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Wouldn't You Like to be a Cylon Too?

ddt – March 03, 2008 11:47AM Reply Quote
BSG BSG BSG



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Madaracs – March 20, 2009 10:15AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Personally, I enjoy the flashback vignettes in the show. It provides the viewer with a deeper connection to the characters.

ddt – March 20, 2009 10:35AM Reply Quote
tony, we'll have to evaluate whether that was padding or not after seeing the "whole final episode", which that one was, i think, kinda part of. but moore has said that the show really is more about the characters -- and these were great character moments.

anyone watch the whole 2hr panel session at the UN? yes, jeffe, it's all about one-world government... .

ddt

El Jeffe – March 20, 2009 11:16AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Nope. Is paneling coming back? I always liked the look of fake wood.

rino – March 20, 2009 10:22PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Now that made me very happy ... huge smile on my face.

Simon – March 21, 2009 09:07AM Reply Quote
I dont know how I feel about this. The first half was great, though thinking about it now it was more of the usual action sequences. The last half felt kind of sappy and pointless. like they were tying off strings that weren't really there. The only one they didn't seem to tie off was probably the most important one.

ddt – March 21, 2009 11:07AM Reply Quote
could have done w/o the last, oh, 15 minutes -- they finally moved from "show" to "tell" and made it seem like "hey, pay attention, here's a message." but i'm having a better time w/ it thinking that the series finally moved all the way to metaphor, the way a novel might; we're not used to see TV do that. maybe art/foreign movies, but not in the concrete visuals of TV. though the first two hours had me literally (and I do mean literally) on the edge of my seat.

ddt

El Jeffe – March 21, 2009 01:40PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Redemption.

For once, watching a cool TV show has paid off in the end. (for me)

I applaud their work. Much better than I expected.

Couple of remaining questions. But well done.

Chief - you did the right thing.

Could this be the one thread in all our forum years that actually has a just conclusion, an fitting ending?

ddt – March 21, 2009 02:01PM Reply Quote
actually, i was hoping for a more redemptive result, with chief being the lynchpin of the forgiveness that could save all parties. his actions were cain-like and brought on doom (and notice he, like cain, was separated out from humanity).

ddt

El Jeffe – March 21, 2009 02:22PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I am the Chief.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – March 21, 2009 02:55PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
I don't know if I buy the whole 'letting go of civilization" thing. Who would do that? Or could do that? If you threw me out on a grassy plane without the tools of technology, I would be dead in a matter of months. I wasn't raised on a subsistence farm, and I'm guessing 99.9% of the colonists weren't either.

And the last 2 minutes where very self indulgent.

rino – March 21, 2009 05:52PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
> actually, i was hoping for a more redemptive result, with chief being the lynchpin of the forgiveness that could save all parties. his actions were cain-like and brought on doom (and notice he, like cain, was separated out from humanity).


I don't agree. Doom was imminent no matter ... and his isolation was self-imposed.

I thought the last 2 were fitting, definitely apt, definitely something more people should think about.
I agree about the letting go part -- dudes, I'd want to stay warm. After years in cold space you'd want your core temp to remain high. Can't do that without some modern fuel. Having grown up in Texas and now living in New England -- Maine of all places, I can't imagine how even our revolutionaries stayed here throughout the winter. Man it's cold and that's with a modern oil burner going... they used only firewood for fraks sake.

Even our house, built in 1929, without any real insulation and weight/pully sash windows with rushes of winter wind ... man couldn't our big brains figure out that 2 foot thick mud walls were a better insulator than a bit of pine?!

I agree with the premise that our brains race ahead. Kurt Vonnegut, in his novel Galapagos always talked about "our big brains" and it's the very thing he alluded to ... we always seem to make the most bone headed decisions despite our smarts.



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Mokers (Moderator) – March 21, 2009 08:59PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Technically, I thought the finale was amazing. I would like to complain that the ending was way too happy, but I've been complaining about there not being enough answers for so long, so why should I complain when I get some? I would have preferred they pulled the Sopranos and just ended it when we saw Galactica had jumped to new earth, leaving us all to wonder. The rest of the episode felt like the special features disc of a DVD. It was a nice addition, but didn't really seem that connected with the rest of the episode.

Edit: And for fuck's sake, it got preachy towards the end.



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ddt – March 21, 2009 10:10PM Reply Quote
that was definitely a big, wet kiss to the planet. not that i'm complaining; glad i was watching it on the HD.

ddt


John Willoughby – March 22, 2009 02:10PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Where would you settle, in the world they reached? I'd go for the south of France. I've read how easy life was there for early man, 4 hours work a day for sustenance, then just goof off all day, drawing pr0n on cave walls. Snooty Frenchmen would not have evolved yet. The only downside is that my remote descendants would BE cheese-eating surrender monkeys.

El Jeffe – March 22, 2009 04:20PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Europe has had far too many conflicts. Especially around the Med.
Geologically speaking, central Canada has the fewest natural threats, according to some study I saw a few years ago. It's just cold.
I'd like to take my chances on Hawaii or similar. Few bugs, no snakes. 70-80 degrees.

John Willoughby – March 22, 2009 04:32PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
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El Jeffe
Europe has had far too many conflicts. Especially around the Med.

With who? We're talking about 148,000 B.C.

El Jeffe – March 22, 2009 04:37PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Think of the CHILDREN!

(your descendants)

:)

John Willoughby – March 23, 2009 12:49AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support

El Jeffe – March 23, 2009 06:22AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Outsourcing? I think they proved you have to outsource some things.

Okay. Okay. For all the 'embrace change' and be flexible, and stuff, I still see a huge portion of work that stays the same decade after decade.

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