Battlestar Galactica Revival

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its a bunch of outtakes basically filling in a bunch of pointless details of the first half dozen or so episodes

larry craig memorial gloryhole (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 21 December 2009 17:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

sort of. it's a mish-mash of deleted scenes, "from the other side" stuff, and... just pure crap. they upped the fx and portentous music budget iirc. i've pretty much wiped it from my memory.

i doubt it'll ruin the earlier seasons: it may as well be a fan video, if the final seasons have any fans.

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Dean Gaffney's December (history mayne), Monday, 21 December 2009 17:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

man they effed this show up so bad.

akira goldsman (s1ocki), Monday, 21 December 2009 17:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

yep. tragic, really.

larry craig memorial gloryhole (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 21 December 2009 17:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

One good two-parter in S4 (the mutiny one).

Communi-Bear Silo State (chap), Monday, 21 December 2009 17:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

4 suxx then? ;_;

cozwn, Monday, 21 December 2009 17:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

big time

Dean Gaffney's December (history mayne), Monday, 21 December 2009 17:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

the worst ever

akira goldsman (s1ocki), Monday, 21 December 2009 17:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

i liked season 4 okay but i feel like they rushed through the really dope shit (the mutiny being a good example) and lingered way too long on the portentous shit and lee and starbuck's final scene was closer to marky mark having a chat with his dead mom in 'four brothers' than anything that belonged in BSG.

pantalols (omar little), Monday, 21 December 2009 17:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Avoided this forever having a very strong attachment to the original. Every short clip I saw seemed silly. When the mini-series/season one became available on Blu-Ray recently, I said what the heck and put it on my queue. Furious torrenting and 2-3+ episodes per day and a month later I am just astonished at how good it all was! I haven't felt like a kid in this way in a very long time. I kept expecting things to go downhill but I was purely riveted throughout and up to the final shot - maybe watching it all at once helped. Perhaps too much speculation leads to disappointment. I haven't devoured this much of a tv series in as short a time since I obsessed over Heimat/Die zweite Heimat.

Spencer Chow, Friday, 5 March 2010 02:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

We started re-watching the series again this weekend. It's cool seeing the Galactica with all the lights in the hallway working, when everyone's still...well, alive. Look! There's non-beardo Chief! And look, oh look it's Kallie! Helo's got a thing for lollipops! And Gaeta all fresh-faced and non bitter. It's like flicking back through an old yearbook from a highschool that you actually liked and have fond memories of.

I lol'd at Six's wacky go-go-dancer-hooker-from-space outfits in the early episodes. ie the crazy plastic lace getup with giant silver panels on the skirt that she wears right as Caprica goes KaBoom. WTF.

And cosign upthread, re: The Plan. It's truly dire. Eddie Olmos' paint splattering directorship left a bad taste in my mouth and The Plan fares even worse in his hands. Plus it's totally needless, the 'revisionism' is just boring. Cavill was the only high point and I even got tired of him in the end.

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 5 March 2010 02:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

I lol'd at Six's wacky go-go-dancer-hooker-from-space outfits in the early episodes

i totally "lol'd" at this amirite fellas

the archetypal ghetto hustler (history mayne), Friday, 5 March 2010 11:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

ok, watching the "miniseries" rite now, seems pretty good. there's a lot of stuff i'm feeling.

but every performance from anyone under 30 is real bad. is that the way it is for the whole show? kind of a problem imo.

goole, Thursday, 1 April 2010 03:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

someone please put this franchise out of its misery. it's getting worse than sonic now
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/10/battlestar-blood-chrome/

posting for godot (cozen), Saturday, 23 October 2010 18:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

Awesome! Can't wait.

Jeff, Saturday, 23 October 2010 18:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

nothing's worse than sonic :(

former moderator, please give generously (DG), Saturday, 23 October 2010 18:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

No wonder they switched to a new series.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 October 2010 22:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

The show, which Stern said wouldn’t air before the end of 2011, said the show would employ virtual sets produced by digitally scanning the Battlestar Galactica sets before they were taken down.

greaaaaaaat

candid gamera (s1ocki), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 22:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

Episode I -- The Cylon Menace

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 October 2010 22:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

what?

great. Caprica's cancelled? shiiiiittt

That is the stench of tyranny (VegemiteGrrrl), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 22:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

been re-watching the BSG reboot. even the weaker episodes in the first couple seasons are redeemed by the presence of Baltar. oddly in retrospect the weakest character/link in the show seems to be Apollo.

metally ill (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 2 June 2011 23:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

love how they totally dropped the Boxy character after like three episodes. it's amazing how well structured the early seasons are in terms of character arcs and multiple storylines, given the huge clusterfuck it turned into by the end. Like, everything seems exceptionally well paced for the first few seasons - actions have consequences that resonate across episodes, a lot of subtle characterizations with various people getting their moments in the spotlight, the larger backdrop seems complex but also logical and realistic...

metally ill (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 2 June 2011 23:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

season 2 finale was perfect. they didn't know where to go after that.

nuclear power, jet propulsion, radar, laser beams, cordless phone (abanana), Thursday, 2 June 2011 23:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Except the first story arc of season 3 is as good as SF TV has ever been.

Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Thursday, 2 June 2011 23:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Have Glen Campbell in my facebook likes and this ad appeared which made me think it referred to my BSG like.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 07:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Was thinking last night how different the series may have been, depending on which song was chosen instead of All Along the Watchtower. Like if it had been Don't Worry Be Happy. Wow, that would have been awesome.

Jeff, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 19:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

honestly the last season was not quite as bad as I remembered it. I think watching it all in a row made the overall plot arc seem a little more thought-out. nonetheless, they had written themselves into several corners and made numerous terrible decisions (All Along the Watchtower, the opera house, etc) that really sapped the momentum of the show. They can claim it was about "the characters" all they want, the fact is most of the characters weren't particularly well-written.

satisfying punishment for that thing he said about lesbians (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 19:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

just watched the miniseries and started season one

kinda heavy-handed but liking it and looking forward to the purported stratospheric ending of the season + onward

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 April 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

yay hoos

I hope you enjoy it, am jealous of all BSG firsttimers

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

My wife and I recently finished BSG and are halfway through Caprica now. You are in for some wild times, HOOS. Stay Strong.

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have only just gotten into this too! A few eps into season 2. This is the most pleasantly surprised by a tv show in like forever. Man they deal with the big questions. Love it.

owenf, Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

(also think I might be a cylon)

owenf, Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i kind of want to start a kev k style "big hoos watches battlestar galactica and no one talks about episodes he hasn't seen yet" thread

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you do I'll hang at my season two mark for you. (nobody I know would really be into this show)

owenf, Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm watching 2 eps a day so i'd prob catch up pretty fast

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

well ok then

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

*bites tongue*

Disco Bob & MC Criminal (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also I will wholeheartedly rep for Caprica as a good show that is worth yr time when you are done with BSG

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

looking forward to you guys hating this soon

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I loved it all the way to the final episode and then I was kinda mad

You hate everything s1ocki :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

The ending will be just as disappointing.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 May 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol, g1.

Nhex, Friday, 4 May 2012 21:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

well seeing as how the Moore version's mythos is a bunch of incomprehensible nonsense, of COURSE you could make it work with anything

Harvey Cartel (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 6 August 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

you're a bunch of..etc

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 6 August 2012 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually I'm an angel... from the FUTURE

Harvey Cartel (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 6 August 2012 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

fine. but you're still kind of a jerk :)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 6 August 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

thinking about rewatching this

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 6 August 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink


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