BSG After the Fall

I would like to see a series based on life among the colonies after the fall. We know from episodes like “The Farm” that there were survivors from the holocaust. We also know that Caprica was spared from annihilation, unlike some of the other colonies. Which others had survivors? I also think it makes sense, that there may have been ships that were able to hide or evade the  Cylons in space. Ship’s captains and crews thinking outside the box could make it happen.

What would life be like among the Colonies? Is Caprica the only planet inhabitable? How do they deal with the radiation? Would people resort to Grace, being in a virtual existence while their bodies are in shielded chambers? How do they deal with each other? How do they rebuild their society?

What I see is the rise of a godless society. People coming to the belief that their gods had abandoned them in their hour of need. They also have resentment and anger towards Galactica and the fleet for leaving them behind.

Initial Opinion on the Berlanti-Verse Crossover

Does anyone else remember the days when the networks treated us to special mini-series shows? Epic examples of this would be Centennial, North & South, The Blue & The Gray, and The Thorn Birds. In most recent years, we had the mini-series that began the revision of Battlestar Galactica. Although this is much shorter than the three epic series mentioned.

These shows were short run special events. Some of them ran consecutive nights; some ran only on Sunday nights. Either or, each segment ran for about 2 hours. The stories were continuous from night to night. What I mean by this is that each episode continued from the previous ones. Basically, they’re made-for-TV movies that span more than 2 hours in their entirety.

So, where am I going with this stroll down memory lane? It’s simple, after having watched the first two segments of Invasion my impression was just this. They should have made the crossover into a special 2 or 3-night event. Give us 4 or even 6 hours in a one-off special instead of making each segment part of the individual shows. With the storyline, make it flow like one single story instead of each show handling a different scenario. In short, treat the fans to a made-for-TV event. It doesn’t have to be epic like the ones mentioned (epic as in length of time) but I’m sure the fans would enjoy it. I can say this with conviction because I am a fan.

Just to note- Run Times: (thanks, Amazon.com)

Centennial: 1,254 minutes = 20 hrs : 54 mins
North & South 1,392 minutes = 23 hrs : 12 mins
The Blue & The Gray 296 minutes = 4 hrs : 56 mins
The Thorn Birds 666 minutes = 11 hrs : 6 mins
Battlestar Galactica (2003 Miniseries) 183 minutes = 3 hrs : 3 mins

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the crossover should go 20+ hours. These are just examples. However, it would be nice if they did an event like this that was a special event, which was more than 4 hours, and outside the normal run of each show. Then, box it and sell it as a movie tie-in to all the series. We’ve seen this before. The makers of the revision for BSG did this with The Mini-Series, Razor, and The Plan, and then they gave us Blood and Chrome. I’m just saying, it’s an option, it’d be a nice one too.

First Interview Published!

Not to long ago I was asked to be interviewed on a writer’s forum. Today I learned that a portion of which published in the sites digital magazine. Here’s a link to get a copy of the magazine followed by a link to the full interview on the website http://www.writingforums.com/

Enjoy!

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Daily Cuteness

Race horse Afleet Alex sticks his tounge out as he looks out of his stall at the Pimlico race track in Baltimore Thursday, May 12, 2005 in Baltimore. Afleet Alex placed third in the Kentucky Derby and will race in the Preakness at Pimlico on Saturday, May 21.(AP Photo/Chris Gardner) ORG XMIT: MDCG101

Race horse Afleet Alex sticks his tounge out as he looks out of his stall at the Pimlico race track in Baltimore Thursday, May 12, 2005 in Baltimore. Afleet Alex placed third in the Kentucky Derby and will race in the Preakness at Pimlico on Saturday, May 21.(AP Photo/Chris Gardner) ORG XMIT: MDCG101

It Finally Happened

Well, after 10+ years of knowing it could happen, after telling management last year that I was concerned it might happen- with them telling me “don’t worry about”… Today it finally happened. The ceiling above my shower / tub install fell. It was a bad patch job to begin with.
Luckily, I habitually keep the shower curtain closed. So, all of the debris was contained in the tub. Sadly, I now have a gaping hole in my ceiling- and I can see the plumbing of the tub upstairs.
The debris is soaked. It came apart in my hands as I moved it into a trash bag. Perhaps there was a leak upstairs. If so, it’s either a big one or has been collecting for some time. One good thing is that I do not see any signs of mold.
The new management is going to love me. It hasn’t been long since the end of more than 2 months of hassles over the broken dishwasher- now this. It leaves me wondering if I should tell them about the short in the ceiling fan. Lovely, ain’t it?
This apartment complex is old, tired, and falling apart from the inside out.