OK, so the Battlestar Galactica season 3 finale: Meh. No, not even meh. Ugh.
First, Baltar's trial was full of squandered potential. Wasn't Caprica supposed to testify? Why did the lawyer formally known as Apollo take the stand instead of delivering his speech in a closing argument? What was the point of having Gaeta perjure himself? Seriously: The entire thing was bungled.
Second: The big reveal of the final five = Lame! And not so much making sense, tho it could be a big fake-out, I guess. I hope.
I love this show sooooo much. But the finale of S1 ("Holy Gods! Boomer did what to Adama?!") and S2 ("Holy Gods! That Baltar administration isn't going to work out so well!") were so much better.
Well, at least The Shield is back in a few weeks.
Readers with good memories may recall this 2004 Pick of the Week, penned by yours truly, that focused on a very bad woman named Marjorie Hagen. (It was our Pick because an author was in town promoting a book about Hagen, and at the time, Hagen was in her final days of incarceration.)
Well, Hagen's in trouble again, according to the Tucson Citizen. I am just glad she hasn't killed anybody, at least that we know of.
This is one hell of an alternative to divorce ...
So, does anyone have any thoughts on this week's cover story?
Maybe Fife Symington will find his extraterrestrial friends in the 50 years worth of UFO files that France has just opened.
So Fife Symington just came out and told CNN that he saw the "Phoenix Lights" in 1997, and that he thinks that they were caused by a UFO from another planet.
You know that pet-food recall, stemming from the kidney failure of some cats who had eaten the food? Well, it's put a dent in the Humane Society of Southern Arizona:
Today the Humane Society of Southern Arizona sorted through our pet food and had to throw away a large quantity of the recalled brands of dog/puppy and cat/kitten food. Any assistance you can offer to help promote this food drive would be greatly appreciated! As always, many thanks for all you do for us!
"Stuff the Ark" schedule:
Thursday, March 22: Petco, 5405 E. Broadway Blvd.
Friday, March 23: PetSmart, 4140 E. Grant Road
Saturday, March 24: Dry Heat Trading Company, 6544 E. Tanque Verde Road
Sunday, March 25: PetSmart, 4374 N. Oracle Road
Here are a few events that did not make it into our print edition.
The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
Brincando El Charco. The UA Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies presents the free screening of Brincando El Charco. Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, scholar of Queer Puerto Rican Diaspora from the University of Michigan, will introduce the film and lead a question-and-answer session.
The Pima Air and Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia Road
Jets and Vetts. The annual Jets and Vetts event takes place in Hangar 4. Forty vintage Corvettes will be on display. $13.75 for adults; $10.75 for seniors; $9 for children 7 to 12; free for children 6 and younger. Call 618-4821 for more info.
22nd Street and Country Club Road
Youth Expo. The fifth annual Glassman Foundation Youth Expo will offer cooking demonstrations, pioneering projects, rain gutter regatta boat races, marshmallow shooters, bottle rockets and more. Alvin Townley, Eagle Scout and author of Legacy of Honor: The Values and Influence of America's Eagle Scouts, will sign books. $1 per person. Call 750-0385 for info.
The Invisible Theatre
1400 N. First Ave.
Benefit Chamber Reading. Confessions of a Nightingdale will be performed by Manny Ferris and directed by Yolanda Miller. $25, with a portion of proceeds to benefit New Orleans Habit for Humanity. A half-price rush sale will take place 30 minutes before the show for any remaining tickets. Call 882-9721 for reservations.