Joshua BishopRoby lays out why BSG rocks:
…every episode, and I mean every episode, picks a couple characters and the issue or conflict that most applies to them, and proceeds to stomp on it, applying excrutiating pressure on it, then adds more pressure, and then more pressure.
In addition to being fantastic in its own right, BSG is amazing fodder for gaming (sci-fi or otherwise). BSG Season 1 and the first half of season 2, BSG Season 2.0, (affiliate links) are out now on DVD.
Just a note. The Second Season link is for only the first half of the second season. The second half of season 2 is currently being aired, with the first episode airing (in the US) Jan 6th, 2006.
Oh yeah, loves me some BS:G. As much as I hate the Sci-Fi mid-season break, I bought the first half of Season 2 on DVD. It made for a good review of what had happened, just in time for the new episodes to start showing again. The writers of BS:G really have their stuff down pat.
Good catch, Lee — thank you! (I don’t own 2.0 yet myself, so I didn’t know that.)
Larry: I agree, the mid-season break is a bit odd. My group just got through watching season 1 together on DVD (though some of them have seen it before), so it didn’t affect us. 😉
Martin, Sci-Fi has been doing that for at least three seasons now, at least where SG-1 is concerned.
Larry: I’m a TV-on-DVD kind of guy, especially for shows with continuity — it’s pretty rare for me to catch them on TV.
Any idea why Sci-Fi does this?
Martin: No clue on why Sci-Fi does that. The SG-1 DVD sets aren’t split up either, so I wonder if it was Universial’s decision to release the first half-set early, to catch the Christmas sales.
But I will say that the mid-season break was certainly worth the wait. I was not disappointed at all when the season resumed showing.