The exciting conclusion of our Galactica 1980 marathon; or, What.The.Frak?

by meanlouise April 8, 2009 Galactica1980

We did it. We watched all 10 episodes of Galactica 1980. To celebrate, we started watching the original series. It’s also hokey and silly, but by comparison? It’s art. No, actually, it’s not. But it’s something closer to art than Galactica 1980. One could say that the final (completed) episode of 1980, “Return of Starbuck” […]

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Balltestar Galactica

by meanlouise March 9, 2009 Galactica1980

Balltestar galactica, originally uploaded by meanlouise. Even the people who got paid to oversee the DVD authoring of Galactica 1980 didn’t care enough about this show to pay attention.

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Galactica 1980 episode 6: Just like the Bad News Bears, only without the news. Or the bears.

by meanlouise February 27, 2009 Galactica1980

So here we are, plodding through “Spaceball,” another fine Galactica 1980 episode. (Confused? See yesterday’s post for concise explication of the various Galactica series). “Spaceball” is the personification of hell on earth, in that it’s a whole episode devoted to the premise that everyone loves precocious children playing baseball against a formidable opponent and winning […]

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This will be on the final so pay attention

by meanlouise February 26, 2009 Galactica1980

1. This contains minor BSG (new series) spoilers, so be warned. 2. Yesterday’s post was so full of typos and grammatical errors I practically had to rewrite it last night. sorry. My posts about Galactica 1980 are causing confusion. To clear things up, here’s a primer. There are 4 Battlestar Galactica series, including the forthcoming […]

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At long last we find the impulse for our Galactica 1980 marathon

by meanlouise February 23, 2009 Galactica1980

We realized people have Oscars-watching parties because it’s the only way to make the damned things entertaining. Poor Hugh Jackman. He tried so hard, but he was doomed by the dreadful material he had to work with. We were embarrassed for him during that opening number. Husband and I decided it was time, time to […]

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Galactica 1980

by meanlouise August 25, 2008 Galactica1980

I have been promised really, really good painkillers next week. No more of this woosey Vicodin crap. We’re talking narcotic lollipops. This means that it may at last be time to face my arch-nemesis. No, not Wolf Blitzer. Galactica 1980. I’m about to go totally meta here, and quote from that previous post about why […]

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Galactica 1980

by meanlouise November 3, 2007 Galactica1980

In February 2006 the SciFi channel aired a Galactica 1980 marathon. In a series of escalating dares, Husband goaded me into watching it. Perhaps it was the gray February weather, or maybe it was the drugs. Whatever the reason, I accepted. Later, we needed to make room on the Tivo and I only saved one […]

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Galactica 1980 post part 5; I only wish the 6th episode starred Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce

by meanlouise March 9, 2006 Galactica1980

Wet Hot American Summer is a highly under-rated Janeane Garofalo movie about the last day of summer camp. Toward the end of the film the motley assortment of awkward campers prepare for the requisite softball championship scene. The dialogue goes like this: Counselor: So I say, when those anonymously evil campers from Camp Tigerclaw get […]

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Galactica 1980 marathon, part 4, wherein I talk about Knight Rider instead because I still haven't been able to bring myself to finish watching episode 5

by meanlouise March 1, 2006 Galactica1980

Obligatory Galactica 1980 content: Glen A. Larson was the executive Producer of Knight Rider, and even co-wrote the theme song. This has been bothering me for a while. Since 1982, to be precise. Have you ever paid attention to the prologue for Knight Rider? “Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a […]

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Mormons, or, Galactica 1980 marathon, part 3

by meanlouise February 26, 2006 Galactica1980

Husband informs me that Barry Van Dyke and Not-Starbuck’s dorky motorcycles could fly in the first episodes of Galactica 1980, I was just in some sort of fugue state during the flying dorkcycle scenes and didn’t notice. Oh well. Welcome to day 3 of the Galactica 1980 Fest, wherein we don’t actually watch an episode […]

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