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(Optimal Human Modulation)   Greatest Battlestar Galactica tribute video ever made in the entire known history of the universe and everything in it. Whoa. So say we all   (optimalhumanmodulation.com) divider line 56
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2013-12-07 09:14:38 AM
Lorne Greene is unimpressed.
 
2013-12-07 09:19:28 AM
That must have been cut by a well caffeinated hamster with a hatred for epileptics. Way too much rapid cutting. And as much as I like "Heart of Courage", it's a bit cliche and overused.

Meh, says this one. :-/

/and I am a huge BSG fan
 
2013-12-07 09:28:51 AM
Please find below what I would view as potentially one of the greatest tributes I've ever seen created for Ronald D. Moore's science fiction masterpiece Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)

That isn't science fiction masterpiece Battlestar Galactica.
 
2013-12-07 11:30:08 AM
Slow clap!
 
2013-12-07 12:58:26 PM

mamoru: That must have been cut by a well caffeinated hamster with a hatred for epileptics. Way too much rapid cutting. And as much as I like "Heart of Courage", it's a bit cliche and overused.

Meh, says this one. :-/

/and I am a huge BSG fan


Yup, big fan of the series but the rapid cuts and badly leveled sound had me reaching for the close tab pretty quickly.
 
2013-12-07 01:11:25 PM
Currently going back through the series again, watching it with my best friends wife. We're just into season 4 and she really likes it.
 
2013-12-07 01:12:07 PM
While not terrible, and it did have scenes from the storming of New Caprica...this one IS WAAY better.   Sorry about potato quality; the better one seems to be gone from youtube, or not coming up in their crappy search.
 
2013-12-07 01:15:34 PM
any proper tribute should have All Along the Watchtower played on a sitar repeated endlessly
 
2013-12-07 01:16:40 PM
Did they fix the ending?
 
2013-12-07 01:22:47 PM
Thank you for 1.5 years of excellent entertainment!
 
2013-12-07 01:31:35 PM
Battlestar Galactica sucked.  Vapid, pseudo-intellectual crap.
 
2013-12-07 01:32:47 PM

JesusJuice: Battlestar Galactica sucked.  Vapid, pseudo-intellectual crap.


Hey look everyone, its that guy.
 
2013-12-07 01:47:34 PM

BumpInTheNight: JesusJuice: Battlestar Galactica sucked.  Vapid, pseudo-intellectual crap.

Hey look everyone, its that guy.


I'm afraid I'm 'that guy' too.

I thought it was a mediocre soap opera with a good special effects budget.
 
2013-12-07 01:59:27 PM

edmo: Lorne Greene is unimpressed.


This just in.  Lorne Greene is still dead.
 
2013-12-07 02:08:07 PM

JakeStone: edmo: Lorne Greene is unimpressed.

This just in.  Lorne Greene is still dead.


He's been really grouchy since that happened.
 
2013-12-07 02:31:37 PM
I had almost forgotten how much I enjoyed that show.  Thanks.
 
2013-12-07 02:38:31 PM

mamoru: That must have been cut by a well caffeinated hamster with a hatred for epileptics. Way too much rapid cutting. And as much as I like "Heart of Courage", it's a bit cliche and overused.

Meh, says this one. :-/

/and I am a huge BSG fan


Ditto. Love the show (watching it again on Netflix :), and even with some of the off the rails plots, it's one of my favorite sci-fi shows.

Aside from the really ADD editing, a lot of clips were "Huh?" moments. Just from the start, Adama's giving a speech about the colonies being attacked, and we have clips of Six and Baltar's love tryst during it. When Adama's talking war, it can carry itself.

Also, as much as I like trailer themes, that particular music clip is frankly annoying in this context. Maybe it's me, but it's way too detached from the moods I associated with the scenes I was watching. And to be perfectly blunt, BSG had an amazing soundtrack already. Don't fark up a good thing, use Bear's music as it was intended.
 
2013-12-07 03:08:24 PM
The video has way too many cuts.  I couldn't watch more than a minute.  The music choice was poor as well.
 
2013-12-07 03:12:08 PM

JesusJuice: Battlestar Galactica sucked.  Vapid, pseudo-intellectual crap.


Show me on the doll where the cylon touched you.
 
2013-12-07 03:18:22 PM

PIP_the_TROLL: BumpInTheNight: JesusJuice: Battlestar Galactica sucked.  Vapid, pseudo-intellectual crap.

Hey look everyone, its that guy.

I'm afraid I'm 'that guy' too.

I thought it was a mediocre soap opera with a good special effects budget.


Add another one to the chorus.

Never got to the end... got stupid(er) somewhere in season 3, but I forced myself to keep watching. Finally gave up somewhere at start of 4. Started again a few years later, was planning on writing a paper on it for one of my classes. Still couldn't make it through the whole thing. Never wrote paper, dropped out of program.
 
