First gay male character on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA in online episode!

  • ValleyGuy5000

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    Dec 12, 2008 6:58 PM GMT
    The first of 10 new online BATTLESTAR GALACTICA mini-episodes leading up to the January 16 premiere of Season 4.5 is viewable at the show's official Web site NOW:

    http://www. scifi. com/rewind/?sid=870861&eid=873302


    (If you haven't kept up with the current episodes and are concerned about Season 4.0/4.5 SPOILERS, you may not want to partake.)

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    {From www. gizmodo. com ...}

    Starting December 12th, SciFi will begin "airing" a 10-part series of Battlestar Galactica webisodes before the show's return/we call in sick January 16th.

    Each episode will be three to four minutes in length with two episodes released weekly until the final season begins.

    And the kick off will feature some of our favorite characters, like Number 8 (Grace Park), Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan) and Lt. Felix Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani).

    Plus, that first episode is co-written by Jane Espenson, who has a history of writing some of the best, tripped-out scripts of whatever show she's working on at the time.

    SCHEDULE

    Dec. 12: Chapter 1
    Dec. 15: Chapter 2
    Dec. 17: Chapter 3
    Dec. 22: Chapter 4
    Dec. 24: Chapter 5
    Dec. 29: Chapter 6
    Dec. 31: Chapter 7
    Jan. 5: Chapter 8
    Jan. 7: Chapter 9
    Jan. 12: Chapter 10.HTTP ADDRESS GOES HERE
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    Dec 13, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    Ugh. I'm just now on season 2.5 I've been renting them from Blockbuster.

    It takes that long to get a gay character - I wonder if he's a cylon. If none of the cylons are gay - that would be a nice test. "Hey, I can't be a cyclon - I'm queer!" Cylons are so damned preoccupied with breeding - I hardly think they'd bother with a queer model. But who's going to design the babies room!



  • gibbay

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    Dec 13, 2008 2:21 PM GMT
    Unfortunately I can't see it cause I'm in Canada, does anyone know of a mirror site that doesn't have these « you must be in the US to see this » filters?
  • ValleyGuy5000

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    Dec 15, 2008 6:17 PM GMT
    OHhiker saidUgh. I'm just know on season 2.5 I've been renting them from Blockbuster.

    It takes that long to get a gay character - I wonder if he's a cylon. If none of the cylons are gay - that would be a nice test. "Hey, I can't be a cyclon - I'm queer!" Cylons are so damned preoccupied with breeding - I hardly think they'd bother with a queer model. But who's going to design the babies room!





    Keep watching, man. It's well worth it! :-)

    This isn't a major spoiler or anything, but later on it's implied that the Cylon humanoids are in fact basically bisexual.

    They are obsessed with breeding, yes, but they are very open about sexuality and it probably wouldn't a stretch to imagine that they aren't as hung up on labels, etc., amongst each other.

    One of the themes that emerges later on is the notion of the Cylons worshiping life itself and what they call The One True God (as opposed to the humans' polytheistic approach to things) by fully exploring and enjoying the bodies they've created in the image of their creators (Man), who were supposedly created in the image of *their* creators (the Gods, or "The One True God," as the Cylons see it).

    And once you finish with 2.5 and then 3, in the movie "Razor" there is a plotline revolving around a gay relationship involving a Cylon.

    So this is certainly not the first gay character... just the first openly and explicitly depicted (G-rated, though... LOL) gay *male* character... amongst the humans, which then carries with it a little more punch because, as I described above, the Cylons aren't concerned with it and therefore any part of the audience with hang-ups kind of lets it all slide on that side of the equation to a certain extent.

    The Cylons are FAR more concerned with The Plan... and later on, VERY concerned with issues regarding sentience amongst their lower-form ranks, as well as trying to keep a lid on problems arising from various rumblings, rumors and ruminations regarding The Final Five.
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    Dec 16, 2008 10:34 AM GMT
    Its a decent episode, but only 4 minutes at a time? whatever. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 17, 2008 6:18 AM GMT
    What happened to Gaida's leg? icon_eek.gif
  • ValleyGuy5000

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    Dec 18, 2008 6:06 PM GMT
    Maverick75 saidIts a decent episode, but only 4 minutes at a time? whatever. icon_rolleyes.gif


    The Webisodes aren't designed so much to be pieces of a normal-length episode but rather as quick, low-budget vignettes.

    Their primary purpose is to drive hype about the upcoming season and drive traffic to the SciFi.com Web site. (At least they upgraded their media player. It was a piece of crap for the longest time.)

    They also provide "connective tissue" between seasons and an opportunity to tell slices of characters' and plotlines' backstories. You can see what I mean if you check out the two previous mini-episode blocks: "Resistance" (between Season 2 and Season 3) and "Razor: Flashback," the latter of which were broadcast/Webcast as a promo lead-up to the television premiere of the Razor film.

    Ironically, I posted the notice and yet have only seen the first episode of these new mini-episodes myself. icon_razz.gif


  • ValleyGuy5000

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    Dec 18, 2008 6:23 PM GMT
    Buckwheet saidWhat happened to Gaida's leg? icon_eek.gif


    During Season 4.0, toward the end of the Demetrius mission to find Earth, Starbuck orders the ship to jump to the purported coordinates of a damaged Cylon basestar.

    Helo and the rest of the crew are pushed to the edge with this nutso idea (since fuel and supplies were nearing exhaustion and there was a limited, specific window of opportunity to meet up with the fleet). So they carried out a mutiny.

    As the struggle for command authority ramps up, Anders shoots Gaeta to prevent him from completing the spool-up for an FTL jump back to the fleet.

    His motives for such a rash decision are another forum thread, I'd guess. LOL
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    Dec 20, 2008 10:19 PM GMT
    ValleyGuy5000 said
    Buckwheet saidWhat happened to Gaida's leg? icon_eek.gif


    During Season 4.0, toward the end of the Demetrius mission to find Earth, Starbuck orders the ship to jump to the purported coordinates of a damaged Cylon basestar.

    Helo and the rest of the crew are pushed to the edge with this nutso idea (since fuel and supplies were nearing exhaustion and there was a limited, specific window of opportunity to meet up with the fleet). So they carried out a mutiny.

    As the struggle for command authority ramps up, Anders shoots Gaeta to prevent him from completing the spool-up for an FTL jump back to the fleet.

    His motives for such a rash decision are another forum thread, I'd guess. LOL


    I see. What I haven't seen is season 4 yet, ha. Coming out soon I do believe.

    Nice chin, btw.
  • ValleyGuy5000

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    Dec 24, 2008 7:03 PM GMT
    >>> I see. What I haven't seen is season 4 yet, ha. Coming out soon I do believe.

    >>> Nice chin, btw.

    Season 4.0 comes out on DVD January 6, 2009.

    Season 4.5 starts up on SciFi Channel (U.S.) on January 16.

    I believe the final episode airs March 20.

    Thanks for the chin compliment. icon_biggrin.gif It's a good chin. It gets the job done. LOL