Constance March 11th, 2007
Â Even Heather Havrilesky is turning her back upon the show.Â See her today’s “I Like To Watch” column in salon.com.Â Â
Â Why does this matter to me?Â Heather is the one who got me watching the show in the first place.Â Havrilesky (who isÂ annoyingly objectionable all in her own right) has got a lot to answer for, if you ask me.
Since my first questions about BS-5, I’ve read all of Abigail Nussbaum’s postings on BS-G at her blog, “Asking the Wrong Questions,” (you should check out her blog — she writes insightfully about all the shows that interest me, and about things I know nothing about as well).Â I particularly liked her post in which she assessed the second season, which was much of how I felt as well.Â Evidently the third season has borne out my feeling that watching it was not going to be worth my time.Â Additionally, Nussbaum’s posts sent me to readÂ Dan Hartland’sÂ essays at Strange Horizon, which haveÂ concurred with so many of my own reservations and frustrations with the show.
Is Ron Moore ilike about a 5th string Joss Whedon?Â It’s as though Moore’s imitated what he thought Whedon accomplished with Buffy, The Vampire Slayer.Â But like all thoseÂ guys who have endlessly recycled fantasies and gamesÂ out of Tolkien’s accomplishment with The Lord of the Rings, he seems only to see the result of theÂ enormous amount of work and fore-thought, and creativity, as well as questioning, but has no idea how the result was achieved — all that thinking, work and creativity.Â You cannot separateÂ successful effect fromÂ all the elements that create the effect.