01/21/2005: "These are the thoughts that kept me out of the really good schools." --George Carlin
An interesting realization just struck me.
I've been paying some attention to the airing of the new SciFi series Battlestar Galactica. Not obsessive attention, but decent "shoot 'em up in space" science fiction is a pretty rare commodity, and I therefore tend to encourage even the mediocre exemplars of the genre
[Clarification: by that statement I am not, either express or implied, stating that I think the new BG is mediocre or worse; so far I'm enjoying it, and I'll confess to becoming a bit infatuated with the character of Laura Roslin (I wish they had a permalink to that profile, but it's a damn Flash driven website.... *grumble*):
President of what remains of the 12 Colonies of Kobol. Projecting class and confidence, she possesses great innate intelligence and stoicism.They forgot to mention she's also sexy as hell (IMHO; then again an older woman with "the right stuff" has always been able to turn my head). But I digress....]
SciFi's been promoting the hell out of the new BG, both on SciFi itself (duh!) but also on Air America. I've noticed, though a subtle difference in an audio clip used in the promos (ok, on SciFi it's a video clip... nitpicker...).
On SciFi, the clip is Commander Adama and President Roslin (thanks to Mike Hollihan in the comments for clearing my earlier confusion on this score up). The exchange goes like this:
President Roslin: I never wanted this responsibility.On Air America, the audio clip goes like this:
Commander Adama: The Cylons never asked us what we wanted.
President Roslin: I never wanted this responsibility.I'm starting to obsess about this difference (lately, more than I've been obsessing over Laura Roslin, which is beginning to worry me, but I'll leave that for another post. Maybe). There's got to be some explanation for this variance (do they think that each version is targeted to the demographic that represents the audience of that particular medium?), and pretty soon I'm going to start losing sleep til I figure it out....
Commander Adama: Welcome to the big leagues.
UPDATE: In addition to setting me straight on the identity of the speaker, Mike has a quite plausible speculation on the reason for the two versions. Next question--Mr. Mike, which one is the "real" transcript? Or are they both cobbled together from three different scenes? (This is assuming that the episodes in question have even aired yet, so I'm probably putting Mike unnecessarily on the spot. Sorry about that, Mike, didn't mean to...)
Len on 01.21.05 @ 11:51 AM CST