Posts Tagged ‘essay’

Ramblings: I’ve Created A New Verb

August 24, 2008

Assessmenting. The act of completing assessment tasks. Synonymous with ‘beating one’s head against a brick wall’.


Ramblings: Clowns to the left of me, 19th century French novelists to the right

August 11, 2008

Studying has ruined me for any kind of “ism”. Year 9 and 10 Science completely ruined creationism for me. Year 11 and 12 ruined postmodernism (though to be fair, that subject was never very interesting to begin with). The autumn semester at Uni shot to bits any appreciation I had for classicism. And now I’m studying realism, and writing a critical essay on how it relates to Madame Bovary, and I feel like banging my head against the desk until I’m too concussed to write.

Disestablishmentarianism, watch out.


Essay: The Battlestar Treatment

February 25, 2008

In 2003, Ronald D. Moore and David Eiek headed the production team that returned Battlestar Galactica to television. It was bold and fresh. It was dynamic and compelling. It took the fun, campy genre of the space opera and turned it on its head, giving us sci-fi fans a serious, well-written, well-acted and all-around brilliant dramatic series. Audiences loved it. Critics loved it. And not only did most of the 70s’ Galactica geeks eventually get over the changes to the source material, they loved it too. Battlestar Galactica became one of the most successful sci-fi TV shows of recent years.