2013-12-07 03:36:57 PM
I'm glad I waited till it was over to binge watch it. If I had gotten invested over many years, I would have been much more upset about the lack of foresight and planning.
 
2013-12-07 04:03:57 PM
I have completely revised my opinion of this series. When you come right down to the whole bunch of survivors was probably THE. WORST. humanity had to offer. A better ending would have had the Cylons winning and somehow preserving the children.
 
2013-12-07 04:09:56 PM

Bslim: I have completely revised my opinion of this series. When you come right down to the whole bunch of survivors was probably THE. WORST. humanity had to offer. A better ending would have had the Cylons winning and somehow preserving the children.


That's what I always hated about the show - Whenever they reached a decision point, they *always* made the worst decision available.

BSG is actually what helped me solidify my working formula for figuring out whether something is a drama or a soap opera. The variable is whether the universe is a character or not.

In a drama, things happen to the characters that are outside of their control. In a soap opera, events are always instigated by the characters themselves either as cause or effect.

In BSG, everything that happened to them they both caused and deserved.
 
2013-12-07 04:38:27 PM

thamike: Please find below what I would view as potentially one of the greatest tributes I've ever seen created for Ronald D. Moore's science fiction masterpiece Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)

That isn't science fiction masterpiece Battlestar Galactica.


Just dropped in to make sure that was covered.
 
2013-12-07 04:51:13 PM
No Bear McCreary? Those themes were as much a part of the show as any of the characters.
 
2013-12-07 05:20:11 PM
I liked that show until it got all religious and preachy.
 
2013-12-07 05:55:57 PM

JohnnyC: I liked that show until it got all religious and preachy.


They couldn't have had a worse ending, even if they'd had God's giant finger reach down from the top of the screen and punch in the coordinates for Earth.

BSG is one of those shows where you have to stop watching at a specific point and ignore anything after that, because a particular season finale works better as a show finale than the actual show finale did.
 
2013-12-07 05:58:48 PM
 
2013-12-07 06:03:34 PM

ZeroCorpse: JohnnyC: I liked that show until it got all religious and preachy.

They couldn't have had a worse ending, even if they'd had God's giant finger reach down from the top of the screen and punch in the coordinates for Earth.

BSG is one of those shows where you have to stop watching at a specific point and ignore anything after that, because a particular season finale works better as a show finale than the actual show finale did.



Yeah, the last season.5(?) and especially the end was weak even if you're okay with the supernatural aspect of the series. And personally I think the series would've been more enjoyable as a whole without that aspect (although it is understandable).
 
2013-12-07 06:18:34 PM

PIP_the_TROLL: Bslim: I have completely revised my opinion of this series. When you come right down to the whole bunch of survivors was probably THE. WORST. humanity had to offer. A better ending would have had the Cylons winning and somehow preserving the children.

That's what I always hated about the show - Whenever they reached a decision point, they *always* made the worst decision available.

BSG is actually what helped me solidify my working formula for figuring out whether something is a drama or a soap opera. The variable is whether the universe is a character or not.

In a drama, things happen to the characters that are outside of their control. In a soap opera, events are always instigated by the characters themselves either as cause or effect.

In BSG, everything that happened to them they both caused and deserved.



I don't think that's true in terms of the actual plot (which involves a lot of cylon attacks/plots and chance encounters). But the themes of the series pretty explicitly involved humanity being undone by its own foibles and questioning whether it deserved to survive. That doesn't make the show a soap, in my opinion.
 
2013-12-07 06:32:03 PM
The Bucket Drop is one of the most jaw-droppingly awesome moments in television history, imo.

That is all.
 
2013-12-07 06:40:55 PM
Did God do everything in this one too?

Because I love stories where no character has any free will.
 
2013-12-07 06:44:25 PM
 
2013-12-07 07:20:22 PM
Because that show did not have robot doggies and they never stopped at planets with random space discos, it is not Battlestar Galactica.

Robot doggies and random space discos.  Accept no substitutes.
 
2013-12-07 07:30:54 PM
When I use the intercom to page the warehouse, I hold the phone the same way Adama does.
 
2013-12-07 07:41:43 PM

BumpInTheNight: JesusJuice: Battlestar Galactica sucked.  Vapid, pseudo-intellectual crap.

Hey look everyone, its that guy.


To be fair, the original was created by Glen Larson, a Latter Day Saint. Keep in mind, Orson Scott is an understanding moderate in the movement.  Larson admitted the Cylons represented monogomy, Baltar was a homosexual propagandist, and Boxy was the polygamous ideal we should all strive for if we wanted salvation.
 
2013-12-07 07:59:00 PM

PIP_the_TROLL: BumpInTheNight: JesusJuice: Battlestar Galactica sucked.  Vapid, pseudo-intellectual crap.

Hey look everyone, its that guy.

I'm afraid I'm 'that guy' too.

