Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Battlestar Galactica Final Episodes Live Thread
1/16/09 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 01/16/2009 6:57:44 PM PST by KevinDavis

This is the live thread for the final episodes of Battlestar Galactica!! SO SAY WE ALL!!


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: battlestar; bsg; scifi
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 751-800801-850851-900901-941 last
To: Captain Beyond

Special effects like they had in tonight’s show get very expensive. Also it eventually gets repetitious.


901 posted on 03/21/2009 12:23:34 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 900 | View Replies]

To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Not if you do it right and be creative. You can have action scenes in every episode and make it better.


902 posted on 03/21/2009 12:50:42 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 901 | View Replies]

To: Texas Federalist

A model named Danial. Killed off by John/Carvel.


903 posted on 03/21/2009 1:09:19 AM PDT by BigCinBigD ('When a man believes that any stick will do, he at once picks up a boomerang,')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 898 | View Replies]

To: rintense
I will rent the series and start from the beginning.

Just be aware: it all starts with a miniseries. Rent that first, then get the episodes of the first season.

BSG had the most amazing start (with the miniseries) and first season of a show, ever. (In my opinion.) The show made some major miscues down the road (as well as having some great episodes), but I stuck with it just to see how the events of that tremendous start would all end up.

904 posted on 03/21/2009 3:00:24 AM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 896 | View Replies]

To: securityman

not into comics myself but know that that is what he does


905 posted on 03/21/2009 4:03:51 AM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 892 | View Replies]

To: Redcitizen
Hera is he mother of this (our) human race.
906 posted on 03/21/2009 4:24:01 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 820 | View Replies]

To: mad_as_he$$; All

I’ll bet you it is going to happen again as it happen before..


907 posted on 03/21/2009 4:26:40 AM PDT by KevinDavis (No one should question our "Dear Leader"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 906 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis
Temporal longterm loop? Or God's longterm play thing?
908 posted on 03/21/2009 4:28:56 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 907 | View Replies]

To: mad_as_he$$; All

I’m thinking temporal longterm loop..... Look at the ending showing the robots that we are creating close to the cylons..


909 posted on 03/21/2009 4:56:08 AM PDT by KevinDavis (No one should question our "Dear Leader"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 908 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis
Yes, it seem to lead to the futility of it all though. of course it may be the journey - not the destination.
910 posted on 03/21/2009 5:37:23 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 909 | View Replies]

To: mad_as_he$$; All
As I said earlier.. Two lessons from BSG....
1. Be careful with AI and robotics.. It could bite us in the you know what..

2. Make sure we have space travel so the human race can survive..
911 posted on 03/21/2009 5:41:51 AM PDT by KevinDavis (No one should question our "Dear Leader"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 910 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis
2. Make sure we have space travel so the human race can survive..

Should be noted that such capability (not just space travel but also FTL capability) was voluntarily surrendered when the Colonials and skinjob Cylons deliberately shipwrecked themselves on "our" Earth by sending their entire fleet into the Sun.

According to the show, 150,000 years have passed and "new humanity" have yet to regain anything even close to what was lost.
912 posted on 03/21/2009 7:30:06 AM PDT by tanknetter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 911 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

Excellent ending for the series. Lots of room for followup shows/movies/mini-series too.


913 posted on 03/21/2009 8:44:57 AM PDT by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 911 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis
Best SciFi TV show, ever!

I might even have to change my screen name now!

914 posted on 03/21/2009 10:27:52 AM PDT by Species8472 (The evil has landed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 911 | View Replies]

To: tanknetter
According to the show, 150,000 years have passed and "new humanity" have yet to regain anything even close to what was lost.

Yes, but our nuclear wars have been quite limited - and only in the last 64 years - compared to what the Colonial / Cylon societies had been going through, time after time.

So looking at it from their perspective, that's 149,936 years of no annihilation, at the cost of a harder and shorter lifespan.

915 posted on 03/21/2009 12:29:37 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 912 | View Replies]

To: Yossarian

I did a quick check on NetFlix and didn’t see the miniseries. There were the seasons and a few movies though. Where do the movies fall within the timeframe of the series?


916 posted on 03/21/2009 1:03:11 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 904 | View Replies]

To: rintense
Where do the movies fall within the timeframe of the series?

