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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Can't Get You Out Of My Cylon Head

*clap* *clap* *clap*

I decided to not do a long entry on last night's Battlestar Galactica. So I'll just gush about one of the best hours of television I've seen in a while. In itself, it wasn't all that great as it was really just a lot of character dialogue and little action. Further, the birth and subsequent birth (and switcheroo) of the hybrid-baby offered few surpises and little advancement.

But the moment that Six and Eight (Six technically from the BSG Mini-series and the Boomer who shot Adama) were "reborn" it was simply an amazing hour. The TV Guide premise sounded ridiculous; two Cylons struggling with their celebrity. That isn't at all what was happening here. Rather, it was two Cylons struggling with burgeoning humanity, both inspired by the love for another. In retrospect, the Stargate SG-1 I watched after this looked like an episode of Barney.

And who didn't, for a fraction of a second, think Gaius was a Cylon when he was there at Six's rebirth? If they had waited another 30 seconds for him to say "...only you can see me" it probably would have killed me. What a priceless and fitting turn of events for Baltar. Even though his "real" self will never know the satisfaction of turning the tables, for the viewer, this was a blast to watch the interaction between a being and their inner monologue from the different point of view.

So now we have two more versions of Six and Boomer that are equally unique from their previous incarnations.

This can only keep getting better.


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