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My favorite Faux Space Family begins its trek across wherever. Let's talk about:

- 33
- Water
- Bastille Day

Jacob never recapped this season, so there's a dearth of pith and wisdom out there and I feel like we can fix that. (Plus, "dearth of pith"? That was fun to say.)

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tomfoolery815
Nov. 24th, 2006 07:37 am (UTC)
I also really like James Callis in this episode. Specifically, as he's sitting down to play cards, the way he shifts rapidly from charming -- to Gaeta: "Don't let me keep you" -- to his eyes bugging out of his head. In that one facial expression, Callis conveys how Gaius is having a hell of a time keeping all his subterfuge and posing in order.

But Gaius Baltar in a card game? No wonder he excels ... who bluffs better? I thought, when the game was over, Kara was a little turned on. She seems to relish the idea of a worthy challenger at that card game, since there seem to be so few.
marymary
Nov. 24th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Yes! The other funny thing was the way Baltar was talking to Adama, about what he needs for his detector.
Baltar: “I need large samples of tetrahydracycline which, I don’t have to tell you…well, maybe I DO have to tell you, but it’s a highly unstable compound.”
Ha! This is what’s so great about James Callis in this role. He’s quivering and paranoid; he’s haughty, disdainful, superior; he dodges and evades and tries to cover for the hallucinations, but so badly! He has to strike so many notes and make it one guy. And so many moments like this one, especially in the first season and maybe season two, are really funny. I think he’s awesome.

I thought, when the game was over, Kara was a little turned on. She seems to relish the idea of a worthy challenger at that card game, since there seem to be so few.

Yes. : )
tomfoolery815
Nov. 25th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
He has to strike so many notes and make it one guy.
It is remarkable, isn't it? The metaphor that comes to mind is a one-handed piano player. Responsible for all 88 keys, but having to cover the same area in half the time. :-)

he dodges and evades and tries to cover for the hallucinations, but so badly!
There's a great one of these coming up in "Bastille Day," I think. :-)