I was chatting with a fellow DT junkie about some different shows the other night and both Lost and BSG came up. We are both sick of the plot on Lost crawling uphill at the speed of molases in January . At the rate their going we'll never see a monster or a rescue because the show will be canceled before it gets revealed. It's almost not even worth watching, it's easy enough to look up the episode the next day. We talked about the whole 'wagon training' thing, personally I think they're already doing that. When the series premired I was thinking it was only going to be one or two seasons (that was the original plan wasn't it? ) You can take 2 seasons and make them 4 or 5 (or more ) by throwing in a lot of filler ie all the backstory filling up the eps. Lost would be closer to done without so much character back story, but god forbid you kill a cash cow.
At least until the rateings slip
The conversation took a turn for the better when we started talking BSG.
A dieing leader will take them to earth. Laura is running out of time fast. It went from her having months to live to just weeks. So either they're going to have to find earth fast or she is going to have to find a way to prolong her life right? I can see her passing the torch off to the old man, but I can't see Guias becoming president. Dealing with Pegasus I wouldnt be suprised if Adama declared martial law putting himself in charge, I don't think Laura cares much for Admiral Cain either. The Pegasus is fucked up. They could definatly do several episodes surrounding an encounter between the two battlestars. It's possible that some of the civillan ships, like the Astral Queen, would side with Pegasus. Adama is not going to leave Helo and the Chief to be executed. It's more then that they are his men, he needs these people alive for the survival of the fleet. Laura will agree. They need their pilots and they need the chief bad. Guias and the cylon are still on Pegasus too, I think he will want to get back to Galactica and the fleet, probably with the cylon.
The show is able to take a day in the life and turn it into an episode, sometimes two. They could finish the second season with Laura still alive, but I doubt she could live through season 3 without some new treatment.