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(Slate)   Wanna feel old? It's the 10th anniversary of Battlestar Galactica. The good one, I mean   (slate.com ) divider line 107
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2013-12-23 02:57:40 PM  
Phallic robot disagrees:

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2013-12-23 03:04:50 PM  

AGremlin: Phallic robot disagrees:

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If he wasn't phallic-shaped, he wouldn't have been able to fit in the X-Wing and help Luke.
 
2013-12-23 03:08:46 PM  

AGremlin: Phallic robot disagrees:

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Erin Grey in spandex. That is all.
 
2013-12-23 03:14:15 PM  
I'm so old I remember watching the first one, with that cutie Richard Hatch.
 
2013-12-23 03:17:39 PM  
Damn, 10 years? Time flies.
 
2013-12-23 03:19:02 PM  
What makes me feel old is remembering that Apollo 8 was 45 years ago.
 
2013-12-23 04:08:02 PM  
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Don't make me get all Lorne Greene and the Lords of Kobol on your ass, Submitter.

Own the original boxed set.
 
2013-12-23 04:17:21 PM  
Reminding me of how good I had it with my partner at the time. Who knew I'd leave her in a decade?
 
2013-12-23 04:19:47 PM  

Somacandra: Don't make me get all Lorne Greene and the Lords of Kobol on your ass, Submitter.

Own the original boxed set.


No need to get angry, he must have just been referring to the good BSG as opposed to the great BSG.
 
2013-12-23 04:20:14 PM  
Time to get meta.
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2013-12-23 04:20:20 PM  
Mmm, that's some mighty fine trollin' there Subby.
 
2013-12-23 04:21:33 PM  
The remake had so much going for it until they completely fracked everything up in the last six episodes.
 
2013-12-23 04:22:28 PM  
At least Ronald D. Moore had the good sense to fall off the face of the earth after that finale.
 
2013-12-23 04:25:19 PM  

dywed88: No need to get angry, he must have just been referring to the good BSG as opposed to the great BSG.


The "great" BSG lasted a while 2.3 seasons.
 
2013-12-23 04:26:01 PM  

madgonad: The remake had so much going for it until they completely fracked everything up in the last six episodes.


They fracked it up way before that. Everything from Collaborators on.
 
2013-12-23 04:26:10 PM  

madgonad: The remake had so much going for it until they completely fracked everything up in the last six episodes.


This. Really up to the last episode they could have salvaged it. But no...Hera gets to be pimped out to cro magnons. Great idea writers!

/should have landed on earth in the bronze age and been responsible for the Greek myths...given the names and tech
 
2013-12-23 04:27:36 PM  
Subby, what makes me feel old is trying to remember when that last good Metallica album was.
 
2013-12-23 04:28:36 PM  

DamnYankees: madgonad: The remake had so much going for it until they completely fracked everything up in the last six episodes.

They fracked it up way before that. Everything from Collaborators on.


Everything from the disappearance of Starbuck on was no good. If the first half of the series hadn't been so awesome, the second half wouldn't have felt so awful.
 
2013-12-23 04:29:48 PM  
You know what makes me feel old? When someone says, "Wanna feel old? XX happened a WHOLE 10 years ago. You know? When you were still a kid?"
 
2013-12-23 04:29:50 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: Everything from the disappearance of Starbuck on was no good. If the first half of the series hadn't been so awesome, the second half wouldn't have felt so awful.


What was so great about the middle of season 3 that you are counting everything between Collaborators and Maelstrom in the "good" category? The horrible boxing episode?
 
2013-12-23 04:32:52 PM  

AGremlin: Phallic robot disagrees:

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Now that is show that needs a reboot, but not a BSG reboot. Oh no it needs to be reboot in all it's tight or little clothing, disco, hot body, pew pew pew cheesy glory.
 
2013-12-23 04:34:29 PM  

Outlawtsar: madgonad: The remake had so much going for it until they completely fracked everything up in the last six episodes.

This. Really up to the last episode they could have salvaged it. But no...Hera gets to be pimped out to cro magnons. Great idea writers!

