So Say We All: The Battlestar Galactica Blog Carnival, Ed. 4.5.8

I just realized the other day that I am going to MISS the final two hours of Battlestar Galactica when it airs because I’m going to be on an airplane to Italy.

Yeah, you read right. And the way Hulu’s been airing the last few episodes, they’re not available online for eight days after the original airdate. So what does that mean? Well, it could actually mean no BSG blog from me for more than a week after the LAST TWO HOURS EVER of Battlestar Galactica airs.

It’s like a cosmic joke being played on me. Sigh. I know, I really have no right to complain, it’s not as if I’m going to prison or, say, Des Moines, but still …

Anyway, this episode had mixed reviews, but I really enjoyed liked appreciated it. It’s hard to say I enjoyed or liked something that was so gut-wrenching, but I definitely appreciated it.


So, after the jump, the entries:

Norman Doering presents So, Baltar sees angels, eh? posted at A Blog from Hell. Norman dissects the Christian mythology behind it all and fears that we’re in for another round of exposition dump-itis with Anders in the goo pool.

R.A. Porter presents Battlestar Galactica: ‘Islanded in a Stream of Stars’ posted at dreamloom. Break out the Kleenex, but this show gave us a beautiful relationship between Bill Adama and Laura Roslin and there’s a lot more crying yet to be done over all the folks who aren’t dead yet.

Dawn Raftery presents ‘Battlestar Galactica’ review: Adama, Starbuck finally wake up posted at elan. She asks what many fans have wondered – why doesn’t someone just throw Baltar out of an airlock already?

Tru presents BSG – 8 down, 2 to go posted at True Science Fiction. She wonders if the writers are going to be able to wrap everything up satisfactorily and admits she’s a bit annoyed by how all this is being dragged out.

Kenneth Hynek presents Islanded in a Stream of Stars (and oddly familiar planets) posted at Kenneth Hynek. He looks at several issues here, including the somewhat disappointing ending Helo seems to be hurtling toward, but also the fact that humanity is so utterly corrupt that, once again, the Cylons seem to be the only ones concerned with keeping everyone together. Go figure.

Ms. SP presents A Lamentation for a Television Show posted at Ms. Smarty Pants Know It All. The episode, she opines, was another step in helping prep us for the void that will be left in our lives when Battlestar ends its run, a mere three hours from now.

Roberta presents BSG So Say We All Blog Carnival – When the unthinkable happens posted at CouchSlobs – A Monument To Human Idleness. Things are indeed desperate, but I agree with the lovely Roberta – I really didn’t need to see Bill Adama break down and cry. Again.

Nina presents Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Epi. 18: Islanded in a Stream of Stars posted at Blog It Out Bitch. She was rather … disappointed. But she does provide us with perhaps the best description yet of the Colony (that big weird spider-looking place where Boomer took Hera):

It’s not a base ship, it’s like the thing that poops out a base ship.

And that ends this week’s carnival. Just two more carnivals left, just three more hours. We are moving inexorably toward the end and the tension is almost too much to bear.

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