Yeah, it's confusing as Ron Moore is fleshing out both storylines and profit opportunities.... In character timeline (note release status):

  1. Caprica (Not yet released) - the start of a new series set 50 years or so before BSG. Admiral Adama's father is a key character;
  2. Battlestar Galactica - the Miniseries (Released, but not at Netflix - pick up at Blockbuster) - the start of BSG. Essential for understanding the series;
  3. Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 (Released) - Amazing, amazing stuff...;
  4. Battlestar Galactica - the Plan (Not yet released) - Life from a couple of Cylon's point of view after the fall of the Colonies;
  5. Battlestar Galactica - Razor (Released) - What happened on the Pegasus while the Galactica was gathering the Rag-Tag-Fleet, and some flashback to Husker Adama's fighting days. Note: Watch after Season 2!;
  6. Battlestar Galactica - Season 2.0 (Released) - The show gets dark, very very dark...;
  7. Battlestar Galactica - Season 2.5 (Released) - Election fun!;
  8. Battlestar Galactica - 2006 Webisodes (Released on SciFi.com? Maybe on DVD extras? Not sure) - Character flesh-out between seasons 2 and 3;
  9. Battlestar Galactica - The Story So Far (Released) - Recap DVD for newbies to the broadcast show;
  10. Battlestar Galactica - Season 3 (Released) - Battlestar Iraqtica (in some ways) - grits your conservative teeth sometimes, but also with amazing sections - Michael Hogan (Tigh) got gypped out of an Emmy, bigtime;
  11. Battlestar Galactica - Season 4.0 (Released) - So-so, but great sci-fi ending;
  12. Battlestar Galactica - 2008 Webisodes (Released on SciFi.com? Maybe on DVD extras? Not sure) - Character flesh-out between seasons 4 and 4.5;
  13. Battlestar Galactica - Season 4.5 (Not yet released) -The End;

917 posted on 03/21/2009 1:41:04 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 916 | View Replies]

To: Yossarian; rintense
I just checked Netflix and you CAN get the miniseries. (That's the way I saw it a couple of years ago). If you select season 1 and go to select each disk separately it's the first disk.

Anyway, it was a great ending to a very fun ride.

"Get your gun and bring in the cat."

918 posted on 03/21/2009 2:02:21 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Obama": Kenyan slang for "FAIL")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 917 | View Replies]

To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla; All

That would explain the lack of battle sequence this season.. In season 3 Ron shot his wad on Exodus Part 2 (I’m not complaining), but the rest of the season suffered..


919 posted on 03/21/2009 2:42:31 PM PDT by KevinDavis (No one should question our "Dear Leader"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 901 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

A day late to the thread, my monitor died shortly after the show started!
I actually think warehouse 13 could be funny in a MIB kinda way.


920 posted on 03/21/2009 4:18:09 PM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 664 | View Replies]

To: visualops; All

True.. I’ll have to watch it first before I say a show is stupid or not..


921 posted on 03/21/2009 4:19:57 PM PDT by KevinDavis (No one should question our "Dear Leader"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 920 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis
Looking back after a day I enjoyed the lovely elegiacal ending on Pleistocene Earth, with what amounted to curtain calls for all of the major characters. As to the question whether what has happened before will happen again, that is the argument that the modern Baltar and Number Six angels were arguing about at the end. (And did you ever think that the series would end with those two walking off into the sunset without it being a downbeat ending.)
922 posted on 03/21/2009 4:33:27 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 919 | View Replies]

To: tanknetter
Should be noted that such capability (not just space travel but also FTL capability) was voluntarily surrendered when the Colonials and skinjob Cylons deliberately shipwrecked themselves on "our" Earth by sending their entire fleet into the Sun.

A loose end: Adm. Adama has his Raptor that Mme. Pres dies in, and he lands where he buries her and presumably builds his cabin and lives out his life. What happens to his ship they never say.
923 posted on 03/21/2009 4:35:59 PM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 912 | View Replies]

To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla; All

That is why I loved the ending of BSG.. No downbeat.. Kinda a warning though imho..


924 posted on 03/21/2009 4:38:27 PM PDT by KevinDavis (No one should question our "Dear Leader"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 922 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

bfl


925 posted on 03/21/2009 5:04:49 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marajade

You didn’t get it... God is Jimi Hendrix! I can’t believe none of you have put that together. You are all looking too deeply into this. :)


926 posted on 03/21/2009 6:30:03 PM PDT by America_Right (The best thing about the Obama Presidency: McCain isn't the President!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 837 | View Replies]

To: visualops
There is also his Viper to be accounted for. However if you can believe the special it's in Chief's garage.

