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(Entertainment Weekly)   Ronald D. Moore's Outlander is actually a Battlestar Galactica prequel. Here's the proof   (popwatch.ew.com) divider line 33
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2014-08-09 01:10:13 PM  
Battlestar spent five seasons repeating this mantra: "The Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." It would've been cool, if the Cylon's plan made any sense. Outlander asks, "What if your future was the past?" Which at least straight-up doesn't make any sense.

Yes it does. BSG had eternal recurrence as a huge theme. The tag line for this show directly references it.
 
2014-08-09 05:57:17 PM  
music by Bear McCreary

That doesn't mean much. You can barely swing a cat these days without hitting a show he's scoring.
 
2014-08-09 06:37:07 PM  
Author left off that the cast and crew for both shows breathe air, come from planet earth and have to pay taxes on income.

Coincidence? I think not!
 
2014-08-09 06:57:34 PM  
Since Battlestar Galactica ended around 150,000 BCE, this would actually be a very long delayed sequel.
 
2014-08-09 07:09:59 PM  

Giltric: Author left off that the cast and crew for both shows breathe air, come from planet earth and have to pay taxes on income.

Coincidence? I think not!


Yeah, what a farking waste of a click. Jesus that list sucked. Did Cracked change their website design or something?
 
2014-08-09 07:16:07 PM  

Sid_6.7: Battlestar spent five seasons repeating this mantra: "The Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." It would've been cool, if the Cylon's plan made any sense.  Outlander asks, "What if your future was the past?" Which at least straight-up doesn't make any sense.

Yes it does. BSG had eternal recurrence as a huge theme. The tag line for this show directly references it.


Makes sense to me, too...

I've had an idea for a SciFi type story for years. One of the theories for how the universe will end is a giant contraction that is basically the reverse of the big Bang, where gravity will finally take over, and the whole process will reverse itself. One of the pet theories some people have is that if this happens, time will start going backwards.

Whether these are legit theories or not, I had an idea for a story where people who are undergoing hypnotic regression therapy are doing the whole "seeing the past" thing, but what they are actually doing is seeing the future. As they relive the "past", they are bit by bit remembering what is about to happen, but still perceiving life as if they are living it normally.

If I knew how to write, I could have some fun with it.
 
2014-08-09 07:19:28 PM  
Last time I saw a list like that trying to make such lame comparisons, it ended with "Work it out, people!"
 
2014-08-09 07:21:53 PM  
Its like Battlestar Galactica, if BSG was a TV adaptation of the English Patient.
 
2014-08-09 07:23:24 PM  

Mikey1969: Sid_6.7: Battlestar spent five seasons repeating this mantra: "The Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." It would've been cool, if the Cylon's plan made any sense.  Outlander asks, "What if your future was the past?" Which at least straight-up doesn't make any sense.

Yes it does. BSG had eternal recurrence as a huge theme. The tag line for this show directly references it.

Makes sense to me, too...

I've had an idea for a SciFi type story for years. One of the theories for how the universe will end is a giant contraction that is basically the reverse of the big Bang, where gravity will finally take over, and the whole process will reverse itself. One of the pet theories some people have is that if this happens, time will start going backwards.

Whether these are legit theories or not, I had an idea for a story where people who are undergoing hypnotic regression therapy are doing the whole "seeing the past" thing, but what they are actually doing is seeing the future. As they relive the "past", they are bit by bit remembering what is about to happen, but still perceiving life as if they are living it normally.

If I knew how to write, I could have some fun with it.


I think the Big Crunch theory is out these days. The prevailing thinking now is that the universe will simply continue to expand indefinitely, iirc.
 
2014-08-09 07:41:16 PM  
Shouldn't this have had the "featured link" disclaimer? Becaue no Farker would have deliberately submitted this without an associated paycheck.
 
2014-08-09 07:43:28 PM  

fusillade762: Mikey1969: Sid_6.7: Battlestar spent five seasons repeating this mantra: "The Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." It would've been cool, if the Cylon's plan made any sense.  Outlander asks, "What if your future was the past?" Which at least straight-up doesn't make any sense.

Yes it does. BSG had eternal recurrence as a huge theme. The tag line for this show directly references it.

Makes sense to me, too...

I've had an idea for a SciFi type story for years. One of the theories for how the universe will end is a giant contraction that is basically the reverse of the big Bang, where gravity will finally take over, and the whole process will reverse itself. One of the pet theories some people have is that if this happens, time will start going backwards.

Whether these are legit theories or not, I had an idea for a story where people who are undergoing hypnotic regression therapy are doing the whole "seeing the past" thing, but what they are actually doing is seeing the future. As they relive the "past", they are bit by bit remembering what is about to happen, but still perceiving life as if they are living it normally.

If I knew how to write, I could have some fun with it.

I think the Big Crunch theory is out these days. The prevailing thinking now is that the universe will simply continue to expand indefinitely, iirc.


That's what I'd heard, too. Still think it would be a cool storyline, but I think you're right about it not being so popular.

