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Battlestar Galactica - Nothing to See Here

Jan. 8th, 2006

07:11 am - Battlestar Galactica

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O. M. F. G. ... !

BSG is unbelievably fantastically incredibly brilliant.

Other than the fact that there's a back-handed dissing of Lost (another fantastic series), this article on Salon.com is a really nice analysis of the show. BEWARE: It contains spoilers for the new Season 2 episode, "Resurrection Ship," so please do not read it if you have not seen it. It was one HELL of a powerful episode.

Any thoughts that Tricia Helfer was hired just for her looks are totally dispelled, also. Wow. She is an excellent actress who just happens to also be really ... tall.

BSG is getting to the point of making me almost rank it up there with Firefly. It's close. Really close, frack it.

Ok, so Lost doesn't completely blow my socks off quite as much as BSG, even though I do really love Lost as well (all hail J.J.!).

Wow! I mean, really. Wow!

Ron Moore's come a long way since DS9 (even if I did really like DS9).

It is fracking fantastic.

It is bloody incredible.

It is so powerful!

I really can't wait for the next episode! I would have to say that ... I think Firefly and Battlestar Galactica may be the two best TV series. Ever. Really. I can't think of a counter-example. I mean, I love and have loved many shows. In the past, various trek shows. In the more recent past, Buffy. Even more recently, Wonderfalls. None of them, however, have me gushing as much about how wonderful they are as Firefly and BSG.

Oh, and, well, in case it wasn't obvious ... I'm talking about the new Battlestar Galactica (in particular, the series, not the mini-series, though I would start watching with the mini-series and continue watching from the start of the new TV series). I am most certainly not referring to the 1970's show. :)

P.S. The soundtrack is mind-blowingly good. It is some of the most powerful, emotive music I have ever heard, from any century. I love it.

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From:_oy_
Date:January 8th, 2006 12:24 pm (UTC)
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Ron Moore's come a long way since DS9 (even if I did really like DS9).

There are a lot of people who really liked DS9, so this only makes sense.

Brian's comment after the opener was something like "This is the best f*cking show on TV right now!" I’d have to agree.

The only reason it could never replace Firefly in my heart is because it doesn't have anywhere near Firefly's humor or dialogue.

An absolutely f*cking great drama though!!!!!! OMG!
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From:garfeimao
Date:January 8th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
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I love lost for one reason, and BSG for a completely different reason, but both get me all up in arms trying to figure out what's going to happen next. The last show to really do that to me was Babylon 5, of which I'm still a very big fan. I guess I just really like shows with long story arcs, or well woven individual character arcs.
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From:mavjop
Date:January 8th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
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Mmm, indeed. I'm in the process (slowly) of watching B5 season 4.
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From:lianthe
Date:January 8th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
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Ok, so Lost doesn't completely blow my socks off quite as much as BSG, even though I do really love Lost as well (all hail J.J.!).

You should probably really say, All hail Daemon Lindelof!

I hear that J.J. doesn't have that much to do with the show anymore. (And other juicier gossip, that I am not allowed to divulge.)
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From:mavjop
Date:January 9th, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)
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I will avoid asking you questions I ought not to ask. :) Actually, I don't really need to. I mean, it's fun knowing insider stuff, but I don't have a huge drive to find stuff out. I love the show, and it's cool that I am only a couple of hops from people involved with it, but really what I care about is that I love watching it. :)

As for who to hail, that's interesting, but I still must give a huge amount of cred to J.J. I mean, starting a great show rolling and then hand-picking the right people who have the vision and talent to do it justice even when you aren't around.

It's what Joss does too. I mean, Joss retains a lot of involvement, but the ability to pick the right people to work on your show is incredibly important. Getting people like Tim Minear who _get_ what you're trying to do and have the talent to write and direct/produce worthy episodes is ... huge. One man can't carry a show on his own. I'd say J.J. is the alpha visionary--how about that? :)
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From:lianthe
Date:January 9th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
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I still think they should fire Jack and Jean (God their names even alliterate) as they are total assholes and make everyone's lives miserable. Fwah! Jack Bender may be my godfather, but that does not excuse him from being a total ass. Hell, that's how I know for sure that he's a total ass. =P

It continues to amaze me how many times I see his name come up in directing credits. I mean, is he really so good a director that he keeps getting work, despite how miserable he makes people? I was watching the first season Alias DVDs the other night, and apparantly he directed quite a few of those. I guess he's got history with J.J. I am still annoyed with my father for turning down the last season of Alias. Hehe.
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