Great ending for a great show. So say we all.

927 posted on 03/21/2009 9:08:53 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ('When a man believes that any stick will do, he at once picks up a boomerang,')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 923 | View Replies]

To: marajade
RDM in a cameo Hera’s remains

"RDM"?

Mark

928 posted on 03/25/2009 6:22:40 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 832 | View Replies]

To: Yossarian; rintense
I will rent the series and start from the beginning.

Just be aware: it all starts with a miniseries. Rent that first, then get the episodes of the first season.

BSG had the most amazing start (with the miniseries) and first season of a show, ever. (In my opinion.) The show made some major miscues down the road (as well as having some great episodes), but I stuck with it just to see how the events of that tremendous start would all end up.

I couldn't agree more...

You can get a combination Mini-Series/First season DVD set, as well as buying them separately, so be careful. This is what really pissed me off with the later seasons, like 2.0 and 2.5 nonsense, where they should have just released the entire season in one shot, but decided to screw us over and charge more.

But the Mini-Series drew me in, and that first season nailed me to the floor, especially episodes "33" and "Water." WOW!!!!!

Mark

929 posted on 03/25/2009 6:33:58 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 904 | View Replies]

To: tanknetter
According to the show, 150,000 years have passed and "new humanity" have yet to regain anything even close to what was lost.

And we're a lot closer to "AI" than we are to interstellar space travel, which is what caused so many problems in the first place... Remember, that's why the "old earth" was destroyed before the "humans/cylons" could be warned by the "Final Five." It could easily all happen again!

Mark

930 posted on 03/25/2009 6:36:47 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 912 | View Replies]

To: MarkL

I am almost done with S2 and will start S2.5 tomorrow. :) So far, my initial interpretations from the finale are still holding true.


931 posted on 03/25/2009 7:21:05 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 929 | View Replies]

To: MarkL

The problem with “Water” was that it seems that water is a scarce resource in the universe. But if you find some, you’re good for 4+ years....


932 posted on 03/25/2009 7:29:04 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 929 | View Replies]

To: MarkL

Ronald D Moore, the creator of the show BSG


933 posted on 03/27/2009 10:39:14 AM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 928 | View Replies]

To: MarkL

they did it that way cause you only get 20 episodes per year rather than twentysomething more and reruns in the summer

they just don’t show them that way anymore


934 posted on 03/27/2009 10:44:01 AM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 929 | View Replies]

To: marajade

Thanks (for both)

Mark


935 posted on 03/27/2009 9:04:13 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 934 | View Replies]

To: Tanniker Smith
The problem with “Water” was that it seems that water is a scarce resource in the universe. But if you find some, you’re good for 4+ years.

If you remember the episode, Galactica had advanced recycling capabilities, and it was completely self sufficient for their own use. The problem was that they also had to supply a number of ships that weren't. Plus, don't forget that over time, they lost more than 20% of the "fleet," which would make the remaining water last longer.

Mark

936 posted on 03/27/2009 9:07:45 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 932 | View Replies]

To: Yossarian

Yeah, I’d say there’s more than just an accidental reference to Iraq in S3. Is RDM a lefty?


937 posted on 03/31/2009 3:57:48 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 917 | View Replies]

To: rintense

Yeah, he’s left of center - but he also spent time in Naval ROTC while in college, serving one summer on some kind of a USN vessel.


938 posted on 03/31/2009 4:19:52 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 937 | View Replies]

To: Yossarian

Got it. I didn’t want to state the obvious, but Col. Tigh looks like a certain someone I voted for last year. Same temperament too, it seems.


939 posted on 03/31/2009 5:55:13 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 938 | View Replies]

To: rintense

The season 3 episode “Exodous, Part 2” rocks so hard -McTigh especially - that it makes up for the lefty stuff that happens on New Caprica.


940 posted on 03/31/2009 8:02:23 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 939 | View Replies]

To: Yossarian

I’m on S3 ep4 right now. I’d say so far, S3 rivals S1 a lot.


941 posted on 03/31/2009 8:04:10 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 940 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 751-800801-850851-900901-941 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson