Fenriss (fenriss) wrote,
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The Sci Fi Mines

You know what's more grueling than 3 hours of SF with hardly any break? 3.5 hours of SF with hardly any break. Here be some spoilers for the 3 episodes that aired tonight in the US.



I hope BSG is going somewhere good with the Cylon "god thing." E was talking about how it seems they're working Baltar's ego with the whole "my submission to god makes me special" theme, and I suddenly realized how frighteningly like fundamentalist Islam that sounds. So I wonder if all the middle eastern sounding music is intentionally supporting that? Tonight's music sounded very Celtic. I expected to hear "The Man You Don't Meet Every Day" for a minute there.

Also, Starbuck is so, so, so, very, very hot. She may be the first unambiguous female woobie I have seen in any fandom. I find I kinda like watching her suffer. But enough about my twisted mental issues.

Oh. And President Roslin as the iconic High Priestess is sort of working for me.

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On Atlantis, we have three ships coming to destroy us. E points out that at the end of SG1 season one, it was only two ships coming to destroy us. But why nitpick?

Seriously, I was very happy to see a Teyla centric-episode. I really like Teyla. And I was dazzled by what happened to her face when the Wraith had control of her. *delicious shudder* Rachel Luttrel is a better actor than the scripts have given her room to be so far.

One more note: McKay/Zelenka is my Atlantis OTP. So married. I'm pretty sure the psychiatrist is a beard. Wasn't she dating a woman, anyway?

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The most significant point for me about Threads is the loss of Jacob. Oh, gods. The daddy-daughter thing always gets me, and Sam and her Dad have been through so much in the last few years. I'm going to miss Selmac specifically. I loved the way s/he kind of manipulated Jacob into reconciling with Mark way back when. I think I'd better move on before I lose it.

Oma? Such a greasy-spoon waitress. It's almost too obvious. And I truly think the ending of this ep would have been a great series finale. O-T-4! O-T-4!


That's all I've got for now. Good night, moon.
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