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Kin Dza Dza
Arguably, it's the best sci fi comedy ever made and yet it's also the most famous film that nobody has ever heard of! Kin Dza Dza is a giant of science fiction and near the top of all good sci fi movie lists. If you like good, unusual cult sci fi -you need to see this film! Checkout the SadCAST review of Kin Dza Dza or click the links below to see the film on the Mosfilm Youtube channel.
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In the original series, the Battlestar Pegasus finds the RTF and is commanded by a famous and very manly Commander Cain. He's a bit of a hothead and wants the Galactica to join him on a daring, read: suicidal, attack on a cylon base. There are some differences in this "re-imagining", all to be discussed in the review.
Home parts 1 and 2 were David Eick's first attempt at writing an episode of Battlestar Galactica. And with luck, it may be his last. At first it was a single episode that went about 30 long. So he and Moore got permission from Sci Fi to make a two part episode. The results are these two episodes. Neither episode alone contains enough plot for 1 hour. Together they work well, but the 12 minutes of filler added to each episodes serves as a major distraction from the already hidden plot.
Home part two was a better episode than its predecessor, but in my opinion is still contained some filler. More on this later. But for this sadgeezer, the highlight of the episode came when the whole debate of #6: chip or hallucination came to a close. Despite being totally removed from the episode plot, it works well in the story. one could hardly tell it was only used as a device to lengthen the episode.
Things are finally back to normal on Battlestar Galactica. With no imminent plot lines needing to be resolved, it's time to roll out the filler and concept episodes. Final Cut is just that. Final Cut has no real plot, which makes it a real bitch to write a review.
For the first time in the series the Caprica Arc has taken center stage in an episode. Whilst some action did take place back on the Galactica and the RTF, most of what we saw in this episode occurred in the same room on Caprica. Personally I don't think it was a very strong episode, but it did finally end the Caprica arc with has long since been a source of "WTF" for most fans.
I've got to admit, I didn't get excited to see this episode. It must be that scifi just has been doing a poor job recently with their commercials for upcoming episodes. A quick glimpse of Tigh declaring martial law, isn't really psyching me up for Friday night. Instead it just does a great job of spoiling me, for something that happens in the last scene of the frakking show. Want to know why the ratings are lower-than-normal Sci FI Channel? How about making some decent commercials!
I would like to say that this episode would have far reaching implications for the entire series. In fact, had I written this review on time, that is what you'd be reading right now. Instead I'm writing this a few episodes late, and I have the luxury of realizing that while this episode was fun to watch, it really just started a several episode arc that really doesn't go anywhere.
"Kobol's Last Gleaming; Part II"
Well if the theme for Part I was "betrayal", then the corallary of "heroism" holds for Part II.
Once again we have the four part atructure from the first half to guide us;
-Lee Adama, in the conflict with his father, will have to choose to "let go".
-Kara Thrace, in conflict with her "foster father", William, will have to choose to "take control'.
-Laura Roslin as President in conflict with her military commander, the "Husker", will have to choose how far she will "push".
-And poor Sharon Valleri in both of her guises in conflict with her programming, will have choose her ultimate loyalty.
Concerning the Battle of the Cylon Tylium Refinery in The Hand of God:
I'll do a follow up to The Hand of God doing an after action report and cover those contradictions.
For example; comments by Colonel Tigh lead me to believe that the Cylons are at the limits of fuel range.
They may not have the fuel reserve to jump base stars in without that Tylium base to refuel.
This makes sense as their ships are far larger than Galactica.
Sagittaron is the bitch of the Twelve Colonies of Man. For centuries the inhabitants of Sagittaron were treated like serfs, and forced to down the dirtiest and dangerous work for the other colonies. They produced all cheap goods and were forced to mine their world of all its resources. The planet was controlled with an iron fist by a strict political party. The other colonies overlooked the harsh treatment of Sagittarons because it allowed them to purchase cheaper goods. Eventually, the people started rebelling against their leaders.
Is it cold outside? No kind of atmosphere? All alone, more-or-less? Want to fly far away from here for some fun in the sun? Then why not visit Gemenon. Gemenon is one of the inner planets of the 12 Colonies and because of its proximity to the sun, is hotter then the other colonies.
Virgon has gotten the short end of the stick for generations. Virgon is one of the most developed and industrial of the Twelve Colonies of Man, but because of its very close proximity to Caprica, it is often overlooked. This feeling of rejection, has given Virgonians an attitude best described as proudly gruff.
Caprica is the centre of the Colonial universe.Caprica is the centre of the Colonial universe. Caprica was the first of the worlds to be colonized by humans over 2000 years ago. The first city was Delphi, which serves as the cultural and historical centerpiece of the Twelve Colonies of Man.
You Thought They Were Mad When They Made Starbuck a Woman, They'll be Rioting When They See Headgehog as Apollo!