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And, since we record the podcast right after the episode, we’ll check in here first to see what you had to say in real-time. Sweet.
See you here tonight!
Ha! First comment! Sweet!
I am a Cylon! I love Helo!
Frrrraaaaaaaaak party, baby! Meow meow meow!
As an iTunes guy I wish you a good episode and will touch base with you all probably on Wednesday by the time it is up and I have time to watch.
I was quite disappointed with the Scifi video blog about tonights ep. It really seemed to give out way too much info. Oh well.
Moe, I made the mistake of watching it too. What the heck where they thinking? They gave away the whole ending. Frakers.
I watched it, too. It would have been a great video blog, oh, a week
from now, not before the episode. Gah. Oh well, nothing can dent my
pleasure at the thought of a Chief/Cally episode. We’re due!
Re. the video blog on Sci-Fi-
I’m pretty sure that they were all kidding.
Anyway; looking forward to a great episode!
I might actually get to see it live tonight :0 🙂
I think the thing the Chief said was kidding, but it seems likely that most of
it was the real deal.
Glad I didn’t see that then. I’m looking forward to tonight’s episode since it deal’s with Laura’s favorite thing on a ship- the airlock!
LOL good ol’ Laura “The Airlock” Roslin. Someone ought to make a t-shirt. I’d buy one! 🙂
Hey, they have as big a space as Helo and Athena.
So, is Adama projecting?…..like a Cylon?
Looks a little Baltarish….
HOLY FRACK!!! Is it “head ex-wife” for Admiral Adama?
good catch saber, and blue, another clue for the adama cylon, head ex wife that is classic blue!!
Next thing you know we will see Head Lee – inside Dee’s mind whinning all the time.
I don’t remember Cally being this whinny, is she taking Lee’s pills?
Check it out Saber, we both made Lee whinning jokes at the same time.
Now if I make a whining Lee joke you’ll think I’m unoriginal….sigh.
LOL Frank – on another note that looks like the same garden that Castiel (sp) used when he spoke about his wife on Miami Vice.
need people who know the difference between right and wrong
Hotdog is back prepare for some frakkin butt whoopin.
Maybe that was Eddie Olmos omage to his Miami Vice days – he only discusses his wife in a Japaneese garden?
Adeldia votes Fair Trial
Rorlins votes “Air Lock ’em”.
That was for you Chuck – Iknow you had to be an old MV fan,
I have got to say I think Blue, and Saber are right, He is doing a very good job of projecting, just like six described to Baltar in the hallway of the basestar.
Prolly just a misdirection by RDM and those o so clever writers, but what if?
“We chose what we want to see. I want to see a forrest, and I’m surrounded by god’s work.” (Or something along those lines is what Caprica 6 said to Baltar on the Base Station). It’s interesting that the Admiral chooses to “see” his ex-wife…I don’t know many guys that would make that decision. Or maybe he’s not projecting, and he just has a really overactive imagination.
“Or maybe heâ€™s not projecting, and he just has a really overactive imagination”
Only seems to happen once a year. Probably just his introspective/ reflective personality.
I sure as hell don’t want to see either of my ex wives.
Looks like another bonus scene after the show, i guess that is going to be a common thing.
40 minutes in and the crisis culminates? Is that called premature ejection? 😉
Misdirection made to look like projection. That is my vote.
Time for a Whinning Lee moment
HA! That was great, Carol!
Maybe the Admiral kept some of the wacky hobbit weed he found on New Caprica and he’s lighting up when nobody’s around. That’s what I’m thinking.
Maybe Lee could start eating more algae and make Audra happy by becoming FAT LEE again. He is like a great whinny superhero.
Yeah, I don’t think it’s cylon projection, nor a true Head Ex-Wife. Seems like
just a gimmick to get some insight into Adama’s thoughts. Who woulda
thunk he was feeling so insecure these days? And how does Lee jump to
the conclusion that mummy never loved da? Seems a bit of a leap.
Good one Carol!!!
poor Callie… all she wanted was to go to Dental School….
Ever thinking about smoking that doobie with me “airlock”?
