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by Rick Norwood

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Ratings are based on a four star system.
One star means that the commercials are more entertaining than the program.
Two stars watch if you have nothing better to do.
Three stars is good solid entertainment.
Four stars means you never dreamed television could be this good.

Sanctuary is still on SyFy Friday night. I could not find any listings for it when I wrote my previous column, but my DVR caught it, so I didn't miss any episodes. I particularly like the character of Nicola Tesla.

Battlestar Galactica - The Plan I finally got around to watching the Battlestar Galactica direct to DVD movie The Plan. I was bored. The story retells the second Cylon war from the Cylon point of view. The stars of the series, Starbuck and Apollo, only appear in film we've already seen (or possibly out takes). The only non-Cylon star who actually appears in a few new scenes is Edward James Olmos, who directed. We do get new footage of all of the Cylons, including the Final Five, except Number Three and Number Seven. I assume Lucy Lawless, who played Number Three, was unavailable. And, according to series creator Ronald D. Moore, Number Seven was never intended to be more than a placeholder to fix a numbering error.

The problem is that we know what is going to happen, so there is really no plot, just the doubtful pleasure of seeing the same events from a different perspective. Some plot holes are filled in -- but I was too far away from the original to care. There were a few effective moments, especially with Number One, played by Dean Stockwell. But this is mainly for BSG completists.

My November column was late and, as I mentioned above, did not include my favorite show, Sanctuary, in this listings, so here is what is on in the second half of November.

SF on TV in November 2010

Fringe Tuesday, November 16
Stargate Universe "Malice" by Robert C. Cooper

Thursday, November 18
Fringe "The Abducted"

Friday, November 19
Smallville "Patriot" by John Chilholm
Supernatural "Clap Your Hands If You Believe", Season Six Finale
Sanctuary, "Animus"

Supernatural Tuesday, November 23
Stargate Universe "Visitation" by Remi Aubuchon
Sanctuary, "Breach"

Tuesday, November 30
Stargate Universe "Resurgence (I)" by Joseph Mallozzi

Copyright © 2010 Rick Norwood

Rick Norwood is a mathematician and writer whose small press publishing house, Manuscript Press, has published books by Hal Clement, R.A. Lafferty, and Hal Foster. He is also the editor of Comics Revue Monthly, which publishes such classic comic strips as Flash Gordon, Sky Masters, Modesty Blaise, Tarzan, Odd Bodkins, Casey Ruggles, The Phantom, Gasoline Alley, Krazy Kat, Alley Oop, Little Orphan Annie, Barnaby, Buz Sawyer, and Steve Canyon.

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