The Battlestar Galactica Drinking Game

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Culture, Miscellaneous, Visual

Watched the new Battlestar Galactica that came on last night. I really liked the episode, but it continues along what I consider a fairly bad trend of relying upon flashbacks to tell a story. The second season really suffered for it, mostly because it was springing things on us that were implausible given the way we had seen events play out in previous episodes. The year and a half gap between season two and season three gives some significant time to explore drama that occurred during that period, but I still think it’s rather sloppy to so consistently rely upon flashbacks.

While watching this week’s episode, even though I enjoyed it, I thought things were just taken to the point of absurdity. Hence I devised this little game to participate in while watching the show.

The Battlestar Galactica Drinking Game

-Every time a character other than Colonel Tigh has a drink on-screen, take a drink. Count multiple people drinking together as one person unless part of different scenes / groups.
-Every time Battlestar Galactica cuts to a flashback, take a drink.
-If the flashback is of someone drinking, take two drinks.
-If the flashback is of something that did not occur on-screen in prior episodes, take two drinks.
-Every time Battlestar Galactica cuts to a flashback of people drinking in a scene that did not occur on-screen in prior episodes, take three drinks.
-If Battlestar Galactica cuts to a flashback of anyone other than Colonel Tigh drinking in a scene that did not occur on-screen in prior episodes, finish your drink.

Wildcard Event:
-If an episode of Battlestar Galactica attempts to justify or explain how the characters have access to so much liquor while flying through space with limited supplies, double the amount you drink for each of the above occurrences.

If you’re still sober at the end of an episode then congratulations, you’re a Cylon! No human metabolism can handle that much drinking in an hour.

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