Frack, no more BSG?

As I do when I find a series I like, over the last couple of weeks I binge-watched all 3 seasons of Battlestar Galactica. I did the same with Heroes. In both cases, eventually the tragic day arrives when I’ve caught up with the States. At best, this habit means waiting a week in between episodes, something which really doesn’t suit my lifestyle and OCD personality. At worst – well, in the States, BSG is all over until a mini-series in September, while the next season doesn’t start until 2008.

In the short time since my stockpiled episodes of Season 3 ran out, I’ve been feeling strangely sad, lost, angry and…look, let’s be honest – really quite alone.

This very well put-together ‘gag reel’ has made it all a little bit better (warning – contains spoilers!):

By the way, if anyone knows the proper details about the gag video and how it got to the interwebs, please let me know in the comments. i.e. was it on TV or a DVD extra, or was it released into the “virusphere”?

Anyway, it’s on YouTube now, and therefore=work.

Well, at least fan videos (where vernacular creativity and proprietary content get all entangled and bear fruit) are work, definitely. Like this very sweet Starbuck/Laura number for example:

5 thoughts to “Frack, no more BSG?”

  1. I must say, that was not an entry I expected to see on your blog, though it is one I wholeheartedly agree with. The wait will be horrible! In the mean time, I suggest Rome if you haven’t already seen it…

  2. Cyron, what are you trying to do to me! I’d heard Rome was great, but then forgot about it. Now you’ve reminded me though, hmmm…I _might_ have some jetlag-induced insomnia to get through while overseas in a couple of weeks…;)

  3. Hi Jean – Have you listened to any of Ron Moore’s BSG commentary podcasts? If not — highly recommended! Great insight into the creative decisions and process of each show. Plus a really good example of how to effectively engage and interact with a fan community (in a way that is actually useful and meaningful to that community).

  4. hey hey… the story goes, re the gag reel, that it was put together by the production crew and was shown at the BSG season 3 wrap party… how it got on to the interwebs is anybody’s guess…

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