Monday, March 26, 2007

Let us not talk falsely now

So let's talk about pronouns. A pronoun is a replacement for a noun, which is a person, place, thing or idea. People often forget about the idea part, but "victory" is an idea and it's a noun.

Just kidding. Let's talk about Battlestar Galactica. For it is a thing, a place and an idea.


When I was in high school and college I was in a rock band and we played The Bob Dylan song "All Along the Watchtower." Personally I always prefered the Dave Matthews version, which starts off really slow and builds to an insane rocked-out finish. So I mimicked that more than any other rendition of the song. I starting out slow and sultry and building to a gruff, violent melody.

So when Colonel Tigh said in the courtroom, "There must be some kind of way out of here," I immediately mumbled "Said the joker to the thief" under my breath.

Oh you clever writers. I thought it was coincidence. I should have known better.

According to Michael Taylor, Ron Moore had that song in mind since the mini series. And according to Mark Verheiden, it was arranged and performed by Bear McCreary. I don't know about any of you guys watching that at home, but it kind of rocked on the big screen with the big stereo. People cheered. It was awesome.

This Battlestar party at the writer's house was not like the last party. I talked to people. Nice people. People with advice about how to make movies and passion for the film industry. People who could provide me with scary opportunities. People I very much enjoyed talking to.

Know what the difference was? Pigtails. Always wear pigtails to a party. Unless you're a boy.

Also M&Ms. Say yes when someone offers you some. Then say something funny.

We're not going to talk about the beer because I am a role model for the youth.

Tomorrow: Why opportunity scares the heebie jeebies out of me.


  1. We finally rocked! Go, us!

  2. This episode really exemplifies why BSG is one of the best shows on TV.

    And McCreary is a genius. I took notice of him with "Something Dark Is Coming" from Lay Down your Burdens pt1. Awesome music.

  3. gonna have to be the contrarian here - time to stop drinking the koolaid. this was one mess of a cliffhanger - especially one designed to tide us over until 2008?? bsg is going to lose a lot of viewers with that gap.

    although i also sang the next line the first time tigh said "there must be some way out of here," i was filled with dread that they were actually going to use the song. sorry, but that's just ridiculous.

  4. DS,

    I think I know what you mean. As cool as the reference to the song was, it didn't seem to fit.

    9 months till a new BSG episode? That's just mean.

  5. I kind of liekd the song. In the old series they eventually went to Earth. They're looking for Earth the whole series - why not an Earth song?

    It's a risk, for sure. Most sci-fi shows suck when Earth comes into the picture. But I'm willing to see where this goes.

  6. what about and M&M cocktail?

    ...I'm sure some gaybar around here knows how to make it.


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