Tall Angry Monster


06/03/2008 7:36 AM

For the record, I know I'm a nerd. If you're reading this, you're probably a nerd too...or at least being held hostage by some nerds. If its the latter, seriously, how did you get out muscled by some skinny Linux geeks? Never mind. The point is, even I have limits to how dorky I'll get.

I've had several people try to get me to start watching Star Trek, Monty Python, 3 stupid whores and a troll (Sex and the City) and most recently, Battlestar Galactica. Against my will, I'd already been subjected to 3 of the 4. By 'will', I of course mean, someone changed the channel and I was too hung over to move. Until one magically nerdy day, I had nothing better to do, than watch a whole crap load of Battlestar Galactica.

To my surprise by the time I finished watching the pilot episode, my mind almost exploded. I went in expecting some campy 60's Batman show, but was pleasantly surprised. Decent special effects, some hot women friggin sexy robots, explosions, and nobody getting 'beamed up', what's not to love?

Well, a few things actually. Seriously, someone needs to be slapped purple for the use made up word 'Frac' every 3 seconds. We get it, you made up a fun little pretend swear word. Yippee. Now give it a rest. While you're at it, stop saying stupid shit like 'Oh my gods' and 'Gods damnit'. Itís like hearing 'ZOMG!!!' about 20 times an episode.

Apparently the last remaining human citizens of the universe are all from the Caprican equivalent of Arkansas. Amongst my favorite (or not so favorite) village idiots, are the 'Cylon Sympathizers'. Seriously, you're going to tell me that some crazy robots blow up like 10 BILLION people, and you're just cool with that? I'd say thatís a little tough to believe, but then again, a certain not so fictional president still has supporters somehow.

Why does the 'government' in the show only have more authority than the military (and vice versa) when its annoying? Yeah, I get it, maybe things would be annoying if you're amongst the last eleventy people in the universe. But I think I speak for everyone when I say, give us more explosions bitches. That's all that matters, right?

All in all, itís actually a decent show. And I'm a little depressed to say, I recommend it. If you're reading this, you're probably going to sit home alone tonight, crying in the dark anyway. So you might as well rent the DVD's for some entertainment between sobs.

- Mike

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