Tuesday, August 14, 2007

TV on DVD: Battlestar Galactica (Season 2.5)

Some spoilers to be expected.

The first two episodes of this season boast some remarkable scenes towards their closes that help create a fascinating picture of the dynamic between the vicious Admiral Cain and Commander Adama. The story here progresses admirably, despite the fact that a large number of the episodes contain stand-alone, one-shot plots. The "48 hours earlier" scheme is used possibly a bit much in these episodes. The election campaign is intriguing, and I am impressed that the whole crazy Dr. Baltar thing has been preserved so long without getting stale. There is a general feeling of yearning for the "good old days", that being the time of the mini-series and the first season before everyone underwent all these ordeals and became so hardened, especially with the frantic and extreme direction-changing finale, about which I have not fully decided how I feel. The episode "Downloaded", however, is a stunning and captivating look at the Cylons on Caprica and the shocking revelation that Six a.k.a. Caprica also speaks with an imaginary projecton of Gaius.

"Battlestar Galactica" Season Two Point Five: B+

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