Geek Quorum #4 – Lost Finale

After six mind-bending seasons, Lost has ended. Was the finale a satisfactory ending to the series? We review and discuss the final episode, ask what other mysteries should have been explained, and rate how Lost now stands among other top scifi shows. We also view the finale from a BSG fan‘s perspective: would harsh critics of the BSG finale regard …

Geek Quorum #3 – Avatar

We discuss the landmark sci-fi film Avatar! We assess the production design versus the perceived lack of story and dialogue. Was the movie Oscar worthy? We consider the potential of the motion capture technology, and the possibility of 3D TVs in the home. And what of a sequel? We entertain some ideas about what the next movie may entail. Quorum …

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Galactica Quorum #92 – “Michael Nankin Interview”

We interview director Michael Nankin about some of the great episodes he’s done on BSG and Caprica. He discusses how he approached filming the deaths of notable characters, as well as bringing new characters and locales to life (Vergis, Barnabus, New Cap City…). He also provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the production decisions for several key episodes, including …

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Galactica Quorum #91 – “End Of Line”

“End Of Line” finally moves some key story points forward. The progression is nice, but there’s still a long way to go. Was it an effective mid-season cliffhanger? Does anyone care whether Amanda lives or dies? Or believe that the U-87 is toast?  The call to Daniel–from whom? And is he relevant now that his company royally frakked up the …

Galactica Quorum #90 – “Ghosts In The Machine”

Daniel was putting Zoe through tests in “Ghosts In The Machine,” but we’re the one feeling tortured–whether it was the abundance of screentime for bratty Zoe or the head-scratching misadventures of Joseph in New Cap City, it was a trying viewing experience. New Cap City has turned into a disappointment, but we still would like to know–where’s Tamara? The Quorum …

Galactica Quorum #89 – “The Imperfections Of Memory”

Amanda‘s character continues her bizarre descent in “The Imperfections Of Memory.” We ponder over her strange visions and the unusual relationships she has with Clarice and Daniel. News of a new BSG spinoff has us undeniably excited. Meanwhile we try to forecast what changes may be in store for Caprica, now that the show has supposedly taken a new, firmer …

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Galactica Quorum #88 – “Know Thy Enemy”

“Know Thy Enemy” was a typical “setup” episode–but setup for what? Not a lot happened, but the introduction of Vergis and Barnabus seems to signal a shift in the story. But what of the other storylines, especially the most interesting one: Tamara? Instead, we are left to roll our eyes over the creepy tech guy, and Clarice’s slapstick spywork. The …

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Galactica Quorum #87 – “There Is Another Sky”

It’s not the show BSG fans expected, but with “There Is Another Sky,” Caprica may have finally found its footing. We were very intrigued by Tamara and her storyline in New Cap City. Her dad, however, is a mess–on the show and as a character. The virtual world seems completely at odds with the hard-wired BSG universe, but we’re hopeful …

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Galactica Quorum #86 – “Gravedancing”

Perhaps the most charming part of “Gravedancing” was the dancing Cylon. While the issue of the Holoband‘s effects on youth was interesting, watching the Graystones squirm on a studio set was hardly gripping. And did you really think there were going to kill off Amanda? At this point, what characters are drawing you in? Do you mind seeing actors from …

Geek Quorum #2 – This Season’s Sci-Fi TV Shows, Part 2

We continue our roundup and review of this season’s sci-fi TV shows.  We discuss the merits of Stargate Universe, Dollhouse‘s strong finish, and the consistency of Fringe. We also mention some noteworthy books that we’re reading, and bring up Felicia Day’s web show, The Guild. Quorum members were Brian, Dimitry, and Jesse. Listen using the player below, or subscribe to the podcast using …