Crossing Back

Cross the river Styx,Sailing from darkness to light...Oh wait, never mind.Okay, I'm going to try (once more) to get myself posting regularly here about assorted science fiction, television, and so on, starting now. So what brief topics of discussion....Thirdsphere.Net is back, albeit in somewhat disarray while I work on the entirely new design for the site. I hate the current temporary skin I'm using for the main area but it'll do for now. I'll be trying to update that site's content again, at least once a week. Probably on the weekends.Brief Science Fiction and Television Fandom and News CommentsSci Fi...

BSG Ep. 4.08: “Sine Qua Non”

Warning: Spoilers!BSG Ep. 4.08: "Sine Qua Non"Plot: Roslin and the rebel cylon baseship's sudden disappearance creates repercussions throughout the Fleet, especially for the Adamas.Viewing Commentary:Six trying to project while she was dying was interesting. And it was touching that Cottle offered his hand to her as she was dying.Wow. Didn't realize Adama hated Zarek that much. I say hate since his feelings seem to go beyond mere distrust or dislike.Naturally the Quorum is upset when Lee acknowledges that his father won't recognize Zarek as President.Zarek is rightfully pissed off, though his getting on talk wireless all but calling the government,...

BSG Ep. 4.07: “Guess What’s Coming To Dinner?”

The better late than never review...Beware: Spoilers! (even if they're a week old)BSG Ep. 4.07: "Guess What's Coming To Dinner?"Plot: Starbuck arrives with the rebel Cylons and an alliance if formed in order to discover the identities of the Final Five.Viewing Points:So Baltar's been blabbing about Laura's visions as if that somehow matters to a fleet that had large numbers follow her to Kobol over prophecy.Lee and Laura continue their arguing. No surprise.Ok everything seems to being okay for the Baseship and the Demetrius....three...two...one...Ha! Jump failure and comm failure. Murphy's Law at it's finest.Adama's having kittens...er...um launching the Vipers.OK Sam...

BSG Ep. 4.06: “Faith”

Warning: Spoilers below the cut!BSG Ep. 4.06: "Faith"Plot: Kara makes temporary alliance with the Cylons to complete her mission while Roslin and another dying cancer patient discuss their faith and impending demise.Viewing Commentary:Continuing....chaos ensues on Demetrius as Kara attempt to jump the ship despite her mutinous crew.I knew Sam would back Kara.Poor Gaeta. That leg looks completely frakked.Bald!Laura. Very striking moment really. Nearly shocking.At east Troy's not all 'I'm a Cylon, I'm better than you' there.Ok, so Kara couldn't come up with an alternate plan that everyone is suddenly willing to cooperate on before Helo decides to mutiny, Sharon suddenly...

BSG Ep. 4.05: “The Road Less Traveled”

Warning: Spoilers under the cut!BSG Ep. 4.05: "The Road Less Traveled"Plot: Tensions rise amongst the crew on the Demetrius. Meanwhile Baltar's religion gets Tyrol's attention.Viewing Comments:Demetrius. 58 days out.Helo's obviously worried.Kara looks a bit looney.Sweaty!pilots.Sharon suddenly seems decidedly antagonistic towards Kara. Wonder why? Or as my brother put it: "What the f*** is up with Sharon?"What's with Baltar's lame robe?Shaven head Tyrol.Tyrol's questioning Cally's "suicide". Good.Tory is such a psycho. I mean serial killer type psycho.The symbol of Baltar's group is familiar. Vaguely shaped like the Ichthus symbol. Sorta. If rotated.Enter one Heavy Raider. Leoben included. Did they really need...

BSG Ep. 4.04: “Escape Velocity”

Warning: Spoilers Below the Cut!BSG Ep. 4.04: "Escape Velocity"Plot: Baltar's new religious sect stirs controversy in the Fleet while the three cClons on Galactica deal with their Cylon nature and their relationships.Viewing Comments: Poor Chief.I like the idols.Nice look into an aspect of Colonial religion. I wonder if Cally's service reflected Chief's Geminon beliefs or are more general to Colonial religion?Callandra Anderson Tyrol. Well at least we got Cally's official name finally.Roslin's not looking well. Is that a wig?Sad little moment when Adama realizes what Roslin's trying to tell him about liking the ceremony.Nice look at the inside of the...

BSG Ep. 4.03: “The Ties That Bind” (Snarky Edition)

Spoiler Warning! (and snark)BSG 4.03: The Ties That Bind (If You Consider Deceit, Murder, and Spitefulness Binding)Papadama reads a noir bedtime story to his dieing girlfriend.So Kara's out puttering around in her personal garbage scow and her own cabana boy.Helo: "Where's Hera?" Athena: "Stuffed in the Raptor's glove compartment." Helo: "Wait. Do we even have a glove compartment?"Adama: "You're very existence inconveniences me."Huh. Rotating starry table lights. Who knew Wal Mart was in space?Excuse me is this the Colonial Stock Exchange or the Quorum?Roslin: "Shut up boy. You bother me."Lee: "Neener-neener. Take that Mom!"Cylon: "Do you like my wax job?...

BSG Ep. 4.03: “The Ties That Bind”

Warning: Spoilers below the cut!BSG Ep. 4.03: "The Ties That Bind"Plot: Internal struggles plague the Cylons while personal tensions grow amongst the Colonials.Viewing Comments (not necessarily in order):Cally is obviously stressed out. And suing something. not a good mix.Galena and Tory meeting at Joe's. Smoooth. Real inconspicuous.Btw, why would Joe's need printed napkins? I mean the fleet is supposed to be having shortages and stuff right and everyone on Galatica goes there? Just saying...Guess someone figured out how to make Ambrosia out of algea or something since it's sudden return in force this season.Awe. Adama reading to Roslin while she's...