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Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Xepher on January 15, 2006, 04:14:32 am
Because this show needs it's own thread.

Time magazine's "Best of 2005" named Battlestar Galactica as the best show on television. The article starts with this bit.

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Best of 2005: Televsion

-1-
Battlestar Galactica
(Sci Fi)

Most of you probably think this entry has got to be a joke. The rest of you have actually watched the show.
It's entirely true. BSG is the absolute best show on television, possibly the best show EVER on television. Like the Time author, I say that those of you who have seen it know what I'm talking about, those who haven't... http://thepiratebay.org/search.php?q=battlestar+galactica&video=on

This is why I love science fiction. Finally there is a TV series that's as good as the good sci-fi books. I know it may sound stupid, but I know what I want to do with my life. I want to tell stories like that. I want to tell stories that inspire, stories that move, stories that enlighten. I want to tell stories about humanity.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: squeakytoad on January 27, 2006, 02:44:24 pm
I hated that show.

I enjoy staring at this blowfish far more than watching BattleStar Galacica.
(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8766/blowfish8un.jpg)
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: squeakytoad on January 27, 2006, 02:45:56 pm
And I am a SciFi fan.
I love all the Star Trek movies, Starge SG1 and Atlantis, and Star Wars (though the prequals suck).
I just am not interested in BSG.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Xepher on January 27, 2006, 06:31:50 pm
Normally I'd start a debate about here, but I won't. As they say, there's no accounting for taste. :-)
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Moondancer on January 27, 2006, 07:56:10 pm
I'll split the line here. I liked the old Battlestar, but the new one....not so much.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: tickyhead on January 27, 2006, 11:14:48 pm
Meh, I never really got into BSG, old or new, but hey "to each their own" I say. (this is also why I don't watch many awards shows.....) Cute blowfish though.

and moon you, like, totally stole my avatarness! omgar! :P
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: thefemnazi on January 29, 2006, 01:15:15 am
I am here to state that I have never watched anything with Battlestar in the title.  Although, for the right friend, I would sit down for a marathon.  After all, it doesn't take much for me to get completely addicted to a good show.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Lei on January 29, 2006, 04:53:18 am
bloooooooowfisssh
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Databits on January 29, 2006, 04:54:03 am
BSG is pretty good but I still like the Stargate SG1 and Atlantis shows more. They have more imagination in them, and the story allows for pretty much anything to happen... in BSG it's always something limitied to pretty tight plot boundries.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: squeakytoad on February 02, 2006, 03:03:04 pm
Quote from: Databits
BSG is pretty good but I still like the Stargate SG1 and Atlantis shows more. They have more imagination in them, and the story allows for pretty much anything to happen... in BSG it's always something limitied to pretty tight plot boundries.
Amen.
Stargate is good. Hallelujah.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: alice on February 15, 2006, 11:12:46 am
Quote from: Databits
BSG is pretty good but I still like the Stargate SG1 and Atlantis shows more. They have more imagination in them, and the story allows for pretty much anything to happen... in BSG it's always something limitied to pretty tight plot boundries.
Not a fan of SG1 or Atlantis, although I find SG1 slightly more watchable now that Ben Browder has taken the place of Richard Dean Anderson. Then again, I'm a Farscape fan, so that might be why.


Now, Galatica-- that's a pretty glorious show. But is it just me, or has the bigger plot been foundering a bit the past couple of eps? Haven't had time to watch last week's yet, so it might have picked up again.

The old one was pretty good, just different.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Xepher on February 15, 2006, 08:09:35 pm
Yeah, I agree on the the last few episodes of BSG. I think they're realizing they have a mega-hit now, and are suddenly being more cautious about just completely changing the plot or killing off someone important all the time. The first season was such a riot because they had nothing to lose, so they did these crazy twists all over the place, and really focused on raw emotion. Now it's like they're undoing a lot of that. Like the president's cancer, wasn't having a terminal illness part of the prophecy stuff? Now she's cured. What's up with that? Oh well, it's still a great show, and I'll wait until they wrap up the season to judge.