The infinite expansion thing would fit with my current theory that we are just subatomic particles in the fart cloud emitted by some extra dimensional cosmic entity, spreading with the wind.
 
2014-08-09 08:23:59 PM  
Well... that was dumb. The show is pretty good so far, though.
 
2014-08-09 08:27:08 PM  
Why is she traveling through time?

God did it.
and it doesn't like to be called that
 
2014-08-09 08:48:08 PM  

Sgt Otter: Since Battlestar Galactica ended around 150,000 BCE, this would actually be a very long delayed sequel.


Actually, the big reveal is going to be that it took place on Earth all along.

I mean, not  EarthEarth, but Earth from the show. The first Earth.

Well, I mean the second first Earth, not the first Earth we actually see on the first BSG. The first Earth from the second Show. And not our Earth, which would be the second second Earth, or the second Earth from the first BSG. So the original, first, second Earth.

Except in the past of that Earth. Which would make it a prequel.
 
2014-08-09 09:53:12 PM  
...and this is ridiculous.

Also, Outlander sucked.  Voiceover just kills it.

/that is all
 
2014-08-09 10:21:18 PM  
1. They're both written by Ronald D. Moore...

Ron Moore might be behind the screenplay, but he follows Diana Gabaldon's books very, very closely.  He said he would stay close to the books because the rapid van base includes his wife.
 
2014-08-09 10:23:35 PM  

semiotix: Sgt Otter: Since Battlestar Galactica ended around 150,000 BCE, this would actually be a very long delayed sequel.

Actually, the big reveal is going to be that it took place on Earth all along.

I mean, not  EarthEarth, but Earth from the show. The first Earth.

Well, I mean the second first Earth, not the first Earth we actually see on the first BSG. The first Earth from the second Show. And not our Earth, which would be the second second Earth, or the second Earth from the first BSG. So the original, first, second Earth.

Except in the past of that Earth. Which would make it a prequel.


I have never understood the show more than I do now.

But now I don't understand again.
 
2014-08-09 10:32:19 PM  
All I know is, there's a huge contingent of SAHM who have been salivating on FB about this show for months now.

Hopefully they'll calm down after a couple of episodes.
 
2014-08-09 11:02:27 PM  
No it isn't. It's based on a completely unrelated set of novels. Nice my favorite website, though.
 
2014-08-09 11:16:34 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-10 12:23:17 AM  

fusillade762: Mikey1969: Sid_6.7: Battlestar spent five seasons repeating this mantra: "The Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." It would've been cool, if the Cylon's plan made any sense.  Outlander asks, "What if your future was the past?" Which at least straight-up doesn't make any sense.

Yes it does. BSG had eternal recurrence as a huge theme. The tag line for this show directly references it.

Makes sense to me, too...

I've had an idea for a SciFi type story for years. One of the theories for how the universe will end is a giant contraction that is basically the reverse of the big Bang, where gravity will finally take over, and the whole process will reverse itself. One of the pet theories some people have is that if this happens, time will start going backwards.

Whether these are legit theories or not, I had an idea for a story where people who are undergoing hypnotic regression therapy are doing the whole "seeing the past" thing, but what they are actually doing is seeing the future. As they relive the "past", they are bit by bit remembering what is about to happen, but still perceiving life as if they are living it normally.

If I knew how to write, I could have some fun with it.

I think the Big Crunch theory is out these days. The prevailing thinking now is that the universe will simply continue to expand indefinitely, iirc.


I thought heat death was the new thing. Entropy.
 
2014-08-10 12:24:38 AM  
I mean, it's so obvious.  BSG was in color, so is this show.  That can only mean they're the same thing!
 
2014-08-10 01:41:34 AM  

Mikey1969: Sid_6.7: Battlestar spent five seasons repeating this mantra: "The Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." It would've been cool, if the Cylon's plan made any sense.  Outlander asks, "What if your future was the past?" Which at least straight-up doesn't make any sense.

Yes it does. BSG had eternal recurrence as a huge theme. The tag line for this show directly references it.

Makes sense to me, too...

I've had an idea for a SciFi type story for years. One of the theories for how the universe will end is a giant contraction that is basically the reverse of the big Bang, where gravity will finally take over, and the whole process will reverse itself. One of the pet theories some people have is that if this happens, time will start going backwards.

Whether these are legit theories or not, I had an idea for a story where people who are undergoing hypnotic regression therapy are doing the whole "seeing the past" thing, but what they are actually doing is seeing the future. As they relive the "past", they are bit by bit remembering what is about to happen, but still perceiving life as if they are living it normally.

If I knew how to write, I could have some fun with it.


If you can find it, watch Mr. Nobody.
 
2014-08-10 02:47:34 AM  

Jensaarai: Mikey1969: Sid_6.7: Battlestar spent five seasons repeating this mantra: "The Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." It would've been cool, if the Cylon's plan made any sense.  Outlander asks, "What if your future was the past?" Which at least straight-up doesn't make any sense.

