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A Small BSG Season 4 Spoiler

I just saw a small Battlestar Galactica season 4 spoiler at SyFy Portal.  I have to say that I'm a little annoyed at reading this piece of information.

Basically, the spoiler says that BSG is adding a new female character to the cast.  Her name is Kendra Taggert (same initial as Starbuck, coincidence? ) and she's a Major who was stationed on Pegasus.  Supposedly Major Taggert went a little loopy after the initial cylon attack (a la Starbuck?!)

I'm not thrilled at all that BSG would introduce a new character at this late stage.  Ron Moore had already said that the show is moving into its third act in a 3-act structured play.  I would much rather TPTB focus on the stories involving the main characters we all come to love and care about through out the years.

Also I'm a little annoyed at Ron Moore's propensity at recycling his ideas.  Case in point:  the much overly used flashbacks, the "head figures" that nobody else can see for multiple characters, the tendency to use intercut scenes, and now another loopy young female character...

I wonder if this new character is being setup to be the last cylon?  Why else introduce a new character when the story is moving towards its finale? *sigh*


May. 8th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
I don't know what that dinner is about either. Do we need to decide now, or just register now and decide on the activities later?

If we have to decide now, then just pick whatever strikes your fancy. That dinner sounds fine to me. Also, I assume you'd want some autogragh/photo thingie with Jamie and/or Katee?

Since this will likely be our first-and-only chance to attend any "con" I say we should just make the memories last!
May. 8th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
X--you really are coming to DragonCon??????

Let me know if you go to that dinner-thingy. I don't know what that is about, either. Shawn doesn't want to go, and I know that Laurie got DragonCon tickets but not to the dinner. I need to send in my form this week so we can get the $60 rate!

Ooh, I'm excited about the prospect of meeting you!!!!

May. 8th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)

I just went online and booked the tickets for me and ClairdeLune for Dragon*Con. So yap, we are going!

I'm very excited at the prospect of meeting you and Laurie in person! I hope Jordayna gets to go too!

As for the dinner on Saturday, I'm leaning towards going since we have to find a place to eat anyway. But I couldn't pay for the dinner while I used PayPal to register for the Con, so I'll have to call them later. We may not have any control over whether we get to go--the seatings maybe all sold out by now.

I tried to book the Con Hotel, but the website says it's all sold out for those days. Have you decided where you are going to stay?
May. 8th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
We don't know where we are going to stay, or if we are. Atlanta is about 30 minutes away, so Shawn has mentioned just driving in. Me, I would rather be downtown so we can enjoy ourselves and not have to worry about driving late and such. Plus, we have never been away together overnight without the kids, so that would be nice. It would also be nice to not have to do dishes!!!!

We still need to talk about it some more, but with Shawn on jury duty during the day then owrking at night this week, it's making it kind of difficult. I will let you know as soon as we decided.

May. 9th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
Oh it would be cool if you guys can stay overnight so we can party!

So you are planning to go to the Con sans the kids? That sounds really nice. Also it's nice that Shawn is going there with you!

Poor Shawn, jury duty is no fun!

Please keep me informed of your plan. Also maybe I should mention this at the Realm... Laurie is going to Dragon*Con too, isn't she?
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May. 8th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Okay, I've used PayPal to register both of us for the Dragon*Con.

I agree that this most likely be our first-and-only chance to attend a "con" so I'm inclined to attend that dinner on Saturday night. We got to eat somewhere anyway, and it might as well be Dragon*Con's dinner banquet--for that price, the food might be less desirable, but it's the experience right? The only thing is, I couldn't pay for the dinner through PayPal, so I would have to call the Dragon*Con office later. The seatings are limited, so we may not be able to attend after all.

I also checked the Conference hotel--Hyatt Regency Atlanta. FRAK!FRAK!FRAK! I acted too late--the hotel is all sold out during those days. The hotel website says Diamond Members are guaranteed availability. Geoff and I are members of Hilton chains. :( How about you? Would you by any chance be a Diamond Member at Hyatt chain?
May. 9th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
Would you by any chance be a Diamond Member at Hyatt chain?
Nope. Sorry. :(

No worries. We can camp on the streets. Or camp in the Four Seasons. Your call.
May. 9th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
No worries. We can camp on the streets. Or camp in the Four Seasons. Your call.

WOW! Four Seasons--that's really nice! Think we can get a room there?

p.s. I wimp out even camping in a tent, so street is definitely not going to happen!
May. 10th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, I actually did something this morning instead of just sitting on my lazy bum (and fielding calls from work).

I booked us for 5 nights (from Thursday to the following Tuesday) at the Ritz. Four Seasons is a bit too far, but this Ritz is only a few block from the Hyatt. I will e-mail the details separately so you can Google map.

No worries if you don't like it, want to change the dates, or want to stay elsewhere. I can cancel w/o problem. I just want to make sure we have somewhere to sleep, and Ritz is usually a good bet all things considered.
May. 11th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
Ritz looks really nice. I looked up google map's satellite image, and it's not that far from Hyatt Regency. As to the Con's overflow hotels--Hilton looks kinda drab from the exterior, and Marriott seems to be all booked too for those days.

Thanks so much for doing this. I was stressed out thinking we are not going to find a hotel near Dragon*Con! *Phew*
May. 8th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
Forgot to tell you that I chose "xwacky" for my badge name, and "ClairdeLune" for yours. I hope it's okay with you.
May. 9th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
Thanks for doing this. It's fine. Though I would have preferred "Liebestraume" which is what I go by on Sci-Fi forums. Is it too late to change? No worries if it is. Just curious.
May. 9th, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
Oops! I thought you might be using a different screen name on the Skiffy board, but I didn't remember what it was. *head banging wall*

I'll call the Con office tomorrow to see if I can still change it. I was planning on calling them anyway to find out more info about Saturday's banquet.
May. 9th, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
Will you let me know what they say????

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May. 9th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
'Kay, it's done! I called the Dragon*Con office earlier today, and the lady switched your badge name to Liebestraume. :)

I also asked about the dinner banquet. Basically, it's the "award ceremony" where they pass some awards to some of the guests, special guests, special special guests... Anyway, she told me that banquet tickets are given to the guests of the Cons, but it's entirely individual guest's discretion whether he/she choose to attend. So she can't predict who's going to be at the banquet.

At this point, there are still plenty of seatings available for the banquet. But she did say that based on how things are going, the banquet will be sold out this year. She can't swear for sure, but from her past experience working for the Con, she predicts they will still have spaces available in June and July, but August can be iffy.
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