When Did Battlestar Galactica Jump The Shark?

The reboot of gritty robot-apocalypse show Battlestar Galactica was a breathtaking revelation, with its complex characters and hard-edged political allegories. And we didn't miss any of the glitzy 1970s baggage that the show jettisoned. But over the past three and a half seasons, little bits of schlock have started… » 5/29/08 1:00pm 5/29/08 1:00pm

Is Starbuck The Worst Commanding Officer Ever?

Starbuck continues to make some weird command decisions, in this clip from tonight's Battlestar Galactica, "The Road Less Traveled," which just went up on Hulu. It's like Apollo slipped her some cubits to make his stint as commander of the Pegasus look great by comparison. But at least she's not about to elect a Cylon… » 5/02/08 10:00am 5/02/08 10:00am

Super-Fast Evolution Means Capricans Would be Hideous, Not Hot.

Brace yourselves, Battlestar fans: in real life Starbuck would probably be ugly as sin. Think more like a Ferengi, less like a supermodel. So would anyone else from the 12 Colonies, most likely. That's the implication of a new study of evolution here on Earth, which shows that natural selection can work at break-neck… » 4/24/08 9:30am 4/24/08 9:30am

A Major Showdown, From Tonight's Battlestar Galactica

Admiral Adama and Starbuck have their tensest moment yet, in this clip from tonight's all-new episode of Battlestar Galactica. It's not that spoilery if you've seen last week's episode — in a nutshell, the actions Starbuck took last week don't seem to have improved her situation at all. The new episode will be… » 4/11/08 6:30am 4/11/08 6:30am

Welcome Back Starbuck! Every Leak, Hint, Rumor or Spoiler There Is to Know About Battlestar Season 4

Starbuck and Boomer clown around on a recent episode of Canadian scifi show Hypaspace — and show a bit of new footage from the next season of Battlestar Galactica, airing April 4. With two weeks still to go, a surprising amount of information and footage from the new season has already leaked out or been officially… » 3/24/08 12:00pm 3/24/08 12:00pm

Starbuck And Six Go On Wine Drinking, Motorcyle Riding Romp

Tricia Helfer has posted some personal photos on her blog that show her with fellow Battlestar Galactica actress (and possible Cylon) Katee Sackhoff riding motorbikes through California's Santa Ynez wine country. Does this mean Starbuck and Six are forming a secret alliance that involves romantic trips and alcohol?… » 2/28/08 8:40am 2/28/08 8:40am

How To Tell When The Fans Are Killing Science Fiction

Science fiction fans are like the bacteria in your stomach: most of the time, they help to keep you healthy. But when the pH balance goes wrong, and the bacteria start running the show, they can make you sick. We've expressed our view that Star Trek deserves euthanasia partly because it inevitably caters too much to… » 2/18/08 3:00pm 2/18/08 3:00pm