Battlestar Rhapsody

December 27, 2009

Relatively smart and funny re-telling of Battlestar Galactica. Warning, contains spoilers, and is probably responsible for Freddy Mercury spinning in his grave at 33 1/3 RPM.

Battlestar Galactica – The beginning of the end

April 5, 2008

Battlestar Galactica
If it absolutely has to be the last season of Battlestar Galactica (and really, it’s time), then we’re off to a good start with last night’s season premier.

I’ll spare everybody the spoilers at this point, but I can’t resist posting this (relatively spoiler free) clip…

If you missed it, the entire episode is up at Hulu (which is turning out to be a lot cooler than most of us expected).

Battlestar Galactica and the Death of Networks

May 15, 2005

On Mindjack this week, Mark Pesce has an excellent article — “Piracy is Good? How Battlestar Galactica Killed Broadcast Networks“.

The article starts out with a familiar refrain (one I’ve sang myself a number of times) — the one about how P2P distribution has been shown to actually increase conventional consumption. In this case, the example is the wildfire spread of Battlestar Galactica torrents in the three months between the series airing in the UK and the US SciFi channel premier, with an unexpected increase in viewership in the US.

Old stuff — which doesn’t make it wrong, the networks just don’t want to hear it.
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