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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:47:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2014 11:49:29 AM EDT by kc8flb]
Back when the new BSG came out ten years ago, I watched/DVR every episode and loved it. Stayed with it until the end.

I just started watching it again on Netflix and I am still blown away by how good this series is. Got through the two part miniseries and just watched "33". "33" has got to be one of the best bsg  episodes of all time. The best part is at the end when the presidents aide, Billy, lets her know that the daily count of all humans needs to be increased by one because a baby was born on the rising star.

It was very powerful watching Roslin add to the human tally after having to take away so many times previously.

Looking forward to rewatching the whole thing again.

What cha hear, Starbuck?

Nothing but the rain.

(Yes, this is a bsg thread)
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 11:50:02 AM EDT
Sucked because of the ending.

Link Posted: 1/26/2014 11:52:43 AM EDT
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The one thing that bothered me about 33 was why did the command crew of the Galactica not sleep in shifts? Why did ALL of them feel the need to be awake the whole time? Tighe could sleep for 6 hours, then switch off with Adama, etc?

And the supporting characters like Roslin, Baltar, etc. didn't need to be awake all the way through either.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 11:53:36 AM EDT
It was a great series.  Not perfect, but still great.





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The one thing that bothered me about 33 was why did the command crew of the Galactica not sleep in shifts? Why did ALL of them feel the need to be awake the whole time? Tighe could sleep for 6 hours, then switch off with Adama, etc?



And the supporting characters like Roslin, Baltar, etc. didn't need to be awake all the way through either.
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...so that they could all be on camera together!












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Originally Posted By joekizanyu:
The one thing that bothered me about 33 was why did the command crew of the Galactica not sleep in shifts? Why did ALL of them feel the need to be awake the whole time? Tighe could sleep for 6 hours, then switch off with Adama, etc?

And the supporting characters like Roslin, Baltar, etc. didn't need to be awake all the way through either.
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That whole episode was full of fail and aids.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 11:56:29 AM EDT
i started re-watching the series last week, even knowing how bad the ending is going to be.



picking up on a lot more nuance this time through.
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Originally Posted By Moose:
Sucked because of the ending.

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I LOVED that show until the last season, so this.  
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Originally Posted By Moose:
Sucked because of the ending.

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Oddly enough, the first time I watched it, I was in this camp, but I re-watched it myself last year and the ending was not as bad to me for some reason the second time around?
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Oddly enough, the first time I watched it, I was in this camp, but I re-watched it myself last year and the ending was not as bad to me for some reason the second time around?
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Originally Posted By Moose:

Sucked because of the ending.







Oddly enough, the first time I watched it, I was in this camp, but I re-watched it myself last year and the ending was not as bad to me for some reason the second time around?




This is my take on the ending:


Imagine having sex with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Penelope Cruz at the same time. It's going amazing and then about 2/3's of the way through they kind of seem to lose interest. But who cares right?  It's still fantastic. And then, just as you're winding up for the big three-way finale, Rosie O'Donnell comes out from behind a curtain, naked as a jaybird, throws you down and sits on your face until you suffocate to death.  





That is BSG.





 

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Oh, and I liked the ending. It had a little something for everyone in it.
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I actually did too.  It was a little out there, but wasn't hesitant to provide real closure.






Link Posted: 1/26/2014 12:13:03 PM EDT
OP needs to watch blood & chrome as well.
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Will do, thanks for the suggestion

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Will do, thanks for the suggestion

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Will do, thanks for the suggestion



And don't bother with Caprica.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 12:27:43 PM EDT
I watched the entire series recently and one thing I couldn't understand was after they made a truce with the robot dudes and found 1st earth to be dead, why not just go back to kabol or whatever it was called?

Some how 3 or 4 more seasons got squeezed out.

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I watched the entire series recently and one thing I couldn't understand was after they made a truce with the robot dudes and found 1st earth to be dead, why not just go back to kabol or whatever it was called?

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I'm guessing it's because the Cavil faction was still a threat and knew where Kobol was.
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Originally Posted By makeitflyfast:
I watched the entire series recently and one thing I couldn't understand was after they made a truce with the robot dudes and found 1st earth to be dead, why not just go back to kabol or whatever it was called?

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Maybe because of all the radiation from the planet wide nuclear strike?
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FPNI
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Originally Posted By joekizanyu:


The one thing that bothered me about 33 was why did the command crew of the Galactica not sleep in shifts? Why did ALL of them feel the need to be awake the whole time? Tighe could sleep for 6 hours, then switch off with Adama, etc?



And the supporting characters like Roslin, Baltar, etc. didn't need to be awake all the way through either.
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they did sleep in shifts.



remember when Tigh gave Adama his shift (without Adama realizing) because he needed more sleep?



