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1/1/2011 NEW - Streaming - Dragon Tiger Gate 2008
1/2/2011 NEW - Streaming - Percy Jackson: and the lightning theif 2009
1/2/2011 NEW - Streaming - The Forthkind 2009
1/3/2011 NEW - Streaming - Half Japanese: The Band that would be King 1990
1/3/2011 Re-See - TV - Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1976
1/4/2011 NEW - DVD - Avalon 2000
1/5/2011 NEW - DVD -The Maltese Falcon 1931
1/5/2011 NEW - Streaming - Dragon Hunters 2008
1/6/2011 NEW - NewBev - The Shanghai Express 1932
1/6/2011 NEW - NewBev - Blonde Venus 1932
Anyone that knows me, knows two things. (If you don’t know me, here’s two important things about me):
1. Coffee is equivalent to the Spice on Arrakis
2. I <3 Science Fiction. Alot. Like even enough to subject myself to the Ender’s Game sequel novels. I’ll have to save that for another post.
So, naturally being a good dutiful no-life nerd, when I hear anything relevant Battlestar Galatcia I’m inclined to click on that RSS link and like muscle memory scroll to the bottom and start with the comments then move my way to the article. Such was the case with said link at the bottom. As it turns out yesterday that NBC Universal/Syfy decided to play the remaining 5 episodes of the previously canceled BSG spin-off Caprica. (Try to decode the spelling of ‘SYFY’ and your nerd head will implode.)
To be brutally honest the show was esoteric to the 3rd power, often the only joy gleaned from watching was the occasional nod to its long canceled parent show. Its existance was something of an anomaly; a spinoff of a show with low ratings that featured the dreaded “Virtual Reality” plot device. For ME its existance was a fist pump to mid 90’s Television and the Five of us on earth who admit we watched every episode of VR5 or Nowhere Man.
The event was announced early on as a warning to fans via twitter, one of which was an executive producer stating that the 5 final episodes would be airing today and that TV listings failed to announced the episodes as ‘NEW’ and thus DVR’s and Tivo’s would fail to record said episodes. Of course I learned all of this half way through the event and was only able to catch the final two and half episodes. Thanks is due to @Cahcat for suffering through them with me though never even seeing the a single episode of BSG.
I wont go into the contents of the final 5 episodes, except to say: It ended as well as it could have given the circumstances and I’m happy it ever got a chance to exist in the first place. While it left few unanswered questions that could have easily been answered if it had a second season its creators did an amazing job! Thank you.
And a special thanks to Boing Boing for throwing this post up for us to grieve and ponder more innocent times:
Saturday January 22!!!
I’ve decided to make my 2011 #Tallyteer resolution. [All 80s SCI-FI and Fantasy] Here’s the insanely awesome of movies I shall be pulling from:
*Batteries not included.