Season 1 (nBSG)

Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:33 pm

I've just finished this first season (after watching the miniseries); this was my first experience with the show. It's quite interesting -- despite the religious weirdness :P . Particularly it's interesting to see humans dealing with extreme difficulty and faced with tough choices. After 'Trek it was also a bit refreshing to see a rather more proper military org with a more competent commander (Adama) than most any Trek captain. They even pull it off with rather modest tech level for modern sci-fi! The ship herself looks solid (I've read about how she kicks ass -- no contest so far and it should be interesting to see her in more combat). This Gaius Baltar character is an oddball even without Cylon implant-driven daydreams, but he's rather an incorrigible coward.

Just my impressions. :mrgreen:
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Aaron » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:51 pm

I suggest you not progress past this season then. :(
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Sonic Glitch » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:40 am

I suggest you do ;-)
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Sionnach Glic » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:43 am

To expand on Kendall's warning without going into spoilers, Season 3 takes a major nose-dive in terms of quality after the first four or five episodes. The finale is pretty damn good, though. It gets better in Season 4, particularly at the half-way point.

Oh, and watch out for the last episode. That one caused some controversy among fans. :takecover:
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby SomosFuga » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:39 am

I haven't watch season 4 yet.

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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Mark » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:44 am

Well, this is my next project. Thanks to Netflix (for anyone who doesn't know, thats a DVD by mail company) I'm going to start nBSG to give it a fair chance. I'll start my brand new reviews as soon as I get through Season 1 :wink:
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Sonic Glitch » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:52 am

Sionnach Glic wrote:To expand on Kendall's warning without going into spoilers, Season 3 takes a major nose-dive in terms of quality after the first four or five episodes. The finale is pretty damn good, though. It gets better in Season 4, particularly at the half-way point.

Oh, and watch out for the last episode. That one caused some controversy among fans. :takecover:

In reference to Season 3: I read somewhere, I believe in notes about Caprica actually, that the network tried to force the showrunners away from complicated story arcs and forced them to retool the latter half of the season into a bunch of stand-alone episodes.
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Tyyr » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:04 pm

Which is just stupid enough to be true. The show is a successful hit doing it one way, so lets force it away from that into something different.
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Sionnach Glic » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:44 pm

It would certainly explain why the show just suddenly shifted direction and became Battlestar Coronation Street.

Mark - Make sure the watch the Miniseries first. It's not actually all that great, but you'll be lost as to what's going on for a good while if you don't see it.
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Tyyr » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:56 pm

And there's no real controversy about how nBSG ends. The first hour of the episode was pure awesome. The last half was incredibly stupid.
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Sionnach Glic » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:14 pm

Aye, nothing to argue against there.
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Sonic Glitch » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:48 pm

Tyyr wrote:And there's no real controversy about how nBSG ends. The first hour of the episode was pure awesome. The last half was incredibly stupid.

:worried: I liked it. :takecover:
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Mark » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:36 pm

Sionnach Glic wrote:It would certainly explain why the show just suddenly shifted direction and became Battlestar Coronation Street.

Mark - Make sure the watch the Miniseries first. It's not actually all that great, but you'll be lost as to what's going on for a good while if you don't see it.



I've got the mini series at home to rewatch. I VAUGLY remember the mini series, as I was still using quite a bit at the time. Do I need to watch webisode and all that to keep up on whats going on? Are the webisodes cannon?
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Sonic Glitch » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:41 pm

Mark wrote:
Sionnach Glic wrote:It would certainly explain why the show just suddenly shifted direction and became Battlestar Coronation Street.

Mark - Make sure the watch the Miniseries first. It's not actually all that great, but you'll be lost as to what's going on for a good while if you don't see it.



I've got the mini series at home to rewatch. I VAUGLY remember the mini series, as I was still using quite a bit at the time. Do I need to watch webisode and all that to keep up on whats going on? Are the webisodes cannon?

I don't think they're required watching. I never did, I'm sure they're certainly interesting but I don't believe they're required.
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Re: Season 1 (nBSG)

Postby Tyyr » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:40 pm

Sonic Glitch wrote: :worried: I liked it. :takecover:

Well you're wrong.

Sonic Glitch wrote:I don't think they're required watching. I never did, I'm sure they're certainly interesting but I don't believe they're required.

They give you some background into characters who other wise don't get the screen time they need. Gaeta in particular.
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