/should have landed on earth in the bronze age and been responsible for the Greek myths...given the names and tech


Nah, they should have used Galactica and all the other ships to create an island city in the ocean, because they did not want to pollute a natural population, and called it Atlantis.
 
2013-12-23 04:35:33 PM  
Subby's math is *terrible*.   It's been 35 years since the good one.
 
2013-12-23 04:39:22 PM  

DamnYankees: Mike Chewbacca: Everything from the disappearance of Starbuck on was no good. If the first half of the series hadn't been so awesome, the second half wouldn't have felt so awful.

What was so great about the middle of season 3 that you are counting everything between Collaborators and Maelstrom in the "good" category? The horrible boxing episode?


I stand corrected. I had completely screwed up the timeline in my head, probably because I've only seen seasons 3-4 once, when they aired.
 
2013-12-23 04:39:26 PM  
The humans, as portrayed deserved and should have been wiped out.
 
2013-12-23 04:39:35 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Outlawtsar: madgonad: The remake had so much going for it until they completely fracked everything up in the last six episodes.

This. Really up to the last episode they could have salvaged it. But no...Hera gets to be pimped out to cro magnons. Great idea writers!

/should have landed on earth in the bronze age and been responsible for the Greek myths...given the names and tech

Nah, they should have used Galactica and all the other ships to create an island city in the ocean, because they did not want to pollute a natural population, and called it Atlantis.


Or that. Jesus...anything but rampant homo erectus boinking. I could have excused even angel Starbuck for a more satisfying finale.
 
2013-12-23 04:42:49 PM  

Outlawtsar: madgonad: The remake had so much going for it until they completely fracked everything up in the last six episodes.

This. Really up to the last episode they could have salvaged it. But no...Hera gets to be pimped out to cro magnons. Great idea writers!

/should have landed on earth in the bronze age and been responsible for the Greek myths...given the names and tech


That's what I was thinking as well, with Tigh and Ellen being the basis of Odin and Frigga because they jouneyed north. If they had set the arrival around 10,000 BCE or so, the timeline would have worked a lot better.
 
2013-12-23 04:44:27 PM  

MisterTweak: AGremlin: Phallic robot disagrees:

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Erin Grey in spandex. That is all.


I'd rather she was nekkid.

/B-D-B-D-B-D
 
2013-12-23 04:44:52 PM  
2003- BSG starts, Farscape ends, Firefly's only season, Buffy S6, Angel S3.

Truly a golden year
 
2013-12-23 04:48:08 PM  

Outlawtsar: Slaves2Darkness: Outlawtsar: madgonad: The remake had so much going for it until they completely fracked everything up in the last six episodes.

This. Really up to the last episode they could have salvaged it. But no...Hera gets to be pimped out to cro magnons. Great idea writers!

/should have landed on earth in the bronze age and been responsible for the Greek myths...given the names and tech

Nah, they should have used Galactica and all the other ships to create an island city in the ocean, because they did not want to pollute a natural population, and called it Atlantis.

Or that. Jesus...anything but rampant homo erectus boinking. I could have excused even angel Starbuck for a more satisfying finale.


Angel Starbuck would have been easy to give a satisfying resolution. Have her resurrected by the Ship of Light, which is eventually revealed to be Cylons of a previous Cycle who have grown into godlike beings over thousands of years of advancement, and have come to regret their actions and are trying to break the cycles of destruction. The finale would have been really easy to fix with a few tweaks.
 
2013-12-23 04:52:31 PM  
I used to watch the original, way back when.  At the time, it was the coolest goddam thing on TV.  Mostly because much of the design of things was horked directly from the same places Star Wars designs were horked from.

Looking back on it, it actually was a bit hokey.  Especially considering they literally resued the FX in battle scenes over and over and over, rather than creating new ones.  (Too expensive).

