Battlestar Galactica

Season 1 Episode 11

Colonial Day

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 18, 2005 on Syfy

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  • Eat your heart out, Geena Davis

    Mary McDonnell is the best actress on this show. I don't care what you might have heard to the contrary, but that's the way it is. That Sackhoff kid's got some spunk, but she's out of her league here. And don't even mention those ex-models they have strutting around. No, no - this lady's the real deal. Too bad this episode didn't do much to show off her talents, in spite of all the screen time she got. But she still manages to be extremely believable as the President, woman or not. But on the bright side, Richard Hatch is back. The erstwhile Apollo is still suffering from his messiah complex, it seems, but I can't say that I mind. The old series lacked a civilian perspective on the fleet, but this new Galactica has not only that, but factions to question the civilian government in the form of Tom Zarek. Now there's some intrigue - will the Cylons destroy the fleet, or will the humans destroy themselves first? And speaking of Apollo, why can't this show give Lee Adama something better to do? He's facing some thug down in a bar, and what does he say? "After you leave. Which is now." How is that supposed to be intimidating? It doesn't even make any sense. Give the guy some better material, some kind of history or motivation and something to do besides bug the hell out of Kara Thrace, and let's see if this character can develop into something, I don't know, a little less ... annoying. Also, for the record, Gaius Baltar is a dog. A reporter? In the men's room? That's something to brag about, right there.

    Someone needs to work on the extra handling in the future. The press corps lost interest in their interviews pretty quick, and those guys listening to Roslin speak looked like they'd rather be watching the pyramid game in the bar than be where they were. Eyes on the nice lady, fellas.
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