New Battlestar Galactica Amost Here!
Eclipse Magazine says
WE ARE GAGA for SCI-FI's New "Battlestar Galactica"!!!! The show
more emotional, the Cylons are more emotional, including such Cylon
Tyrrany as Cylons with
rabid sexual desires and Cylon Tyrrany blondes. Battlestar
return as four-hour miniseries and it will be
a sleeker Battlestar Galactica amid fan opposition and other
The new BSG recently
Premiered In L.A. to a bunch of adoring fans. For the rest of us,
Battlestar Galactica is set to air a few centons from now on the SCI
FI channel at 9 PM ET December. 8th.
Also, the game
is already out and IGN seems to give the game OK scores.
Older Robots.net Stores...
I'm waiting for the return of Dr. Who. Which Dr. Who you might ask,
so in reply, the only good one, with the long scarf , the robotic
talking dog K9 and the mysterious police call box that was bigger
on the inside than the outside that was played by Tom Baker.
I liked his explanation of how something can be larger inside than
outside, which was that you simply take a box that is a lot bigger
outside than inside and turn it inside out!
Cylons go home, posted 4 Dec 2003 at 15:13 UTC by steve »
Dr Who and Battlestar Galactica shouldn't even be mentioned in the same
thread. Dr. Who had wonderful writing by actual science fiction writers.
More than a few of those Tom Baker episodes were the work of Douglas Adams.
It had humor, interesting characters, and quaint BBC special effects.
Battlestar Galactica has always been on my list of worst shows ever
made. It was a corporate, made-by-committee attempt to make money off the
popularity of Star Wars. It had horrible writing, cardboard sitcom
characters, and expensive Dykstra special effects with lots of pretty
explosions to distract people from how awful it all was. The thought
that the folks in hollywood think anyone wants more of it, speaks
volumes about what's wrong with major media companies.
Furthermore, The Doctor could have kicked the shiny metal asses of the
entire Cylon army with a paper clip and a few well-chosen words! Sorry,
had to get that out of my system... ;-)
Special effects, I always crack up when I see stupid things like:
They have lights inside their helmets so we can see their faces. in
real life the lights would blind the pilot.
The space fighters all fly around like WWII figher planes swooping and
diving and looping and rolling, and lots of flyby sound effects. In
space there is no sound, and spacecraft don't have to act like they are
in a atmosphere.
At least in Babylon 5 the fighters would do realistic manuevers like
pivot, rotate and coast backwards while firing on the enemy coming up
from behind. Or pivot and fire as they pass by too. Plus I don't
remember them putting lights inside the helmets either.
I grew up before there was any TV and when sci-fi movies had
special effects that were so ridiculous that even I noiticed.
Kids went to the movies every Saturday afternoon. The main
features were usually cowboy movies. Tom Mix was a hot item
then. There were also serials that went on for months about the
adventures of Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers. They were always
duking it out with the bad guys in little space ships that made loud
buzzing noises and had sparks and smoke coming out at the
back. The smoke went straight up, just the way it does on Earth!
So did anyone see it? How was it - good? bad? Let's hear a review...
I enjoyed it, posted 10 Dec 2003 at 19:21 UTC by earlwb »
I enjoyed it, I think it was better than the original myself.
The old Walking Chrome Toasters was pretty lame in the original.
The spaceships were better, but they still put lights inside the
helmets so you can see their faces.
They had much better more 3D actors in this version, in the original
the characters were all so shallow and 2D.
I feel they cut out a few scenes that would help develop some of the
characters better. For example, Baltar is on the bridge helping to
check the CIC computer to delete Cylon backdoor programs. I would have
loved to hear how he explained his way out of how the Cylons got the
code in there in the first place. He always tries to make it look like
it isn't his fault, et cetera.
In the new version, some of the Cylons look exactly like humans. They
have 12 different models of these android types. During the show,
Baltar gets, sort of, infected or implanted by Number 6, so that he can
see a projection of her in his mind. Number 6 pesters the heck out of
him in part 2 playing mind games on him.
Anyway, I suspect that Baltar is the 12th model in the human like
android series, but he doesn't know it yet. As the Cylons can have
emplaced some of their androids to act as humans, where they can
activate them later on command. I think Number 6 had downloaded his
consciousness earlier in part one without him knowing it, and then
later killed him off and replaced him with a identical look alike
android. The Cylon androids have blood, internal organs, the works, so
they can pass a doctor's examination as well. Very sophisticated.
The human like Cylon androids are unique in that they can upload their
consciousness into another body should they get killed. Thus they
retain all their memories from the previous body. Which is almost like
Then ending was left open with lots of twists and turns and subplots
that should make for another TV series, should they go for it. Nah, I'm
not going to say what the ending was like, it would give it away for
those of you waiting to see the re-runs.