Monthly Archives: December 2016

Some first thoughts on “Travelers”

In “Travelers,” Leah Cairns is ready for her close-up. Well, yes, literally—but I mean that in episode ten, “Kathryn,” she’s finally given a well-earned showcase. No spoilers for this post, just praise. First, a brief introduction. In the same sense that “Battlestar Galactica” was but wasn’t a sci-fi show, “Travelers” is but isn’t a time-travel […]

Maggie’s theme / Racetrack cue

I have a new-ish piece to present. (It was actually published in late October and I forgot to say anything here.) I have spent a lot of time this year in the company of Maggie “Racetrack” Edmondson, as posts passim explain. Racetrack is a pivotal character, and I have lamented that Bear McCreary never wrote […]

Holiday special 2016

Musicam novam præsento. I’m calling this one my “holiday special”; it’s a fun little thing that came out of mucking around with a bunch of vAnalog synths. (I had spent several days writing to Adam Lastiwka’s very electronic Travelers soundtrack and was inspired to spend a studio day working with electronic sounds, which I haven’t […]

Of our current moment

So tedious a thought is it that I might have to spend four years prefacing my every comment with the same words, again and again, that I might have a t-shirt made up: “#NeverTrump, I didn’t vote for him—buuuut…” Rich Lowry has a pretty good piece in the National Review this morning, arguing against what […]

Populus Coloniarum Duodecim vs. Gaius Baltar

As @BSGMuseum’s #bsgglobalrewatch2016 gets ready to head into the last stretch of season three, “the trial of Gaius Baltar,” Laura observes that “for all his crimes, he’s one of us,” and the question is put: Upon first watch, would you have found him guilty/innocent before his trial? That’s not straightforward to answer. The easier answer […]