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Raising Cain

By Wyatt Earp | September 24, 2005

The bitch is back.

One of the telltale signs that I have enjoyed a particular television program is my reaction immediately afterwards. For example, after watching the season finale of Battlestar Galactica tonight (yeah, yeah, I know their schedule is askew) I literally said “Holy shit” to my TV screen.

I then pressed “rewind” on my TiVo (I love you, TiVo!) to watch the last two minutes again. And then I did it again. And a third time. After that, everything finally sunk in. And it was good.

Tonight’s episode, entitled “Pegasus,” is a direct remake from the original (read: campy) series. In it, a sister battlestar (the Pegasus, commanded by Lloyd “Mendelbaum! Mendelbaum!” Bridges) appears after presumably being destroyed in a cylon attack. The new series’ creators kicked this version up a notch:

1. “Commander” Cain has been cast as a woman (Michelle Forbes, pictured above).

2. Cain is recast as an Admiral, thus outranking Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos).

3. The two commanders do not see eye to eye.

I won’t spoil the fun for those of you who haven’t seen it yet – including Bill, who really needs to get DirecTv! – but the last two minutes were as exciting as anything “24” can dish out.

I can’t wait until January.

Topics: Battlestar Galactica | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Raising Cain”

  1. The Conservative UAW Guy Says:
    September 25th, 2005 at 10:10 pm

    January. Sweet!
    24 time!

  2. Tyler D. Says:
    September 26th, 2005 at 12:02 am

    I have screamed at my TV a few times this season.

    Wyatt, does TiVo require a subscription I am thinking about getting it.