 
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they did sleep in shifts.

remember when Tigh gave Adama his shift (without Adama realizing) because he needed more sleep?
 
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Originally Posted By joekizanyu:
The one thing that bothered me about 33 was why did the command crew of the Galactica not sleep in shifts? Why did ALL of them feel the need to be awake the whole time? Tighe could sleep for 6 hours, then switch off with Adama, etc?

And the supporting characters like Roslin, Baltar, etc. didn't need to be awake all the way through either.


they did sleep in shifts.

remember when Tigh gave Adama his shift (without Adama realizing) because he needed more sleep?
 


They took 15-20 minute naps during the 33 minutes. Why not do 4-6 hour shifts to get more/better sleep?
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 12:52:58 PM EDT
Great series.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 12:53:32 PM EDT
I watched 3 or 4 episodes from season 2 back to back last night. The ones where the Pegasus shows up and Ensign Roe takes charge then gets whacked by 7 of 9. Good stuff. Too bad the final season was such a steaming pile of shit.



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They took 15-20 minute naps during the 33 minutes. Why not do 4-6 hour shifts to get more/better sleep?
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Originally Posted By mcantu:


Originally Posted By joekizanyu:

The one thing that bothered me about 33 was why did the command crew of the Galactica not sleep in shifts? Why did ALL of them feel the need to be awake the whole time? Tighe could sleep for 6 hours, then switch off with Adama, etc?



And the supporting characters like Roslin, Baltar, etc. didn't need to be awake all the way through either.




they did sleep in shifts.



remember when Tigh gave Adama his shift (without Adama realizing) because he needed more sleep?

 




They took 15-20 minute naps during the 33 minutes. Why not do 4-6 hour shifts to get more/better sleep?




maybe its impossible to sleep with all the alarms going off when the Cylons appear and the pre-jump alarm is pretty loud too



 
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Originally Posted By joekizanyu:
The one thing that bothered me about 33 was why did the command crew of the Galactica not sleep in shifts? Why did ALL of them feel the need to be awake the whole time? Tighe could sleep for 6 hours, then switch off with Adama, etc?

And the supporting characters like Roslin, Baltar, etc. didn't need to be awake all the way through either.
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Because it's a drama, and it was more dramatic that way?

In any case, the whole show was an allegory for post 9/11 USA. The sense of stress, exhaustion and fear we all sort of felt after 9/11 was represented by the genuine exhaustion the characters felt in 33. Then they shoot down a air space liner.

I remember watching that when it aired and being absolutely stunned. I watched it again recently and I'm still stunned. I've yet to see any artwork that so perfectly captures the countries zeitgeist in that first year as the first season of BSG.
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+1
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maybe its impossible to sleep with all the alarms going off when the Cylons appear and the pre-jump alarm is pretty loud too
 
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Originally Posted By joekizanyu:
Originally Posted By mcantu:
Originally Posted By joekizanyu:
The one thing that bothered me about 33 was why did the command crew of the Galactica not sleep in shifts? Why did ALL of them feel the need to be awake the whole time? Tighe could sleep for 6 hours, then switch off with Adama, etc?

And the supporting characters like Roslin, Baltar, etc. didn't need to be awake all the way through either.


they did sleep in shifts.

remember when Tigh gave Adama his shift (without Adama realizing) because he needed more sleep?
 


They took 15-20 minute naps during the 33 minutes. Why not do 4-6 hour shifts to get more/better sleep?


maybe its impossible to sleep with all the alarms going off when the Cylons appear and the pre-jump alarm is pretty loud too
 


They have FTL drive and space travel. I'm sure they have a volume knob too.
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Originally Posted By joekizanyu:


They have FTL drive and space travel. I'm sure they have a volume knob too.
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Originally Posted By joekizanyu:
Originally Posted By mcantu:
Originally Posted By joekizanyu:
The one thing that bothered me about 33 was why did the command crew of the Galactica not sleep in shifts? Why did ALL of them feel the need to be awake the whole time? Tighe could sleep for 6 hours, then switch off with Adama, etc?

And the supporting characters like Roslin, Baltar, etc. didn't need to be awake all the way through either.


they did sleep in shifts.

remember when Tigh gave Adama his shift (without Adama realizing) because he needed more sleep?
 


They took 15-20 minute naps during the 33 minutes. Why not do 4-6 hour shifts to get more/better sleep?


maybe its impossible to sleep with all the alarms going off when the Cylons appear and the pre-jump alarm is pretty loud too
 


They have FTL drive and space travel. I'm sure they have a volume knob too.


