It's bittersweet, but BSG is back for a few more episodes, and then it is gone. I've been sitting on this post for a while in the hope that I'll spontaneously gain enough artistic talent to illustrate the couplets in the style of Edward Gorey, but no such talent has emerged. Perhaps I need to wait for an eclipse.
A is for Adama, who leads them all through space.
B is for Baltar, who betrayed the human race.
C is for Cylons, that blur tech and life.
D is for Dualla, the put-upon wife.
E is for Earth, the end of their quest.
F is for Frak, at the censor's behest.
G is for Galactica, the old battered heap.
H is for Helo, with a baby to keep.
I is for Ionian, the cloud of unheard song.
J is for Jump, instant travel that goes long.
K is for Kobol, of days long gone by.
L is for Lampkin, in whose truth is a lie.
M is for Muffit, thank goodness it's gone.
N is for New Caprica, from which the humans are withdrawn.
O is for Opera House, the place of all the dreams.
P is for Pegasus, where Gina sits and screams.
Q is for Quorum, the body politic.
R is for Roslin, whose cancer makes her sick.
S is for Starbuck, who passed through death's door.
T is for Tyrol, who's one of the Four.
U is for Uniform, which is dapper and yet plain.
V is for Viper, the human fighter plane.
W is for Wireless, their word for radio.
X is for Xaviar, from the abominable show.
Y is for Yahren, that never was said.
Z is for Zarek, and all he misled.