A TV columnist made me laugh recently by calling Battlestar Galactica "The best show you're never going to watch." For years, critics and fans have called it "the best show you're not watching," and I liked that this guy was finally throwing in the towell. With the show's final episode airing tonight, the odds are slim there's going to be a sudden spike in the ratings.
But we here at GitW did watch. (Well, I should say Red watched for years and years and I jumped on the bandwagon just in time to catch the final season live). There's probably not much use in recapping our favorite plot twists or Viper vs. Raider dogfights, since no one would know what the hell we're talking about. Instead, I've decided to show you the Top 5 Awesome things You Missed in Not Watching Battlestar Galactica.
1. The Red Dress: Listen, I love the fellas. They really rev my engine. But even I must admitt there are few things sexier than Tricia Helfer (the Canadian Tyra Banks!) slinking around in this little number. I hope it makes an appearance tonight, for old times sake.
2. Rad female characters: Everyone who bitches about the lack of good parts available for actresses nowadays should take a look at what Mary McDonnell and Katee Sackhoff got up to on this show. (Side note: Did Katee Sackhoff have like, hippy parents who let her decide how to spell her name when she was 4, kind of like how Picabo Street's parents let her name herself? I've seen a lot of variations of "Katie," but "Katee" is the dumbest. (No offense to Katee herself, who could probably kick my ass)).
3. A new swear word: Even my non-nerd live-in-squire (I'm still looking for a replacement word for "boyfriend") agrees the show's invention of the word "frak" - used as a substitute for another four letter "f" word that you can't say on TV - is genius.
4. The most loveable villain ever: There are few pleasures, few raptures, few equisite sins greater than loving Gaius Baltar. Actor James Callis (right) somehow makes smarmy endearing in his portrayal of this scientist turned traitor turned disastrous leader turned guru.
5. Life changing questions: Is humanity worth saving? Can the cycle of history be changed? Is Bob Dylan a cylon? Are we human, or are we dancer? Our lives are better for having pondered these questions. And yours aren't.