So Say We All: The Battlestar Galactica Blog Carnival, vol. 9
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An excellent penultimate episode of the first half of the last season. Wow. That was a mouthful.
Yes, I am extremely sad to say, this Friday’s episode, Revelations, is the mid-season finale. No word yet on when the second half will be aired, but conventional wisdom has it at next spring. I might have an aneurysm before then.
I don’t even know if we’ll find out the Final Cylon before the break. I don’t believe we will.
OK, I’ll stop blabbing now and share with you the carnival entries:
First off, David Bird gives us his usual blast from the past, looking back at the previous episode, reminding us how we ended up with Adama sitting in a raptor, waiting for Roslin to appear, in Galatica Log: Sine Qua Non, posted at David Bird.
MaryAnn Johanson focuses first on the funny, then on the not-so-funny, in ‘Battlestar Galactica’ blogging: “The Hub” posted at FlickFilosopher.com. I’m glad she starts out with the utterly insane way Baltar and Roslin are trying to talk to and reason with the hybrid, as I kind of glossed over that in my original post. And then bickering with each other over who’s more pathetic in attempts to talk to it/her. Classic, brilliant BSG humor, as was Baltar’s preaching to the Centurion, which I did talk about.
Paul Levinson is glad that Adama and Roslin finally get over themselves and their positions, saying, the “last scene of this episode is the best scene of this season, so far,” in Battlestar Galactica 4: Finally, Bill and Laura posted at Paul Levinson’s Infinite Regress.
Ms. Smarty Pants analyzes how the writer from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Gilmore Girls managed to make the episode her own without losing what makes BSG, BSG, in The Jane Espenson Touch posted at Ms. Smarty Pants Know It All. M. is right – the Emmy voters should be paying attention.
Norman Doering has a fascinating post: Baltar’s confession posted at A Blog from Hell. He says, “John Hagee would have to agree with Baltar, the concept of an omniscient and omnipotent God is a good way to absolve all guilt for any action.” And Norm’s right: The episode kicked butt in large part because there was a healthy helping of Gaius Baltar.
That’s all for this week. Come back next week for the final carnival of the first half of the final season. Sigh. You can submit a post using the carnival submission form and past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
And check back later this week, when I’ll have a roundup of BSG news and, hopefully, a sneak peek at “Revelations.”
Photo courtesy of NBC Universal.