Friday, November 27, 2015

Office Battles(tars)

"It's practically a shot for shot remake."
-Jim Halpert on the similarities between the two versions of Battlestar Galactica-
We all have them. Office battles or battles about Battlestars.

A recent water cooler conversation turned into a discussion over quality science fiction on film. Prometheus (2012). District 9 (2009). Blade Runner (1982) were amongst the topics. Riddick (2013) too, but unworthy of the nomination.

My kids periodically go off on television binges. The Office (2005-2013) was a popular favorite last year. Parks And Recreation (2009-2015) this year. And now we're back to The Office. And why not? It is a brilliant series that never gets old.

These scenes are so meant for the sci-fi geeks that adore The Office. You have to love these moments.

Jim Halpert makes every effort to lure Dwight Schrute into failing a bet that he spends personal time whilst at the office.

Dwight refuses to admit he spends much of his time at the office on personal business.

Jim tries to get him to bite. And there's nothing like a good running discussion on Glen A Larson's Battlestar Galactica Classic (1978-1979) versus Ronald D. Moore's reimagined Battlestar Galactica (2003-2009) to get the juices flowing.

Throw in other random sci-fi and fantasy talk and Dwight is beside himself positively bursting at the seams to correct misinformation about sci-fi and fantasy like any self-respecting geek.

1 comment:

El Vox said...

Pretty funny. Yes, overall The Office can be a decent watch from time to time. I watched the first episode to Jessica Jones last night and thought it was pretty good. It's not family friendly at all, but I think for super hero fare Netflix took the right approach although I've never read any of the source material.