As for SG1, while I liked having MacGuyver in it, Ben Browder is definitely the best replacement... the writers are doing a really good job of letting him keep the same sort of character he had in Farscape. Oh, and more good news, Claudia Black (Erin from Farscape) who did about the first 5-6 episodes of SG1 this season... she's signed on full-time for next season (as are the rest of the regular cast.) It's like they took my two favorite shows and combined them into one!
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Databits on February 15, 2006, 08:39:44 pm
heh... I dunno, the few episodes I saw of BSG just seemed... so boring. Nothing really exciting happened, not enough to keep my attention.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: alice on March 08, 2006, 04:26:17 am
So the question is, is Gaius a Cylon?
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Xepher on March 14, 2006, 07:25:49 pm
ACK! Spoilers! No cable or broadband while I'm away from home! :-P
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: alice on March 30, 2006, 07:53:26 am
Actually not a spoiler, as there's no definitive evidence that points to it, just some little things. But, apologies.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Xepher on March 30, 2006, 04:37:25 pm
No worries, I was mostly kidding anyway. And I've since seen the rest of the season now that I go back. Talk about a twist ending with that last episode though.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: alice on March 31, 2006, 04:00:13 am
Yeah, the last ep was pretty random. Totally changes everything.

Anyhow, my thought about Gaius (since I can get your opinion now you've seen it :D) was this:


*****SPOILER*******


If Six is a Cylon in his head, then him being in Six's head should mean that he's a Cylon too. That flashback of when Caprica was being attacked and she shielded him from the blast seems to suggest that they got linked or something at that point, as only that particular Six has that glitch.


*****END SPOILER*************
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Xepher on March 31, 2006, 05:16:30 am
I think it's a 50/50 on if he's a cylon. I don't think it has anything to do with the stuff in his head though. Think about it. The six that has Gaius in her head... that Gaius is totally unlike the "real" Gaius. Likewise, the Six in his head is totally unlike the one he had been in love with (the one that has him in her head.) I think what it points to is that "Cylons are people too." Remember, the child is special, right? And it's Gaius' and Six's. It wouldn't be special if they were both Cylons.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: alice on March 31, 2006, 09:45:15 am
Hmm, perhaps. You make a good point about the head thing, but I'm not sure I'm totally sold. My brain's dead right now, so perhaps I'll come up with a good argument tomorrow.

For some reason, I have the impression that even though Six said it was their child, she was actually talking about Boomer's. They need to run a marathon so I can rewatch and then correct all my misguided notions. :/
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Munerift on December 02, 2006, 06:15:37 am
I used to think this was the silliest show ever and totally wasnt in to it; thought it had to be too dramatic to draw ratings in etc...

I now officially eat those thoughts...!

I can't believe how much I *LOVE* this show now~! =D I find that situation that Kara/Starbuck & the Lee/Apollo are in to be quite interesting. I don't want to see their mates hurt but omgosh they are soooo perfect for one another.

Too bad there's only one episode a week, when we're lucky.


Is it me, or wasn't Lee *quite* larger at the beginning of this season and all of a sudden he's back to his buff self?
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Xepher on December 03, 2006, 02:21:33 am
Yeah, it's mentioned directly in the story that he got fat and lazy during the year they spent in orbit of New Caprica. They showed a bunch of scenes of him working out and trying to lose weight once he realized how lazy he'd been.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: fesworks on December 03, 2006, 04:53:10 am
I don't have TV programming.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Munerift on December 05, 2006, 12:48:10 am
Xeph: Really? I missed that one!

Too bad I can't play catch-up without buying the entire series..!

Fes: What programming do you have? Just reg TV? =(
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: dragyn on December 05, 2006, 03:01:11 am
I have 2.5 channels of regular TV, and I don't think I'd watch any more TV than I do now even if I had a million channels.

I'm not much of a TV person.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Gwyn on December 05, 2006, 03:03:45 am
i'm getting season 1 and 2 for my birthday/christmas.
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Munerift on December 05, 2006, 09:12:50 pm
Yes, but you are stuck on the net quite a bit. =P
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Databits on December 05, 2006, 11:00:18 pm
I don't watch TV no more. :/
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Munerift on December 16, 2006, 02:42:39 am
It looks like Dec 19th Sci-Fi is running a marathon of BSG! Clicking on the link however says something about:

Battlestar Galactica Season 3.0 Marathon, Monday, January 15!

The marathon airs from 8AM/7C to 7/6C

There's a mini-contest going right now, if they link your comments I think they're saying they will air them during the Jan marathon. Link here: http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/survey/
Title: Battlestar Galactica
Post by: Munerift on January 22, 2007, 06:01:35 pm
So, it’s back. (YAY!) However, since now I have to stay up an hour later than I normally do, the night before the start of a new work week, I’m not so excited about. Why move a great show to late-night Sundays to begin with???

Though I did get a lush dose of my BGies, I still felt like the show really didn’t progress a whole lot since the last episode… I looked at the clock last night to the tune of 10:22 and nothing had happened… 0_0