GWC Re-Watch Frak Party: The Captain’s Hand

It’s week twenty-eight of our planned off-season re-watch of the entire “re-imagined” BSG canon, and it’s time to move on to the season 2.5 episode “The Captain’s Hand.” 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.

Note: Though a lot of the frak party will likely take place in the GWC Forum — click [here] to enter and join the fun — we’re going to leave comments open here as well as some listeners and readers have asked us to do so. Enjoy!

6 Responses to "GWC Re-Watch Frak Party: The Captain’s Hand"
  1. Jaz says:

    Hi gang! The site looks rad!!! Hey…this is a bit off topic…but does anyone know when season 3 is coming out on DVD? Or why it’s not out yet???

  2. cdbluejr says:

    I believe it is in January just before Season 4, which would kinda ruin it for Xmas.

  3. Jaz says:

    Thanks for the info cdbluejr!

  4. master1228 says:

    Ahh, the episode where Scotty the engineer (no, his actual name in the show doesn’t matter, since he gets offed at the end, so I’m calling him Scotty) gets to be cmdr of the Pegasus. NOOOOOOO bucket and beast references! I COMPLETELY forgot all about that (did I just force myself to forget it?). I am SO glad that never caught on. I’d hate to have to worship and enjoy watching the stories from a frakkin bucket!

    WOW, that’s quick, in the course of 3 eps, Dee goes from standard issue uniforms, to a slinky dress to completely naked in Lee’s bunk. She certainly looks good.

    The engine crew being called snipes, battlestars being called bucket and beast, did this turn into the stupid lingo show?

    This is the ep with the arrival of Torre. It’s weird seeing her all prim and proper after the disheveled mess she turned into at the end of season 3, which I got used to.

    Doc Cottle to the rescue to the rescue, subtly dropping the idea of asylum. I completely agree with Kappa, Pike and Davidj0207.

    My main problem with Scotty is that he’s too close minded to even hear Kara’s theory before sending her to her quarters. Then, when talking with Adama trying to pass off his unilateral opinion as something that is agreed upon by most of the other major players he’s been consulting with. Altogether bad in my eyes.

    I forgot just how spectacular the space battlezone was with the 3 base stars nuking Pegasus, that was some firefight.

    It’s great when Lee gets cmd of the ship when Scotty goes down below deck and looks completely over his head for the first few seconds before his leadership instincts kick in, but the best line comes when Starbuck reports back that the vipers are all out of ammo and the communications officer relays that they have resorted to throwing rocks at enemy raiders! That had me cracking up.

    No one ever said he was completely incompetent, Scotty in the end, goes and does what he does best, going directly into the engine room to do all the repairs himself when no one else could/would.

    This is a jarring ep for Lee, he gets bumped first to Major, then scrapes with the new Cmdr of the Pegasus, but in the end, gives him a favorable report (not unlike what Baltar did when he got back from Kobol for Crashdown), then being upped to Cmdr all in the same episode, not to mention him being fully intertwined in the triangle with Dee and Starbuck (being between those two doesn’t seem like such a bad place for any guy to be in actually).

  5. suzanne says:

    will there be a -trailercast- for the season 4 trailer i saw via you tube?
    or was this discussed earlier?

  6. AKRon says:

    Not that I’m a Baltar fan, but his announcement of his candidacy was masterful. Roslin, made a terrible mistake on the abortion issue (went against her own instincts), and if she’d heeded Billy’s advice telling her to simply lay the facts before the people and trust them, perhaps Baltar would not have had such a dramatic appeal for his candidacy (sorry Chuck, Billy did not doom the human race, it was Adama and Roslin).

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