Category: Battlestar Galactica

BG3: “Torn”

The World Premiere of “Battlestar Sonatica!” 

     “Torn” is the first episode in Season 3 to truly move on from the New Caprica storyline and take us into uncharted territory. The insights into the inner workings of Cylon society are reminiscent of the revelations in Season 2’s “Downloaded,” but this time around we get to see the Cylons in their own environment.  



Instruments of Battlestar Galactica: Electric Violin

     This week’s episode, “Collaborators,” is one of the best of the entire series. However, I don’t really have much insight to offer, since it uses a relatively minimal amount of score — a welcome change of pace after the epic grandeur of the first four shows. This decision was made because the drama functioned so well without music, there was no reason to over-saturate it with unnecessary emotion.

     So instead, let me introduce a performer whom you’ve heard on virtually every episode of Battlestar Galactica, since the very first episode.



BG3: “Exodus, Part II”

They don’t get any bigger than this!

     “Exodus, Part II” is epic enough to be a season finale. Hell, even a SERIES finale would be lucky to get an episode this jam-packed with frantic battle sequences and powerful story resolutions. But no, on Battlestar Galactica, we’ll do it on episode FOUR just to keep you on your toes.




BG3: “Exodus, Part I”

     The first three episodes underwent some major surgery in the post-production process, even before I was brought on board to score. This is most evident in this week’s “Exodus, Part I.” Scenes that were cut from 301 and 302 got nudged into this week’s episode (the entire D’Anna / baby subplot in fact!), and the battle sequence of the script’s second half evolved into next week’s episode.


BG3: “Occupation” / “Precipice”

     This might be a little ambitious, but I’m going to try to update this thing for every new Battlestar Galactica episode in Season 3. (We’ll see how long I can actually keep this up!) I’ll try my best to keep these spoiler-free, but just to be safe, I’m going to assume that you’ve seen the episode before you actually read this.