Shark Jumping: Thy Name is Battlestar

I’m disappointed to note that I believe Battlestar Galactica has Jumped the Shark.

Almost the entirety of season 3 has been disjointed and weird. The beginning credits note that the Cylons “Have a Plan” but even they don’t seem to know what it is.

Battlestar has moved away from what made it so good during the mini-series and first season. The strong roles played by each iconic character against the backdrop of the evil human-destroying cylons made it a great series. Now they’re taking valuable time to develop nebulous concepts and explore interactions amongst minor characters. This would normally be great, except the set of Battlestar is way too small to do this.

Alas, I am not a professional critic. I am a professional science fiction appreciator though, in that I pay myself to do it. And my opinion is that if the next couple episodes don’t get better, I’m not going to watch any more.

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3 Responses to Shark Jumping: Thy Name is Battlestar

  1. Jeff says:

    You bring up some good points although I wouldn’t say “jumped the shark” more like “got boring” The writers have done a good job at developing the characters. So now let’s get on with the f’ing story. I say every week, I hope this is a plot week. They seem to do 3 no plot shows for each plot show… so we’re due.

  2. Bill says:

    I wasn’t feeling coherent when I wrote this post. Jumping the Shark is very difficult to determine until a show is actually done. Once that happens, we can plot the ups and downs and see where things really went to pot. There were definitely some downs during season one, but it swumg back into line. I have high hopes, but from the preview of next week’s episode, I’m not holding my breath. A strike? We’ll see…

  3. Jeff says:

    Damn, I forgot about that preview.

    Arghhh. Maybe there will be a cylon strike during the middle of it. They’ve been a little too quiet lately.

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