You must be kidding...

dan's picture

I generally live in the world without cable, but today I'm visiting someone with it.
This is what just showed up on the SciFi network:

"Battlestar Galactica's Three Greatest Love Scenes brought to you by eHarmony.com"

I don't know whether to laugh, cry, or lose my lunch.
I'm thinking a little of all three.

th's picture

3 greatest love scenes

3 greatest love scenes sounds dumb. But I got hooked on the Battlestar Galactica DVD's over Christmas when I had some time off. It actually has really interesting plot lines - like where the evil robot lady who may or may not only be in one character's head is trying to convince him to put his faith in God.

*I only watched season 1 so please dont spoil it for me!*

SciFi has always been able to explore subjects that would be corny in any other context.

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That is awesome! You have

That is awesome! You have to remember that sci-fi geeks need love too.

In particular, I have a very close friend who can talk about Battlestar Galactica for hours and hours (side note: when at bar and friend starts talking BG, immediately begin planning exit strategy). I'm always looking for women for him that meet his criteria of being "young, anorexic skinny but with a stripper body (aka bosoms), likes to listen rather than talk, and a huge sci-fi fan".

Obviously, the sci-fi fascination also deludes him into thinking that this soulmate exists and he should continue waiting for her. But now if eHarmony is targeting that audience? Well, well...i may just have to sign him up and check the little box under interests next to "Battlestar Galactica Fanatic". Things may be looking up for him.

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lrl wrote:But now if

lrl wrote:

But now if eHarmony is targeting that audience? Well, well...i may just have to sign him up and check the little box under interests next to "Battlestar Galactica Fanatic". Things may be looking up for him.

Whatever happened to the good old days when geeks went to cons and had to duel it out with the 50 other geeks for the attention of the 1 fegeek. Not that I would know anything about that.

dan's picture

I'm not dissin' Battlestar

I'm not dissin' Battlestar Galactica (the current series).

It's the match.com "love scenes" tie-in that leaves me queasy.

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lrl wrote:That is awesome!

lrl wrote:

That is awesome! You have to remember that sci-fi geeks need love too.

In particular, I have a very close friend who can talk about Battlestar Galactica for hours and hours (side note: when at bar and friend starts talking BG, immediately begin planning exit strategy). I'm always looking for women for him that meet his criteria of being "young, anorexic skinny but with a stripper body (aka bosoms), likes to listen rather than talk, and a huge sci-fi fan".

Obviously, the sci-fi fascination also deludes him into thinking that this soulmate exists and he should continue waiting for her. But now if eHarmony is targeting that audience? Well, well...i may just have to sign him up and check the little box under interests next to "Battlestar Galactica Fanatic". Things may be looking up for him.

I could find several matches for your friend if he were gay.

Battlestar is a pretty interesting show if you don't mind the occasional bad episode.

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dan wrote:I'm not dissin'

dan wrote:

I'm not dissin' Battlestar Galactica (the current series).

It's the match.com "love scenes" tie-in that leaves me queasy.

I've actually never even seen an episode of Battlestar Galactica and therefore didn't even know there were "love scenes". That kind of freaks me out a bit too.

For those that enjoy some good sci-fi series, I'd highly suggest Babylon 5. An ex got me hooked to it about 10 years ago when it was on TV. I now own the entire series on DVD but that is the only one I will publicly admit to watching.

dan's picture

I've seen a few episodes of

I've seen a few episodes of Babylon 5.
Two were really good, two were not so good.
I might sit and watch the complete series when I'm retired. :)