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Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi Mini-Series
Topic by: AShields
Posted: December 9, 2003 - 9:48 AM PST
Last Reply: January 22, 2005 - 5:20 PM PST

author topic: Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi Mini-Series
AShields
post #1  on December 9, 2003 - 9:48 AM PST  
I'm curious to find out people's opinions on this new "interpretation" of Battlestar Galactica.

Personally, I loved it. I remember watching the original as a kid (I must've been around five at the time) and knew that something wasn't quite right. While I really enjoyed all the battle scenes and special effects, there wasn't much else to keep me interested.

Now I realize what was missing - characters with some depth and a compelling story. This new version has that in spades. A nice, dark tone and conflicted characters combined with the feel of Babylon 5 make this an excellent mini-series. I'm going to push Sci-Fi channel to make this a new series - assuming they can keep the quality of the writing at the same level.

So what do you think? How has this been received by the fan community?
JBellows
post #2  on January 2, 2004 - 9:21 PM PST  
> On December 9, 2003 - 9:48 AM PST AShields wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm curious to find out people's opinions on this new "interpretation" of Battlestar Galactica.
>
> Personally, I loved it. I remember watching the original as a kid (I must've been around five at the time) and knew that something wasn't quite right. While I really enjoyed all the battle scenes and special effects, there wasn't much else to keep me interested.
>
> Now I realize what was missing - characters with some depth and a compelling story. This new version has that in spades. A nice, dark tone and conflicted characters combined with the feel of Babylon 5 make this an excellent mini-series. I'm going to push Sci-Fi channel to make this a new series - assuming they can keep the quality of the writing at the same level.
>
> So what do you think? How has this been received by the fan community?
> ---------------------------------

I am so glad you replied. And, not taht its my business, consider a unique icon. There are people out there who will watchout for you.

BG 2003.What to say. Style is done in the way of Firefly. But doesn't improve upon it. Story is done in the way of Orgus. But doesn't improve upon it. Acting is left to CG, a la Star Wars Prequel, NOT Stargate SG-1 who's been doing it for three years and doing it well ( you know, realistically on a limited budget). My grade: D.

Sorry. Firefly pioneered this and did it better. Granier, Davis and company did it with a lot less money and crappy actors and did it better. Rent Highlander TV series and you will see (circa 1992 no less...!)
KPman1
post #3  on January 20, 2005 - 7:48 PM PST  
Battlestar Gallactica is easily the best space opera produced for the small sceen.

If you're looking for sparse action, a tedious pace, and characters that are supposed to be mysterious but are boring as can be, look no farther than Firefly.

On the other hand, if you like an action packed show with a lot of politics, warfare, hard sci fi, suspense, and moral conflicts, check out Battlestar Gallactica and never look back. Moreover, even the back stories and character relationships are more exciting than in the cultish Firefly.

Both shows are mature and have great visual effects, but Firefly is dull, dull, dull which is probably why it was cancelled.

(If you tell me David Mamet is a master of dialogue, I won't argue. But Joss Whedon? Please!)
Bowwow
post #4  on January 21, 2005 - 7:23 PM PST  
A very nice friend of mine taped the first two episodes of the new series for me since I gave up my cable and subscribed to GreenCine instead. I thought they were pretty good. Maybe not the best thing I have ever seen on TV but both episodes held my interest and left me wanting more.

I think it is really interesting that they have made Starbuck and Boomer women. I think that is one thing that is often missing in a lot of old school sci-fi. Women lead characters. These two characters have really captured my attention in this new series.



KPman1
post #5  on January 22, 2005 - 12:56 AM PST  
> On January 21, 2005 - 7:23 PM PST Bowwow wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> I think it is really interesting that they have made Starbuck and Boomer women. I think that is one thing that is often missing in a lot of old school sci-fi.
> ---------------------------------

You mean the green women from Star Trek don't count?
Bowwow
post #6  on January 22, 2005 - 5:20 PM PST  
> On January 22, 2005 - 12:56 AM PST KPman1 wrote:

>
> You mean the green women from Star Trek don't count?
> ---------------------------------

nope. nor do the blue space babea

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