BSG—It’s Everywhere

I finally decided to take a few minutes to switch my Blogger account over to the “new” Blogger, whatever that means. I was amused by their informational page, which explained the upgrade by comparing it to the difference between the old Battlestar Galactica, with Lorne Greene, and the new Battlestar Galactica, with Edward James Olmos. (Their link to the Wikipedia article on BSG then led me to squander an hour figuring out how to add information about the book series to the BSG article. So much for just taking a few minutes.)

I’m amazed at how thoroughly Galactica has permeated popular culture. I mean, it doesn’t even play on a broadcast network. If it weren’t for the recent move to free On Demand rebroadcasts, I wouldn’t be seeing it on my own cable box. And yet, I frequently see references to it in print, it turns up in comic strips like Sheldon, and here it is, being used as a point of reference on Blogger. It’s fun to be associated with it, even if the association is small. Last night we watched episodes 8 and 9 of the current season (boxing episode and food-crisis episode), which weren’t at all bad, if not up to the level of the preceding 7. I’ve been asked not to give spoilers, and I won’t, but I’ll say that while there was great backstory in #8, I was less drawn in by the front story; and #9, about the food crisis, showed once again that they’re better at writing stories about human drama (or melodrama) than they are at anything involving science. (Even so, it had a powerful ending.)

Speaking of Wikipedia, check out the new article on star rigging created by blog reader Kitty. (Kitty is a relative of mine, but I’ll be danged if I can explain how we’re related. Can you, Kitty?)

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  1. Kitty
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    BSG also showed up in Dilbert a couple weeks ago, when Dilbert used the *other* f-word.

    If anyone wants to edit my article, my feelings won’t be hurt. I was procrastinating one day, and decided to do it. I’ve thought since that the language seems a little stilted.

    As for our exact relationship, gosh, Jeff! That’s a toughy. I think that I am your second cousin once removed. (My grandmother and your uncle John were first cousins.)

  2. Jarne
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    The problem with Battlestar Galactica showing up everywhere is that people like me have a heck of a hard time avoiding spoilers while trying to catch up.

    It is very much appreciated that you avoid giving spoilers here. Other people in your family, though…

  3. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    Members of my family, giving spoilers? Hm, I wonder who that could be…

    Kitty, you have a far better grasp of our family tree than I do!

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