BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (2009)

  • agro

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    Sep 28, 2012 7:22 AM GMT
    I just finished watching all four seasons of Battlestar Galactica. It was kind of epic. Some episodes of the 2nd/3rd seasons were a bit of a drag but man, that Season 3 finale. The fourth season was one hell of a roller coaster with all the deaths and stuff icon_biggrin.gif Really, really enjoyed this series and would recommend it to anyone else who's into sci fi and hasn't already seen it. Also...



    IT'S IN THE FRACKING SHIP!
  • BeerIsYummy

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    Sep 28, 2012 4:35 PM GMT
    I loved this show. I didn't watch it until it came to Netflix, but I completed all four seasons in less than a month. The cast is amazing. Normally I love for shows to keep going, but I think it ended perfectly after 4. Any more and I think it would have started really dragging.
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    Sep 28, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    I LOVE love love this show. The music is good, and it made you love and hate the same characters, all in the same episode. It's not for everyone, and its not light programming (the show starts with the deaths of 20 Billion people), but it is damn good television!

    Dualla got the shaft!

    Torrey had it coming.

    Can we say Resurrection Ship battle scene? Just wow.

    1123 6536 5321 JUMP!

    Don't get me started! I can go and on about this show icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 28, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    I watched all seasons too. Amazing how rich the series was in difficult philosophical and ethical issues, religion, political and military strategy, complicated characters and human relationships. I can't think of another show that has touched on so many areas. The acting was first rate. The special effects, like the way in which fighter craft would maneuver in space, were so realistic. And the premise -- that humans instead of conquering the evil in the galaxy, were near extinction and on the run -- was such a refreshing change from typical sci-fi.
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    Sep 28, 2012 9:21 PM GMT
    Nivek saidI watched all seasons too. Amazing how rich the series was in difficult philosophical and ethical issues, religion, political and military strategy, complicated characters and human relationships. I can't think of another show that has touched on so many areas. The acting was first rate. The special effects, like the way in which fighter craft would maneuver in space, were so realistic. And the premise -- that humans instead of conquering the evil in the galaxy, were near extinction and on the run -- was such a refreshing change from typical sci-fi.


    Agree with everything. For me this was the best series on TV, ever.
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    Sep 28, 2012 9:32 PM GMT
    I really wish it were longer than 4 seasons. Absolutely epic series. My dad worked on it icon_smile.gif
  • Syphon

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    Sep 28, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    My favourite godsdamn show ever. Watched it at least 4 times.
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    Sep 28, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    Was addicted to this show as much as I was addicted to 24!!!

    I have both complete series on DVD, and have watched both at least 3 times now. icon_rolleyes.gif

    There were times while watching Battlestar that it just became an all night thing. 'Ok, this episode will be the last tonight....alright the next one'...etc.
    Did/do the exact same thing on 24! icon_eek.gif

    Tristan
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    Sep 28, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    oh i remember dis
  • NerdLifter

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    Sep 28, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
    Was a great show, perhaps one of the best ever aired on television. It forced the viewer to think not to just consume content, which is a rare and disappearing art in cinematography.

    I enjoyed Caprica too, albeit not everyone enjoyed the slower pace and the style of acting.

    And in other news...

    Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome


  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Sep 28, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    I fracking LOVE the show and own it on BlueRay. I love it!
    It is a shame the gay-heavy webseries (what happened between seasons 3 and 4) isn't available for sale and most likely will never be icon_mad.gif
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Sep 29, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    Well, for those that didn't get to see it, said serie of web episodes start by showing Gaeta and Sato (the Gaeta equivalent from the Pegasus) in an 90% openly public gay relationship (only Tight seems unaware of it). Gaeta get send on mandatory Rest & Recreation while his BF must stay on duty at the Gallactica. The shuttle malfunctions during a FTL jump and gets lost. Sato is loosing his mind trying to find his lover while the real heavy drama unfolds in the missing shuttle.

    In the shuttle we got Gaeta and like 2 other humans and 2 models 8 if my mind doesn't fail me. The passanger start dying one by one because of a series of accidents while it becomes clearer that the shuttle was tampered with and the responsible is onboard. In the end it was one of the 8s, who is a bitter former lover of Gaeta -so he is really bisexual. The Gallactica finds the shuttle right on time to save Gaeta from his ex and be reunited with his gay lover Sato.

    You need to know this to understand some of the little hints on season 4, like the look between Gaeta and Sato when Gaeta forcefully takes command of the Gallactica (said moment marks the end of their relationship).

    Also noteworthy is that during the entire run of the series the colonial military forces had 4 on-screen admirals, 3 of them were openly homosexuals. Just to show how advanced for its time the show was.

    * By "Sato" I mean Louis Hoshi. See a couple post below. Thanks Spacemagic.
  • spacemagic

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    Sep 29, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    ^ Sato? Do you mean Louis Hoshi?

    Also, LOVE this show. Can't decide who was my favorite character because I liked so many of them.
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Sep 29, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    spacemagic said^ Sato? Do you mean Louis Hoshi?

    Also, LOVE this show. Can't decide who was my favorite character because I liked so many of them.

    Lol. Yup. Didn't know his first name was Louis.
    It seems I got my sci-to mixed a little bit. "Hoshi Sato" was the communications officer onboard the Star Treek Enterprise. Louis Hoshi was the communications officer onboard the Pegasus.
  • georgethedog

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    Sep 29, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    Best show ever.
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    Sep 29, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    Potential spoilers ahead.

    The coolest scene ever in a TV show or movie...

    http://youtu.be/JdkCpnGMyGw

    then this...



    same episode!!

    Then a really sad scene...Galactica's last jump...



    If you have one shred of SciFi DNA in you this show delivers, big time!

    Sorry couldn't embed first clip...the last could be a spoiler...




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    Mar 09, 2014 4:57 AM GMT
    Finally completed the last 2 seasons on Netflix. Loved this show and felt very connected to half the characters. I liked the ending but am a little down now, probably from withdrawal. I hate goodbyes and something was in my eyes the final 20 min of the final episode. The character development was amazing. Well done. A Scifi "must watch".
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    Mar 09, 2014 5:06 AM GMT
    I love, love, love this show!