BSG 2.27.09 – “Starbuck Plays Piano” (oops, I mean “Someone to Watch Over Me”)
- It’s old school week! Here’s an interview with the old school Starbuck (i.e., Dirk Benedict).Â It’s a very manly interview.
- Recall that back in the early 1990s, Richard Hatch wanted to revive the franchise.Â Out of his own pocket, and with generous fan support and lots of free sfx work from friendly pros, he created a trailer called “the second coming” that he used to shop the idea around. Go watch it here.Â But be nice.Â Remember it was the 90s, and it was done on less than a shoe string budget.Â Considering all that, it’s actually quite impressive, though clearly very dated.Â And it’s always nice to see the original Baltar.
- In new school BSG news, the composer for the series is now engaged.
On to tonight’s episode (spoilers below the fold):
*Â First off, I must say this:Â The brig on Galactica is the worst guarded brig ever.Â It’s clearly not secure, and quite easy to escape from.
* Considering what happened to Zarek and Gaeta a few weeks ago, I’m surprised anyone (other than the Chief) has any problems with possible capital punishment for Boomer.
*Â Is it still cheating if you think it’s your wife, but really it’s her insane twin?
*Â This week, we’re back to the wise, compassionate Ellen.Â Let’s see which one shows up next week.
*Â So, the piano player is Starbuck’s hallucination of her father or something. He’s robably Daniel, though I hope it isn’t treated like some big revelation when we finally get “official” confirmation on this (also, I was not impressed with the actor playing Mr. Piano Man).
*Â I don’t have much else to say.
*Â My wife’s review:Â “That was a very silly episode.”
*Â My review:Â A rather “blah” episode, until the end.Â It did end with one of the better cliffhangers.
*Â 3 more episodes.Â The preview promises we will know the truth.Â I sure hope so.Â The creators seem to think they can either do a character drivien episode, or a mythology driven one.Â Why they can’t develop the characters while revealing secrets at the same time is beyond me.Â Babylon 5 did it all the time.Â In fact, the first two seasons of this new BSG did it as well.