Episode 155 – It’s About the Mission, Bro

Episodes discussed: Angel 3×3 That Old Gang of Mine and BSG 1×10 The Hand of God

Time Stamps: Angel 00:00-58:50r; BSG 58:50 to the end

That Old Gang of Mine

Written by Tim Minear; Directed by Frederick King Keller

Gunn two crews end up in conflict. Discussion points include:

  • Unfocused direction and problematic characterization
  • Gunn’s internal conflict
  • Wesley’s coldness and authority
  • “He’s got the mission”
  • What are they loyal to?
  • Fred’s awkwardness and intellect
The Hand of God

Written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle; Directed by Jeff Woolnough

The crew of the BSG take a risk when trying to steal fuel from the Cylons. Discussion points includes:

  • “The Big Mac”
  • Who is “the hand of God”?
  • The next crisis of resources
  • Striking first for the first time
  • Starbuck and Apollo switch roles
  • The big musical finish

Listen to the song “Wander My Friends” by composer Bear McCreary and read his notes about the “Adama Theme” here.

Bear McCreary’s Google Talk is below. Beware of spoilers for the future of BSG!

Next time: BSG 1×11 Colonial Day and Buffy 6×3 After Life.


About Katherine Sas

I graduated from Messiah College in 2009 with a B.A. in English Literature. I'm a student of all things arts and humanities, in particular Tolkien, the Inklings, and the fantastic and imaginative tradition in storytelling.

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