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Just so you know how the song goes, watch this rendition with Battlestar Galactica clips built in, and then you can sing along to my own version below.

With apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan:

As it often seems to happen that others have me woe’d
I’ve got a little list, I’ve got a little list
Of the trafficky offenders who’d be better off the road
I’ve got a little list, I’ve got a little list

There are those who always have their windows
Tinted far too black
Rich twits who misuse GTIs
And those with trailers at the back
And the fools that go too slowly
And then fools that drive too fast
And idiots who drive cars as if this day were their last
And morons who at last minute will cut you off insist
They’d none of them be missed!
They’d none of them be missed!

I’ve got them on a list! I’ve got them on a list!
And they’d none of them be missed!
They’d none of them be missed!

There’s the beggars who play music from their speakers far too loud
I’ve got a little list, I’ve got a little list!
Their music going “doof doof doof” and deafening the crowd
They’d none of them be missed!
They’d none of them be missed!

There’s taxi drivers, scooter riders, cyclists of all kinds
Bus drivers who don’t know just how to move their big behinds
All those who chat on cellphones while they’re weaving round the bend
And pedestrians crossing highways: may they seek a faster end
And idiots driving recklessly through any fog or mist
They’d none of them be missed!
They’d none of them be missed!

I’ve put them on a list! I’ve put them on a list!
And they’d none of them be missed!
They’d none of them be missed!

Impatient fools who don’t know how join the “back of queue”
I’ve got a little list! I’ve got a little list!
And those who indicate too late should really learn their cue
They’d none of them be missed!
They’d none of them be missed!
There’s Porsches, BMWs, and of course Mercedes-Benz
Toyotas, Hondas, Volkswagens, and Jaguars by their tens
Suzukis, Vauxhalls, Opels, Mustangs, Corvettes, Chevrolets
Ferraris, Maseratis, Fords, Subarus, and Hyundais
But anyway I think by now you must have got the gist
They’d none of them be missed!
They’d none of them be missed!

I’ve put them on a list! I’ve put them on a list!
And they’d none of them be missed!
They’d none of them be missed!

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In case anyone’s wondering, there was no new episode of Battlestar on Friday. The promos after the previous episode said “Join us in two weeks” so I guess we just have to wait it out for the next installment.

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SPOILER WARNING!!

So last week’s Battlestar Galactica got interesting as Starbuck got a little crazy at being told that they were going back to the main fleet. What I don’t understand is how she cooled down so quickly as soon as Gaeta got shot. Bit contrived, but ok. Is it just me, or is anyone else getting annoyed with Baltar’s “savior” spewings? It’s an interesting twist on the old coward Baltar, but it does leave me wondering. It’s too much of a change of character without sufficient motiviation for change; a coward doesn’t become a hero overnight. Back to Starbuck and the events on the base star after Leoben offered a treaty: it was weird seeing a cylon skinjob admitting to death being traumatic, although I suppose I should have expected it. The different Sixes are…strange, to say the least. So it was quite shocking to see the one Six pretty much execute the other (even tho Anders was wielding the pistol). It appears that the resurrection ship is out of range, so no downloading into a new body for these dead skinjobs. Death is permanent, just as in the colonialists. So who else felt that the hybrid’s words “You are the harbinger of death, Kara Thrace!” was a little chilling, especially since she’s supposed to help lead the fleet back to Earth. And whose death is the hybrid referring to? Questions that will be answered in the coming episodes, I’m sure. Still, it does leave me wondering where it’s all going. Oh…and a bald Laura Roslyn…seriously strange. Seriously.

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SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched the episode yet, don’t bother reading this post!

So I watched the second episode of the fourth season, and although it was quite a bit better than the first episode, it didn’t do anything seriously unexpected; in fact, the episode ended pretty much where I predicted it would. What I found pretty interesting, and a brilliant change from the dissention in the human ranks, is to see the dissention in the Cylon ranks starting to grow and have a much bigger effect.

Apollo’s honorable discharge from the fighting crew of Galactica was nothing unexpected, but I was quite surprised to see who appeared to Baltar instead of Six. I’m not sure what it means, just as I’m sure no one is sure at all what Six’s manifestation means, but it does give pause for thought.

I’m not sure where Battlestar is going with all this yet, and it might be a few more episodes before things become a little clearer, if at all. My sincere hope is that, by the series’ conclusion, all the loose ends will be tied together, and that the viewer is at least left feeling rewarded for watching four seasons’ worth of the show!

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Were way too high. Sadness is me. I think I got spoiled with always being able to watch episodes in big chunks, three or four at a time, and without adverts. I never knew that the first episode of a season could be this disappointing.

I would actually recommend that people don’t watch this episode as soon as it comes out but rather wait a few weeks for four or five episodes to accumulate, and then watch. It will probably be much more gratifying that way. I’m honestly contemplating doing the same thing myself. I don’t think I can take all the damn adverts in the middle of everything. They even have adverts between the final scene and the credits. That is just low.

So in the interest of lowering expectations for those who have yet to see the episode, but without being too spoilery, here’s my synopsis of what to expect.

MINOR SPOILERS TO FOLLOW

DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM EPISODE ONE OF SEASON FOUR!

Except for shedding some light on what happened to Starbuck when she hit the hard deck and “died”, nothing exciting happens. A lot of the episode revolves around Baltar and his new purpose and circumstances and some of it is about how the final “4 of 5″ feel about being Cylons. The episode ends with a to be continued. I quite like two part episodes but not when I don’t have the second part on hand to watch right away. The promos had me so psyched for this ep but in the end half of what they showed us in the promo wasn’t even in this episode. From the sneak preview at the end of the ep, it seems all the excitement will only happen next week.

SPOILERS END

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One of the best sci-fi shows to ever grace our screens returns for its final season this Friday. Questions abound about what will happen in the closing season, and of course everyone’s wondering if all will finally be explained. The big issue is what happened to Starbuck? How can she have been to Earth? What is up with Baltar’s Number Six? What will happen to the fleet? Answers will be coming soon, and I am eagerly anticipating the new season! In the meantime, read an interview with Jane Espenson, the only BSG writer who also worked on the other masterpeice, Firefly.

Jane Espenson interview at io9.com

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