Yes it does. BSG had eternal recurrence as a huge theme. The tag line for this show directly references it.

Makes sense to me, too...

I've had an idea for a SciFi type story for years. One of the theories for how the universe will end is a giant contraction that is basically the reverse of the big Bang, where gravity will finally take over, and the whole process will reverse itself. One of the pet theories some people have is that if this happens, time will start going backwards.

Whether these are legit theories or not, I had an idea for a story where people who are undergoing hypnotic regression therapy are doing the whole "seeing the past" thing, but what they are actually doing is seeing the future. As they relive the "past", they are bit by bit remembering what is about to happen, but still perceiving life as if they are living it normally.

If I knew how to write, I could have some fun with it.

If you can find it, watch Mr. Nobody.


That sounds pretty cool. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!
 
2014-08-10 03:28:31 AM  
I enjoyed it. I've waited years for an adaptation of these stories and I liked the look and feel of it. I always thought that Natalie Dormer would have made a perfect Claire, but you can't have everything (where would you put it?). The Jamie seems charismatic enough. I don't envy that poor actor trying to live up to what the rabid female fanbase expects of that character. Quite literally, the perfect man.

Gabaldon said that she got the idea for Jamie from Doctor Who's highlander companion. Pretty cool.
 
2014-08-10 05:13:21 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Last time I saw a list like that trying to make such lame comparisons, it ended with "Work it out, people!"


Entertainment Weekly is the sort of useless rag that can't fathom the concept of original content. Why would anyone make anything you couldn't describe as something else in a different context? Sadly they do this because this is how the entire industry thinks. The sort of people where you want them to experience something not unlike a rubber band wrapping around a bowling ball, only in their colon.
 
2014-08-10 06:53:00 AM  
First of all, subby sucks, because that's not even remotely what the article is trying to say.

Secondly, the article just sucks overall in every way possible.
 
2014-08-10 08:46:07 AM  
The press around Outlander, which premieres on Starz Saturday night but has already released its pilot on Youtube to nearly one million views, has been very positive-and often filled with caveats that it's "feminist fantasy," or at least directed at female audiences.

The pilot episode I watched had gratuitous nudity of the female star and the character seemed to be under the constant threat of rape the last half of the show.

So yeah, full agreement, the typical bodice-ripper.
 
2014-08-10 10:37:20 AM  

Mikey1969: Sid_6.7: Battlestar spent five seasons repeating this mantra: "The Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." It would've been cool, if the Cylon's plan made any sense.  Outlander asks, "What if your future was the past?" Which at least straight-up doesn't make any sense.

Yes it does. BSG had eternal recurrence as a huge theme. The tag line for this show directly references it.

Makes sense to me, too...

I've had an idea for a SciFi type story for years. One of the theories for how the universe will end is a giant contraction that is basically the reverse of the big Bang, where gravity will finally take over, and the whole process will reverse itself. One of the pet theories some people have is that if this happens, time will start going backwards.

Whether these are legit theories or not, I had an idea for a story where people who are undergoing hypnotic regression therapy are doing the whole "seeing the past" thing, but what they are actually doing is seeing the future. As they relive the "past", they are bit by bit remembering what is about to happen, but still perceiving life as if they are living it normally.

If I knew how to write, I could have some fun with it.


I'd read that, but in reality, if that pet theory were true, every time you jumped, time would start running backwards as soon as you started falling back to Earth.
 
2014-08-10 11:30:50 AM  

Anonymous Bosch: No it isn't. It's based on a completely unrelated set of novels. Nice my favorite website, though.


Oh, isn't that cute, a new word filter. You mods have gotten just so, so precious with those in the last couple months. Bless your hearts.

/the censored word involves people clicking on a bait set for that purpose
 
2014-08-10 02:22:42 PM  
"What'sh thish about a Scottish outlander?"
 
2014-08-10 02:23:29 PM  
sigh, let's try this again.


"What'sh thish about a Scottish outlander?"


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-10 04:37:26 PM  

Jensaarai: Mikey1969: Sid_6.7: Battlestar spent five seasons repeating this mantra: "The Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." It would've been cool, if the Cylon's plan made any sense.  Outlander asks, "What if your future was the past?" Which at least straight-up doesn't make any sense.

Yes it does. BSG had eternal recurrence as a huge theme. The tag line for this show directly references it.

Makes sense to me, too...

I've had an idea for a SciFi type story for years. One of the theories for how the universe will end is a giant contraction that is basically the reverse of the big Bang, where gravity will finally take over, and the whole process will reverse itself. One of the pet theories some people have is that if this happens, time will start going backwards.

Whether these are legit theories or not, I had an idea for a story where people who are undergoing hypnotic regression therapy are doing the whole "seeing the past" thing, but what they are actually doing is seeing the future. As they relive the "past", they are bit by bit remembering what is about to happen, but still perceiving life as if they are living it normally.

If I knew how to write, I could have some fun with it.

If you can find it, watch Mr. Nobody.


I had every reason to love that film, but I vehemently disliked it.
 
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