With the release of SKYFALL, pretty much every media outlet has been making a big deal out of this being the 50th anniversary of Bond, James Bond. Though, really, it seems like every time there’s a new Bond film out, there’s a retrospective of all the past Bonds, girls, villains and cars. The list is just gets a little longer each year. So though the world really doesn’t need yet another look at Bond, we’d be remiss in not tossing our thoughts onto the pile.
People often ask us when we’re going to do a BSG episode, forgetting that we did about a dozen. When we tell them about our Project GalacTALKa segments, instead of seeking them out they ask us when we’re going to put out a compilation of all our BSG bits. Well, since Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome recently hit the YouTubes, we figured this is as good a time as any.
So here is part 1 of 3 of our journey into one of the most celebrated sci-fi televisions shows of all time.
It’s quite easy to understand why a lot of people don’t like Star Trek. Even at its best it’s kind of cheesy. There’s spaceships, robots, green-painted women and a noticeable lack of contractions in speech. But part of the reason so many people dislike it is simply the law of averages—absolutely everyone has seen it.
Everyone, that is, except Victoria (aka Bella Fox).
Well, her and a few other people. But she’s the only one we know who’s actively into a plethora of really nerdy things and yet hadn’t sought it out. Impressively, she managed to avoid it during its near 24/7 syndication reign in the late 1990s and early 2000s. A near impossible feat regardless of whether you wanted to watch the show or not.
So, feeling her nerd cred was suffering, she asked us to help her (and Måthìaş who had seen a little Star Trek 15 years ago) boldly go where so many people have gone before…
Episodes watched: “The Pegasus” and “Homeward” from season 7 of The Next Generation.