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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2009, 00:19 
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Excellent find, knarf. Thanks for sharing that.

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So in other words, the writers didn't know how to explain Kara's story so they just let her disappear. That's the worst and lamest explanation/cop out I've heard of. The explanation for the imaginative Six and Gaius wasn't any better.

I don't think it was that big of a letdown. Listen, we're talking about a sci-fi show that seems to have fed us a whole lot of religion along the way. All the unexplained stuff basically comes down to divine intervention (like Racetrack's dead hand hitting nukes at exactly the right time), so why can't Kara just be an instrument for that as well? She had a job to finish, which she did. She no longer had any purpose on earth. So she vanished, like she had come back in the final ep. of season 3.
And the head six/Baltar were originally thought to be some sort of projections. They were angels who needed to take a form the persons seeing them would follow. The fact that they were still the same form 150.000 years later was just for continuity's sake.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2009, 01:21 
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alan smithee wrote:
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Excellent find, knarf. Thanks for sharing that.

:green:

So in other words, the writers didn't know how to explain Kara's story so they just let her disappear. That's the worst and lamest explanation/cop out I've heard of. The explanation for the imaginative Six and Gaius wasn't any better.

I don't think it was that big of a letdown. Listen, we're talking about a sci-fi show that seems to have fed us a whole lot of religion along the way. All the unexplained stuff basically comes down to divine intervention (like Racetrack's dead hand hitting nukes at exactly the right time), so why can't Kara just be an instrument for that as well? She had a job to finish, which she did. She no longer had any purpose on earth. So she vanished, like she had come back in the final ep. of season 3.
And the head six/Baltar were originally thought to be some sort of projections. They were angels who needed to take a form the persons seeing them would follow. The fact that they were still the same form 150.000 years later was just for continuity's sake.

I'm sorry, but I don't buy it. Maybe it's because the whole religion angle has become a great pain in the butt for me from around season two or so, or maybe because the writers themselves admit they were writting the show on the fly, like the case was with Kara's dad.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 29 May 2009, 01:20 
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Final season to be released on DVD on June 1st.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
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28 Jul 09 in R1
(28 Jul 09 for complete series box, too)

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 29 May 2009, 03:05 
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alan smithee wrote:
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28 Jul 09 in R1
(28 Jul 09 for complete series box, too)

That whole box sounds like a great buy. Any word on the Blu Ray (which I may get in a year or so)?

Edit: wow, this looks awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 29 May 2009, 11:13 
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I wonder why no one mentions the Caprica pilot.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
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I wonder why no one mentions the Caprica pilot.

Because it's gonna blow?

(Also, I haven't seen the pilot.)


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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
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I wonder why no one mentions the Caprica pilot.

b/c Netflix says "Long wait"

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 29 May 2009, 21:49 
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So, I'm the only one that saw it?

Anyway, My feeling about it was "Didn't we just finish this series, already? Are we really going into this again?". I felt like I had enough of this many gods vs. one god debate, and I'm not really interested in going into it again.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 02 Jun 2009, 07:35 
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So, I'm the only one that saw it?

Anyway, My feeling about it was "Didn't we just finish this series, already? Are we really going into this again?". I felt like I had enough of this many gods vs. one god debate, and I'm not really interested in going into it again.


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I started watching it, and I was definitely not drawn into it much...I'll give it a chance, but a small one

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
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I'll give it a chance, but a small one

though there's only a tiny chance of that

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 21 Nov 2009, 12:13 
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So, just started watching this, finally. I've seen the mini-series and first seven episodes. I don't know why I didn't get to it sooner, seems like the type of thing that would be right up my alley. (Well, actually, I do know why I didn't get to it sooner, because me DVD rental list is freaking huge.)

Some friends of mine got the boardgame, and we've been played it quite a few times. It's really good, though freaking (or should that be frakking?) tough, if you're human. So I joined in when they told me there wouldn't be spoilers (sure, except for those 'you're a cylon!' cards). Now they want to get the expansion, which goes past season 1, so I finally caved and started watching.

Anyways, the real reason I'm posting is to say that I'm pleasantly surprised. Stuff that I thought I was spoiled on, through just hearing stuff in the media and whatever is all obvious from early on - like Tricia Helfer being all in Gaius's head.

