For weeks, the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA community has been abuzz about this weekend’s episode entitled “The Passage”. The source of the hype was due to the fact that this was to be the first episode written by fanboy favourite Jane Espenson (Mrs. Espenson has been responsible for some truly fantastic episodes of FIREFLY, ANGEL, BUFFY, STAR TREK DS9 and more). Perhaps it was because I expected too much, or I bought into the hype, but truth be told, I really didn’t enjoy “The Passage.” It was almost as if the episode was trying too hard to replicate the success of earlier episodes such as “Water” and “33”. I didn’t buy that Galactica wouldn’t find food [and in the end I knew they would], so in the end there was essentially no suspense. Let’s hope next week’s fall finale puts the show back on track for the second half of the season. With the return of the Cylons I have no doubt it will.
This weekend’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE was hosted by Annette Bening. I know what you’re thinking, “What exactly is funny about Annette Bening?” or “She’s still acting?” Well apparently she is, but unfortunately for the audience, the only monologue joke the writers could come up with was in reference to Mrs. Bening’s hit movie AMERICAN BEAUTY. A movie that was released EIGHT years ago. Way to be topical SNL! That noise you just heard — me switching my PVR to season’s pass MAD TV.
And finally, one more reason to love FIREFLY and VERONICA MARS’ MICHAEL MUHNEY. This weekend, a FIREFLY convention called “Flanvention” was abruptly cancelled by the company that organized it. Not wanting to disappoint fans, actors from FIREFLY including Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Mark Sheppard, Jonathan Woodward, Christina Hendricks and Adam Baldwin as well as VERONICA MARS’ Michael Muhney turned up anyways to spend time with the fans. Now that my friends is classy. You can check out photos here and here.