Saturday, September 23, 2006

True Confession #1

I've been outed. It's true - I'm a SciFi fanatic. It started at a young age when the original Star Trek was on and my family always watched it. I have 2 brothers and a dad that controlled the TV so it wasn't long before we all fell in love with the original Battlestar Galacticia. I've always LOVED any time travel movie (Somewhere in Time, for the girls) or book (the Outlander series) and read alot of fantasy (that would include JRR Tolkien) when I was younger. I hit the SciFi channel every day to watch Stargate SG-1 and I've printed a picture of Samantha Carter so Rosie can cut my hair like hers. Any Star Trek on the air - I will watch. Seen 'em all. I was so excited when Phil used the Phage in a sermon over the summer! That's some serious sci fi!

Last night Jim and I watched the season finale of both Stargate SC-1 and Stargate Atlantis and I can't believe they are making us wait to find out what happens in, what, 6 months? All the dedicated fans would have tuned back in anyway! Why make us wait??!! I do have to say that the time traveling Dr. Who has always left me uninterested. I watched the new one last year and it wasn't appealing - too British, maybe?

None the less, life goes on. For me it's going right to Battlestar Galactica! It begins in 2 weeks and I'm beside myself! These are not your daddy's Cylons - these are BAD guys. Or are they? They believe in a god that created them. They have more faith than the humans usually. The humans believe in multiple gods that are fashioned after the gods of Greek mythology. History has shown us that all peoples have a creation mythology - why wouldn't robots? And what happens when robots and people procreate? Because on Battlestar Galactica they are. There's also an interesting contrast between how we do government and they do government. How much is the military in command and who commands it? What about religion in the presidency?

A rather long confession, I know. The link will take me forever but feel free to follow them. I've even put Galactica's webisodes link on here because they have original little tidbits! If you follow the 2nd link it's a 3 minute re-cap so you can join me in my addiction. Have a great weekend and May the Force Be With You.


Anonymous said...

You are hilarious. I myself cannot stand any of those shows! hahaha In fact, I give my mom a horrible time about watching them. She joins you in your sci-fi obsession. I was forced my entire life to watch Star Trek, maybe it caused me to rebel against "the force"?? =) Who knows. I just know I find it all too humorous to actually watch....and take seriously while I'm watching. hahahahaha You are too funny though, I got a good laugh out of this. =)

Sarah said...

Sci-Fi, Schmi-Fi, I say (although I always wanted "romantic hair" like Jane Seymour in Somewhere in Time) -- New Gilmore Girls Tuesday night!!!!!! Woo-hoo!!

Megan Ware said...

I have finally found a kindred spirit every friday starting at 7pm i sit in front and watch the sci-fi channel. I have seen i think all of the stargate sg-1's and most of the atlantis's, did not get into galatica until last year but i will definately check out the link. Good to know there are other sci-fiers out there :-D

Steve Duer said...

Have you read the "Time Travelers Wife" yet?

Denise W. said...

Of course I read "The Time Traveler's Wife"! I have it in hardback - bought when it came out. It was interesting and a little creepy at the same time. She first meets him when she's young and he's in his 40's. Kinda icky. Although now that you mention it, I may go back and read it again.