Tuesday, October 31, 2006

BSG Update! Holy Frak! I am Obsessed!

Now... as I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been watching Battlestar Galactica on SciFi Channel... and this show has overtaken my life like few things have... this show is amazing. I now have all of Season 1, Season 2, and the mini-series on my computer (thanks to iTunes!) and I have purchased the "Season Pass" for Season 3,which is currently airing on TV, but with the Pass, each episode that comes out is automatically downloaded to your computer - very cool feature of iTunes) - Actually, I guess you could say I haven't been watching it on SciFi Channel.. since I've been watching it all on iTunes.. but you get the picture. The Battlestar website (see link above) and iTunes have a FREE "The Story So Far" piece you can download which sums up everything before Season 3 (mini-series, season one and season two) in 43 minutes (and it is very well done). It has some spoilers... but I watched it before I watched any episodes and it didn't spoil anything for me.. . I was still captivated all the way through.

The intricacies of this show are astounding... the story and characters are deep and thoughtful, the action is awesome, there are cool robots, hot chicks, giant space battleships, political drama, mystical/spiritual drama, phycological drama (all manner of "human" drama actually, even though some of the characters aren't human), great acting and writing all around... and the show just keeps getting better and better. The first few episodes of Season 3 were absolutley rivetting.. I have never seen a TV show that was this good. If you are not watching this show... What the blazes is wrong with you?!?!?!? Thanks to the miracle of YouTube here is a clip from the escape from New Caprica scene from the second part of "Exodus".. the tiny YouTube screen doesn't do it justice.. but it is still awesome!

The show has some really cool devices at its disposal that other shows don't... mainly the ability to have more than one "copy" of the same character in existence at the same time... makes for soem really cool stories and plot twists. One of my favorite characters Lt. Sharon "Boomer" Valerii is one such character...
Two other things it has going for it:

#1- Really Awesome Cylon Centurions


This should sum it up for you!

BETA...not VHS... BETA

Wowzers! I have updated to Blogger Beta! Look at all the cool new features! A sidebar featuring cool links that I frequent quite often, a more user friendly archive tool so you can go and read all my old blog entries, a nifty pic at the bottom of the blog, and the very neat "Label" feature which allows you to sort through blog posts to read only the ones you want. I think I may combine my two blogs together now since the posts can now be easily sorted out... I may not get to that until next week though...

I must say the "Label" feature is really quite well designed, and the new formatting tools are great as well. Kudos to the new format fellows! And to make if better, its even linked to your Google account (if you have one, which I do) Kupo! Its kinda like Xanga Premium, except it doesn't suck and its FREE. Kupo Kupo!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Star Wars Blog Update!

So finally, after a long hiatus, my Star Wars blog has been updated! This post is the first I am writing in a series where I recall all of my old Star Wars memories (which will of course culminate/climax with the arrival of Dizzy Dog the Balloon Guy) This one details the early years... think The Wonder Years but with out the sexual overtones...

I also plan on starting some reviews of item in my Star Wars collection. reviews of the current waves of action figures... mini-busts and statues from Gentle Giant Studios, 12-inch figures from Sideshow Collectibles, etc...

I was going to copy/paste the entry here... but it really should be viewed on its original page. But feel free to comment here. :) anyway... click the link!