Also: James Callis makes fabulous crazy faces. And poor Tahmoh - in both of the major roles I've seen him in, he spends a large part of his on-screen time apart from the rest of the cast. Wonder if that's just coincidence, or he doesn't play well with others.


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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 21 Nov 2009, 22:58 
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Yeah... it starts out really good... and just like X-Files it really ends in a frustrating, over-convuluted, over-self-indulgent, over-psudo-religious mess.

In the end I was so done with the show that I now have absolutely zero interest in Caprica. Zero.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
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Yeah... it starts out really good... and just like X-Files it really ends in a frustrating, over-convuluted, over-self-indulgent, over-psudo-religious mess.

In the end I was so done with the show that I now have absolutely zero interest in Caprica. Zero.

Luckily Todd here isn't speaking for the rest of us. Great show, with some very flawed (streaks of) episodes.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
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Say what you will about the very last moments of the finale; up until then it was totally captivating and brilliant television.


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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 22 Nov 2009, 02:13 
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I never got into Battlestar, just couldn't get into it, seemed a bit naff to me sorry. Weirdly though I have loved that other spacey type one Defying Gravity.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 09 Dec 2009, 08:58 
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Update: So, I was watching at a decent pace, and certainly enjoying it, but not over the top about it.

Then, I had a three day trial adjourned Monday, so I had a free day yesterday, and sat down to watch an episode in the morning. I was still going at midnight, having watched all of the latter half of season 2, and the first five episodes of season 3. I really just couldn't stop. Everything in relation to New Caprica, and the presidency shift, and the occupation was phenomenal, I thought.

Although I'm slightly disturbed by some of the policy implications - if you know you're the better candidate, it's okay to rig an election, because if you don't, look how messed up things get.


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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 29 Dec 2009, 19:28 
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Not a further update. Instead, something to share: http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/12/28/battlestar-galactica-bohemian-rhapsody/


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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2010, 13:06 
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finally brought BSG...

just got 2 eps of season 1 to go, then I got season 2 to watch before buying the others... hoping I can watch it all before Caprica comes out

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finally brought BSG...

just got 2 eps of season 1 to go, then I got season 2 to watch before buying the others... hoping I can watch it all before Caprica comes out

If Caprica the series is even close to as bad as the pilot, don't bother.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
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Watched BSG: The Plan. Besides being decidedly not-for-cable (topless bartenders, sex scenes and a communal shower scene), I thought Olmos did a decent job directing this DTV piece.

It was fun revisiting the past and seeing it all from a new perspective (definitely cast some episodes/story arcs in a new light). It almost made me want to go back and rewatch everything... almost.

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 Post subject: Re: Battlestar Galactica
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Finished season one... ooh it was good.

It also almost made me want to buy the Buck Rogers Boxset.... almost.

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Watched BSG: The Plan. Besides being decidedly not-for-cable (topless bartenders, sex scenes and a communal shower scene), I thought Olmos did a decent job directing this DTV piece.

It was fun revisiting the past and seeing it all from a new perspective (definitely cast some episodes/story arcs in a new light). It almost made me want to go back and rewatch everything... almost.

I thought it was a decent movie as well... though that final season really turned me off of the show for now. But the movie was done well enough that it almost made me want to see what Caprica is about... almost.

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Watched BSG: The Plan. Besides being decidedly not-for-cable (topless bartenders, sex scenes and a communal shower scene), I thought Olmos did a decent job directing this DTV piece.

It was fun revisiting the past and seeing it all from a new perspective (definitely cast some episodes/story arcs in a new light). It almost made me want to go back and rewatch everything... almost.

Any notable nudity or just no names?

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Watched BSG: The Plan. Besides being decidedly not-for-cable (topless bartenders, sex scenes and a communal shower scene), I thought Olmos did a decent job directing this DTV piece.

It was fun revisiting the past and seeing it all from a new perspective (definitely cast some episodes/story arcs in a new light). It almost made me want to go back and rewatch everything... almost.

Any notable nudity or just no names?

Just a bunch of no-name actresses (plus one actor).

The sex scene involved Lymari Nadal who was in American Gangster

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