I was a little late to the new Battlestar Galactica thing, but I’m decidedly hooked. It’s some pretty good TV. But with no cable and no TV, I’ve had to be creative. I rented the miniseries and season one from the local video store. Then I bought seasons two and three from iTunes for $1.99 per episode, then I totally cracked and bought the Razor DVD. Now it’s season four, and the deal with iTunes is off for the usual reasons of greed and silliness.
I was generally resigned to poaching off friends or waiting until the end to get the DVDs, but it turns out that the SciFi channel is streaming full episodes delayed a week or so on their web site, http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/episodes/index.php so now I watch an episode on Saturday morning and pay nothing.
Sure, I can’t put it on my ipod, and the episodes could disappear from the site at any time, but I was happy to pay $1.99 to iTunes or about $4 per DVD to the video store. It seems to me that the SciFi channel people have missed out on some of my money. Too frakkin’ bad for them, I guess.