Lost: Left Behind

Kate Left behind
A decent lost-episode this week. A Kate centric one. Didnt care too much for the Kate flashbacks, though she did look cute wearing a cap. The Others have left their little townville, and moved on to who knows where (someplace on the Island I assume) and Locke joined them. Apparently Ben doesnt need his doctor anymore and left Jack with Said, Kate and Juiliet. The general consensus is that Juiliet is up to no good and I tend to agree. She is now joining the beach crowd… Said didnt like the idea (neither did Kate) but they let it go for now, since Jack seems to really like her.

Highlight for me was the con Hugo pulled on Sawyer, trying to make him a ‘better person’ 😀 . Best Sawyer crack “I am not getting the Korean vote“.

Sawyer and Hugo

Couple of things were odd though, the other leaving their compound all of a sudden. The Smokemonster showing up (is he after another bad person ?) and not being able to climb the sonic fence, and the group walking about to the beach while they could move into the now deserted Otherville…

Next week should be interesting, a Juilet centric episode, we dont know that much about her yet, so we should get to know her a bit better.

Screenshots from lost-media.com.
Jay and Jack
Generally Speaking
The Transmission

Pirated TV shows are very popular in Sweden

The report also said that Swedish youngsters and adults watch over an hour of pirated TV every week with Prison Break being the most popular show. 35 percent of the people who watched an episode of Prison Break in the last month indicated that they did not watch it on TV but rather on their computers after downloading the episodes via P2P.

Especially this quote is very true:

The main reason was the fact that people like the liberty to watch a show whenever they please and without commercials. Another prominent reason was many downloaders did not like the delay between a US showing and the Swedish showing. They would rather download it hours after the US showing then wait days for it to be shown on Swedish TV.

Article on afterdawn.com and Torrentfreak.

BSG: Crossroads

The Final Five Minus One

Just watched the final BSG episode of season 3 and it’s ending sure surprised me ;). And I am sure I am not an exception. It was suggested that the person you’d least expect to be a Cylon, col. Tigh, was in fact one of the final five. Also didn’t expect Baltar to be found not guilty. The testimony by Felix was very odd. Apparently he still had an axe to grind with Baltar.

And why didnt we expect Tigh to be a Cylon ? Because it goes against everything previously stated in the show and in interviews with Ronald D. Moore. In the interview (link below) RDM states that the writers just came up with this ‘plot twist’ halfway through this season. This just hints at very sloppy writing and makes one of the fundamental plots in the show seem like an afterthought. In the interview it is simply explained away with ‘Oh but they’re fundamentally different Cylons‘. Yeah right 🙄 . I guess they came up with this concept halfway through the season as well. Found a good blogpost here and Alan Light’s rant in his latest podcast is pretty clear about it ;).

My take on the whole thing, how it will end up, is that the ‘final 5’ cylons are a whole different type of breed from the regular ones we have seen so far and have a different agenda and want to live with what’s left of the human race. Somewhere in time they split from the cylons we know and these other cylons are very different in character than our regular cylons. I assume Starbuck to be no. 5, who will lead our gang of ships to earth. Unfortunately we’ll have to wait until january to see what happens next :(. How cruel !

Interesting links:

Interview with Ronald D. Moore

Alan Light, Combat information center, very nice podcast and forum

Starbuck is back !

Screenshots taken from bsgmedia.com.