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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    The original has it's charms and it's highlights, but watching the original is unnecessary to watch the reimagining (outside of recognizing actor cameos and eventual flashbacks to the Cylon War (which Blood & Chrome is a part of) using the ship and robot designs from the original series).

    Watching Caprica, then B&C, then BSG might be an interesting viewing experience- even though Caprica was cancelled, it's coda probably connects nicely to things.
     
  2. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    No point in watching the original series unless you want to see all the gags and homages.

    I would suggest: BSG (reimagined), Caprica (if you must), and then this new B&C
     
  3. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    Bah! Next you'll be bagging on the Star Wars Holiday Special. I have fond memories of the series.

    No, seriously. Back in the pre-Internet days, when cable and VCRs were luxuries, you took what you could get on TV. Now? Good grief, they're the worst. Even the original BSG is pretty dated - but like Buck Rodgers, there's a few episodes worth watching.
     
  4. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I am SOOOOOOO excited for Blood and Chrome. I am still at the office, so I will not be able to watch until later.

    I was saying in another thread that this type of series would be awesome if based around a Rebel starfighter squadron during the period between ROTJ and Episode VII. Disney, you better take notice!

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  5. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    I didn't like BSG reimagined or SGU, but I would take either one of them over Sci-Fi's failure to continue having space sci-fi shows.
     
  6. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    SGU suffered from utter character concept failure, you literally just waited for the one of the cast to slip up somehow and be eaten by the rest, which is especially jarring if you contrast it with SG 1 and SGA which had fun characters and was based around adventure and comradeship.
     
  7. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    Indeed.
     
  8. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Yeah, watched some eps of SGU on PIck TV - not the same as it's predecessors and that isn't good.

    BSG: B&C looks like it could be quite epic, the first few minutes of that first ep were stunning. Too bad it's only being done as a movie, I'll still get the DVD.
     
  9. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Agree. I found the first two eps to be excellent, but I am huuuugely annoyed having found out that Syfy didn't actually pick it up and all we're getting is what was originally the pilot episode.

    Syfy is stupid.
     
  10. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    SGU had a rocky early first season- the first few episodes were mostly excellent (and among the few pieces of entertainment to really capture the wonder and beauty of the universe [Sunshine's Mercury moment probably being the only other recent example[) but it got hung up on a lot of the Earth/stone scenes.

    Then they introduced the first major threat (the blue aliens) with the rather clever twist that they made the stones a threat to use, which seemed almost like an on-the-fly acknowledgement of their overuse earlier in the season.

    By time they got to the second season, they really did find the perfect balance between the serious BSG-style and the adventurous SG1-style. Sadly it didn't get a third season, because it really was going somewhere with the plot, characters and overall episode quality.

    Still, Rush, Eli & Greer were absolutely fantastic characters (easily as good as the top 3 characters from the other shows, just in different ways....ok, maybe not McKay. It's hard to top McKay).

    If we're lucky we'll get to see them again one day (the end of SGU is fortunately suited to explaining any reasonable gap of time). They had several movie wrap up plans in the works (one that was an SGU resolution, and another that brought together the casts of all three shows to wrap things up) had MGM not been in serious trouble at the time.
     
  11. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    What really ticked me off about the failure of Universe was the fact it ruined plans for the third SG-1 movie, Stargate: Revolution, and the first Atlantis movie, Stargate: Extinction. I guess no one at Sci-Fi (yes I still call it Sci-Fi despite the fact it was re-branded Syfy) or the creative team behind the series realized that an adventure series like SG-1 and Atlantis were what Stargate fans wanted, not something similar to BSG reimagined. Sci-Fi is indeed stupid ever since they stopped having space sci-fi shows, and the re-branding to Syfy and refocus on reality shows sure didn't jive with me either.
     
  12. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    All I can say on that is that there's a reason I don't have cable.
     
  13. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    Since Eureka ended recently, the only show I still watch on Sci-Fi is Warehouse 13.
     
  14. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    I'm sorry to tell you this.... but Eureka's Castle ended seventeen years ago.
     
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  15. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    We all still live inside a small world owned by a giant. The dragons just became bears.

    The loss of SGU to anchor the other movies was certainly a contributing factor, but the main thing was MGM's financial state of flux and the collapse of the direct-to-DVD market, more than any supposed fan backlash (as SGU maintained pretty decent ratings, all things considered).

    SFC was only at fault for SGA: Extinction, since they were the ones who were supposed to fund it/air it first. Revolution was to be like the other 2 DVD movies, funded by MGM with backend deals for rebroadcast on SFC.

    And, once MGM got things straightened out, their only focus was on Bond and The Hobbit to start generating revenue.
     
  16. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Finally finished and uploaded my Tron Legacy Easter egg & homage guide! :D Been working on this a little at a time since the movie came on video last year.

     
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  17. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I read three Cthulhu Mythos stories last night, which brings my current count up to four.
     
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  18. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Whoh.... that's hardcore! Awesome! [face_hypnotized]
     
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  19. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You. I like you.
     
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  20. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    I hope not by Derleth or Lumley...
     
  21. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Lovecraft and Belknap Long.
     
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  22. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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  23. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    My eyes cannot handle awesomeness of that magnitude! ^:)^

    --Adm. Nick
     
  24. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Must... create... snowflakes... [face_hypnotized]
     
  25. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    To all my friends and fellow posters here, I wish a very happy Thanksgiving! [face_peace] Since many of you are not Americans, I still wish you an awesome day all the same. [:D]

    Just finished the stuffing (my contribution to our family dinner today), so now I am off for a shower & shave before heading over to my folks house.

    Copious amounts of food and drink, assemble! [face_flag]

    --Adm. Nick
     
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