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Battlestar Galactica “Litmus”/ “Six Degrees of Separation” Review (1×06/1×07)

30 May

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“LITMUS”–Season 1, Episode 6

This is probably the weakest episode thus far, as the show hammers home its point at the expense of a compelling story. I don’t find the atmosphere surrounding the investigation–or the idea behind starting an investigation, for that matter–to be unrealistic, considering the circumstances and the way the show loves to draw parallels to our post-9/11 fears. Continue reading

Battlestar Galactica “Act of Contrition”/ “You Can’t Go Home Again” Review (1×04/1×05)

29 May

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Kara Thrace, for all her cigar-smoking, wise-cracking, badass ways, is still human. These episodes remind us of that fact, and “Act of Contrition” in particular is a heart-wrenching study of the show’s most fascinating character.

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Battlestar Galactica “33” Review (1×01)

1 May

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Battlestar Galactica is, at its most basic level, a survival story. I begin with the same line I used to open my review of the miniseries because 1) I couldn’t think of anything else, and 2) That idea applies even more so to this episode, as “33” is a gripping and powerful exploration of a group of people desperate to survive.

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