It looks as if I'm making this Battlestar Galactica week, because I can't stop thinking about it.
Is anyone else tired of the "48 hours earlier" editing style that they've been using as of late? It seems like every damn episode in the middle of season 2 did this, and it drove me completely nuts. Isn't it enough to put spoilers in the credits without having to put them in the episode too?
Also, the octagonal paper thing keeps getting more and more irritating to me. Honestly, are we really expected to buy that this parallel branch of humanity has exactly the same kind of electrical outlets, has internal combustion engines that are identical, firearms that work the same way, Australian accents, English accents, hot Asian chicks, Hummers, identical military ranks, plus a 24 hour day, yet something as fundamental as paper and books are so drastically different? Don't even get me started on the regional dialects.. are we really expected to believe that everyone from Old Australia suddenly decided to settle in New Australia on Earth?
It really seems as if they've put a lot of effort into the mythology of this show, it's just a shame that they haven't at all tried to make things mesh with society as we know it. I mean for goodness sake, every continent here on Earth has different electrical outlets, and they all came into being at relatively the same time. Do you really think it's possible that people on Caprica have the same kind of outlets that us in North America do? That's just stupid. Make the things that would be reasonably expected to differ differ (such as the Hummers; there's no way theirs would be just like ours), but keep the fundamentals the same. I won't even complain if there's no explanation for the switch, just make the paper and books be suddenly square and I'll be happy and shut up.
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