Denisa and I have put Angel into cold storage for the time being, moving on to something less broody. I’d heard wonderful things about Battlestar Galactica, and it’s on streaming in HD through Netflix, so I figured we’d give it a shot. Denisa did have to be persuaded some that she wanted to watch it, but I had to do some persuading back with Buffy at the beginning, too. I’m a good persuader. We’re eight episodes in now, and loving it. In fact, the two parter focused on Starbuck–her getting stranded on that moon and her coming clean with her involvement in her fiancee’s death–was some of the best television I’ve watched in a long time. Really well done. If the whole series can keep that up, I’ll be ecstatic. If it can keep even half of it up, I’ll still be very pleased. Fans of the show–what can I expect ahead? (NO SPOILERS, PLEASE!!!)
When I was in Utah this past summer, I had the chance to play the board game version of the TV show (linked from the picture above). I really enjoyed it, and I’ve been even more surprised to find out how well the board game captures the feel of the show. (For those of you who don’t know, the premise of BSG is that robotic cyborgs have all but destroyed humanity. They look and feel human, and they’re hell-bent on finishing their master plan, whatever that is. Humanity’s reduced to a small fleet running for its lives. Some members of that small fleet are cyborgs. They know that, but they have no idea who is and who isn’t. Very paranoid, and full of cool.) Anyway, I’m liking the board game even more in retrospect. I might have to go and purchase it, if I can find three or four local people willing to learn the rules and play it. It’s definitely on the more extreme end of the board game rule spectrum, although I was playing it with expansions added already. Actually, if you all could just go ahead and buy that game for me, that would be great. Click the ad, buy it from Amazon, send it to me. 🙂 I wonder if I could ever get to the point where I review things that people send me for free. That would be awesome.
In any case, that’s all the time I have for today. I’m off to a meeting in Portland.