by Jill Pantozzi | 5:46 pm, April 9th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:46 pm, April 9th, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:45 pm, December 24th, 2012
Black holes. They destroy everything that crosses their path. They’re difficult for scientists to observe and understand. They can fling people and objects back in time, starting an alternate timeline that results in the destruction of an entire species. Wait, no, that’s the setup for Star Trek. But black holes are still really scary. And now scientists have discovered that the largest black holes in the universe are even scarier than previously thought.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 12:32 pm, December 13th, 2012
Okay, you might want to be sitting down when I tell you this, but I watched Mean Girls for the first time a couple weekends ago. I was pretty well acquainted with… well, nearly every single line in the movie from having read the internet, although I got a good laugh out of “Four for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco,” as it was just about the only quote in there that I hadn’t known was from Mean Girls. But I decided it was probably time to actually experience the movie, and stop trying to absorb it only from cultural diffusion.
So yeah, I knew next to nothing about Mean Girls other than that a lot of parts of the internet that I respect and enjoy are obsessed with quoting it and that it’s about high school, not, for example, that it was written by Tina Fey. Rest assured, these gaping holes in my knowledge have been filled, and so now I completely understand how against the message of the film it is for MTV to bleep a wide swath of non-curse-words, including “vagina,” when it aired on the network this weekend… but not “whore” or “slut.”READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 9:31 am, November 30th, 2012
The series also returns to its familiar, beloved themes: sex and robots. Sometimes sex with robots. Which is it here? Watch and find out.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 9:32 am, November 23rd, 2012
Just las week, Battlestar Galactica finally visited that infamous science fiction trope: a room in a spaceship full of deadly moving pistons. This week, characters venture inside a cave on an ice planet that may not be as empty of life as they thought.
I want you all to understand me very clearly: these are not complaints.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 1:17 pm, November 8th, 2012
The Battlestar class ship known as the Galactica is a fully FTL capable battleship that lacks the ability to sustain atmospheric flight, housing a number of smaller and more versatile Viper class fighters that lack the ability to transport themselves across vast distances instantaneously. These facts are familiar to fans of the series, right along with Admiral William Adama’s subversion of these limitations during the events of New Caprica, in which he jumped the Galactica in to the high atmosphere of New Caprica, allowing his Viper pilots to completely bypass the Cylon blockade on the planet, but giving the Galactica mere moments to spin up its FTL drive for another jump before it cratered into the ground with all hands.
Does this preview clip from Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, a long awaited BSG webseries premiering tomorrow show us something as cool as the Adama Maneuver. Certainly not in scale, but in sheer bloody guts? I feel like there’s an argument to be made. Probably folks are already having it in the YouTube comments.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 11:49 am, November 6th, 2012
It’s been two years since Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome was announced, beginning its long road to actually airing somewhere. Yes, it was 2010 when the project was announced, and it’s been shelved, altered, chopped up, put back together again since. But the two-hour prequel to the blockbuster space opera, set during the First Cylon War and featuring young hot-shot pilot William “Husker” Adama, has finally found a three-part release home. Entertainment Weekly has the announcement that the show is coming… and very soon.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:10 pm, October 19th, 2012
Are you frakking kidding me? Hearst Connecticut Media Group briefly banned the use of the word “fracking” in their website comments section, not realizing that fracking, a form of drilling for natural gas, does not equal frakking, a widely-used Battlestar Galactica-inspired curse word substitute.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:42 pm, October 15th, 2012
by Susana Polo | 4:18 pm, September 18th, 2012
Stop it, Arrow. Stop messing with me. You’re featuring the Huntress in your first season, your creators have made sure to leave room for a female Speedy a la Mia Dearden, and John Barrowman is on hand to play some sort of mysterious figure.
And yet I see clips of stilted dialogue and have to groan so loud the neighbor’s dog starts barking. Now you’ve cast the actor behind one of my favorite Battlestar Galactica characters
and his cheekbones for at least one episode, possibly as a recurring role. I’m just saying, Arrow. I’m having trouble maintaining a comfortable level of indifference to whether you succeed or fail, and it’s all your fault.