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That pretty much sums up my feelings about the new Battlestar Galactica series produced by the Sci-Fi Channel.
I just recently bought the first season on DVD without seeing anything other than the pilot that was released about two years ago, and I have to say that I was blown away by the writing, the filming and the acting. The acting is so adult and believable and the battle sequences are realistic and not overblown and I actually got emotionally involved in the characters which hasn't happened for me since Babylon 5 went off the air.
I was so incredibly hooked that I watched an entire season in ONE day. (Can we say obsessive compulsive? )
Anyhow, I was looking around at a few different Sci-Fi places and I noticed that the reception to this show was not quite as astounding as I seemed to think it was. In fact, so many people were angry that it took a few departures from the original show, that they refuse to even accept it exists.
I realize that changing two of the main characters from male roles to female roles was a drastic change, and even I wasn't happy about it at first, but I tell you what, I got over that bias in a hurry. The two women who play Starbuck and Boomer are absolutely incredible and I wouldn't want to go back now that I see how the story is progressing.
Has anyone else seen the show yet? Is it even airing outside of the US? If you have seen it and the original, what do you think about the radical changes between the two storylines?
GOSH, I'm a geek..... but I sure am a sexeh geek.
A couple of weeks back, Sci-Fi was running the first season of Battlestar Galactica back to back all day long. I came in about part way through, watched two episodes, and could not watch any more of them. Not because I hated them, but because I thought they were so great, I couldn't stand to watch any more without seeing the first few episodes. I was only a little lost, with people making multiple appearences in places, but I think that was mostly due to the Cylons having clones. Or something. See what I mean about wanting to see the episodes in order?
Not to sound like a broken record, but have you looked into Firefly? It's only one season, but it has many of the same elements that makes Battlestar Galactica so enjoyable - top notch acting, compelling characters, and wonderful story lines. Firefly has quite a bit more humour to it, but that's hardly a bad thing.
My wife told me that I couldn't pick up either boxed set until after Christmas. I told her that I could if I divorced her before then. (She didn't think it quite so funny as I did.)
I've seen all of the episodes that have been aired so far, and got to say it's one of the best SciFi series to date, that and Firefly (I really need to get Serenity).
And as you guys haven't seen all episodes yet I won't give anything away but there will be alot of stuff that will blow you away.
Anyhow, as for people that don't like it, well I can't say that I know what the ones who say that it's not close enough to the original series are talking about, as I haven't seen that. But I have seen some people that complains about that the series has a too dark setting and mood, but they're so wrong, because common, almost all of humankind has been wiped out, just that is reason enough for a dark setting.
Anyhow, I can't wait until the second part of season two starts to air in January.
I have also seen every episode of the new Galactica series and I am counting down the minutes till season 3 starts in January. If you thought seson 1 was good then you'll love season 2.
As far as the old series goes I have not seen every episode but I have seen probably more then half of them. The two shows are really different however. The original was kinda silly for lack of better word. They both have the same premis however, the last servivors of the human race after a horifying Cylon attack looking for the lost 13th colony Earth. I think the new series gives that premis the seriousness and drama it deserves.
Before the miniseries began I've seen a lot of sci-fi forums blasting the new series for making starbuck a woman and such. But since it has aired I think most critisisms have stoped.
IMO the best thing about the new series is that it is a sci-fi show second and a character driven drama first. A rare thing to see in a sci-fi show.
"Official! The graves of warriors who have given thier lives for the Emperor now outnumber the stars themselves."
Well, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who loves this series.
I do have to make one comment though, I just can't bring myself to watch Firefly for one big reason: Joss Whedon. I absolutely abhor his writing style, which is: kill a bunch of people and then stand around making stupid jokes. Kill a Vampire, then make a witty comment about staking it... ect. It's just that his brand of humor is much more likely to make me roll my eyes and groan out loud than appreciate the situation that is taking place. Joss Whedon writes sitcoms, not good intellectual shows.
I know that some of you might think I'm evil for doing this but I got on Ares last night and started downloading season two of BSG, BUT I have a good excuse. Actually several of them:
1) I'm in Korea and it doesn't air here. Even if it did air here it would be dubbed in Korean. (Yes, I speak Korean, but I still don't get all the odd subtleties in the language, so some of the show would be lost on me)
2) I'm not waiting until six months from now to finally see the second season just because Sci-Fi doesn't see fit to make it available to my location. Their loss.
3) I'm damn well going to buy it when it does become available, therefore protecting me against legal repercussions.
Anyhow, during my download last night, my computer shut itself off for some reason. I mean, just shut itself off. I've never seen any computer ever do this before and I have no clue what happened. Time to find out what virus got past my three firewalls and hidden installation managing proggies. I'm PISSED. I wanted to see what happens to Sharon so bad. Gaaaaaaahhhhhhh! :rolleyes:
I have seen it, it will probably never be aired in Sweden. The only way for me to see it was to find it on the web. Even my wife did love the new BST. I have seen some of the old series I think that one was just awfull. But the new one was one of the best sf series I ever had seen.