Things are starting to pick up after episode 3 in season 2.0 (Fragged), and I have developed a healthy dislike for Col. Tigh. There are a number of things that bother me so far about the series, most of which is that all the characters seem so, well, stereotypical. The butch female fighter who has a hidden soft side but a tough exterior, the flawed military man with a troubled past and a liking for the bottle, the self-confident and often over-confident son, the scheming wife, and so on. However, I do happen to really like the nutty professor. Gaius Baltar is actually turning out to be my favorite character in the whole show.
Many questions do arise, however, about the overall status of the show. Like, for example, where does Col. Tigh find his endless supply of booze? I remember running out of booze years ago as an undergrad after the bars had closed in WV, and we couldn’t find a drop to drink anywhere and had to run on fumes and Parliament of Funk. Col. Tigh, however, is trapped on a ship with no means of production in outer space, chased by an alien space fleet after what is essentially the apocalypse, and yet he has an never-ending flask of green scotch?
Seriously? What is up with that?
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I should probably add that while Tricia Helfer seems to have attracted all the geek lust for BSG, Grace Park is much, much better looking.