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  1. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Before I listen to the podcast, I think I know whats going with all the reboots…

    TV shows are expensive to make, so the producers want to hedge their bets and produce a product that has already been audience tested. So they produce sequels, rebooted tv series, etc. Its probably financially safer to produce something that already has a fan base.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 7:33 AM PDT
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  2. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    I guess this will be the 4th or 5th BSG series… I’ll watch some of it, and see where it goes – it will not be about the Battlestar Galactica, it will be set in that universe but will entirely take place outside of the existing story line of the series. I am kinda glad that BSG ended when it did. They got a pretty bad case of Bush Derangement Syndrome there for the last few seasons, I’d hate to see what the producers hate would’ve done to the story if Trump had ever invaded their headspace.

    I was also reluctant about a female Starbuck, but Katee Sackhoff built her career on that character – she did a fantastic job. I kinda like, that they made the character female, but didnt change the character much – so she was a cigar smoking, drunken gambler… Pretty funny.

    The downside of this fantastic performance was the less talented then also attempt it, and you end up with a wave of female character adaptations. Ghostbusters busted, Oceans, and possibly a James Bond.

    One that worked really well – was Dr Watson, a female Dr Watson played by Lucy Liu. In “Elementary” – a Sherlock Holmes modernization. Is fantastic. It plays up the seedier aspects of Sherlock Holmes, turning him into a recovering heroin addict, and transplanting him to NYC. Dr Watson becomes Joan Watson played by Lucy Liu. Fantastic performances all around. Its available on Amazon Prime. There where 7 seasons in total, Oddly Amazon has the seasons 1-4, and the final season 7. 5&6 seem to be missing. If you want a mystery to eat up a few evenings – this is a good one.

     

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    • September 20, 2019, at 8:22 AM PDT
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  3. terichristoph Contributor

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    I guess this will be the 4th or 5th BSG series… I’ll watch some of it, and see where it goes – it will not be about the Battlestar Galactica, it will be set in that universe but will entirely take place outside of the existing story line of the series. I am kinda glad that BSG ended when it did. They got a pretty bad case of Bush Derangement Syndrome there for the last few seasons, I’d hate to see what the producers hate would’ve done to the story if Trump had ever invaded their headspace.

    I was also reluctant about a female Starbuck, but Katee Sackhoff built her career on that character – she did a fantastic job. I kinda like, that they made the character female, but didnt change the character much – so she was a cigar smoking, drunken gambler… Pretty funny.

    The downside of this fantastic performance was the less talented then also attempt it, and you end up with a wave of female character adaptations. Ghostbusters busted, Oceans, and possibly a James Bond.

    One that worked really well – was Dr Watson, a female Dr Watson played by Lucy Liu. In “Elementary” – a Sherlock Holmes modernization. Is fantastic. It plays up the seedier aspects of Sherlock Holmes, turning him into a recovering heroin addict, and transplanting him to NYC. Dr Watson becomes Joan Watson played by Lucy Liu. Fantastic performances all around. Its available on Amazon Prime. There where 7 seasons in total, Oddly Amazon has the seasons 1-4, and the final season 7. 5&6 seem to be missing. If you want a mystery to eat up a few evenings – this is a good one.

    Don’t mess with perfection. ;-) 

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    • September 20, 2019, at 12:44 PM PDT
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  4. Moneyman Coolidge

    Great to have Teri back!!!

    Overall, the 1978 Battlestar Galatica was pretty terrible. However, I did have a crush on Sheba (Anne Lockhart)!!

    :-)

     

     

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    • September 23, 2019, at 9:55 AM PDT
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  5. terichristoph Contributor

    Moneyman (View Comment):

    Great to have Teri back!!!

    Overall, the 1978 Battlestar Galatica was pretty terrible. However, I did have a crush on Sheba (Anne Lockhart)!!

    :-)

     

     

    Sheba was a total babe. Glad she never hooked up with Starbuck, or my heart would’ve been broken. Cassiopeia was more than enough.

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    • September 23, 2019, at 12:28 PM PDT
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  6. Moneyman Coolidge

    terichristoph (View Comment):

    Moneyman (View Comment):

    Great to have Teri back!!!

    Overall, the 1978 Battlestar Galatica was pretty terrible. However, I did have a crush on Sheba (Anne Lockhart)!!

    :-)

     

     

    Sheba was a total babe. Glad she never hooked up with Starbuck, or my heart would’ve been broken. Cassiopeia was more than enough.

    Mine as well!!

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    • September 23, 2019, at 1:04 PM PDT
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  7. Moneyman Coolidge

    My biggest problem with the 2004 Battlestar Galatica wasn’t Starbuck — although I was highly skeptical of that female character at the beginning.

    There were 2 huge issues for me:

    1. The hidden Cylons among the Galatica crew. Why not sabotage and destroy the ship? It would have been so easy.
    2. The relationship between Humans and Cylons made no sense whatsoever.

     

     

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    • September 24, 2019, at 5:16 AM PDT
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  8. terichristoph Contributor

    Moneyman (View Comment):

    My biggest problem with the 2004 Battlestar Galatica wasn’t Starbuck — although I was highly skeptical of that female character at the beginning.

    There were 2 huge issues for me:

    1. The hidden Cylons among the Galatica crew. Why not sabotage and destroy the ship? It would have been so easy.
    2. The relationship between Humans and Cylons made no sense whatsoever.

     

     

    Yep, yep, yep! 

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    • September 24, 2019, at 7:47 AM PDT
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  9. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    terichristoph (View Comment):

    Moneyman (View Comment):

    My biggest problem with the 2004 Battlestar Galatica wasn’t Starbuck — although I was highly skeptical of that female character at the beginning.

    There were 2 huge issues for me:

    1. The hidden Cylons among the Galatica crew. Why not sabotage and destroy the ship? It would have been so easy.
    2. The relationship between Humans and Cylons made no sense whatsoever.

     

     

    Yep, yep, yep!

    3. The Cylon attack was so ineffectual that the Galactica essentially rusted to death, rather than be destroyed when the cylons changed tactics and re-armed their death star asterisks for ship to ship combat over planetary bombardment.

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    • September 24, 2019, at 8:18 PM PDT
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