Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Battlestar Galactica (Season 1) [Part 2/2]

1x07 Six Degrees of Seperation (41 Minutes)
Dr. Gaius continues to go crazy while the cylon's motives in these two sub-plots grow increasingly cryptic.
Score: 8.8/10.0

1x08 Flesh and Bone (41 Minutes)
Dr. Gaius has finally turned completely to the dark side (or so it seems) and interrogation scenes resembling LOST occur! (But I did like the LOST interrogation scenes better) More character progression as humans empathize with cylons, and cylons empathize with humans!
Score: 8.6/10.0

1x09 Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down (41 Minutes)
Dr. Gaius (or should I say Baltar?) continues to be a moron and this drama turns into a comedy! But it's funny, and not like a sitcom. More like an episode of Lucy--which is kind of a sitcom. Also, the cylons are getting feelings and jealous of human imperfections! Whee!
Score: 8.6/10.0

1x10 The Hand of God (41 Minutes)
In an allusion to the "water" episode, the Galactica and its followers are low on fuel and find the fuel in an asteroid, except it's guarded by a Cylon base. What follows is a pretty epic attack plan reminiscent of the Death Star and the trench run by Luke. All in all, a good episode, except Gaius is still a moron.
Score: 8.9/10.0

1x11 Colonial Day (41 Minutes)
Politics, political statements, assassinations--I almost thought I was watching 24. It seems as though the show has finally got into gear as the season finale is coming up next.
Score: 8.7/10.0

1x12 Kobols Last Gleaming - Season Finale (82 Minutes)
Starbuck hunts for an ancient arrow on Caprica, the president is arrested, the Cylon ship is destroyed, and some dudes are shipwrecked on Kobol. I had already seen this episode before (the last 20 minutes at least) so I'm more interested into seeing what happens next, as basically I had an idea of the whole story-arc of season 1 in my head before I watched any of these.
Score: n/a

Overall, Battlestar Galactica season 1 is a high-caliber show, with excellent characters, an interesting premise, good production values, tight writing, and no major flaws. The only negative aspect I can think of is the major story arc did not really play into the first season, but it appears to be kicking by the season finale.

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