Battlestar Galactica finale

Season 2 is now finished, wow what an ending. I'd love to talk more about it, as you know I've not mentioned it much since the mid-season break. This is because I've got Catherine watching it and she's still a bit behind so I don't want to spoil anything. However season 2 ended in the same fashion as season 1, the largest cliff hanger ever. How annoying. It was a fantastic episode, and I really hope they explore more of the Cylon heroes again in season 3 - which is already confirmed, I think it has some good potential I was kind of disappointed they didn't manage to squeeze this into season 2, but judging by the amount of stuff they had going on I'm amazed they managed to fit in everything they did without making it seem too rushy....

Sunday, 12 March 2006 · 1 min · Paul Smith

BBC olympic coverage

Why don't they show any medal ceremonies? I like the medal ceremonies. What's worse is they say here comes the medal ceremony and then cut back to the studio. Disappointed. I also don't care for them interviewing the British people in the events, sorry I don't want their opinions.

Monday, 20 February 2006 · 1 min · Paul Smith

A new Halo book

Bungie: On the novel front, we had our last story meeting with Eric Nylund, who will almost certainly be delivering a thrilling new Halo novel in the near to mid future. His story outline is fantastic, thrilling stuff and he's already well into the process of writing it. We are in the lucky position of seeing it grow and evolve into what I predict will be another NY Times bestseller....

Monday, 13 February 2006 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Kameo - soundtrack of the year

Well since Wester seems to be in a bit of a Lord of the Ring soundtrack mood at the moment, I thought I'd talk a bit about one of my now all-time favourite soundtracks - Kameo Elements of Power, yes it's an Xbox 360 game and it probably has one of the best game soundtracks ever created. It's composed by Steve Burke and performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Kings Choir....

Monday, 23 January 2006 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Battlestar Galactica is back with Resurrection

It's kicking ass. 2x11 is a really great episode, the only annoying thing is now I have to wait until next week to see what happens. D'oh! I thought it was great how the writers made Admiral Cain seem like a real bitch, but not in the usual cheesy way, she's definitely got her positive side, as Starbuck has discovered. Really liked how how they worked in the loyalties between Starbuck and the Pegasus XO, makes you wonder what's really going to happen....

Monday, 9 January 2006 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Which fantasy/sci-fi character are you?

I'm Data from Star Trek apparently! Who are you?

Sunday, 1 January 2006 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Echelon Song what's it about, what are the lyrics?

Back when this post was originally written there was very little information regarding Echelon Song also known as the Song for Voroshilov (refering to Kliment Voroshilov) on the internet, which is why I did a blog entry about it. The song was originally written in 1933 by Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov and was about the railway warfare used in the Don from winter 1917 to summer 1918, ending with the Battle for Tsaritsyn where the White Army was defeated....

Monday, 7 November 2005 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Cylons are people too

Back on Caprica before the attack, and sometimes I forget there was a world before the attack, I knew someone, a woman, unlike any other woman I'd ever known. She was unique, beautiful, clever, intensely sensual when she wasn't in my bed, she was in my thoughts. She was a Cylon, and she changed my life in a very real, very fundamental way. In that I have quite literary never stopped thinking about her, because I love her, to this very day I love her, and she looks exactly like you....

Sunday, 25 September 2005 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Battlestar Galactica Home review

Well we have a break this week from Battlestar Galactica, thankfully things have been rounded off quite nicely - a long time coming after the huge mess that was the first part of season 2. It really stepped into gear in the last few minutes of Home, Part 1 - the scene with Adama walking through the corridor after speaking to D, you finally realize yes this is the bit when everything is going to get sorted, the fleet is going to get back together, Roslin and the Adama are going to put their differences aside....

Thursday, 1 September 2005 · 3 min · Paul Smith

Battlestar Galactica Valley of Darkness

Much more action-oriented then Scattered with a group of Centurions onboard Galactica, but saying that it probably has one of the most moving and convincing scenes in recent sci-fi with Starbuck and Helo. Helo looking around for food in Starbuck's place, talking about Noodles, while she puts on a really beautiful piece of music and just sits down and spills her thoughts, you can just feel that she's moved by the music, something she's probably not heard in a long time, and never thought she'd hear again, leaving Helo just staring....

Saturday, 23 July 2005 · 1 min · Paul Smith