Right on, Saberhawk! For a second there I thought they were in High School again behind the bleachers…
I thought he was pretty smooth about it all… very classy considering that if the two get too close one of them will have to step down. Having the civilian leadership in bed with the military is one thing when you’re being figurative. But when they’re literally in bed together……
I like Chief and Callie, but this is two weeks in a row that I felt the show was lacking. Airlock tension is not the same as Cylon tension. Looking gorward to the podcast.
THAT WAS IT!?!? The “Bonus Scene” was just a couple of junior officers starting some scuttlebutt about the Ma & Pa of the Fleet? Sheesh….
what the frak was that preview all about? a mutiny? Chief is smarter than that.
The women were certainly cooperative this week:
Laura ‘the Airlock’ Roslin was all girly and flirtatious
Seelix was all gussied up, from last we saw
Dee was all being the sex slave lounging on the bed waiting for her man thing
Kara was sitting in the front row during the briefing with a grin and a
‘yes, this is my crotch’ shot for Lee (oh, I know, she was trying to pose
all tough guy, but still…)
Athena was her usual competent self
Man, if I didn’t know that RDM and Co. wrote these stories during the late spring and summer months, I would say they have been listening to the Galactica Watercooler podcast and checking the posts. I coulda sworn Chuck was talking about strikes and the role Chief would take with that experience of being a union organizer on New Caprica.
BUT, if there’s one thing I’ve learned about this show and the previews, I have a feeling that the mutinous Chief story will be the “B” story. But, I’m with you, Frank. What’s up with that??? “Oh, I’m on strike! I want more pay (to spend at Joe’s). I want better working conditions (nevermind Galactica is the best ship in the RTF).”
Okay, now as for the Roslin/Adama thing, did anyone have the “Attack of the Clones” flashback? Just remember, with help from Armando on the “Government” post by Chuck, you heard it from me first!!!
I will say though that this is the first episode that has actually had me drawn in emotionally. And I must say that Mary McDonnell was looking absolutely smashing this episode (yup, I’m crushing on Roslin).
I just got through reading the posts on this online frak party.
You all are INSANE!!! LOL!!!
If Roslin and Adama don’t hook up by the end of the show, I’ll be sad. I normally don’t like the silly shipper stuff, but they’re an exception. I was hoping they were going to kiss again, but not this episode. Now that I think of it, it’s kind of weird being an 18 year old guy wanting two people on TV old enough to be my parents hook up! lol
Glad to see the Cally and Cheif make it. That was a nasty hit they took. This looked like an episode where Cally might close her eyes and give up the fight when she put her hand up against the glass there. I guess the moral of this episode was about how a marriage takes give and take from both sides to work (or something like that).
And Hotdog- Well you know something’s wrong if I’m not bashing Helo for his actions in this episode.
I don’t think that Adama was projecting when he was talking to his ex-wife and walking around his old home. Instead, I think he was just using a familiar setting in his mind to store all of the information that he needs to remember such as “Jaffer brings the coffee.” He was basically just using it as a mnemonic device. (I really hope Adama isn’t a cylon, it would be such a cop out).
I loved the roslin and adama scenes! Frak responsablity. If Lee can marry Dee, have an affair with Starbuck, be CAG (and probably help out with Baltar’s trial in the comming episodes), then Adama can kiss Roslin!
Totally ready for this episode to start RFK. Reading the posts just makes me all the more antsy . . . come on already.
I have to admit that I LOL’d at the ‘Is it ticking?’ line, though it did seem a
And what’s up with the ominious music swell when Galen/Nick’s hands
are pressed to the glass of Callie’s decompression chamber?
The Case Against Galactica Whiners —
1. Helo. Throw him out the airlock. Why: You have heard it all before but what looks like another standalone episode is simply to much to bear after The Woman King. Helo is self righteous and too selfless to be believeable. He can no fail be counted on to dump a pale of whine over all his friends, which leads me to believe he would have no friends. The entire race is nearly wiped out and this guy is worrying about trivial details when I think survival should be the real issue at hand. He has no problem bending the rules based on his beliefs, but in doing so his decisions force his beliefs on the rest of surviving humanity. Throw him out the airlock because in nobody can hear him whine.
