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Re: Battlestar Galactica

Post by darvé » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:14 am

I think i have most of it downloaded and/or burnt to DVD, i can have a look tonight. does your DVD player play DivX files? or you can always watch it on a computer.

The 12th cylon really works as that character though, it ties it all together nice, also, after all the guessing and emphasis on who the 12th is, it's nice that that doesn't become the focus of the last few episodes.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica

Post by Trev » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:16 am

Loved the series. Had a few minor grumps with the ending - but I am gonna watch again from the start and see how it sits with me.

This and The Wire are the best TV shows I've seen in years.

I shall no doubt being watching Caprica and The Plan and whatever else comes next.
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Post by Carys » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:29 pm

davo wrote:I think i have most of it downloaded and/or burnt to DVD, i can have a look tonight. does your DVD player play DivX files? or you can always watch it on a computer.
I have no idea if either DVD player plays DivX files - I know I had it chipped so it was multi-regional, but I don't know if that's the same thing. If you do have them, I'd be thrilled to have a copy! I can't wait until June for the DVDs!

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Re: Battlestar Galactica

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:21 pm

I've just seen the first mini - series and am preparing for a couple of months of hermitting from now on. It had me gripped for the whole three hours, except when I had to pause it to pace around the flat in excitement.

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Post by Carys » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:03 pm

Modern Antiquarian wrote:I've just seen the first mini - series and am preparing for a couple of months of hermitting from now on. It had me gripped for the whole three hours, except when I had to pause it to pace around the flat in excitement.
I'm so jealous. I wish that I could erase it all from my memory and start again.

We watched the last five episodes last night. My word, I cried buckets. And I'm glad that Starbuck was much less emo in the last series - she was really hot to start with, but became less and less so. Until she started shooting people. That was very hot.

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Re: Battlestar Galactica

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:07 pm

Just finished season one. I had plans for the Easter holiday, but I also have seasons 2, 3 and 4 ready and waiting.

Slightly off topic, are a lot of tv shows this good nowadays? Last time I had a tv I saw the first season of Lost and really enjoyed it but thought that was the only thing worth watching at the time. I hear good things about the wire, deadwood etc.

It seems there's a new genre of quality American tv drama...

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Post by Carys » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:17 pm

Modern Antiquarian wrote:Just finished season one. I had plans for the Easter holiday, but I also have seasons 2, 3 and 4 ready and waiting.

Slightly off topic, are a lot of tv shows this good nowadays? Last time I had a tv I saw the first season of Lost and really enjoyed it but thought that was the only thing worth watching at the time. I hear good things about the wire, deadwood etc.

It seems there's a new genre of quality American tv drama...
Nothing's as good as Battlestar Galactica. Nothing.

Seriously though, lots of people I know are very into things like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire and all that HBO stuff. I think there's been an influx of high calibre TV over the last few years - much more sophisticated. I really like Heroes and Six Feet Under. Lots of other stuff is a bit out of my remit however good it is.

Just rewatched the BSG pilot movie with my parents. It's almost better when you know who all the Cylons are.

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Re: Battlestar Galactica

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:16 pm

I'm on course to finish season 2 this weekend...

I'm glad to hear nothing's as good as BSG, I'm worried at the time its consuming. I can only compare it to reading a really great unputdownable book. I didn't think tv would ever compete with reading, but I'm sacrificing reading time (and various more put-offable chores) to cram in more of this.

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Post by Carys » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:36 pm

Modern Antiquarian wrote:I'm glad to hear nothing's as good as BSG, I'm worried at the time its consuming. I can only compare it to reading a really great unputdownable book. I didn't think tv would ever compete with reading, but I'm sacrificing reading time (and various more put-offable chores) to cram in more of this.
That's exactly how I justify it to myself. Good TV is better than a bad book, and no worse than a good book with the advantage that it's easier to share TV viewage than reading on a daily basis. I don't like the thought that reading a book should be seen as a better use of one's time. Also, having the whole series available to watch in one sitting (which I'm assuming you have) is much more like reading a book, with one clear narrative to follow. I never ever watch TV on a daily/weekly basis based on when it's on - I only ever cane a DVD box set, often in a shamefully short space of time.

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Re: Battlestar Galactica

Post by islandhopper » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:27 pm

SPOILERS - Because I've earned it.


Finished! God, I've been avoiding this thread for years! I accidentally found out one of the final five cylons a while back. Then at the end of season 3 I discovered it was the very final one I'd discovered!

It was so highly praised that it did take me a while to get into it at first. All I heard was that it wasn't like any other sci-fi show, but it seemed to be a lot like other sci-fi shows. It got there of course. Oh, how it was worth it.

I think the first half of the the second half (if that makes any sense!) of season 4 is some of the best tv ever. It's pretty much always a great show, but that was such a run of perfect intensity. Revelation after revelation. Everything was important. It didn't stop. Gaeta goes bad-ass and overthrows Adama. People die. Dee! Fuck, that was cold.

It slowed down to a surprising degree again before the end but the last few episodes were pretty great. I liked the end, but maybe not the very end if you know what I mean. And way to give yourself an obnoxious, distracting cameo Ronald D Moore.

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Re: Battlestar Galactica

Post by Final Loan » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:54 pm

Did they ever fully explain what the visions of Caprica Six that Baltar had* actually were? Angels?

*and vice versa.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica

Post by Eddie » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:41 pm

That appears to be the implication from the finale, but I don't think it's ever stated explicitly.

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Post by Final Loan » Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:43 pm

I kinda wish I hadn't bought the series boxsets as they came out now… The Cylon Centurion that comes with this looks pretty boss.
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Post by Carys » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:42 pm

Final Loan wrote:I kinda wish I hadn't bought the series boxsets as they came out now… The Cylon Centurion that comes with this looks pretty boss.
That boxset was the first thing we added to our wedding list. It is hot stuff.

Incidentally, I've take to saying "I'll take that under advisement" at work when people tell me stuff I don't agree with. Just like Adama. Rock.

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Post by Final Loan » Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:32 pm

Cherry Darling wrote:Incidentally, I've take to saying "I'll take that under advisement" at work when people tell me stuff I don't agree with. Just like Adama. Rock.
I say that all the time anyway... Though usually to my mother and her 'helpful suggestions'...
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Re: Battlestar Galactica

Post by RITH » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:48 pm

Did anyone watch the first episode of Caprica? Was it any good?

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Re: Battlestar Galactica

Post by islandhopper » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:14 am

RITH wrote:Did anyone watch the first episode of Caprica? Was it any good?
I haven't, but I read a really good review of it which also increased my confidence about what it could actually achieve. I might just watch it when I actually get a chance.

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Post by Carys » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:09 pm

islandhopper wrote:
RITH wrote:Did anyone watch the first episode of Caprica? Was it any good?
I haven't, but I read a really good review of it which also increased my confidence about what it could actually achieve. I might just watch it when I actually get a chance.
Has it been on in the UK? I bought Sky+ last week so I could record that show...

Didn't enjoy the pilot movie too much though. And I worry to what extent they intend to 'feminise' it to make appeal to a wider target audience. Women who don't like sci-fi don't deserve sci-fi, IMHO.

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Post by Final Loan » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:49 pm

Don't think it has, though it's appearing in Sky's trailer for forthcoming shows...
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Re: Battlestar Galactica

Post by Carys » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:09 pm

"The Plan" arrived on DVD this morning. Chinese takeaway and BSG = Saturday night.

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