So then we got the reboot.  I couldn't get into it.  I tried.  But it seemed like every time I caught an episode, I couldn't grasp what the hell was going on.  And there was not nearly enough action.  The effects in that version were pretty cool.  But that bit with constantly zooming and panning the camera got REALLY annoying.
 
2013-12-23 04:54:38 PM  

ReverendJynxed: MisterTweak: AGremlin: Phallic robot disagrees:

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Erin Grey in spandex. That is all.

I'd rather she was nekkid.

/B-D-B-D-B-D


Haha...  Do you remember the episode with the midgets trying to undress her by using "offthink!  offthink!!"?
 
2013-12-23 04:59:07 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Outlawtsar: madgonad: The remake had so much going for it until they completely fracked everything up in the last six episodes.

This. Really up to the last episode they could have salvaged it. But no...Hera gets to be pimped out to cro magnons. Great idea writers!

/should have landed on earth in the bronze age and been responsible for the Greek myths...given the names and tech

That's what I was thinking as well, with Tigh and Ellen being the basis of Odin and Frigga because they jouneyed north. If they had set the arrival around 10,000 BCE or so, the timeline would have worked a lot better.


I like that idea too. I wonder if the writers were worrying about the mixed religious message issue with their focus on the polytheistic humans and the mono machines. Or just pissing off Christians by not having Galactica found Christianity but give credence to "pagans.". Who knows. I think they got lazy and phoned it in.
 
2013-12-23 05:02:20 PM  
Well it was fine until everytime they hit a snag they had to name a new cylon.
 
2013-12-23 05:02:32 PM  

Rhypskallion: Subby's math is *terrible*.   It's been 35 years since the good one.


Sorry, that's already been retconned.
 
2013-12-23 05:02:49 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Outlawtsar: Slaves2Darkness: Outlawtsar: madgonad: The remake had so much going for it until they completely fracked everything up in the last six episodes.

This. Really up to the last episode they could have salvaged it. But no...Hera gets to be pimped out to cro magnons. Great idea writers!

/should have landed on earth in the bronze age and been responsible for the Greek myths...given the names and tech

Nah, they should have used Galactica and all the other ships to create an island city in the ocean, because they did not want to pollute a natural population, and called it Atlantis.

Or that. Jesus...anything but rampant homo erectus boinking. I could have excused even angel Starbuck for a more satisfying finale.

Angel Starbuck would have been easy to give a satisfying resolution. Have her resurrected by the Ship of Light, which is eventually revealed to be Cylons of a previous Cycle who have grown into godlike beings over thousands of years of advancement, and have come to regret their actions and are trying to break the cycles of destruction. The finale would have been really easy to fix with a few tweaks.


That would have been way too smart- gotta keep spiritual stuff all "unexplained" etc. because... hippy crap or something.

Really that foolishness is fine in fantasy to a degree but it gets really lame in science fiction; oh gee we can make the speed of light our biatch but we still go "God/Odin/the Illuminati did it" when we run into something we can't explain I'M SURE
 
2013-12-23 05:04:55 PM  

groppet: Well it was fine until everytime they hit a snag they had to name a new cylon.


Yup, this was a key problem.
 
2013-12-23 05:07:06 PM  

Outlawtsar: Mad_Radhu: Outlawtsar: madgonad: The remake had so much going for it until they completely fracked everything up in the last six episodes.

This. Really up to the last episode they could have salvaged it. But no...Hera gets to be pimped out to cro magnons. Great idea writers!

/should have landed on earth in the bronze age and been responsible for the Greek myths...given the names and tech

That's what I was thinking as well, with Tigh and Ellen being the basis of Odin and Frigga because they jouneyed north. If they had set the arrival around 10,000 BCE or so, the timeline would have worked a lot better.

I like that idea too. I wonder if the writers were worrying about the mixed religious message issue with their focus on the polytheistic humans and the mono machines. Or just pissing off Christians by not having Galactica found Christianity but give credence to "pagans.". Who knows. I think they got lazy and phoned it in.


The ending we got was still better than Galactica 1980, by a long, long shot.

