Someone was nice enough to gift me with a few episodes of Battlestar Galactica.
For the most part, this is a very satisfying addition to the world of TV SF. On a number of levels, it pleases me to see the way it is handled as a show, as a homage, as a writing project and the acting quality —and that viewers are responding to most of that.
Battlestar Galactica Blog : Accepted Error
Ron Moore makes an interesting point about story, scripting, and pacing in his Feb 24 blog entry.
Sometimes, you just miss an opportunity. Sometimes you make an error and move on. Sometimes the balance of what you can do falls a wee bit short.
This happens all the time in the GMs chair. You miss something or you short-change a scene for what it might have been. You mis-read a player’s intent and so a PC gets less than hir due.
You move on.
Despite this, or because of it, I love F2F (face to face) tabletop gaming all over the online pbem for speed and response. As player, I’m at my best when the other players are right there with me.