April 8, 2008

Everything You Ever Wanted...

Everything you ever wanted, in the worst possible way. It's the common trap of three-wishes Genie/Djinni stories: wish all you want, but be careful what you've wished for. It also seems to be the phrase to watch for in Battlestar Galactica. I don't know if I should say it was "coined" by Jacob at TWoP during one of his recaps. I honestly think he's one of the more insightful writers on the site, but I can't vouch for all of them.

Just think about it. New Caprica: habitable world, Cylon death-trap. Baltar's new little cult: ego boost for the man, high potential for psycho-protectiveness. The return of Starbuck: looks good on paper, but what about the hybrid in Razor?

The BSG recaps have always been a brand of awesome unto themselves, back to when Strega wrote them. Jacob, though, just has a way with words and has put what appears to be serious thought into the underlying themes of the show, even if he claims otherwise sometimes.