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Amph New Battlestar Galactica Discussion Thread

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

  1. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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  2. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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  3. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Don't feel bad, the first few episodes I saw were the ones when Cain and the Pegasus showed up, but I went back and watched all of the mini and the first season before I continued on.
     
  4. Im_just_guessing

    Im_just_guessing Jedi Knight star 7

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    Hey you guys, no spoilers until east coast airing.
     
  5. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The first episode I saw was revealing Ellen as the fifth cylon.

    I was confused.
     
  6. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Indeed. Coming in somewhere in season 2 and backtracking wouldn't have been so bad, but I came in when season 4 was airing in the US and Britain, and season 3 had just started airing on free TV here. So I was all over the place. Some of the reveals over time (Sharon being a cylon, shooting Adama) were certainly shocking, but I don't think had the carry over effect the way not knowing who the final 5 were (or what they were), who the 5th was, and what the hell to make of Starbuck. Although I still don't completely know what to make of Starbuck., specifically how she got to Earth and back to the fleet.

    I'm surprised so many people have a problem with the Mitochondrial Eve thing, though. From Baltar's first "hallucinations" in the Opera House, we've been told about this child who would be the first of god's new generation. Her importance has been central to the plotline at various times, right down to her being rescued at the end. She turning out to be ME fits into that rather well, imo, can't really think of a better alternative.

    I do, however, understand people's displeasure with the seeming attack on technology in the final scenes, though I see that as more of a warning against "playing god" than on technology overall.
     
  7. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0ixAkA5bng]This [/link]was posted in the Amph BSG Thread.

    Clearly the end of the world is upon us. the move is happening and Blood and Chrome may actually air in our lifetimes.
     
  8. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    That is a horrible "Immigrant Song" cover. :p But I never expected having to anticipate more BSG material again.
     
  9. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The trailer is pretty impressive-looking. Apart from the CGI shot that starts it off.:p

    At around the 40 second mark it looks like Sebastian (Firstwave) Spence, who played Lt. Noel 'Narcho' Allison in BSG. He's not in the IMD credits, though, and it wouldn't make any sense for his character to be there. So maybe I'm just seeing things. Especially since I didn't recognise Luke Pasqualino at all, and I watched seasons 3 & 4 of Skins regularly.

    The old-style Cylon Raiders look great.
     
  10. The2ndQuest

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

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    Stumbled across this on FB just now, not sure how recent it is, but still...

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    Starbuck and Starbuck drinking Starbucks in a Starbucks.

    ::Nerd Implosion::
     
  11. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Dirk is a fine looking mother******.

    Edit: really JC? Mother****** isn't an auto edit? ****s.
     
  12. Darthkat76

    Darthkat76 Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, that was from many years ago, but still pretty awesome! Katee is awesome in person. =)
     
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  13. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    he wrote some huge blogpost about how she's not a REAL starbuck cuz starbuck cant be a GIRL (more like starDOE heheh) and how he's had it up to HERE with the frackin' SUITS and their POLITICAL CORRECTNESS RUINING EVERYTHING!!... guess he changed his mind?

    its actually one of Rogue's Favorite Internet Things
     
  14. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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  15. Darthkat76

    Darthkat76 Jedi Master star 4

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    If you have not met her, I highly recommend doing so.
     
  16. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I have not met her. I fear my heart would explode.


    Okay, it wouldn't.
     
  17. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Even she is not so comely.
     
  18. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  19. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    just finished watching this. enjoyed it, although I disliked the religious overtones from the start, so inevitably found the finale somewhat lacklustre, particularly the foregoing of all technology and the fact everyone just went their separate ways. still a very good show though, and some excellent characters (although Baltar was much better as a cynical scientist than a religious nut).

    my question: why did the Cylons even need to endlessly chase after the Galactica in the first place? by doing so they lost resurrection ships but also just a lot of time, which could have been better equipped setting up their own planet, or something. they had Boomer already entrenched as a sleeper agent, they already had them hopelessly outnumbered. they could have just waited for Galactica to either run out of resources and just die, or wait for them to finally settle on another planet, have Boomer send them the coordinates, and just show up and nuke them again. sorted.

    I also didn't really get why Cylons would WANT to become like humans. the human body is frail, and limited. Cylons are an advanced species, yet they want to become like humans? Cain was right about that.
     
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  20. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well, aside from the fact that your plan would have made from an incredibly boring TV Series, I guess the "in-show" explanation would be that Cavill's lust for vengeance was all consuming.

    As for wanting to become like humans, Cavill asks Ellen the same question "I DON'T WANT TO BE HUMAN! I want to see gamma rays! I want to hear X-rays, and I -- I want to -- I want to smelldark matter! Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can't even express these things properly because I have to -- I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid, limiting spoken language! But I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws, and feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me! I'm a machine, and I could know much more, I could experience so much more, BUT I'M TRAPPED IN THIS ABSURD BODY! AND WHY? Because my five creators thought that God wanted it that way!"

    And yes, as he says, the answer to that question is, like so many others, God.
     
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  21. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I couldn't bring myself to finish the series. It was just soooooo grimdark. Early on, it was something of a novelty, like when the dramatic countdown and gunship rescue tropes were brutally averted in the pilot miniseries. But after a few seasons, it just got too bleak for my taste.
     
  22. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Whenever I watched the vipers and raptors going out, I wanted to see a tv series based on x-wing pilots in the rebellion era.
     
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  23. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    This was a fantastic show, but I never finished the final season. To go along with what Jedi Merkurian was saying, it just got way to bleak.
     
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  24. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    You're both robbing yourselves of what I thought was an excellent finale.
     
  25. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I've heard a lot of mixed reception regarding the finale actually.