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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 22 September 2018 at 11:18am | IP Logged | 1 post reply


In regards to the reboot, it was very simple:

For me, it was just too darned bleak, especially after the events of 9/11.  I can watch a grim 2-hour film like anyone else, but I have a hard time watching anything that depressing on a weekly (or binge-worthy) basis.  Which is why I'm decidedly NOT a fan of programming like NuBSG, THE WALKING DEAD, GAME OF THRONES, TRUE DETECTIVE, Netflix's DAREDEVIL, etc.

Just not my thing.  I tried with NuBSG when it first aired, but I almost immediately thought to myself, "Nope.  Can't do it."  I think I lasted the first 2 or 3 episodes, at most?





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Bill Mimbu, the picture of one of the original Cylons reminded me of how I was in tears the first time I went through the Battlestar Galactica section of the tram tour in Universal Studios Hollywood. Between that and being terrified during a Hollywood special effects show where a stuntman came out made up like the Lou Ferrigno Hulk, it was a traumatic day.
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I went thru the BSG tour as well and the 6 Million Dollar man Tunnel. 

I Still love the original. I was 8 and weloved it just as much as star wars. Maybe even a bit more. Star wars was amazing but was only 2 hours. Galactica came out every week! The toys were better too. Then when Lucas sued and stopped production I was quite mad at Star wars. We were 8 and we knew BSG wasn't based on star wars. Grrr. Season 1 was a lot better than season 1 of TNG. 

I refused to watch NuBSG  until I grabbed the mini series on Netflix DVD rental. I got past all the parts I didn't like (in space no one has a steady-cam) I still felt the changes were mostly for shock value. But the casting was so Fraking amazing I didn't care. Bought the soundtrack. 

There was Recently a BSG vs NuBSG series from Dynamite The white robed angel/Devil is protagonist. Not half bad. 
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Posted: 24 September 2018 at 12:11pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Better read this LINK, Joe.
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Posted: 24 September 2018 at 11:44pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I watched BSG some as a kid and even have a few of the toys I got back then to this day. I don't remember it being particularly good, but I thought the remake was fantastic other than the ending which was kind of terrible. 
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Posted: 25 September 2018 at 7:30am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

NuGALACTICA would have been better had it ended with only two seasons. Inresolved, but somehow more satisfying.
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I agree, JB. The mini-series and first two seasons were great. By season 3 and 4 they got way too much into religion and kind of ruined Baltar who was, in my opinion, the most interesting character on the show. And the finale, especially the last 15 minutes or so of it, ranks up there with Dexter and Lost as one of the worst finales of a show ever. Leaving it unresolved would have been better than ending it like that. As much as people didn't like the ending of the Sopranos, I'd rather have a show end ambiguously like that than to end it in a lazy, poorly written way that belittles everything that came before.
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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 10:59pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

The 1999 trailer for actor Richard Hatch's independently funded "Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming" pilot film:

BSG: The Second Coming

I remember seeing this at his SDCC panel that year, and it got a good reception from the attendees.

It appears to have not aged well...

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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 11:14pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

The teaser trailer for 2003 BSG video game...

Game Trailer

A bit of a odd continuity, with the TOS setting and use of the NuBSG Viper designs (The Vipers versus classic Cylon Raiders footage was used in the teaser trailer for the NuBSG miniseries)

SCI-FI Channel Teaser
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read this LINK, Joe.

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The lower court had it right. 

I never even noticed those similarities until reading that article. The're pretty much standard sci-fi tropes. Based on the courts comments it could have been Superman who sued. 

It did it job tho and shut the whole thing down. Clearly they were commited to the concept bringing it back as BSG1980.  
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Looking at those old-school Cylons remind me of the first con I ever
attended (Pittsburgh Fantasy Film Con ‘78. I was 11. My folks dropped
me off!!). 1st and 2nd Place winners of the costume contest were
incredibly authentic-looking Cylon and Muffett costumes. The Cylon guy
even had the flashing red “eye” effect in his helmet visor!
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Also for the record:  There is no defending "Galactica: 1980 !"

But, we got to see Cousin Oliver again!


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I just re-watched Jane Seymour's final episode ("Lost Planet of the Gods, Part 2")... it was a gut-punch back then, and still packs a wallop today.  I admit, it gets me every time.  The final scenes are incredibly poignant, simply written and beautifully well-acted by all.



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Dynamite Entertainment are publishing a comic:


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Apparently nobody showed the cover artist the title set-up...?
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The cover looks like a loose homage to Howard Chaykin's Star Wars #1 to me.
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