Battlestar Galactia - Season Premier
April 08, 2008
So the long awaited BSG Season 4 premiered on Friday. I Tivo'd the show and watched it twice.
Television Without Pity Forums were immediately busy.
Okay so now Kara aka Starbuck returns from the who knows where telling everyone that she has seen Earth and she can take them there. Small problem - everyone saw her viper blow up in "Maelstrom". Another small problem - it has been 3 months since her "death" yet Starbuck says she has only been gone for 6 hours. Also - her viper is spotless, brand new in fact. No way it is the same ship.
All are deeply suspicious. Roslin especially - who feels that Starbuck is a Cylon and has been from the beginning.
The Final 4 of the Final 5 are still wrestling with their Humlon status. I would be too. Very cool the Anders/ Raider eye contact scene. Now the Cylons know - the final 5 are amongst the fleet. Very odd that it has taken them 4 seasons to figure that out. Maybe they only can sense the final 5 after they have been triggered. Seems a bit of a stretch. But then why can't Athena/ Sharon sense them? Maybe she is "contaminated" with having giving birth to a child. Very odd. But then who or what triggered the final 4? The creators do have some explaining to do.
I thought Baltar's scenes were hilarious. He is really very good at playing the Prophet/ Messiah role. I think he really can't believe that people are so stupid to think that he is anything religious being a completely unreligious person. But his scenes with the dying/ sick child were surprising. Many commentators in the Forums didn't like this story thread. I didn't find it out of place. I thought it brought a little bit of comic relief to the whole mind bending Kara Returned from the Dead story. It is also interesting to see human religious zealotry intermingling with Cylon (there is only one god) Zealotry.
The Dream sequence with Col Tigh made me want to scream - I really thought it was actually happening. Interesting echo of the Sharon/Boomer shooting of Adama. But this time the cylon resists his programming. I do hope the creators continue to explore these themes of free choice/ free will.
Can't wait for next episode.