January 17, 2005

How odd II

I watched the series premiere of the revived Battlestar Galactica, and I can't say I'm optimistic about the show. For a two hour, blockbluster series premiere, they stitched together what were really two separate episodes (really -- split them in half, and you don't lose anything), and the second one was just ridiculous (sorry, but after nearly all of humanity has been wiped out and I think my girlfriend destroyed up my ship's water supply, I'm at least suggesting that she get some counseling, and maybe even reporting it...

Don't get me wrong, the acting is fine (and Edward James Olmos is superb), the visual effects are amazing -- first rate really -- but without stories, it's all in vain. So the blockbuster "fight has just begun" premiere has them having to make a tough decision in the first hour, and I couldn't figure out what the hell the second hour was about. It simply didn't make any sense at all.

Not an auspicious beginning.

Posted by Ideofact at January 17, 2005 12:25 AM