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Old 19 Mar 2007, 23:22   #1 (permalink)
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Without the benefit of cable or satalite, one of the low-tech stations I get finally got its hands on the rights to this show. And I have to say, it's possibly the best sci-fi I've ever watched. I'm still only partway through the first season, but it's near-obsessive for me; the hour on Monday night is about the only TV I watch consistently.

It has a compelling plot, making you feel for the protagonists more than Star Wars, detailed personal interaction without the namby-pamby softness of Star Trek, brutal violence and tempting sexuality that you don't get anywhere else in the genre... and seriously, their space battles are like nerd porn:





In a universe with no energy shielding and nothing but cannon and missiles, you don't get "we've taken heavy damage, Captain" and no accompanying visuals - if a Battlestar gets hit, it gets hit hard.

Who else watches?
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Old 19 Mar 2007, 23:25   #2 (permalink)
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I do. In widescreen, as soon as I find out when its on in HD...
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Old 20 Mar 2007, 00:21   #3 (permalink)
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Without the benefit of cable or satalite,
I'm not the only one who still uses "Broad-Cast" television?

I swear, at school some ignorant folk think that the ONLY way to get T.V. is with cable or satellite... Like its not actually possible to have a TV without it.

Looks pretty awesome! No Sheilds? Sweet....
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Old 20 Mar 2007, 00:29   #4 (permalink)
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Ugh, I don't know why but I didn't really like it. I have Sci-Fi channel but since it's been out it just hasn't pleased me. Or at least not like stargate.
Also, before I saw it I was shocked that someone else thought to use no sheilds like in my Sci-Fi series.( I didn't read or wach alot then.)

But it has great action and a good plot, it's just with all the sex and that the main pilot(I can't remember her name) that kinda put me off. Might see it more some time. Last time I tuned in about 3 months ago it was more action so...
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Old 20 Mar 2007, 01:15   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, it usually goes sex-sex-sex-BLOOD SPLATTERING VIOLENCE-sex-sex-sex. Not that I mind.
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Old 20 Mar 2007, 03:04   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, it usually goes sex-sex-sex-BLOOD SPLATTERING VIOLENCE-sex-sex-sex. Not that I mind.
Hey, hardly that bad from what I've seen. There's significant inuendo and occasional... graphicness, but it's not wannabe-porno.

Ever see Nip/Tuck? Yeah, that's wanton sexuality in TV.
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Old 20 Mar 2007, 03:26   #7 (permalink)
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Hey, hardly that bad from what I've seen. There's significant inuendo and occasional... graphicness, but it's not wannabe-porno.
All I'm saying is that there's allot of "fracking" going on on that ship. :P
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Old 20 Mar 2007, 03:31   #8 (permalink)
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Oh, sex? No thanks. Not that I don't like the idea of it or anything, but I don't want my blood splattering violence interrupted.

You know what I'd like to see? Some realistic space combat. Like not X-Wings pulling moves like a Messerschmit Me 109... In Star Wars, they act like there is, you know, air up there where they are fighting.
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Old 20 Mar 2007, 03:37   #9 (permalink)
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Dude, if thats what you want read my story. I've just begun to transfer it from concept art and random day dreaming to a real story.(It will be a few months till it's readable.)

But, yeah, they need more kickass vilonce.


And it does seem to be a bit like wanna be porno. But it just dosn't seem right waching that, with the doctor daydreaming about having sex with a robot thingy. And seriously, there was a second surviving battle star? WTF Dosn't that make the show invalid in terms of ploat? HAHA
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Honest to god, BSG is one of the all time greatest shows ever. I'm in the third series now, and it totally rocks.

You may not have seen this part yet, but in one battle, Galactica takes a nuke hit to the right landing bay. None of this energy shield crap, where they take no damage, the entire bay gets vitually slagged!

Damn, can't find a pic. Grrr.


The space battles are amazing, and above all, virtually silent! Its not just Firefly that can do space properly, none of this Star Wars sounds in space crap.

It is a gorgeous program
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