2. Lee. Only worthwhile when not pining for Starbuck. When he is in a dire wartime situation he tends to sack up and redeem himself. I’m glad he has changed since being Leelo in the first season. Luckily they cut the Helo from him and now he is just Lee. Lee at least sometimes maintains an understanding that there is survival at stake here.
3. Chief. Cally and Chief, so far so good. No airlock. N Caprica behavior saved them in my eyes.
4. Col Tigh. Nuf said, his balls are huge.
Final note, I’ll hit other characters later, but I am completely at a loss as to why the entire civ fleet isn’t pressed under the circumstances to serve in the military, or even why they wouldn’t be volunteering after all that has happened. We have even had a few episodes as to why that would be a BAD thing?
Anyways, you guys rock, no airlock for you.
I agree Carol, I thought Lee and his Dad were well past the disagreements of the past. Also did anyone find the music that was played when Adama was having his “projections” or whatever you want to call them, a little strange? Maybe I am just trying to see something that isn’t there.
Great write up Thom!!!!!
Colonel Tigh For President!!!!!!
On the show or in real life, doesn’t matter
The more and more I wonder about who is or isn’t a cylon, I realize the writers have me where they want me, confuzed as all frak!!
Anyone I bring up there is points for and against.
I think I am just gonna have to take the ride like anyone else.
Maybe you should reconsider Thom.
Shove frank out the airlock.
Frank: You know what music I don’t like? The blasting “stay tuned for…” stuff. Inevitably we find ourselves watching some kind of touching moment right before a commercial break, then it cuts immediately to an explosion of music that destroys the mood.
I’m pretty quick on the mute button, but I always seem to miss it.
I see what you are saying Chuck. That damned surround sound I had to have doesn’t help either. I’ll be deaf before the show is over, By the way my ipod is hooked up to the surround sound, so your podcast is blasting at me from 5 speakers.
Now please someone throw me out the airlock.
Chuck, I completely and totally agree with you, and was about to comment on how, throughout the show, I slowly but surely developed a raging hatred for it.
Also, what was the deal with Hotdog? Not only was that too much information, but Helo’s reaction was so graceful that it epitomized the grace with which the character carries out just about everything he does! I’m not saying that I’m a Helo hater, I’m saying two things:
1) Every time I see Helo on the screen, I reluctantly cringe, hoping that he doesn’t do something that will make me like him less (I really used to think he was the awesome down on Old Caprica)
2) Almost every time I see Helo on the screen my hopes are dashed and scattered to the winds
did any one eles’e cable go out half way through? I HATE TIME WARNER!!!!!
You know what I really love about these frak parties? When I’m outputting the podcast at 1:30 in the morning here, I know that I’m not the only one thinking about BSG right now…
Chuck, you are a galactaholic, there is a support group for it. Talk to Pike, he is a charter member, with the proper medication, and an audio clip of tigh saying craaap, you will be fine. We are all here to help, we have a disease. I found myself reading some episode scripts!
FYI, RDMs podcast for this episode will be posted sometime on
Tuesday, according to scifi.com, along with another, bonus podcast.
(apologies if this was already mentioned in another thread)
Heh. Just now listening to the Podcast (iTunes didn’t get the show on the road until after noon today. Frakers.)
Chuck, the nice thing about being a Galacticaholic is that there are only seven steps (act now, offer subject to change without notice.)
Hey fellow Galacticaholics! I loved this episode! It reminded me of the dazzling “Unfinished Business.” I was really moved by Adama’s memories and internal conversations…they were so real to life. I was also moved by Adama and Laura’s admission of their attraction to one another. They are so gonna end up together one day.
And hey, who knew Lee still had a backbone??
And where’s Anders?
Hats off to RDM and DE for a great episode (but more money shots please…at least one per episode). 🙂
BTW – I love watching on iTunes because no commericals come blaring in to ruin the mood. Sure, I have to wait an extra day but it’s worth it!