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battle of the podcasts


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i've been listening to the podcasts of my two favorite shows for awhile now, and i have a few words to describe each.

lost:
smug
self satisfied
defensive

battlestar galactica:
probing
self depricating
analytical

i've found that listening to carlton cues and damon lindeloff has actually lessened my enjoyment of the show a great deal. listening to them make smug jokes about fan questions while patting themselves on the back for their cleverness leaves such me with such a bad taste. and last night's episode was the best in such a long time. goodbye lost podcast, i'm done.

battlestar producer ronald d. moore's podcast couldn't be more different. he sits down at his home and watches the show as he speaks. he talks about successful and unsuccessful aspects of each episode, what the original intent was, and provides a really insightful look into the creative process behind the show - in fact, in an amazing move, the most recent podcast is simply a recording of an entire writer's meeting, midseason. we get to hear ideas first brought up in that meeting, and compare them to how they played out this season. it's also fascinting to hear how each writer will have different specialties - one person knows military life, another knows politics, someone else is better at distilling dramatic moments. brilliant.


3 responses to “battle of the podcasts”

  1. Blogger jnkiefer 

    If I can't email direct, I'll just have to keep reading about your life. Great blog, by the way. Hope all is well.
    Jenni Kiefer

  2. Blogger Lazarus 

    Hey Joe - I came across your blog from some comments on tvsquad and found your post about the podcasts. I have to say that I've actually had the opposite reaction to the BSG podcasts and feel the same way about them that you do about the Lost podcasts. If you're interested, I go into a little more detail here.

  3. Blogger Lazarus 

    Hey Joe - I came across your blog from some comments on tvsquad and found your post about the podcasts. I have to say that I've actually had the opposite reaction to the BSG podcasts and feel the same way about them that you do about the Lost podcasts. If you're interested, I go into a little more detail here.

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