Sunday, October 28, 2007

Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashback Part 4—Free Fall

(Pictured above: We see here a “classic” Cylon Centurion from the original/’70s-era Battlestar Galactica. Poor fellow seems to have been put out-of-work and reduced to panhandling and selling his…its…uh…”body” in order to survive on the mean streets. It’s been tough going since the new BSG has been using CGI (computer generated images) Cylons, who are much cheaper labor than the chrome and oil “toasters.”

We found this picture while searching for an image from the recent Free Fall mini-sode and it made us laugh out loud at a time when we really needed a belly laugh. Since we’re “borrowing” the image, credit where credit is due as we got the picture from the website/blog of Greenfield Games in Greenfield, MA,

As luck would have it, Mom FanBoyWonder grew up in Greenfield and we have fond memories of Greenfield visiting our grandfather and buying comics at the corner drugstore as a wee lad. Thank you Greenfield Games guys.)

It’s been a little hectic this weekend but as we write this, the newborn family member with health problems that we mentioned the other day will go receive medical treatment tomorrow (Monday) and we hope correct the medical issue and thus allow us to spread some good news.

While we are waiting, there’s more blogging to be done so here’s our take on the latest BSG Flashback installment.

The Upshot from Sci-Fi Channel: Losing his Viper is just the start of rookie Lt. William Adama’s/Husker’s problems today.

Last week, we left Husker with a banged bird spinning in uncontrolled free-fall in the skies above a Cylon-occupied ice planet and secret base—this after he “splashed” (i.e. shot down/killed) some half-a-dozen Cylon Raiders/”toasters”, but not before they destroyed the Battlestar Columbia with all hands aboard.

Part 4 of this week’s “mini-sode” picks right up with Husker fighting for his life while dropping like a stone. Even as he manages to eject from his viper, Husker’s problems have only begun as he soon finds himself in a small-arms fire-fight with a Cylon Centurion (“Classic” style—very cool) while falling through the clouds.

The firefight turns hand to hand, still in mid-air. Just as the Cylon summons a blade from his robot gauntlet, Husker has the good sense to pull his rip cord—both slowing his fall and zipping away from what would have been a real smooth shave.

Unfortunately (for the toaster), the centurion doesn’t have a parachute and it crashes through the sky light of a Cylon building, followed closely by Husker, whose parachute helps make his crash land only painful instead of fatal.

The centurion while broken from the fall still attempts to reach out for Husker until he smashes the toaster’s head in about a dozen times until the red-light finally fades out.

Husker then grabs a weapon and proceeds to make his way around….realizing he is deep behind the lines in the belly of the beast.

To be continued….

We can’t remember the last time we saw two minutes pass so quickly nor can we recall wanting “more, more, more” so badly.

There wasn’t much in the way of character development or even dialogue during this mini-sode, just balls-to-the wall action and kick-arse special effects. And Gods love them for it.

These mini-sodes have gotten us hungry for the upcoming special movie event Battlestar Galactica: Razor—as it is intended to do and Razor will no doubt leave us starving for BSG Season 4.

But therein lies the problem. According to recent reports, Sci-Fi Channel won’t be starting up BSG Season 4 until April….yes APRIL!!!! That’s a full year after the Season 3 finale…and the threatened writer’s strike on Nov. 1 threatens to move the airing of the second half of Season 4 and the series finale back until 2009. What the frak???

Lords of Kobol, hear our prayers and just let us watch our fraking show already!!!

Meanwhile, look for the remaining Flashbacks to air Friday nights during Flash Gordon through November 16 on Sci-Fi Channel’s website with FanBoyWonder commentary throughout before the premier of the new BSG movie Battlestar Galactica: Razor on Saturday, November 24. So Say We All!


Blogger Alice said...

Fanboywonder, I have fond memories of going to tht corner drugstore in Greenfield to buy comics too. Except I bought Archies! Good luck with the new baby.

Cousin Alice

4:51 AM, October 29, 2007  

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