indeed. I still don’t even understand the reason for the standoff at gunpoint.

  2. HieroHero Avatar
    HieroHero

    That was a really weak episode. I hate that they left the previous episode on a cliffhanger and then we never even go back to Roslyn at all! So frustrating. Also the “she’s pregnant” storyline was as bad as a starbuck/lee adama/d/starbucks husband love foursome arc. Also where are the new podcasts for these episodes? I love to hear what Ron Moore has to say on the episodes, he’s very honest about what worked and what didn’t.

  3. steve Avatar
    steve

    I want to know what are they going to do about the ghost cat problem the Galactica has.

  4. Rain Avatar

    They’ll have to bring in Ghost Dog.

  5. HieroHero Avatar
    HieroHero

    Ghost Dog. That was a strange experience watching that movie.