Perhaps the acutal FTL event is jarring and wakes people up. A character expresses her distaste for FTL in the miniseries, so they're aware that it's happening.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 1:09:19 PM EDT
Was a good show, just watched for the first time last year.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 1:31:16 PM EDT
Colonel Saul Tigh's flask anyone?
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 1:39:41 PM EDT
The ending did suck major ass, but the last episode where Adama was getting ready to fly away with Rolsin and leave Lee all alone on the plains was a tear jerker. You knew he was never coming back.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 1:41:20 PM EDT
It was a great series.  I differ from most in thinking that it actually got better toward the end.  The final episode was the best ending to any series I've ever seen.  It took the mystical, epic overtones hinted at throughout the series and delivered a resolution that was actually bigger and more impressive than expected.
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Originally Posted By joekizanyu:
They have FTL drive and space travel. I'm sure they have a volume knob too.


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Originally Posted By mcantu:




Originally Posted By joekizanyu:




Originally Posted By mcantu:




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They took 15-20 minute naps during the 33 minutes. Why not do 4-6 hour shifts to get more/better sleep?






maybe its impossible to sleep with all the alarms going off when the Cylons appear and the pre-jump alarm is pretty loud too


 






They have FTL drive and space travel. I'm sure they have a volume knob too.







 

in the original episode, the ship's only function was a decommissioning ceremony, so it seems unlikely that they had a full combat crew aboard from the outset.  they also suffered substantial losses of personnel in multiple contacts with the cylons.  







in this shorthanded state, they had to employ every defensive system on the ship every single jump.  and they were taking damage every single jump.  aside from a 'volume knob' on the 1MC, i suspect that it would be kind of hard to sleep over the sound of missiles hitting your ship.  and then there's damage control.  "sorry, we can't use those guys for the DCP because it's naptime".  if you were off-shift, and awake anyway due to the sounds of explosions every half-hour, could you really not go help?  







and then there are the obvious physical discomforts of FTL, as pointed out by several of the crew.  again, every half hour.

















but mainly, it's just a TV show.

 
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Originally Posted By Moose:
Sucked because of the ending.


FPNI


I don't actually think the whole show sucked.
Seasons 1&2 (including the miniseries) were incredible.
Season 3 after New Caprica was a chore to get through.
Season 4 got better, but still not as good as 1&2.
The ending sucked.
Maybe someday I'll be able to appreciate it, but not today.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 1:59:48 PM EDT
i can't lie.  i keep clicking on this thread in hopes of six pix.
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Agreed...........I liked that movie as well.    Really liked the opening few minutes when young Adama looks out the shuttle window and sees what he sees.

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I keep hearing about this Blood& Chrome.  How do I get it?
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Originally Posted By makeitflyfast:
I watched the entire series recently and one thing I couldn't understand was after they made a truce with the robot dudes and found 1st earth to be dead, why not just go back to kobol or whatever it was called?

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Because they had been nuked?  Sorry, Kobol hadn't been nuked, the colonies had been nuked.  I guess they had gone too far and wanted to hook up with lost tribe.
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I keep hearing about this Blood& Chrome.  How do I get it?
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OP needs to watch blood & chrome as well.


I keep hearing about this Blood& Chrome.  How do I get it?


Amazon or your local movie rental place shd have it.   Good movie.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 2:20:34 PM EDT
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I'm rewatching BSG on Netflix as well. The real BSG.

This is the real Starbuck & Boomer

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one thing that took me a while to process was that...
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I keep hearing about this Blood& Chrome.  How do I get it?
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It was released on YouTube by the company that produced the show, so I'm guessing it's still there.
 
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I think they took it down when the DVD/BluRay was released.
At least it was gone the last time I looked.
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I'm rewatching BSG on Netflix as well. The real BSG.

This is the real Starbuck & Boomer

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+1  
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I'm rewatching BSG on Netflix as well. The real BSG.

This is the real Starbuck & Boomer

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Killer Women:





Tricia Helfer with a 1911 and a Texas Ranger star.









 
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Killer Women:



Tricia Helfer with a 1911 and a Texas Ranger star.



http://hispanichouston.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2013.09-Killer-Women-Tricia-Helfer-350x260.jpg

 
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Originally Posted By sirensong:

i can't lie.  i keep clicking on this thread in hopes of six pix.


Killer Women:



Tricia Helfer with a 1911 and a Texas Ranger star.



http://hispanichouston.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2013.09-Killer-Women-Tricia-Helfer-350x260.jpg

 




 
bless you.
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I don't care about the ending, the scene that the quoted poster failed to paste more than makes up for the production/writing/editing/casting/13er failures of the entire series


Link Posted: 1/26/2014 5:54:53 PM EDT
I don't know about you guys, but I never can sleep through hyperspace jumps. Being propelled at right angles to reality wakes me up every time.
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Nothing but the rain.

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I may be a fan of BSG


Look at my screen name :)

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