10:00 PM (EST) Jan. 2 SCI FI INSIDE: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

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  1. Babel-17

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    "A recap of Season One halfway through Season Two."

    Cast commentary ....... hosted by Sackhoff and Helfer.

    Just saw this listed on TV Guide Online, sorry for the last minute heads-up.

    That's the Sci Fi Channel for me, channel 48.

    Not digital so I can't cap it. :( I'm too cheap for a recorder box.

    I get UHD but they aren't showing this. On a brighter note they have started running the HD version of the first episodes of Season Two now. :) 1280 x 1080i
     
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    :D

    /me kisses my new 42" plasma & dual-tuner HD/DVR!

    I can't wait!!!

    EDITED BITS: It's on again at 11:30 my time, in about 2 hours.
     
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    Lee sounds funny as a Brit.
     
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    Yup!

    Off Topic: This Sci Fi special triggered me into making a real speculative leap.

    Cliff Notes: I'm thinking the the captain of the Pegasus might be a Cylon.

    What better lab to plumb the depths of humanity than a starship on the run?

    Who better in a spot to be the puppet master?

    Frank Herbert did something along those lines in an early work ..... google time! :)

    There could be other benefits for the Cylons in controlling the Pegasus.

    P.S.: I guess the "twelve models" detail goes against this ...... but I would think any model should be able to don a different skin.

    And yeah, the idea of having the captain being model 6, Helfer, and in effect torturing herself has a twisted appeal. Would somehow be more ethical I suppose.

    It might be way to Byzantine to think that the captain was a Cylon conflicted in its programming between its ultra strong imprinted human personality and its Cylon directives.
     
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    They are, as far as can be seen with anything short of Baltar's detector, identical to humans. E.g., you can't just swap out the skin.

    NOT A CYLON. Remember, the show is one big political statement.
     
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    Salient points, thanks.

    Fwiw, the Herbert novel I was thinking of is Destination: Void.

    If you read some of the reviews you might see what triggered my thoughts.

    My mind is stuffed with a lot of sci fi minutiae, lol.


    Most people working creatively within the realm of sci fi are either quite aware of the body of work that precedes them or at least have been influenced by it on one level or another.

    As a long time fan of the genre I get many half formed moments of deja vu when seeing the results of that influence in action. :)

    Hey, it keeps me off the streets. ;)
     
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    Good series that: the Jesus incident blew me away.
     
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    The show wasn't too bad, I liked the preview teaser on the Season 2.0 DVD set better, this one on Sci-Fi seemed the same only with commentary. I wish it lasted an hour or something. Maybe they could have done a recap like they do with Lost when they take breaks.

    I've read a interesting list of spoilers that is on the chud forums for the remainer of the season. But I still can't wait for Friday!
     
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    Seriously! I just wish sci-fi would spread their shows out a little bit. I watch all three of the new ones (Stargate: SG-1, Atlantis, and BSG).
     
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    TV shows this month is incredible.

    You not only got the Sci Fi shows (I only watch BSG), but Lost is coming back, Season 5 of 24 and the Shield, and my new favorite E-ring is back Wednesday!

    I bet there's a lot of other good shows But I can't devote that much time to TV, I still have college and games.:razz:
     
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