Battlestar Galactica Revisted 2015

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  1. Huntn, Aug 5, 2015
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    The Cylons were created by man.
    They rebelled.
    They evolved.
    They look and feel human.
    Some are programmed to think they are human.
    There are many copies.
    And they have a plan!

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    Just got the complete re-imagined 2003 series on BluRay at Amazon for $59. Watched the entire series before on Netflcks. It's no longer there.

    Tonight, watched Part 1 of the Miniseries. It looks great in BluRay! It's fun trying not to remember who the Cylons are, but this included booklet in the box laid it all out. I snooped around the forums and found that the original BG threads like this one are closed, so... if you've never watched it be prepared for hard core unshielded spoilers.

    Miniseries Part 1
    Adama: "I'm taking charge of the fleet, jump to Ragnar!"
    Roslin: "Tell Captain Adama the President orders him to assist in survivor recovery!"
    Adama:"Son, she's a school teacher! Get out of there now!"
    :):)

    Links/Locations
    Twelve Colonies of Kobol:
    The Twelve Colonies are situated within the star system Cyrannus, located some 2,000 light years from Kobol, where humanity presumedly first evolved. Link: http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/The_Twelve_Colonies_of_Kobol

    BG Navigation:

    http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Navigation_in_the_Re-imagined_Series

    List of BG Locations:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis...a_(2004_TV_series)_locations#Ragnar_Anchorage

    List of Characters:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis...s#Re-imagined_2003_miniseries_.2F_2004_series

    List of BG Episodes:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Battlestar_Galactica_(2004_TV_series)_episodes
     
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    Amazing show at first but boy did it plummet after Season 3. The writer's strike hit it hard.
     
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    BSG set such a high bar with Season 1 it was always going to struggle in subsequent years. That said, it's still my favourite TV show ever, and whilst some of the episodes in later seasons lacked the same impact, by that time I was so bought into the characters I didn't mind so much. I also thought it was wonderfully wrapped up, and at the right time too.

    SO SAY WE ALL!!!
     
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    BBC America shows the first two parts every now and again, and it was on a couple of weekends ago. The picture quality they show wasn't very good, just like STNG is always shown in poor quality.

    However, I love BSG a lot and enjoyed every season.
     
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    Overall terrific, though it couldn't quite sustain the high bar is set for the first few seasons (per @Crazy Badger). I'd give the finale a C+ (the + is only because of the good will generated from the first half or so).

    Regardless of the ups ~n~ downs, the in-atmosphere jump is one of the greatest moments in any sci-fi show ever.
     
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    I've watched all of BSG, but where the series lost it for me was when Lee Adama after a year in space turns into a ham sandwich eating fat guy. Then loses the weight within a couple episodes because it had no story relevance whatsoever.

    Disregard Cylons, Aquire Donuts!
     
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    But... I remember arriving at the end with a satisfied, what a journey feeling. :)

    The bastards even sold the STNG DVDs in an unmastered state and the last time I checked the BluRays were overpriced, like $40 a season.
     
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    I was one of the few who actually really did enjoy the end of BSG, even if a large number of the episodes leading up to that were pretty poor. The first and second season were really really great, though the whole 'yeah we didn't actually write a story beyond this', coupled with the writer's strike, made some awfully disappointing episodes and began to reflect badly on the show/writers.

    Nonetheless I've watched it like 5 times through, still a huge favourite of mine. I guess the bad episodes seem more disappointing because the others were that good, unlike when there's a slow episode on The Walking Dead, people seemingly don't get as offended (probably because TWD has been absolute gash since Season 1).

    I really liked Babylon 5 for the story-arc and some of the acting - mainly G'Kar, I suppose - but boy oh boy has that show aged poorly. At least with BSG you can still watch it in 2015 and really enjoy it, it does have some stunning visuals and shots.

    Anybody played the BSG board game? It's insanely great (5 players is optimum IMHO).
     
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    Plus the Netflix episodes are of poor quality, at least the last time I checked. TOS is in nice HD, so why not STNG or BSG? Who knows?
     
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    The Walking Dead still remains watchable, but it's lost that great starting vibe. Season One was short, but some of the most amazing, riveting, best post-apocalyptic atmosphere, group-dynamic drama I've ever enjoyed, if that's the right way to describe it, lol. :D Morgan trying to build the nerve to shoot his walker wife, on horseback into Atlanta and coming around a corner, "Hey you dumb ass in the tank", the Rick-Shane dynamic, and Andrea saying goodbye to her sister was freaking incredible! It deserved an Emmy!

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    Now back to BG... :D
     
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    Last check on Amazon, BluRay, STNG Complete Collection: $274.

    Many years ago, I bought the video version of Lonesome Dove and it's video quality sucked too. What a dissapointment. I've also been waiting for the remastered Treasure Island 1990 version if TCM ever deems it's worthy. In the mean time, I have to endure a video burned to DVD which looks like crap on a big TV. :( This is what it should look like...

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    I loved BSG, overall one of my favorites.
     
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    What was that about? Something requested by the producers or a personal problem? ;)
     
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    Friend of mine recommended BSG to me around the start of the 3rd season, and after much resistance, I gave in and was very surprised. First show I ever started binge watching. I also own the Blu-Ray discs, but don't like the grainy look. I know that is there on purpose, but I just don't like it.

    Music is also very good in this show.
     
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    Grainy look on the BluRays? I've not noticed that.
     
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    he's in a fat suit!
     
  17. Huntn, Aug 6, 2015
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    Oh!

    Just finished Part 2 of the Miniseries. The battle to escape Ragnar Anchorage was good! Not Death Star good , but for TV, I was impressed! :) Any one know of a link that plots the locations that BG travels during the series? After Ragnar, I think they went to Prolnar? Not sure...

    9Aug15 Update: First jump after Ragnar was to Prolmar Sector (link), beyond the Red Line and outside the home system. The Red Line is the end of the FTL safe zone, where beyond, unknown navigational hazards exist.

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    Ragnar Anchorage​
     
  18. Huntn, Aug 8, 2015
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    It does not matter, Episode 1- 33 they jump 238 times every 33 min (5 days), ditch the Cylons by blowing up the Olympic Carrier, apparantly infiltrated by Cylons and inbound with nukes onboard. Episode 2- Water lose some water due to sabotage, but they manage to locate an unnamed water planet. Still looking for a BG location link.

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    Heh we've had the DVD boxset for ages, haven't really noticed any obvious picture quality issues - though the TV isn't that big, so it's only likely to be noticeable when we get a bigger one. Is the BR version considerably better and worth the plunge?

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    Maybe someone who has seen both versions will comment. Maybe that previous "grainy comment" was based on the DVDs? I can vouch that the remastered BluRay version is SWEET! :D I have 20 disks in 8 disk packages (standard size BluRay) considerably more compact.
     
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    Both on the original TV I watched it on (Sony Bravia KDS-50A3000) and my current LG OLED, I see graininess. This was via Verizon FIOS Arab, DVDs, and Blu-Ray. I'm just picky. Lots of films (and even some video games) use this for a specific look. I've just never liked it.

    I wouldn't worry about it if you don't notice it. For those that haven't seen it, I recommend it. Gets a little drawn out at times but it's worth it.
     
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    On my 55" Sony and Blu-Ray it looks crystal clear, but my vision (now corrected) is not what it used to be.
     
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    This is kind of making me want to watch it again, but I'm still trying to get into a lot of new shows that have been recommended.

    I also have no idea how "FIOS Arab" came out of "FIOS TV"
     
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    Hehe, these insidious threads. ;)
     

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