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Starting Rumours, Part 2

November 24, 2008

frikfrakvegasby spacepug

What happens in Vegas, may happen again in New Vegas…

Ok, I am being a bit of a trouble-maker, aren’t I? Couldn’t resist. They looked so cute.

But I also felt the need to wade into the fray on an issue that has come up about the soon-to-air new webisodes for Battlestar Galactica. It seems a number of my favourite websites have forgotten their own rules regarding spoilers.

While bloggers have generally been good about protecting the identity of the two new lovers to be revealed in the webisodes, their very headlines have broadcast what makes this relationship different from most of the others we have seen on the show.

That, in itself, was news. I think that also means it was a pretty frakkin’ big spoiler.

Granted, I live in a country where the issue featured in the new storyline is on the back burner. We may not all agree about anything other than just to let people be, for now. I recognize that recent political events have proven it to be a divisive and emotional topic in the US.

Galactica’s creators have admitted they draw parallels between current political events in the US and events that unfold on the show, whether it be water-boarding or stealing elections. They are going to keep pushing our buttons. Let us not let our strong feelings on these issues spoil the enjoyment for others, when there is so little new BSG left.

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One comment

  1. Awww! Frik and Frak! They’re adorable!

    Just wanted to drop a note to say how impressed I was by how sneaky you were with talking about that particular spoiler without actually giving it away. You managed to do that extremely well, much better than some fandom sites I could mention. :P

    Also, a friend of mine pointed out that on blogging site that allow you to choose icons to go with your post, even people who are doing a decent job of hiding the spoiler behind a cut, are then blowing it completely by using icons that make the nature of the secret extremely obvious.

    I have to say that frankly, I suspect an inside job in the leakage of this spoiler. I think SciFi did it to drum up interest for the show’s return. It has all the marks of a purposefully-leaked spoiler to me – a juicy spoiler bound to evoke curiosity from even casual fans, yet not something that really will likely spoil any of the show’s truly major story arcs. Given who in the online fandom community had the spoiler first, I really do suspect deliberate spoiler leaks straight from the top.

    My .02 anyway, YMMV and all that.



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