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Space Is the Place
At last! EW had the good sense to put the most gripping and intelligent show on TV on its cover. Battlestar Galactica proves sci-fi isn’t just for geeks who still live with their parents (even though I do). Thanks for recognizing quality.
Delta, British Columbia
I screamed when I saw your Battlestar Galactica cover. I’ve been trying to tell my co-workers about the best drama on TV and they looked at me like I was a Cylon. I only wish you had done multiple covers like you did with Lost. I would have loved to see Adama, Apollo, and Starbuck.
It’s about time EW gave Battlestar a cover story (”Great Space Coasters”). One thing that irks me, though, is you act as if BSG is some new show about to air its pilot. Why else would the cover tag read ”TV’s Next Great Cult Hit”?
Thank you for finally putting BSG on your cover. The show is a deft blend of pure drama and sci-fi with a generous helping of superb writing and acting. But I do have a bone to pick. In discussing the show’s ratings you mentioned other ”inferior” shows and you threw Farscape into that mix. Wonderfully acted and directed, with great special effects and a dash of humor thrown in, it’s Sci Fi Channel’s first sci-fi show to transcend genres.
Powder Springs, Ga.
A ‘Girls’ Thing
I am still trying to figure out how you could give the Gilmore Girls season premiere an A- (Television). I am a huge fan, but I found that episode to be uncharacteristic. There was no witty banter and the characters seemed rusty. I know it’s hard to admit when a great show goes bad, but I think it is time. If only Amy Sherman-Palladino would return!
‘Ways’ and Mean
I find Mr. Willman’s categorical dismissal of Clay Aiken’s A Thousand Different Ways unfortunate (Music). I trust that people who appreciate all musical genres will take a few moments to listen for themselves and not miss out on a wonderfully tender offering due to a frosty review.
I’m glad that Martin Scorsese can be humble and not care that he has never won an Academy Award for Best Director, but I can’t (”Back to the Mean Streets”). Watching the Oscars last year and seeing him not win for The Aviator was just dumbfounding! I have lost my faith in the Academy.
New Canaan, Conn.
Actor Mickey Hargitay died from multiple myeloma (Monitor).