July 1, 2007

GWC Podcast #51

As promised, here’s part two of our weekend podcast extravaganza: our audio commentary for Kobol’s Last Gleaming, Part 1. If you’re new to Galactica Watercooler, you may want to back up to Podcast #49 to get more of a feel for how a normal GWC podcast works. Enjoy!


9 Responses to "GWC Podcast #51"
  1. Pike says:

    There’s a normal one?

  2. master1228 says:

    Great commentary, I’ve really enjoyed listening!

  3. The Alpaca Herder says:

    Cool podcast!

  4. Gray says:

    Fantastic podcast.

    I do have to say though to Sean and Chuck. I don’t think of myself as a Roslin apologist because I do think she becomes a tad overbearing, but I think there was a bit much blame placed on her shoulders retroactively.

    There was a pretty long, involved list of the cause and effect but basically it went something like, Roslin went off on her tangent, so Tigh was in charge.

    I don’t think even if Roslin ultimately foresaw a coup, she would have imagined Tigh in power. She would have thought that even if she was ultimately removed from power it might help her cause rather than simply hinder. She needs that popular, grassroots support. But on some level, she trusts Adama even then. To say that she’s directly responsible for Tigh’s reign of Ineptitude is irrespsonsible. Boomer and Adama himself are responnsible for that.

    Also, I think Audra may be right. Sometimes Roslin can look smug but I think the word Audra was going for in description was resigned. Which combined with Roslin’s newfound religious fervor, could be construed as smug.

  5. Dave says:

    As always – LOVED the podcast.

    Though there was one part after the episode was over there was a discussion that Tigh could handle command better now. Are talking pre – Tigh is final 5…or after he is final 5. Cuz, as much as I like Tigh – even as a final 5 – yeah, not really wanting him to be in charge, ya know?

    Also, (let’s reach alllll the way back) I was watching the first episode (miniseries) and there is a scene int eh beginning where the tourguide (who turns out to be Cylon) walks by a hungover Tigh and goes “hello”. Something about that moment, knowing what we know now, was once funny now gives me chills.

    Keep it up! Lovin the podcasts.

    Dave

  6. Audra says:

    Gray – Thank you! That is exactly what I meant. My vocabulary chip- er, ability, went out the door for that moment. Thanks for explaining it in a coherent way!

    Welcome, Dave and master1228!

  7. Chas says:

    My sense of Boomer is that her two personalities were in conflict and I had hoped (perhaps naively) that the human side would take action to stop the Cylon-side, as evidensed by her attempted suicide.

    The problem with the human-side Boomer was that she was incredibly immature and really unable to handle the situation.

    I didn’t even see that when her and chief argued about the grate opening that that wasn’t necessarily the Cylon-side coming out, but more of an angry reaction, a “you think I did, well, than maybe I did” thing.

    However, after she does “the deed” (and I’m not that far in the rewatch) I was floored that no truly cylon-side was ever truly revealed, no “die all you humans die” sort of change in personality, it was still that clueless, fickle, immature Boomer. It is almost like the “cylon side” was really some base level program that activated and was gone even before Boomer know what happened, leaving her in the lurch.

    This immaturity really shows up later when Athena comes (in the 3rd season) to collect Hera, where Boomer acts like the sitter whose gone through all the ding dongs in the house and doesn’t see why she still has to still watch the kid.

    Great podcast!

  8. 13th Cylon says:

    This might be a stupid question as I’m no expert on the “bullet in the brain pan” (as they would say in Serenity), but why is it that Boomer’s cheek/jaw is the wounded body part? Did she have a doubt at the last moment? I know Cylonz have a reputation as being bad shots, but that’s rediculous.

  9. Audra says:

    13th Cylon – I know we talked about that but don’t remember exactly when/where. My take on it is that the subconscious Cylon Boomer wanted to survive, so even when the guilty, frightened, conscious Sharon tried to shoot, the Cylon part wouldn’t let her go completely through with it.

    And, welcome, Chas.

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