Thursday, April 16, 2009

Script Blitz: April 15 (and BSG)

I want to pause for a moment today and say something that I've had on my mind for some time. I like the old Battlestar Galactica show more than the new one. That's it. I'm just tired of everyone being so horrified when they find out, so now it's out in the open. And I know that people who don't know me might shake their heads disapprovingly and think I'm a shallow person if I don't explain, so here's why: To me, how you get somewhere is just as important as where you end up. Everyone raves about the new BSG's season finales, and how awesome they are. But honestly, I get tired of wading through hours of angst, tension, and politics to get there. At least in the old show, the point was simple: to have crazy adventures about men vs robots. And it was fun. Maybe it's just that I don't mind cheesy effects and suits in my scifi, but at least it doesn't feel like you're getting dragged through a ditch every time you turn the show on. And you gotta admit, those 80s plastic spaceship models are still way cooler than any CG. :)

I'm not saying it's a bad show. I think most people would agree that the new BSG is a well constructed show. But I don't enjoy watching it most of the time. I don't consider the commentary on social-political situations of our real history to be all that interesting to me. I think politics in our real world suck, and I really don't care to see them mirrored in a TV show every week. So that combined with the fact that I can at least at the basic level enjoy an episode of the old show, with it's fun but simple stories, means I would rather watch it any day.

Okay. That aside, I wrote 3 pages last night. Not too much to report about it, that's why I decided to share my thoughts on BSG. Just trying to spice up the old blog, that's all. Let me know what you think.



Jonathan said...

At least Starbuck was male.

Alec said...

I always knew you were a cool guy. Now it's confirmed. The old BSG rocks!

Elissa said...

Hey- nothing wrong with a little harmless fun that doesn't make you think.