If they had landed in the Greek era there would still have been some relics of the technology around today, (plastics, nylon, stainless steels, etc.) breaking the time-line.
 
2013-12-23 05:09:53 PM  

ryarger: 2003- BSG starts, Farscape ends, Firefly's only season, Buffy S6, Angel S3.

Truly a golden year


Farscape didn't end until 2004 with the movie.
It was cancelled in 2002, episodes airing until 2003 with the cliffhanger cold ending.

So, 2003 golden for Farscape fans?  Not so much.

Buffy/Angel?  Not even in the same league as the others, not to mention genre.
/silly campy craptastic shows, may as well talk up Charmed and tell us about your Twilight fan fiction.
 
2013-12-23 05:10:14 PM  
The good one, subby? You mean the one from 1978, not boring the soap opera disguised as science fantasy action.

/galactica 1980 was ok
 
2013-12-23 05:12:27 PM  
Wasn't it funny when Adama was acting and smashed that model ship to pieces?
 
2013-12-23 05:12:46 PM  
could have sworn that was "the boring soap opera" in preview...

All right, it bears repeating: The 2004 Galactica is as boring as any daytime soap opera you've ever been unfortunate enough to have watched.

Ugh, once a former boss basically forced me to watch one with him on a break. It was weird.
 
2013-12-23 05:14:02 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Angel Starbuck would have been easy to give a satisfying resolution. Have her resurrected by the Ship of Light, which is eventually revealed to be Cylons of a previous Cycle who have grown into godlike beings over thousands of years of advancement, and have come to regret their actions and are trying to break the cycles of destruction. The finale would have been really easy to fix with a few tweaks.


I thought they were going to go the time travel route and have the metallic centurions that leave in the Baseship somehow turn out to be the ones influencing the current-gen Cyclons into trying to break the Cycle.  In part as gratitude for being granted their freedom after also having fought the other numbered cyclons in their attempt to lobotomize them, and in part as you said, just coming to the realization something external needed to be done to try and change things up.

That's probably worse than the actual ending since it involves time travel, but it was my immediate reaction.  I guess I had gotten so used to the 'head' versions of Six and Gaius that Starbuck just disappearing didn't phase me as much as it did a lot of people.
 
2013-12-23 05:14:20 PM  

Clash City Farker: Wasn't it funny when Adama was acting and smashed that model ship to pieces?


That was a good scene, made only better by the behind-the-scenes story.
 
2013-12-23 05:14:41 PM  
www.sitcomsonline.com

Been a lot longer than 10 years, Smits
 
2013-12-23 05:15:04 PM  
The new one was good until it sucked... I had hoped it would become one of those shows I can watch over again, but they ruined that. I haven't watched it since they decided to ruin the whole thing with the religious crap.
 
2013-12-23 05:16:04 PM  

DamnYankees: Clash City Farker: Wasn't it funny when Adama was acting and smashed that model ship to pieces?

That was a good scene, made only better by the behind-the-scenes story.


100,000 times better.
 
2013-12-23 05:18:24 PM  

Gergesa: Subby, what makes me feel old is trying to remember when that last good Metallica album was.


Its been 25 years since And Justice.
 
2013-12-23 05:18:48 PM  

JohnnyC: The new one was good until it sucked... I had hoped it would become one of those shows I can watch over again, but they ruined that. I haven't watched it since they decided to ruin the whole thing with the religious crap.


I can even take the religious crap.  What did it for me was how unplanned it all was.  And this is coming from somebody who still enjoys watching Lost.  The BSG writers have flat-out admitted to having no idea who the final cylons were when they made it a plot point.  Then they basically pulled names out of a hat and decided "sure, why not".  Also, the payoff for the opera house was incredibly lame for how big of a deal it was made out to be.

I agree with others that making the fleet turn out to be the basis for various myths of the ancient world would have been a great ending that required little more than a few lines of dialog to make work.
 
2013-12-23 05:21:06 PM  
Feel old? About a ten year old TV show?!?
shiat- I saw the theatrical premier of Battlestar Galactica in Sensurround!
 
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