Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Geek Fun: Colbert, NASA, Marvin the Martian and the ending of Glactica

Geek Fun:

It's Wednesday, so let's have some fun.

Battlestar Galactica's final episode left one crucial question unanswered, and it's got the two vampires with souls all worked up, in this clip from Angel: Angel and Spike Debate the Ending of Battlestar Glactica
* Spoiler Alert *

My own personal Pagan, Eco-Feminist, Geek note on the ending of Glactica:

OK, writers, here is where you got it really wrong: No woman on that ship would agree to leave the tech behind. Ever. We want our birth control, if not our weapons (I want my weapons), along with our houses, our heating, our tools, our medical advances, and, ahem, our equality, thank you very much. I want this for myself and my kids and their kids to come.

By putting the survivors on our earth and setting them among early man (weak!) you ruined the entire redemption theme. All I could think of, as a woman/Pagan/viewer was, "Oh, great. Thanks, Starbuck! We all know how that turned out: wars, oppression, genocide, persecution, extinctions of whole species, book burnings, and the desecration of Mama Gaia and for what? So two "angel-like" beings can walk through downtown Manhattan at the end, noting how we've come full circle, all the way back to technology, which may yet kill us because our hearts have yet to catch up with our brains. Awesome.

...and don't get me started on the mythology.

Piffle. Shear piffle. You people owe me.

(Update 3/27) The 7 Deadly Sins of Religion In SciFi

Now this is good writing: Hare-Way to the stars.

Will Stephen get his space module? or You don't have to be a rocket scientist:

Meanwhile, NASA has announced a solution to the naming vote; one which had occurred to a great many of us: NASA might name toilet for Stephen Colbert.

Don't look at me, I voted for "Serenity".

... and speak of Josh Whedon, did you catch the last episode of Dollhouse? It seems that the show has finally hit it's stride. For the first time, it felt like something Josh had written. See Dollhouse becomes pleasingly complex.

That's all the geek news for now...

Oh, wait! I almost forgot:

Discworld Fans: The North American Discworld Convention has now sold 550+ memberships out of a total of 900. If you are thinking of going, consider buying your titckets soon.

There, I hope that helped you get through Wednesday.

All good things,


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Anonymous said...

Loved your take on the BSG finale! Although I liked it overall, it doesn't really satisfy upon closer inspection. And it was a little "imperialist," don't you think? "We superior beings will breed with these primitives and teach them how to speak and make fire! [Commense chest beating here]"

Dj Connell said...


Makes you wonder what they learned after all.

I was left wondering how their women were beat down so quickly when they had led this culture and fought in it's wars.