Sunday, September 17, 2006

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Wow. Just saw the mini-series and the first four episodes after that. That mini-series has to be as close to perfect as you can get. Can the little girl on the botanical ship and I think it is perfect.

I know I'm late to this, but...wow. Can't recommend this enough. Makes the Star Wars movies and the Star Trek movies look like crap, in my opinion.

Jeff

14 Comments:

At 9:32 PM, Blogger The Editor said...

I couldn't agree more. I caught a marathon this last fall while I was going to grad school. Looking forward to catching up on the series.

JK

 
At 10:43 PM, Anonymous ed said...

Wait until you get to the end of Season 2. Ron Moore has the kind of forward-thinking ambition and outright balls to revitalize speculative fiction on television.

 
At 8:13 AM, Blogger Gigi said...

On the one hand I want to pummel you for taking so long to get to it. On the other hand I feel like doing a little happy dance because you've seen the light.

Don't drop the ball. Watch both seasons. Oooh, and make Evil Monkey watch them, too, because I want to know what he thinks :)

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger Horia Nicola Ursu said...

I'm one episode ahead of you :)
And my @#%$ dvd-player just died!

 
At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horia:

I am preparing a hand-puppet amateur video version of the episode you were about to watch. I'll send it shortly.

JeffV

 
At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Martin Roberts said...

Wow! I envy you Jeff watching this for the first time...

... however, I can't agree with ed, as I feel that Ron Moore dropped the ball with the second half of season 2.

If only they had built up to the finale more, instead of several really bad episodes, like the one with the crap marines, or Scar!

Still looking forward to see what season three brings though.

 
At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dorks

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

I'm torn with the new BSG. On one hand, they're producing great drama and their "big picture" approach is killer. But then they turn around and totally ruin the verisimilitude for me with sloppy inattention to little details. I mean, Humvees? Way to spoil the mood, Ron...

 
At 10:56 AM, Blogger Luís Rodrigues said...

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At 10:57 AM, Blogger Luís Rodrigues said...

Makes Star Wars and Star Trek look like crap? Haven't they *always* looked like crap?

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Agree with Jayme that the scenes which used recognisable cars was a real break in the 'reality' of an alien world - Humvees??? An old Citroen in a garage scene??? And then they have Starbuck play a piece from Philip Glass' Metamorphoses on her stero in the same episode. I love that piece, but it jarred me because it shouldn't be there - although now having listened to the soundtrack I can hear that the series composer is obviously an admirer of Glass.

Those are niggles though, for the most part if has been a gripping series with some excellent drama (and not cute furry robot or 'the world is ending let's have a disco' either). Thought the latter half of season two was a mixed bag, but picked up again towards the end. Glad you are enjoying it, Jeff - now I just need to persuade you to start watching South African SF series Charlie Jade :-)

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger David Moles said...

Keep in mind that you're watching a dramatization, not documentary footage. If you think of it kind of like "Vanya on 42nd Street", the anachronisms are a lot less intrusive. :)

 
At 4:09 PM, Anonymous jmorrison said...

I thought their technique for the ship scenes, battles, space-flight, etc, was really refreshing. The "live" camera rather than the still or simply panning shot we are so used to made it quite exciting. Also the sound! Bravo.

 
At 10:48 AM, Anonymous jude said...

It--and HBO's "Deadwood"--are not to be missed. Have you caught the "BSG: The Resistance" webisodes posted on scifi.com?

http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/

You'll need to catch up to the current season for them to make sense, but they bridge the gap between last season's cliff-hanger and the new season's premier.

 

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