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« 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

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Battlestar Galactica
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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.

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006, 02:44:24 pm »
I hated that show.

I enjoy staring at this blowfish far more than watching BattleStar Galacica.

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« Reply #2 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.

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« Reply #3 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. :-)

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« Reply #4 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.

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« Reply #5 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.

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« Reply #6 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.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2006, 04:53:18 am »
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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2006, 11:12:46 am »
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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.

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« Reply #11 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!

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« Reply #12 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.
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2006, 04:26:17 am »
So the question is, is Gaius a Cylon?

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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2006, 07:25:49 pm »
ACK! Spoilers! No cable or broadband while I'm away from home! :-P