Red Right Hand: SOME QUALITY MATERIAL
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

SOME QUALITY MATERIAL

About once a week, I'll hit this topic.


This week, the best TV show was Battlestar Galactica "Valley of Darkness" written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle (Deep Space Nine).

All the usual great, tense writing I have come to expect from this series is here, but this week things take on a little bit of a Die Hard tone and the show amped up with some adrenaline. Three words. Cylon. Boarding. Party.

While I dig the sci-fi/political bent this show has taken and look forward to what it's going to say on the topic of religion as it gets further into the Cylon culture, sometimes I like to see some violence.

If you missed it or failed to TIVO it, hit the BitTorrent and download 2x01 and 2x02. Then keep watching on Sci-Fi channel. Not through BT every week. Watch the damn commercials. Give the channel the ratings. They're paying for the show.

Rescue Me was also worth attention this week, but it seemed like they're still building toward stuff and that this was what I like to call a "utility" episode.

Also, if you've been wary of dropping the cash on a Firefly DVD set, they're airing on Sci-Fi now.


Ex Machina #13 written by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ultimate X-Men) with art by Tony Harris (Starman, Obergeist). Comic of the week.

Vaughan has a great handle on politics and on super-heroes and they continue to collide in a manner as to make such delightful explosions. In this issue, former super-guy and current Mayor of New York, Mitchell Hundred gets the call for jury duty and being a stand-up guy, he answers the call. To that end, he's like Bartlet with a foul-mouth.

Also, there's a new super-hero in town. Doubt that's a good thing. Great for story, just...you know. Not a bad jump-on point, but I recommend starting at the beginning with the First Hundred Days trade paperback.
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