Battlestars

Postby Mikey » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:55 pm

OK, it was campy, but it was a function of the times. Sci-fi back then couldn't do without chrome and gold robot enemies, any more than sci-fi today couldn't do without a film-noir feel and the idea of hugely flawed a/o morally challenged characters and scenarios - witness the transformation of ethos from TNG to DS9, ol' skool BSG to nBSG...
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Postby Jim » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:56 pm

Mikey wrote:OK, it was campy, but it was a function of the times. Sci-fi back then couldn't do without chrome and gold robot enemies, any more than sci-fi today couldn't do without a film-noir feel and the idea of hugely flawed a/o morally challenged characters and scenarios - witness the transformation of ethos from TNG to DS9, ol' skool BSG to nBSG...


I actually like the old Cylons better than the new ones (the CG ones or the human ones). The camp comes in the WAY over the top costumes, music, set dressings... Anyone remember the "uniforms" for the basketball-type game they playes? WOW!
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Postby Mikey » Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:08 pm

Yeah, I know. Don't forget about that robot wombat pet, or the fact that some duty uniforms included capes. CAPES! But if you can get past the idiom of the times, the show does transcend all that.
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Postby Captain Seafort » Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:17 pm

Well to be fair the capes were only on the dress uniforms - the duty uniforms were just the overalls and jacket.
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Postby Mikey » Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:20 pm

I beg your pardon, you're correct. Because a short cape always becomes a dress uniform.
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Postby Deepcrush » Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:46 pm

I loved the first season of the new BSG and the mini series but the best fighter design ever will always be the Starfury!

As to building a battlestar of our own? I think its possible, minus the FTL.
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Re: Battlestars

Postby Deepcrush » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:35 am

I know this topic has been dead for a while but I felt it was time for it to come back.

We are now seeing the death of the final Battlestar. Soon the flag will be passed to the Rebel Cylon Baseship. The Galactica is at the point of just falling apart. The civilians of the fleet are as greedy and self centered and worthless as ever. The Galactica which has defended them for 4 years now by blood and tears isn't even closed down yet and the people are trying to strip it before the crew can even leave.

First, I'll miss the Galactica as she was a tough ass ship.
Second, the civis have done nothing but cause trouble and I so hate them.
Third, I'd support Adama in a heartbeat if he just ditched the civis and left with the baseship and those loyal to him.
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Re: Battlestars

Postby Sionnach Glic » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:06 am

First, I'll miss the Galactica as she was a tough ass ship.


Damn straight. Given everything she went through, it's a miracle that she's still in one piece at this stage.

Second, the civis have done nothing but cause trouble and I so hate them.


Aye, a pretty accurate representation of humanity then, eh? :lol:

Third, I'd support Adama in a heartbeat if he just ditched the civis and left with the baseship and those loyal to him.


There might be a small problem of fuel and food.
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Re: Battlestars

Postby Deepcrush » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:26 pm

There might be a small problem of fuel and food.


Galactica has been helping to feed the fleet. At the beginning of the series they talked about as long as they can find fuel they'd be ok. Most of the trouble has been from caring for the fleet.

Aye, a pretty accurate representation of humanity then, eh?


All the more reason to leave most of them behind.
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Re: Battlestars

Postby Aaron » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:32 pm

Weird how it turned out that Cain had the right idea all along.
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Re: Battlestars

Postby Deepcrush » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:36 pm

Not really, she wanted to keep on fighting. Without babying the shithead civis the Galactica could have taken those loyal to Adama and just jumped away to found a new colony somewhere else.
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Re: Battlestars

Postby Aaron » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:22 pm

Deepcrush wrote:Not really, she wanted to keep on fighting. Without babying the s******d civis the Galactica could have taken those loyal to Adama and just jumped away to found a new colony somewhere else.



I mean in abandoning her little fleet. If she had done that and just jumped to found a colony, things might have been OK. I stopped watching the series mid-way through season 3 but everything I've been hearing indicates that the fleets civvies are just useless, whiny shitheels.
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Re: Battlestars

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:43 am

Sounds like most civis in the real world as Rochey pointed out. Maybe that's why I don't like people... because most are in fact civis...
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Re: Battlestars

Postby Sionnach Glic » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:06 am

I mean in abandoning her little fleet. If she had done that and just jumped to found a colony, things might have been OK. I stopped watching the series mid-way through season 3 but everything I've been hearing indicates that the fleets civvies are just useless, whiny shitheels.


Aye, it went downhill mid-way through season 3. It's seriously picking up again in quality now that they've found Earth, though.

Regarding the civilians, they're acting pretty realisticaly for humans. That is to say, they're utterly irrational and infuratingly stupid.
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Re: Battlestars

Postby Deepcrush » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:13 am

What I'd love to see is if you built a Battlestar with Cylon tech.
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