GWC Re-Watch Frak Party: Six Degrees of Separation

It’s weekeight of our planned off-season re-watch of the entire “re-imagined” BSG canon, and it’s time to move on to the season one episode “Six Degrees of Separation.” So why not join us here for the GWC online frak party? There’s room for everyone, though you’ll have to bring your own snacks…

Feel free to jump in at any point with your comments on this week’s episode as the re-watch is by definition spoiler free. We’ll be in and out, but we’ll definitely take a look at your comments before we start next week’s podcast.

See you here all week!

15 Responses to "GWC Re-Watch Frak Party: Six Degrees of Separation"
  1. BoxytheBoxed says:

    No more mister nice gayus

  2. Phoenix says:

    I love that Adama knew something was wrong as soon as Shelley kissed him.

  3. By your Command says:

    Yeah, I loved the Adama Kiss too!, that poor man is so insecure, he can’t even imagine that a tall beautiful blonde woman can like him.

    I love this episode, but my favourite is definitely “Flesh and Bone”, it has always been.

  4. Armando says:

    This episode is a little “meh” for me, but it does have some nice moments like “no more mr. nice Gaius” or the conversation between Gaeta and Baltar while they’re sitting in bathroom stalls.

    I do like the shots of the fleet that frame this episode, though.

  5. Pike says:

    This ep. is one of my favorites. The Gaius/Six/Shelly relationship really screwed with your understanding of what was real, even given the fraked-up reality that you had come to accept with Gaius/Six.

    The pair of glasses at the end was a nice touch: someone was really there. Of course, we haven’t found out what she was exactly, or where she came from/went to.

    Plus, y’know, Nekid Sharon.

  6. gafra says:

    I really like this episode as well. It really helped cement the Six character in all it’s forms. The attempted Adama kiss demonstrates that the six model is, first and foremost a “pleasure model” that uses seduction etc to achieve it’s aims, whereas the Sharon model is more utalitarian, though not above using seduction to achieve it’s goals.

    One could hardly accuse Doral of being a pleasure model…those suit choices are as good an instant birth control as any inter-cylon breeding programme…

    I wonder if the Cylons created the six model in such a way that it exuded additional pheromones when it needed too, adding to the allure? Each of the cylon models seem to have a unique ability:
    Six=seduction
    Sharon=empathy / technical skills (pilot etc)
    Leoben=manipulation through lies
    Simon=medical skills
    Doral=….ummm…what NOT to wear

    At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, while all of the cylons can integrate with humans it seems to me that some, of course are better suited to certain tasks than others. Perhaps the idea that individually they might fail but as a cohesive group that depend on each others skills will be important when you remember that the D’Anna model has been boxed. Maybe she will be resurrected and bring something the cylons realise they needed later on?

    gaf

  7. The 13th Cylon says:

    One of my top 10 favorite episodes. One thing that bugs me though- didn’t they release the pictures of… let’s see… Six and Aaron two episodes before this!? Didn’t Adama get the memo? They even share a rather personal moment together.

    Also, Baltar should thank his lucky stars that the incident occured when it did. It’s the next episode where they start the great tradition of chucking people believed to be traitors or Cylonz out the airlock.

    Even though they’re not back to back, I always think of this as the sister episode to “Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down” because they’re more light hearted and even comical at times. That’s one thing I miss as the series goes on. Maybe they’ll bring in a CGI daggit that talks. Daggits are hilarious!

  8. Trak101 says:

    I like the light moments as well as long as they are few and far between…

    So while I sympathize… when I’m hankering for comedy, I watch Stargate.

    I prefer my scifi like my chocolate: the darker, the better.

  9. Chucksax says:

    Happy birthday, Armando! You’re like, old, you frakking Cylon!

  10. Armando says:

    Man, you know you’ve been spending too much time on an online forum when your grad school roommate follows you around and reveals your secrets to everyone on here. 🙂 Thanks, you toaster lover.

  11. Armando says:

    Sorry about the personal exchange on a public board, guys.

  12. BernUnit says:

    Hi all,

    13th: The pictures released were of Leoben and Doral, not Six. They don’t really know for sure that Six is a Cylon until New Caprica.

    gafra: You mention Sharon’s technical skills. I wonder if Athena botches the Raptor landings like Boomer did?…I always thought it would be a really nice touch to have both of them unable to make the landing perfect. Somewhere along the way I’d like to see Athena shuttling Adama or Roslin and her banging the Raptor down – not to hurt anyone, but just to get a good laugh for all of us viewers that remember Boomer botching the landings in the miniseries.

    Pike: The glasses are over the top for me, too. She was definitely there. Which means there is a physical body somewhere – did she escape Galactica? Or is she in the walls?

    One of the better episodes to me.

  13. By your Command says:

    BenrUnit: I just wanted to say that probably Six was discovered to be cylon agent right about the events of “Pegasus” I mean at least most of the Pegasus crew knew how Gina looked (and they knew some more stuff about her too), so I think that when she escaped they started calling everyone who slept with her to draw a portrait.

    Pike: I always enjoyed thinking to myself that Shelley was one of the Sixes sitting in Colonial One on “Precipice”.

    Here comes “Flesh and Bone” week, woo-hoo!

  14. adoracion says:

    i love this episode because of my main man Gaeta, and James Callis. two great things that go great togethr!

    oh how i’d love to see some Oz action between him and Baltar! LOL! the bathroom scene, the jail cell scene… aw c’mon!

    also, James Callis rocks! The range of emotions displayed in this episode marks the begining of his genius to play this character with such depth, comedy and physical expression is just awesome.

    this re-watch stuff is too damn fun.

  15. Mike P says:

    An awesome episode, and sorry to be late reading the comments — looks like I missed out on good discussion.

    One remaining question, though: did anyone get a good luck at Starbuck’s tattoo when she is in the raider? What does it read?

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