Attention Loyal rss Readers
I need a page that serves as an introduction to my Battlestar Galactica Commentaries, which is what follows. It’ll be old news to anyone who’s been reading all along but I need get it up on the site sometime. Feel free to ignore this one.
Once upon a time there was this amazing little show called Battlestar Galactica. I’m guessing you’ve already heard of it long before finding your way to this corner of the internet. But if you aren’t familiar with the specifics, let me fill you in: Battlestar Galactica changed the way many people viewed science fiction, in fact it got more people to view science fiction than ever before. It dealt with issues of the day like religious persecution, torture and how we treat those we consider to be outside the bounds of our tribe. The show transposed our many foibles, both individual and societal, and put them onto imperfect characters that are memorable as hell. These ordinary (and sometimes extra-ordinary) characters find themselves on the run after a genocidal attack and they eventually become caught up in a story of mythic proportions. Plus lots of hot sexy guys and gals and more explosions and fireballs than you can shake a stick at.
When I first heard they were remaking Galactica I groaned They'll remake anything these days won't they? And then I watched the mini-series and learned my preconceptions were very very wrong. Turns out, this show was awesome.
I started writing my Battlestar Galactica Commentaries at the beginning of the fourth and final season, so if you’ve never watched an episode, may I humbly suggest you have three seasons of homework before you’ll appreciate any of this. They’re designed to be read after watching the episode because the discussions will roam over anything that might have happened thus far but I always keep it spoiler-free (naturally you’ll catch me speculating occasionally). You’ll find a mixture of insights, analysis, some behind the scenes information and many links to other bsg related content like podcasts, interviews, relevant wiki entries and a fraktacular amount of wise-cracking. Sometimes these things get a bit fangasmy and I believe you will find that just as entertaining as the rest of it.
Through the creation of these commentaries I certainly developed a lot as a writer. I’d always including screen-caps but towards the later entries (around episode 10 or 12) you’ll find the pictures morphed into the occasional hand-drawn cartoons. I soon found myself loosing many many hours of sleep over the course of many weekends trying to get it all shipped out the door. The artistic endeavour that is Feelings
of White grew a little bit during this period and I’m proud of it all. Also, if I’d known how much effort was involved I may just have stayed in bed and drank tea instead.
But instead of drinking tea, I did all this. Enough with the forward, on with the show. Read along as you watch the series or if you’ve already seen it, dig into your favourite episode.
(You’ll find the table of contents about two paragraphs back)