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Archive for March 2009

This town’s religion – Battlestar Galactica ‘Daybreak’

March 24, 2009

I’ve been on the Battlestar rollercoaster since July 2008, when I inhaled seasons 1-3 at a worrying rate (up to 5 episodes per day). Here was a series that pressed all my buttons: Greek and Roman mythology, political intrigue, an epic sweeping journey, girls with guns, real world analogy, deep philosophical issues…and all of it […]

Watchmen (No reason to get excited?)

March 24, 2009

Although I am a self confessed geek, I had not heard of Alan Moore’s acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen until I came across an early promo shot of the Minutemen on a film blog nearly a year ago. The idea of 1940s superheroes (who aren’t even super) intrigued me, but I never got round to reading […]

Two New(ish) Shows

March 17, 2009

I checked out two new(ish) shows this week, and wanted to share my thoughts: Legend of the Seeker and Kings. They don’t have much in common, apart from a basis in legend!

My Top 15 BSG Episodes

March 11, 2009

With the penultimate helping of Battlestar Galactica fast approaching, I began thinking about which episodes have been my favourites. I found the top 5 easy to compile, because these are the episodes I’ve rewatched time and time again. But below that there were some tough choices to be made! I’ve cheated slightly in counting two […]

All Battlestar, all the time

March 9, 2009

Well, it’s been a busy busy couple of weeks for me, and as the dreaded finals approach ever closer, I fear my posts here may become slightly erratic. HOWEVER my favourite, favourite television show is coming to an end in less than two weeks. Those who know me are probably shocked that I have not […]

All good things – Being Human 1.6

March 9, 2009

Seneca and job interviews have kept me busy of late, but I still found time to catch up on the last episode of Being Human (series 1 – yes, it’s recomissioned!). Spoilers below the cut.