I thought it was a mediocre soap opera with a good special effects budget.


I don't blame you.  I loved the first few and last few episodes.  Also, a few episodes around the end of season two / beginning of season three.  Everything else was tedious and overly dramatic, but worth it IMHO
 
2013-12-07 08:00:33 PM
Whatever your stance on the ending is, no one can deny that the atmosphere jump from the liberation of new caprica is still badass.
 
2013-12-07 08:14:22 PM
 
2013-12-07 09:46:42 PM

ZeroCorpse: JohnnyC: I liked that show until it got all religious and preachy.

They couldn't have had a worse ending, even if they'd had God's giant finger reach down from the top of the screen and punch in the coordinates for Earth.

BSG is one of those shows where you have to stop watching at a specific point and ignore anything after that, because a particular season finale works better as a show finale than the actual show finale did.


Here's the thing... they leave the preachy religious crap out and I'm re-watching episodes as often as I watch Star Trek the Next Generation or Firefly episodes. You know how many times I've re-watched a BSG episode? Not once and I don't expect I ever will. I don't recommend it to people. It's like... like I found a cat turd in my chocolate pudding. I just want nothing to do with chocolate pudding after that experience.
 
2013-12-07 10:20:44 PM
The "Adama Maneuver"(storming New Caprica) is the ONLY time I have ever jumped out of my seat and screamed at the TV.  The raid in "the Hand of God" is a close second(All of the fighters ARE on the board).
 
2013-12-07 11:09:40 PM
Just don't ever forget how it really ended. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndbcLU0U28M
 
2013-12-07 11:11:11 PM

Titanius Anglesmith: This one was better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__WVOlnE4aI


Ha!  Having never watched the old series, that video makes me want to go back and catch all of those references
 
2013-12-07 11:29:03 PM

xenomorpheus: The "Adama Maneuver"(storming New Caprica) is the ONLY time I have ever jumped out of my seat and screamed at the TV.  The raid in "the Hand of God" is a close second(All of the fighters ARE on the board).



"Prepare for turbulence" Hell yes.
 
2013-12-08 12:54:01 AM

ZeroCorpse: JohnnyC: I liked that show until it got all religious and preachy.

They couldn't have had a worse ending, even if they'd had God's giant finger reach down from the top of the screen and punch in the coordinates for Earth.

BSG is one of those shows where you have to stop watching at a specific point and ignore anything after that, because a particular season finale works better as a show finale than the actual show finale did.


It felt like they completely ran out of material in season 4 and just started blowing things up out of desperation: everyone is a cylon, starbuck is an angel, etc. And everything with earth was so predictable.
 
2013-12-08 02:30:53 AM

xenomorpheus: The "Adama Maneuver"(storming New Caprica) is the ONLY time I have ever jumped out of my seat and screamed at the TV.  The raid in "the Hand of God" is a close second(All of the fighters ARE on the board).


"Hand of God" is good. I especially enjoy the little touch that they were instructed to think "outside the box" and ended up putting the Vipers basically *inside* a box. But this is a serious contender for #1 moment of the show for me.

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Resurrection Ship - Part 2
 
2013-12-08 04:35:11 AM
The mini-series and the first season are sublime. Some of the best sci-fi television you'll ever watch.

The second season the show starts losing the plot and doesn't know what to do with itself. The last decent episode is the Pegasus. Many characters are killed off just cuz.

Third season, with its "jump forward in time" motif, should have also included a shark with that, for that is essentially what it did. Half the episodes are utterly unwatchable.

I didn't even watch season 4. That's how bad season 3 was.
 
2013-12-08 04:56:21 AM
Makes me wish I had watched it all from the beginning.  I did not.  I started watching during the last year, and was quite impressed ;)
 
2013-12-08 10:25:14 AM

Ishkur: The mini-series and the first season are sublime. Some of the best sci-fi television you'll ever watch.

The second season the show starts losing the plot and doesn't know what to do with itself. The last decent episode is the Pegasus. Many characters are killed off just cuz.

Third season, with its "jump forward in time" motif, should have also included a shark with that, for that is essentially what it did. Half the episodes are utterly unwatchable.

I didn't even watch season 4. That's how bad season 3 was.


This was the trajectory of my thought, too. The mini-series was a masterpiece; the first season pretty good; stopped watching completely after Resurrection Ship.

In second season they had mutinies, rebellions and complete breakdowns in the chain of command/unity of command every other episode... but all that stuff would be forgotten the next episode and people had no problems getting back to work alongside shipmates who broke faith with them and put their lives under threat.

Morale and unit cohesion doesn't work that way. Cylons should have obliterated the fleet mid-second season.
 
2013-12-08 10:52:45 AM

YodaBlues: Whatever your stance on the ending is, no one can deny that the atmosphere jump from the liberation of new caprica is still badass.


One of the best scenes in the entire series!
 
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