May 03, 2008

Here we go

And, no, it's not the LOLCally blog I was talking about :)

Even after just a couple of weeks of blogging, I have to admit, blogger, as easy it is to start with, has its drawbacks. I don't want to make it all bad and I guess it's a fine platform for many people, but I reached limitations that I wanted to overcome. So, long story short:

This blog has moved to melancholygeek.wordpress.com!

Hope to see you there for more tidbits, rants and Battlestar Galactica goodness!

April 27, 2008

Don't know how long it will take...

...but there might be a slight delay concerning updates.

Barely two months in the blogging business and I'm already working on a (minor) overhaul of the whole thing. And yeah, I know, updates could be more frequent anyway. Just you wait!

Escape Velocity Impressions

(SPOILER ALERT) As Battlestar Galactica's final season went in its fourth week I was more than pleased with the thrillers that were the first to episodes and the killer that was last week's The Ties That Bind. Well, RDM does some good for my rhyming scheme...

We start off with bitch's service. Scruffy Chief giving lovely speech and a new priestess is in town. Well there is a vacant bitch-slot to fill. Speaking of open positions, now that Kara 'We're going the wrong way' Thrace is off ship, Roslin's taking on the naggy part? 'I'm dying, you know?' Like the wig though.

Sleeping, pacing Caprica in the brig. Tigh's slowly losing it. 'But I'm not a cylon!'


Cylon Anonymous weekly meeting. 'Hi! I'm Little Nicky, and I'm a half-breed' 'Hello Little Nicky!' Tory, very cylon. Tigh very buddy 'I know what you're going through man. But I'm not a cylon!' 'Umm, yes you are.' 'Oh, right...'

Opening credits.

Alright, Tory's freaking me out. A bit. Enough character buildup, ok? And I think I'm not alone with this:
Religiously motivated attacks? I would never have thought of that!

Hangar bay, Chief starting to lose it. Everyone gets a go. They really do love their new CGI, but, seriously, the space suits? I'm not so sure about this.


Crash goes the Raptor.

Baltar, Chip Six. And of course Lilly. With an 'M'.

Um, Chief, you frakked up. (Seriously, is that a circuit breaker?) Loved the 'You're only human!' part though. This just never gets old. Or does it?

Baltar giving a speech. Desecrating a temple (new priestess again, yay!). Where have I read that before?

Roslin! Adama! Another book! He's not gonna read again, is he? 'Oh, did I mention I'm dying?' 'Girlie..., Groupie..., Sex..., whatever they are.' Liked it.

Tigh, Caprica. 'How does all that 'being a cylon' work? Not that I am one of course. Just asking.' Chief interlude I don't get. Tigh keeping on losing it. 'We're not the same' Yeah, alright, it might get a bit old.

Roslin! Baltar! Such a thing can never fail! 'I'm dying.' Oh, COME ON! Rest's ok though.

Chief taking a break from all his worries. Are all commanding staff no
w his buddies? Chief's, umm, losing it. 'The best of limited options'. Should I ever start a dating agency, that's what I'd call it. 'You don't know what frakking club I'm in' Yeah, it got old by now. Seriously.

Quorum. I guess that's gonna be a regular thing now? Great. Roslin's great though. And she's not dying for a change. So go ahead, vote.

OK, Tigh is getting creepy. Is that a new theme, hot toaster and cre
epy old man? At least they don't make out. 'Leave me alone with an unrestrained cylon!, Yes it's gonna be ok. No, I'm not a cylon.' Hasn't lost it yet, but is on a good way.

Bloody Baltar. Chip Six? I have no words.

Patchless Tigh (I mentioned creepy?) getting beat up by Caprica. Way better than making out.

Chip Six gets Baltar getting beat up. I see a pattern.
Apollo saves the day.

Roslin! Adama! The book. And yes, he is. It's nice though.

Caprica, Tigh... Aw, shucks.
Baltar. Giving a speech. With yet another Chief Specialist interlude. Nobody is perfect. I might be wrong though. Demetrius interlude! What's with Apollo? The End.

Well, what can I say, we had far worse filler episodes in previous seasons. Although, with that many loose ends already floating in space, was it really necessary, to this extend? A solid 3/5, but please a little cylon civil war and Demetrius goodness next time?

Battlestar Galactica 4x05 'The Road Less Travelled' Trailer

April 26, 2008

Doesn't always have to be wikipedia...

Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of and occasional contributer to wikipedia. But when I stumbled across this, I was quite taken aback:
If you’re a Web publisher—a blogger, webmaster, or writer—you can get complimentary access to the complete Encyclop√¶dia Britannica online. It’s a rich trove of reliable and high-quality information that you can use to check quick facts, research topics in depth, or just read to enjoy.
So, fellow bloggers or other web publisher, head over there and get your free account with the classic!

Some More Comic Book Love

First of all a little heads up concerning Major Spoiler's Hero Drive 2008 which is only open and running for less than another week, so head on over there and check out their truly great podcast!

In other comic book news, two lists I stumbled upon recently:
(via Major Spoilers and cracked.com)

April 25, 2008

The Ties That What The Frak

What the frak happened on Battlestar Galactica? Here you go: