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season premieres of SG-1, SG Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica. me, i can't seem to get into SG-1 or Atlantis, but Battlestar rocks.

so who else is excited?
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Huge BSG fan, here.

For those who like spoilers, Ron Moore's podcast is up on iTunes.
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I'm excited! 8)

SG1 and SGA are fairly meh for me too and BSG is what I make time for. However, Ben Browder (John from Farscape) is making his debut as a series regular on SG1, so I'll probably tune in for that.

Only wish SCIFI was an HDTV channel. I'm almost at the breaking point with Time Warner - analog channels are grainy, and digital channels I want to see are "will be avialble momentarily" way to often. Argh. And the SCI-FI channel is one of the grainier analog channels.
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SG Atlantis... meh. I'll keep watching it, it's passably interesting and has some potential perhaps.

SG-1 I've been a fan of since the beginning. I'm curious to see where the writers are going to go with this new season, since the show could be considered pretty neatly wrapped up at the end of the last season. The main driving story arc has reached its conclusion, so where they'll go next is hard to see.

BSG is what I'm most excited about now. Did Adama survive? (Of course! The can't kill off Edward James Olmos! ) Is he going to be crippled now? Did Boomer do exactly what she was programmed to do (only injure Adama), or did she waver by not shooting to definitively kill?

(And please... no spoilers. I'd rather watch the show to get the answers, thank you. )

On top of all this sci-fi, there's a new season of Monk. I don't watch that much TV, but for some reason half of what I do watch is all piled up on Friday night. Thank the Lords of Kobol for TiVo.
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post #5 of 159
I'm excited!
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post #6 of 159
Given that Ben Browder and Claudia Black will be in this season... well, let's just say I hope they don't taint my fond memories of Farscape.
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Season premieres? In mid-July?

No such plans here in Canada. Not that I've heard anyway.
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Funny, but I just saw a BSG episode a few days ago (in HD) for the first time and couldn't understand what the heck was going on. Graphics were cool though. I'm sure it was a repeat since I don't have cable. I need to watch the premiers...
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Funny, but I just saw a BSG episode a few days ago (in HD) for the first time and couldn't understand what the heck was going on. Graphics were cool though. I'm sure it was a repeat since I don't have cable. I need to watch the premiers...

NOOOO!!! you must watch the BSG Pilot DVD and then BSG Season 1 first !!!!!! DO NOT watch season 2 without watching those first!!!

you'll know how to get those episodes

remember - pilot DVD FIRST, then episodes 1-13 of season 1.

FUCK the MPAA. FUCK the tv industry and their outdated bullshit ass distribution system for tv shows.

I am glad the HD episode attracted your attention, but you MUST watch the episodes in sequence for the real BSG experience.
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OK OK OK!
Easy now... Breathe...

Dummy me. I didn't even know about any DVD.
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Sunilraman +++

SG 1 report:

Im having a hard time separating Browder and Black from Farscape They had great chemistry on that show. On THAT show. Too much happy, happy. Ill give it a chance.

SG Atlantis report:

Hmm, OK, not bad. Maybe there is hope for this show. Ill give it a chance.

BSG report:

Frakken AWESOME! nuff said
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Sunilraman +++

SG 1 report:

Im having a hard time separating Browder and Black from Farscape They had great chemistry on that show. On THAT show. Too much happy, happy. Ill give it a chance.

SG Atlantis report:

Hmm, OK, not bad. Maybe there is hope for this show. Ill give it a chance.

BSG report:

Frakken AWESOME! nuff said

sweet. thank the lords of kobol, bitTorrent is at work downloading atlantis and BSG as we speak. Frack the MPAA. they can kiss my shiny brown butt
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I'm helping you out on that torrent file. I'm getting it, too. And yes, frack the MPAA. If they didn't want it to be recorded, it wouldn't be on cable.
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This old man has a school boy crush on Grace Park... Mmm.
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post #15 of 159
Of all the nights in the year for the cable service to go out in my area!

Caught end of SG1 and about the first 5 minutes of Atlantis, stat-icky but watch-able, then it goes completely out for the rest of the night! Grrrr!
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UH... GUYS? Regarding the pilot episode of Battlestar Galactica:

WTF does this look like...

... and why hasn't anyone TOLD ME!


I AM HOOKED! (If just to see that elsewhere)
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hahah ah i never noticed that! its a frackin firefly ship! hahahhaha

heh Zoic Studios does effects for firefly and battlestar galactica.

i'd love for them to throw out some nice phat high-res renders of galactica, colonialOne, and stuff.

i wanna see firefly movie NOW! LIKE TODAY!! heh got to wait a bit... i guess
post #18 of 159
BSG is just freakin' awesome. When I was a kid I watched the disco version so I was intrigued when they redid the story last year. Way darker and suspenseful. The Cylons are evil, & cool at the same time.

I still can't believe they didn't send a security detail to where the Cylon ship crashed into Galactica on the season starter episode. Live & learn I guess.
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I still can't believe they didn't send a security detail to where the Cylon ship crashed

Giv'em a chance man... That bay has decompressed so they can't just rush in there.

I love the show (and G. Park) but like any TV SciFi, it's easy to pick at the inconsistantsies. Just like PB points out above and the fact that Boomer (umm) wasn't "outed" by the Chief after the tribunal went south. By the way, the Sarg was only doing her job on that episode...
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Giv'em a chance man... That bay has decompressed so they can't just rush in there.

I love the show (and G. Park) but like any TV SciFi, it's easy to pick at the inconsistantsies. Just like PB points out above and the fact that Boomer (umm) wasn't "outed" by the Chief after the tribunal went south. By the way, the Sarg was only doing her job on that episode...

yeah i suppose if one deconstructs the bits BSG doesn't quite hold up, because i've often caught myself like a day after watching an episode going... "wait a minute...."

but that's because you're caught up in the whole human drama - fear/strength OMFG cylons to the left and right - emotion, its only later that your rational brain starts to kick in. by then it's too late cause you've already had tons of fun watching that episode

i'll just take it as it comes, i place it as a much more adult and edgier kind of babylon5 or deepspace9

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Did I miss something??? Is Tigh's wife a Cylon?
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post #22 of 159
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Did I miss something??? Is Tigh's wife a Cylon?

The BSG rumor mill has that Ellen Tigh is etiher:

A) A Cylon

B) A royal you-know what (but Human)
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season premieres of SG-1, SG Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica. me, i can't seem to get into SG-1 or Atlantis, but Battlestar rocks.

so who else is excited?

DUDE! Like, so say we all.

I can't wait for the Galactica - Pegasus eps. I do have a fondness for BSG TOS from way back but this version won me over. I can't believe that I was one of those that avoided the miniseries in 2003 b/c I was convinced that it would NEVER match TOS. Glad I was wrong.

I really liked the earlier eps of SG-1 but recently its just lost me unfortunately. SG Atlantis never quite seemed to get off the ground for me.
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Glad to see Lexa Doig from Andromeda (Rommy/Andromeda) as the new doctor on SG-1. Missed Frasier dearly. I think Lexa did a great job, much better than her wooden performances on Andromeda.

By the way, she's married to Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson) in real life. They met on the set of Andromeda.
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I KNEW she looked familiar, I just didn't know where I saw her before.
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suni, the rest of y'all, let's kick this up again. I feels like discussing...

I really like C. Blacks character on SG1. That's about it... The show is no longer "fresh". The long time cast members are bored...

Atlantis, I don't know about this one...



BSG, now we're talking. Some critiques first.

I can understand there still being some military troops intact even after the devastating Cylon attacks. Would they have really have enough anti-radiation med-kits to last as long as they have?

They should have been able to clobber Starbuck and Helo right off. They had the element of surprise as well as superior numbers. Just a minor bitch.

Big daddy Adama showing up in the nick of time. Well maybe. OK, I'll let this one go just because of E.J.Olmos' performances. The guy as an actor doesn't get enough mainstream credit. I wonder why...?

The President's assistant refusing to go along with her. I didn't buy his reasoning after all they have been through together.

The pros.

Hotdog's coming along nicely as one of the top aces behind Starbuck and Lee.

The Master Chief's previous coverup for (mmm) Boomer coming back to bite him in the ASS. Tigh's rough handling of the Cylon scum...

The troops shooting civilians. Considering the presure they have been under and how thinly they are spread out...it happens. Just like in real life. See above.

The whole mutiny/political-dissent aspect really throws an interesting monkey wrench into the procedings. If the Cylons manage to show up in force, game over. Eight Cylon humans and Baltar, bad news.

Baltar MUST redeem himself before its all over. Shouldn't he? We'll find out eventually.

All in all, an excellent drama/adventure show. On par with the better "TV/Cable" shows.
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post #27 of 159
Yea, I'm totally digging BSG.

As far as Adama coming back in time, I'm not quite sure of that yet. I guess he'll save the day somehow, he has so far.

I thought it was cool that Baltar got Boomer to admit how many Cylons were in the rag-tag fugitive fleet's ranks. Show of hands, how many think #2's wife is a Cylon? She certainly has sent him spiralling down the crapper.

It'll be interesting to see what happens with Starbuck and friends back on Caprica. As far as radiation meds go? Caprica used to have billions on the planet. So there should be some serious medical supplies stocked up in hospitals and CDC type places. The trick is obviously making the scavenging runs without getting wiped by the Cylons.

Definitely Starbuck and Helo should've died. One guy had Starbuck dead to rights. Wouldn't help the plot too much though, although this series is dark enough to take out a major character this quick.

I missed the presidential assistant not going along with the president. Maybe he still felt they should work within the system? If they had just waited one more episode they would've talked with Adama I'm sure.

The master chief definitely deserved some crap. He had his suspicions, notice how he never answered Tigh's question whether he knew Boomer was a Cylon?

I'm hoping the new addition to SG Atlantis spices things up. Fighting the wraith can be pretty cool (what an adversary!) but the whole 'dating game' episode last week was pretty lame. I'm still not sure I dig the lady commander, maybe it's her voice or something.

Anyway I'll be tuned to Sci-Fi tonight.
post #28 of 159
*Raises Hand*

Too many unanswered questions.

SG1: Still shaky. They need to build friendships between people FAST. The show is loosing momentum.

Atlantis: Ford was cool and the new guy has a lot of ego. Still, I think the transition went smoothly. The last episode... well it was funny and I guess that was the intention after all those suspenseful wraith attack episodes. I won't spoil it, but the "souvenir" should help them out against the wraith like a similar situation did in SG1.

BSG: Thank the gods Adama is back! That was getting ugly, fast. So science geek was told there were 8 Cylons on board... But will he ever tell anyone? I would have put a tail on him LONG ago. To much responsibility and dependance relying on one person and even Adama must realize that.
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But will he ever tell anyone?

Great point! Neither Adama nor Tigh completely trust Baltar. Yet, he's the only guy that can deliver the spies to them.

OK then, Ellen Tigh and Boomer make two. WHO are the other six? Oh man, this is gonna get good...
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post #30 of 159
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heh.
*EPISODE 04 BSG SPOILER WARNING*









now lets get to it

0. love the bsg doctor that smokes. classic

1. baltar is a charlatan par excellence. just think of all those IT gurus that companies are so reliant on - that one main dude in your company that could be writing viruses in his spare time in his office and stealing your credit card numbers, you would never know coz your entire company depends on this one 'guru' to save your ass. only Tigh has the instinct to know he is dodgy. adama - like a CEO, he has no choice, no one else with the skillz around

2. master chief and sharon, quite tragic... sharon getting axed, quite sad. but does her individual consciousness get merged back into the other copies or what? interesting

3. presidents assistant? he's in love with D...!! why would he go on the run never knowing when he may see D again? he'd rather stay on the battlestar and hang with D. love people, luvvvvvv

4. starbuck/halo - makes sense, starbuck+halo are highly trained military operatives, the people that 'had' them was a professional sports team. as good as they have become with guns, they're not military trained

5. adama back just nicely. things fracked up enough, but at least he didn't spend the first *half* of the season or something on the hospital bed. gotta put his acting skillz to use. now also the father vs. son thing and military vs civilian thing set up nicely

6. military shooting civilians. totally believable. sad, dramatic, a mess to clean up now, prez on the run and dying, starbuck with the arrow. season 2 set up nicely

all in all, intense yet not too dark, well, it is enjoyable to see where this is going. anti-radiation meds :: well mainly a plot device to allow story to develop on caprica, otherwise if just a barren nuclear wasteland then would not be fun. but think hiroshima/nagasaki. fucked, but people stumbled around for a while, some on the outer regions survived. with modern tech and med supplies in the BSG world, sounds plausible.
post #31 of 159
Heh heh, suni my man...

Got some cold Bohemia beer in the fridge, sliced veggies and the ranch dressing just waiting for BSG.
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post #32 of 159
I need several days to get my wife caught up. Then we'll both be hooked on the only two shows worth watching: Lost and BSG.
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post #33 of 159
Well, I'll just say for now that tonights episode was magnificent... Action, drama, tight writing and great ensemble acting. This is what its all about.
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post #34 of 159
We're still waiting for BSG Season 2 and Atlantis to start up here in Canada.
Until then, I wish you all a bout of Romulan flu!
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post #35 of 159
All I can say is that I'm really enjoying this season of SG-1. I really like Vala's character (not a fan of Farscape though) and although I liked Hammond better than whatshisface I don't miss O'Neill at all, and surprisingly, Carter. Daniel's still annoying as hell and Teal'c is still one-dimensional, but Vala makes up for all of them. Oh, and the story line is really great. A new villain more powerful and more ominous than the Goa'uld.
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All I can say is that I'm really enjoying this season of SG-1. I really like Vala's character (not a fan of Farscape though) and although I liked Hammond better than whatshisface I don't miss O'Neill at all, and surprisingly, Carter. Daniel's still annoying as hell and Teal'c is still one-dimensional, but Vala makes up for all of them. Oh, and the story line is really great. A new villain more powerful and more ominous than the Goa'uld.

Yeah but Carter is coming back in the next episode! Also anyone notice the Macgyver reference during Friday's Atlantis episode?

I wonder if their working on an Ancient tie in with Atlantis, especially now since they have a way to cross over now with the Daedalus class ships they have.
post #37 of 159
I can't believe you people like that TV SciFi stuff! Most of it is soo cheesy.. Anybody remember NighRider?
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Um, it was KnightRider.
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I can't believe you people like that TV SciFi stuff! Most of it is soo cheesy.. Anybody remember NighRider?

Dude, comparing KnightRider to BattlestarGalactica2003-2005 is like... whoa, dude, whoa...... *speechless*
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Dude, comparing KnightRider to BattlestarGalactica2003-2005 is like... whoa, dude, whoa...... *speechless*

Yea, you'd have to compare KnightRider to the Buck Rogers series, or the original BSG/BSG1980, or V or something.

As far as SG-1 Atlantis goes, I wish they'd kill that annoying lead scientist dude and let the guy with the Eastern European accent take over.

They showed another model of Cylon clone (baby farm Doc) on Friday, who knows how many more models they have?

I'm surprised everone's ready to work with Sharon even though she's a Cylon. I'm surprised Anders took her into his group. At some point Sharon willl have to succumb to her Cylon programming.
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