Battlestar Galactica 05/30/08 "Sine Qua Non"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Anubys, May 30, 2008.

  1. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA


    Or maybe SIXth sense.
  2. IndyJones1023

    IndyJones1023 Auteur

    Apr 1, 2002
    Orlando, FL
    I thought the Romo-as-loon was a real cop out on the writer's part.
  3. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    I see dead cats....

  4. WinBear

    WinBear Konner Kringle

    Aug 24, 2000
    I took Romo and the cat as an example of advanced Cylon visualizations that Six has mentioned before. Both Tigh and Lampkin have been having what could be termed hallucinations, but more on the order of "seeing what they want to see" which is more in line with the Cylons.
  5. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004


    isn't Baltar with the President?

    I have a question about the battle scene...I didn't get what they were showing us...did they basically say that there was a battle and that one base star was destroyed (and the hub resurrection ship) but they didn't know which base star was destroyed (the one with the president or one on the other side)?

    can someone confirm this?

    also, it was Anders' viper that they showed us as a wreck, right?
  6. doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title TCF Club

    May 15, 2001
    You know, I've stood up for this show sometimes going down the political drama route...but this was an hour of pure horsecrap.
  7. jones07

    jones07 warrior

    Jan 30, 2001
    Phila, Pa....
  8. gchance

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    Olivehurst, CA
    The cat's been dead since before Baltar's trial. Remember, he was carrying that case around with him then. I took the dog as Lee feeling sorry for the poor sap, hehe.

    More like Head cats. Like Head Baltar, like Head Six... and I suppose Head Ellen Tigh.

  9. Skittles

    Skittles West Coast citizen!

    May 25, 2002
    Seattle, WA

    I had so much hope for this episode, and it was just a waste. A pure and complete filler episode, with no real direction and serving no ultimate purpose.

    So Lee is President...
    Adama resigned as the Admiral...
    Tighe knocked up Six (wait, wasn't the whole focus of the show back in the first season that the Cylons couldn't get pregnant?)...
    The cat is dead...
    Badger's a nutjob...
    Starbuck's suddenly OK after her temporary bout of batsh*t insanity...
    Athena is bad (wait, is she good next week or bad next week? I keep forgetting her schedule)...

    Wasn't the whole point of this 'final season' that they were going to start wrapping things up? Do we have an ETA on that yet?
  10. net114

    net114 Tivolitic Guru

    Dec 29, 2000
    Yeh, I have to admit that Starbuck going from crazy to just reciting some fairly "normal" throw away lines like nothing happened is not only bad tv, it was just damn odd. Are you telling me NO ONE on the writing/directing staff said, "waaaiittt a minute. don't we need to explain something here?!"
  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Well, it's not the first time they've done that, not even with Starbuck. Remember when she went from being the revered hero of the fleet, leader of the other pilots, beloved by all one week to drunken reject despised by her fellow pilots the next?

    It's all about what's cool in the moment. If you're gonna get stuck on other moments that might contradict it, that's your problem, not theirs.
  12. yaddayaddayadda

    yaddayaddayadda New Member

    Apr 8, 2003
    Fort Mill, SC
    Man, this was Smallville bad.
  13. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

    Aug 22, 2007
    Valley of...
    Wonder if Tigh could get another cylon (Six) preggers because he is one of the final 5? Seems like the final 5 have different capabilities from the other models, so, maybe??
  14. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Even if the Six is pregnant, and even if Tigh's been having sex with her, we don't know for certain that he is the father.
  15. gchance

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    Olivehurst, CA
    Sure, and Sun & her boyfriend didn't have sex.

  16. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Poor analogy. Yes, Sun was pregnant and yes, she had sex with baldy, but sure enough, he was not the father.

    Perhaps the same is true of Tigh.
  17. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    This is simply unacceptable. Referring to somebody by a demeaning nickname is dehumanizing and, in this case, racist. I demand that you apologize immediately to the Korean people in general, and to ol' Whatshisname in particular.

  18. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    It's not demeaning to the Korean people, it's demeaning to the follicularly challenged...
  19. jwjody

    jwjody Not enough room

    Dec 7, 2002
    Center of...
    Was the Viper they found Sam's? I thought they said something else, but I have already deleted the ep.

    After last week's episode I was really hoping for a good follow up this week but it sucked. :(

    I thought the Romo going crazy line was crap. And at first I thought Lee becoming President was a foregone conclusion, but they carried out the search so long I thought it wouldn't happen, then when the Admiral resigned I thought the name was going to be Admiral Adama.

  20. philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Seacoast NH
    When the "previously on BSG" scenes are the highpoint of the week you know you've got a filler. I'm not one who thrives on the space battles but one who likes the drama but this is beyond silly. Lee as President, Big Frakin Deal.

    Great cliche as one minute Adama and Tigh are John Wayne style fighting after Adama rightly questions Tigh's judgement frakin a prisoner (OK, not that I wouldn't have drilled Six given the shot, but that's not the point). So what does Adama do next? Puts Tigh in charge of humanity's last fleet. Great writing.

    I did like the dead cat bit. Schroedinger now has his answer. Too bad 'cause I had that grey & white meowser pegged as the 5th cylon in a surprise shocker.

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