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So Say We All: The Battlestar Galactica Blog Carnival, vol. 4


We had some amazingly in-depth analysis of this week’s Battlestar Galactica episode, “Escape Velocity.”

The title refers to the need for a spaceship to arrive at a certain speed before being able to achieve said escape velocity, i.e., what’s needed to escape the gravity of a planet and launch into space.<div style=”float: right;”>
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</div> It’s a metaphor, I believe, for the show needing to build up some tension and exposition in order to start revealing things that are going to blow our minds.

We had: Baltar beginning to preach; Six beginning to sense something about Tigh; Tyrol beginning to allow himself to be himself; Tory beginning to be completely insane because she figures, what the hell, I’m a Cylon; the mystery of “Head” Six beginning to become even more mysterious; Tigh beginning to hallucinate his dead wife on Six’s body and beginning to want to have the pain of having killed her go away. By the end, these beginnings had achieved a sort of escape velocity and something’s gonna blow.

We had an outstanding episode this week, with “Escape Velocity” giving us not a heckuva lot of action but still giving us a heckuva lot of exposition. I was truly amazed at the depth of the analysis some folks gave the episode in entries we received this week, some from old hats at the carnival, others from newcomers.

As usual, all entries are listed in the order I received them:

Len Neighbors, last week’s able host (and next week’s host as well), discusses how recent events are evidence neither of the Sleeper Cylons being either more or less like humans, rather that humans and Cylons are more alike than either wants to admit, in Battlestar Galactica Commentary: 4.4, “Escape Velocity” posted at Athens Exchange.

Norman Doering gives us a fascinating look into the Judeo-Christian theology that drives this episode, in The Cylon God posted at A Blog from Hell. (Note: You’ll be directed first to a message saying some folks might find the content of the site objectionable and you’ll have to click on a link to continue on to the blog. I’m not sure what all the fuss is about, but I suspect it has to do with the badge he has on his site that declares himself part of the “Evil Atheist Conspiracy.” But he sure seems to know his Bible.)

Mike ponders which possible prequel storylines fans might like to see made into films, in Producer Eick talks about a possible Battlestar Galactica movie posted at SciFi Observer.

David Bird takes us in a time warp with his look at the previous episode, in Galactica Log: The Ties That Bind posted at David Bird. He writes his posts for Thursday publications on the comics site Paperback Reader, so they’re not posted until then. So we look forward to weekly contributions that remind us what came before.

M shows she knows her stuff when it comes to the U.S. Constitution, in The Bill of Rights and the Colonial Fleet posted at Ms. Smarty Pants Know It All.

MaryAnn Johanson wonders if the final Cylon might be … us. So Say We All? Hmm. Definite food for thought, in ‘Battlestar Galactica’ blogging: “Escape Velocity” posted at FlickFilosopher.com.

Berta introduces us to a new game, BSG – Spot the Cylon, seeking our ideas on who might be No. 12, posted at Couchslobs. She also links to an amazingly well thought-out and detailed theory on who No. 12 is, which you can find here, on a site about Japanese cars. Yes, the author does mention that it’s somewhat of a departure from his usual fare.

Paul Levinson finds more questions than answers, in Battlestar Galactica 4.4: A Little More about Cylons posted at Paul Levinson’s Infinite Regress.

And, your humble hostess’ weekly dissection of the episode, which was posted here, as well as the weekly clips from SciFi, posted here.

To all those reading who didn’t submit to this week’s carnival, feel free to drop in next week. Submit entries here for So Say We All: The Battlestar Galactica blog carnival.

All photos courtesy NBC Universal.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 2:06 pm by Amy Vernon. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Battlestar Galactica, Blog carnival, Cylon, Cylons, So Say We All



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