Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

Here’s the trailer for the two-hour episode of the Battlestar epic saga told from viewpoint of the Cylons. Promising, very promising…

Obama Depressed Since ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Series Finale

I LOVE the Onion:

WASHINGTON—According to sources in the White House, President Barack Obama has been uncharacteristically distant and withdrawn ever since last month’s two-hour series finale of Battlestar Galactica.

“The president seems to be someplace else lately,” said one high-level official, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Yesterday we were all being briefed on the encroachment of Iranian drone planes into Iraq, when he just looked up from the table and blurted out, ‘What am I supposed to watch on Fridays at 10 p.m. now? Numb3rs?’”

“I haven’t seen him this upset since Admiral Adama realized that Earth was actually an uninhabitable wasteland,” the official continued. “Or at least that’s what he told me. I don’t actually watch the show. It’s not really my thing.”

Since the end of the series, Obama has reportedly brushed off key budgetary decisions, ignored his wife and children, and neglected his daily workouts, claiming that he no longer cares if he lets himself go “just like Lee did before the rescue on New Caprica.” more…

Obama told aides he feels "like a cylon without a Resurrection Ship."Obama told aides he feels “like a cylon without a Resurrection Ship.”

NYTimes on Battlestar Galactica

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The New York Times has a great piece on the impact of Battlestar Galactica on society. I had no idea that the UN had a panel to discuss the way BSG treated terrorism and other important issues. Very cool. (Thanks to Orange for the heads up!!)

Via NYTimes:

Earlier this week, in advance of the grandly anticipated conclusion of “Battlestar Galactica” on Friday, the United Nations convened a panel to discuss the show’s treatment of terrorism, human rights abuses and religious conflict.

Despite the obviousness of the public relations piggybacking, the United Nations occasion only further legitimized the political seriousness of a series that has explored the post-9/11 consciousness by examining the costs of wartime moral relativism. While a show like “Gossip Girl” might also be said to have ambitions — broadly, to address the injustices of class disparity, let’s say — it is unlikely that the name Blair Waldorf has ever come up at the coffee cart around which the Council of Economic Advisers gathers.

“Battlestar Galactica,” which during its four seasons has elevated the image of the otherwise campy and unambitious Sci Fi channel, has — like most science fiction — conducted an experiment in supposition. Ideas of faith, coexistence and democracy have been delivered with an air of intellectual rigor and a vagueness that has allowed the series to exist as a tabula rasa on which nearly any strain of speculative meaning might viably take shape. more…

I Heart Cylons

This shirt is hilarious!

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As of tomorrow night, I will officially be three episodes behind on BSG. And, I think I’m three episodes behind on Heroes too. Frak! When’s a boy supposed to watch his sci-fi?!

Jamie Bamber (Apollo on BSG) Gets Naked for PETA

Hot. And, don’t miss him and his sexy British accent talking about why he got naked for PETA.

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Worst Commercial Placement Ever – BSG

Christian sent this to me. I saw the episode in question, but watched it sans commercials on iTunes. Watch through to the end of the clip. That’s just poor advertising.

Lost in Space: Battlestar Galactica the Space Opera

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The Atlantic has a great article on Battlestar Galactica and how it has secured its place as a Space Opera. Worth a read…

Who Would Win: The Enterprise or Battlestar Galactica?

You HAVE to read this post to see who the ultimate victor would be. I geeked out on this one so hardcore! Although, I’d like to think that the Enterprise and the Galactica would be on the same side. Dude, can you imagine? Enterprise and Galactica team up against the Cylons and the Borg. HELL YEAH!

The Facebook of Battlestar Galactica

Remember the Facebook of Genesis? Well, now we have the Facebook of Battlestar Galactica! Check out the fist page below. To read the rest, click over to io9.

Thanks to Apollo for sharing this one with me!

More Battlestar News: Gays in the Webisodes

Bwaaahhh?! Gays in space? Fighting Cylons? Commander Gaeta? You’re rocking my world here…

Via AfterElton:

The blogosphere has been abuzz for several weeks now with news the Battlestar Galactica was going to finally add a gay male character (or two) when the show debuts their new “The Face of the Enemy” webisodes starting this Friday.

Well, I just watched the first two webisodes and I can confirm the speculation is true. Find out who is gay and what happens with them after the jump. But only click through if you don’t want to be spoiled about the reveal or the two webisodes!

I’m sure it won’t come as much of a surprise that the two gay characters are Lt. Felix Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani) and Lt. Hoshi (Brad Dryborough). So how does the big gay reveal occur? Do Felix and Hoshi host a Mama Mia! sing-along? Do the Twelve Colonies try to pass their own Proposition 8?

Battlestar Galactica Webisodes and New Series

All kinds of good news for Battlestar Galactifans today:

New Webisodes:

SCIFI.COM announced the launch of a new 10-part series of Battlestar Galactica webisodes, “The Face of the Enemy,” starting Dec. 12 at noon ET.

Two webisodes will debut weekly, leading up to the on-air return of the series on Jan. 16, 2009.

Prequel ‘Caprica’ in the Works:

Sci Fi Channel has given the long-gestating “Battlestar Galactica” prequel “Caprica” a series order.

” ‘Caprica’ will build on ‘Battlestar Galactica’s’ acclaimed legacy of gripping drama and extraordinary characters,” said Sci Fi president Dave Howe. “It’s the beginning of a brand new epic saga that will appeal to both new viewers, totally unfamiliar with the ‘Battlestar’ franchise, as well as existing loyal and passionate ‘Battlestar’ fans.”

BSG: Miami

This is awesome: In the spirit of spin-off CSI:Miami, Battlestar Galactica to launch spin-off BSG:Miami. Love it!

Click here to listen to the radio announcement.

Thanks to my fellow BSG-fanatic Orange for the update!

Cylon Toast!

So so so so awesome. I want one.

BattleStar Galactica: Last Supper Poster

So so so so so so AWESOME.

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For analysis of this image, go here and here.