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Battlestar Galactica on SciFi posted 02 Mar 2006, 21:03 by Ikiru, Candidate

Does anyone watch SciFi channel's updated Battlestar Galactica series? Not only it is a great, complex show that warrants discussion, there are a few similarities to PoN. In particular, the Cylons remind me quite a bit of the Consult in their use of skin-spy like infiltration, their religiously-inspired desire to destroy all of humanity, and their use of sexuality as a weapon. Anyway, just curious if anyone else likes the show. view post

posted 03 Mar 2006, 20:03 by BankytheHack, Commoner

I was lucky enough to pick up the first season of "Battlestar" a few weeks before the first part of Season 2 hit DVD. I haven't been so sucked into a Sci-fi themed show since "Firefly" and luckily "Battlestar" has lasted much longer than "Firefly" did. I totally agree with you Ikiru. What really makes "Battlestar" exciting for me is not only the complexing plotting, but the extremely complex and well-developed characters. view post

posted 04 Mar 2006, 06:03 by Ikiru, Candidate

Definitely ... and firefly is great too! view post

posted 14 Mar 2006, 14:03 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i've only seen a couple episodes, as i don;t have a tv. but my boyfriend LOVES the show and has been getting me hooked on it. view post

posted 15 Mar 2006, 00:03 by Zarathinius, Auditor

You're right, there are similarities between the antagonists of "Battlestar Galactica" and PoN. They create an unbearable suspense and a feeling of almost-hopelessness, and at the same time take on totally unexpected plot turns. view post

posted 15 Mar 2006, 03:03 by Edge of Certainty, Subdidact

I've been watching the old battle star galactica series and galactica 1980 on sci fi...they have marathons in the afternoon usually on tuesday...when everyone else is at work...not quite as intriguing and complicated as the new ones, nor do they have the best special effects, but just as entertaining :lol: But yeah, the new BSG is definitely the shiz. view post

posted 18 Mar 2006, 12:03 by Scilvenas, Auditor

Great show. Lost some steam in the 2nd season, imo, but still good. view post

posted 20 Mar 2006, 03:03 by Xray the Enforcer, Auditor

Mad BSG fan. Well, OK -- I like Firefly better. There are some similarities between the Cylon and the Consult -- but I think it's only superficial. **************SPOILERS***************** OK -- for those who don't watch if often. There is a distinct current of insurrection among the humano-cylons. Caprica Six, Sharon (Eight, but not Boomer) and the Dean Stockwell character all adhere to doctrine not originally intended by the Cylons (e.g. let the humans live). Also, Gina (Pegasus Six) killed herself (there's much speculation as to why, as suicide is frowned upon in Cylon-land). In all, there is much strife amongst the Cylons and humano-cylons that we haven't seen yet amongst the Consult/Inchoroi/etc. I'll be interested to see how things develop in AE.... ...and, for that matter, in next season of BSG. view post

posted 20 Mar 2006, 04:03 by Edge of Certainty, Subdidact

The most shocking thing in the season finale, above gaius becoming president or finding new-caprica, is adama's upper lip warmer, oh, I think he calls it a mustache. :cry: it scares me. view post

posted 20 Mar 2006, 04:03 by Xray the Enforcer, Auditor

I was pleasantly chagrined to see how craptacular a Preznit Baltar had become. Whoring and boozing (not that I look down on such endeavors) while the rest of the colony still lives in tents? Gah!!! Not such a fan of the new 'stache. Dashing, yes, but also takes away from the gravitas. Then again, he emotes like Kirk's corpse... The worst was Starbuck's hair. view post

posted 20 Mar 2006, 05:03 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

The reason for the 'stache is pretty simple, there were a whole bunch of flashbacks about when he re-enlisted in the colonial fleet and such that showed him with a a 'stache. I think tney included it just to show how worn down and slack the fleet was becoming with very few people still in active service. In my opinion it is one of the best shows on TV, and the season finale was a great way to end the season and leave me in suspense for Season 3. view post

posted 12 May 2006, 22:05 by FanManSC, Candidate

I have only seen the pilot/mini-series on dvd (I have seasons one and two on my Netflix list). I own the entire original series, which I loved when it was on TV, but now it seems slow paced to me. The new version has hooked me. I also love Firefly. It's a shame that show got cancelled so fast. view post

posted 12 May 2006, 23:05 by Edge of Certainty, Subdidact

yes, we all mourn the loss of firefly...but atleast it went out with a bang....Sirenity was great....but it doesn't take the pain away *slits wrists and drinks bleach* and yes, Xray, starbucks hair shocked me as well. fore some reason, she doesn't seem as butch.....i wonder why.... view post

posted 13 May 2006, 02:05 by Xray the Enforcer, Auditor

No joke! I was like "cut that shit!" because, well, I dig the ladies with short hair. :wink: I keep hoping there will be more Firefly/Serenity. Another film, or something. It is not natural to love a TV show so much. I'd actually buy a TV for such a show. view post

posted 15 May 2006, 15:05 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

my boyfriend got the first two seasons & miniseries on dvd for his birthday, so we've been watching a couple episodes almost every night.. i'm fuckin hooked. view post


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