Amph New Battlestar Galactica Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by JediTrilobite, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    Is anyone going to be watching this? It's the continuation of the miniseries that aired in December 2003.

    It's gonna rock.
  2. Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus

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    *raises hand*

    er...I'll be taping it.

    Hopefully shall be busy while it's airing.
  3. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    Same here, because I don't get the sci fi channel.

    If anyone wants some major spoilers, www.skyone.co.uk has the summaries online of the first 11 episodes
  4. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    I thought it premiered last night? Or was that just a rerun of the mini series?
  5. Dudemeyster Jedi Master

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    Hell yeah I'll be watching it :D
  6. NJOfan215 Jedi Grand Master

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    yeah i'm looking foreward to it.
  7. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    I thought it premiered last night? Or was that just a rerun of the mini series?


    They reaired the miniseries
  8. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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    I have my computer set to record the behind the scenes and premiere on Fri, and then what I think is the miniseries (4 hours) on Saturday. Can someone confirm the Sat show for me? Thanks.
  9. Siths_Revenge Jedi Youngling

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    I'll be making a DVDR of it.

    BTW, the miniseries is out on DVD. Has some great deleated scenes. One scene of which ends up in the series.
  10. MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    Oh I'll be watching. I've been looking forward to this.
  11. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    S_R, which deleted scene appears?

    It's out tonight!
  12. BauconBatista Jedi Master

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    I'm likely going to watch--why not? Anything to tide me over until May arrives :p
  13. youngvader Jedi Grand Master

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    Since it only is on the Sci-fi channel and I don't get that, I have to sadly say no. :(
  14. DarthPhelps Jedi Grand Master

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    I didn't get a chance to see the mini-series that 'aired' previously, but I must admit that the purist in me is saddened by the fact that the cylons aren't menacing chrome robots with the KITT-like red eye.

    *sigh*

    It makes it difficult for me to want to see it.
  15. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    Rent the DVD. It could always surprise you.
  16. darthtenbiscuits Force Ghost

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    I'll be watching.

    Finally, something that's actually worth a crap on the SciFi channel.
  17. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    I'll be watching. I saw part of the miniseries last weekend. Absolutely brilliant stuff. I can't wait to see the the tv show,
  18. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    Finally, something that's actually worth a crap on the SciFi channel.


    Hey, Stargate's good. Their miniseries events are good. They just need to dump Andromeda.
  19. Darth_Critter Jedi Youngling

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  20. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    They just need to dump Andromeda

    No they don't. Andromeda's a great show.
  21. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    I don't see how. The acting and writing is crappy.


    Review from the New York Times on this!

    Retooling a 70's Sci-Fi Relic for the Age of Terror
    By JONATHAN D. GLATER

    he Sci Fi Channel is trying to take the war on terror to the final frontier.

    "Battlestar Galactica," a series that will have its premiere tomorrow night at 9 p.m., is not the first science-fiction program to explore contemporary themes in an imaginary world. But the show may resonate particularly well now.

    "Star Trek" pioneered the approach nearly 40 years ago, offering a utopian view of humanity united across the artificial boundaries of race and sex, even as it explored those boundaries with each adventure of the Starship Enterprise.

    The premise behind the new "Battlestar Galactica," refashioned from a short-lived, late-1970's television series that starred Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict, is far darker. The show's images of destruction are powerful, especially after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and its post-apocalyptic plot could appeal to viewers in this nervous new millennium, or turn them off.

    "A lot of the emotional buttons, a lot of the plot elements, a lot of just how people react was definitely informed by the 9/11 experience and the war on terrorism," Ronald D. Moore, the show's executive producer, said.

    A mini-series in December 2003 that tested the waters for the new show established the basics. Twelve planets happily inhabited by humans are also populated by robot servants they created called Cylons. The Cylons, perhaps after watching a rerun of "The Terminator," decided to rebel. War ensued, followed by an armistice and 40 years of no known contact between human and Cylon.

    Then the Cylons attacked and nuked all 12 planets. The fewer than 50,000 human survivors escape in a random assortment of spaceships, with a single antique battlewagon, the Galactica, as escort.

    This is what the original television show, which appeared on ABC in 1978, referred to as the "ragtag fugitive fleet." It is unusual that a show more than 25 years old, and lasting only a single season, has been remade for contemporary audiences. On Saturday, NBC ran a slightly compressed version of the 2003 mini-series - which starred Edward James Olmos as the Galactica commander, the same role he has in the new show - in an effort to build up interest in the new series on Sci Fi, its sister outlet (both networks are owned by NBC Universal). But the fact that the new series exists is testimony to the strength of the fan base the original show built up over its short lifespan, and perhaps even to the broad appeal of the story.

    In the 1978 series, the Cylons were created by an alien race, and they were clumsy machines and poor shots. Their initial success in wiping out most of humanity, the result of treachery and sheer numbers, served only to provide an excuse for the escapist adventures that followed. There was a strange contradiction between the end of the world and the happy-go-lucky galaxy-hopping, as humanity's last survivors ostensibly looked for a new home.

    The writers of the current show have eliminated the contradiction: "Battlestar Galactica" never ignores the fact that its characters have survived an apocalyptic event. Their sense of immediate crisis evokes the period after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon; the frequent use of hand-held cameras gives the images a jumpy, documentary feel.

    Perhaps the most significant change was making the Cylons capable of passing as human, a decision that grew out of production constraints. "It was initially a practical problem," Mr. Moore said, explaining that it was too expensive to create convincing robots for regular appearances.

    That choice, along with character makeovers, like recasting two roles from the old television show as women, initially upset many fans, Mr. Moore said. But he added that vindication came in the ratings of the two-part mini-series: not only was "Galactica" the third-highest-rated mini-series in the history of the Sci Fi
  22. DarthHutt Force Ghost

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    It's sacrilege and an abomination!

    I'd rather watch mold grow on 3-day old dog crap...
  23. DarthPhelps Jedi Grand Master

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    Perhaps the most significant change was making the Cylons capable of passing as human, a decision that grew out of production constraints. "It was initially a practical problem," Mr. Moore said, explaining that it was too expensive to create convincing robots for regular appearances.

    As I suspected. :(
  24. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    What's wrong with that? I think its cool. It add an element of suspicion to the show. How do you know the person you're talking to is really human.
  25. TIEPilot051999 Force Ghost

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    They just need to dump Andromeda.

    Just when I'm getting into it? No got-dang way! :p

    And yeah, I got a tape for Battlestar Galactica ready.