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February 12, 2006

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MMGood

Cylonce of the Lambs?

jholbo

Or just "Cylons of the Lambs". Crikey, how did I miss that one coming?

Scott Eric Kaufman

No no no, terrible, really, no, please, stop it, no no no . . .

Keith

Oh, you guys are in for a treat once yo get to Season Two. Once the Pegasus arrives, all bets are off.

Gary Farber

"...from an apparently borderline psychotic Cylon prisoner...."

Not sure why you'd characterize him that way (and I don't say that in light of any subsequent episodes, of which I'm only up to the end of DVD 2.0 [don't miss the huge number of substantive deleted scenes on that set!], but only from my clear memory of seeing that episode relatively recently, via the Season 1 DVD set.)

He's just portrayed as typically human-form Cylons are shown up to that point, it seemed clearly to me.

What non-psychotic Cylon shown prior to that episode would you use as a baseline example to distinguish that one from?

"Or just "Cylons of the Lambs"."

Definitely funny, but they don't do punny titles, that I've noticed.

jholbo

No puns? But the next episode, if memory serves, is "Tighe me up, Tighe me down." You are right that the baseline for determine Cyclon psychosis is a bit hard to settle. Partly I said that because - although we the viewers are by now used to hearing bizarre mystical Cylon utterances - the human crew was getting this for the first time, and not sure what to make of it. So they treated him like a psycho, more or less. And the episode sort of takes their point of view.

MMGood

Yes, yes, you're spelling is much better!

Perhaps stretching the definition of puns a bit, but "Kobol's Last Gleaming" also seems to be a pun.

woof

I haven't seen the new series. But from the New Yorker review, I guess they won't be remarketing the "Battlestar Galactica Bubble Machine". Of if they do, it won't be shaped like a Cylon.

Keith

woof,

It'll be shaped like a Cylon, but you'll on be able to buy it in an Adult Toy Store.

Gary Farber

"No puns? But the next episode, if memory serves, is 'Tighe me up, Tighe me down.'"

Whoops, got me there!

Oops, he explained.

"Partly I said that because - although we the viewers are by now used to hearing bizarre mystical Cylon utterances - the human crew was getting this for the first time, and not sure what to make of it."

Fair enough.

"I haven't seen the new series."

It's still being broadcast (they had a long intermission; this clearly confused some viewers).

Only the first ten episodes (and a whole huge mess of great, substantive deleted scenes, woohoo!) are on the 2.0 DVD set.

I've not yet seen clear word as to a precise release date for the rest of the (partially yet "broadcast" on Sci-Fi Channel, partially yet not) episodes, or complete clarity as to whether the next DVD issue will simply be completing the remaining episodes of Season 2, or incorporating all the episodes. Rumor suggests the former, but that's all I've seen so far, myself.

That the box of 2.0 has only a half-log on the spine, however, seems strongly suggestive to me that there will be a 2.5 set of the second half, thus not pissing so many people off if they were to have to buy two sets, one duplicative. But that's not definitive.

A past post from me on the New Yorker article. A different post mentioning the deleted scenes. Some later BSG news here (among other things, Lucy Lawless joins the cast). (Also, James Cromwell signs on to Spider-Man 3 as Captain Stacy, and some other stuff.)

And just for the heck of it, links to advance reviews of V For Vendetta.

Elsewhere on the blog: new Abu Ghraib photos, endless detail on Cheney's shooting of voters, and blahblahbhalh, etc.

Gary Farber

"That the box of 2.0 has only a half-log on the spine...."

Half-logo, that is. No logs involved. Sorry.

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