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    Juxst Watched Battlestar Galactica Season Premiere!

    Best episode I ever watched! Gave some interesting viewpoints! Granted, as usual, it was rather dark, especially compared to the pap that was served up in the '70s in the original series!
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    Probably one of the best Science Fiction dramas I have ever witnessed.

    About 30 mins. in, I adjusted to the theme...in the 70's BG was a mixture of space opera and pop culture (disco, gold lame, crazy Egyptian fantasy), that was a reflection of the day. The writers of the new show took the same concept of pop culture space opera, except it reflects our times (Dark monochromatic military fashion, terrorism, corrupt old republics, religious fanaticism, women leaders, multiculturalism). Brilliant.

    And I always suspected that Olmos was a helluva actor searching for a worthy role. His performance tonight confirms this. Edward James Olmos rules.
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    BSG is not only one of the best sci-fi shows to have come out lately... well actually probably ever but also one of the best shows period. It really doesn't pull punches. I admire the writers for not falling into the technobabble trap. Instead, they have put their effort into producing good storyline. I think the original series concept was good and I liked it for all its campyness but the new series is so much different and stands very well on its own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    And I always suspected that Olmos was a helluva actor searching for a worthy role. His performance tonight confirms this. Edward James Olmos rules.
    All I have to say is, "sometimes, you gotta roll the hard six." I love that line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    All I have to say is, "sometimes, you gotta roll the hard six." I love that line.
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    Yeah, I love that series. Last night was well worth loosing sleep over. It along with south park and drawn together are the only reasons I even have cable.
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    I have not watched it yet, but recorded it last night. I think the old show was good, but the new show is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    "Now turn around and get your fat ass out of here. DISMISSED."
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    That gave me a *****, too.

    I will say this is as excited I've been about an out-and-out "sci-fi" show since Farscape (in my opinion, possibly the best science fiction show ever.)

    I read an interview with Rod Serling many moons ago where he basically said he stuck to the sci-fi/fantasy genre because he was able to tackle issues that he would absolutely never be able to otherwise. The fact that The Twilight Zone was one of the best, most groundbreaking shows of all time, in possibly the most conformist era in American history, lends credence to his point of view. Battlestar Galactica continues in this tradition-I mean, Pres. Roslin outlawing abortion? They don't even approach that sort of subject matter on The West Wing.

    Very good show.
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    Finally finished downloading it.

    Goddam it's a great show. They got some balls making it look like Iraq though. Reminds me a bit of The Battle of Algiers.

    And Tigh's wife is one hot MILF, I would hit it 9 days a week.

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    CRAP!! I missed it

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeNbake
    They got some balls making it look like Iraq though. Reminds me a bit of The Battle of Algiers.
    One of the great things about that show is that they're not afraid of providing alternate perspectives. They may not be one the viewers will always agree with but they are shown in as unadulterated a fashion to a far greater degree than I've seen in any previous TV show. This is a key ingrediant in true sci-fi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    One of the great things about that show is that they're not afraid of providing alternate perspectives. They may not be one the viewers will always agree with but they are shown in as unadulterated a fashion to a far greater degree than I've seen in any previous TV show. This is a key ingrediant in true sci-fi.
    The first show to do something like this was the anime Mobile Suit Gundam.

    If you look back at it, the animation isn't that great, but it was interesting and complex how the writers didn't choose a side in the war. They let you make up your own mind as they portrayed people alternately cynical, manipilative, scared, barbaric, compassionate, or heroic depending on the situation at hand, just like in a real war. No good vs. evil...though the cyclons are calculating and cold, they are silicon-based machines, so it fits.

    I really hope they introduce a new threat after this scenario plays out. I want the Cylon Supreme Leader to manifest somehow....and divide the cylons into those that believe he is the messiah, and those who choose not to believe. That would be cool.

    Also, when they get to earth, I wonder if it will be the distant prehistoric past (a reverse Planet Of The Apes twist), or will humans have evolved into galactic travellers as well? Should be interesting.

    Anyway, anything that makes people forget the worst tv show ever aired, Galactica:1980 is awesome in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    The first show to do something like this was the anime Mobile Suit Gundam.

    If you look back at it, the animation isn't that great, but it was interesting and complex how the writers didn't choose a side in the war. They let you make up your own mind as they portrayed people alternately cynical, manipilative, scared, barbaric, compassionate, or heroic depending on the situation at hand, just like in a real war. No good vs. evil...though the cyclons are calculating and cold, they are silicon-based machines, so it fits.
    Yep. I've been a Gundam fan since it came out in the late 70s. Admittedly, I really only like the UC universe and find the other ones to be too corny for my tastes. Gundam's themes seemed very much modelled after the politics surrounding the WW1/WW2 era. My favourite Gundam series is still Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket because of the perspective it provides and the concepts it attempted to portray.


    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    Anyway, anything that makes people forget the worst tv show ever aired, Galactica:1980 is awesome in my book.
    I keep trying to forget the existance of that particular spinoff show and the silly flying motorcycles. I was succeeding until you mentioned it just now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon


    I keep trying to forget the existance of that particular spinoff show and the silly flying motorcycles. I was succeeding until you mentioned it just now.
    The silly flying motorcycles were probably the best idea in that whole miscarraige!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    The silly flying motorcycles were probably the best idea in that whole miscarraige!
    Actually I was rather keen on the idea of the invisible/cloaking watches but perhaps that's just the pervert in me.
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    NBC just bought the rights to BSG, and are going to air it as a mid-season replacement. I can only hope they don't water it down.
    And the BSG folks are going to do a hard bitten version of "The Bionic Woman".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    NBC just bought the rights to BSG, and are going to air it as a mid-season replacement. I can only hope they don't water it down.
    NBC has always had the rights to BSG. Sci-Fi is owned by NBC.


    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    And the BSG folks are going to do a hard bitten version of "The Bionic Woman".
    You know. I had just mentioned to someone last week how we were due for another Bionic <Something>. I was thinking it'd come out as a theatrical release though...
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    I always wanted to write a pilot for The Six-Billion Dollar Man.

    It would go deeper into the nature of identity and ownership. I mean, if the government supplied you with that much hardware, don't you think they would have a helluva insurance policy/lowjack system.

    So the first half would concern Steve Austin's familiarity with his powers and his missions. Then the season finale would have him question the very nature of his existence, and the beginning of his resistence. He might even start to yank stuff out of his own body for dramatic resonance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    So the first half would concern Steve Austin's familiarity with his powers and his missions. Then the season finale would have him question the very nature of his existence, and the beginning of his resistence. He might even start to yank stuff out of his own body for dramatic resonance.
    You could also have a cross-over into BSG where Steve Austin starts believing he's a Cylon.
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