Ghoul Malakai wrote:
My reaction was the inverse of what a lot of folks are saying – I thought the first 20 minutes felt disjointed, but the film improved quite a bit once it settled into the more comfortable "intimate character moments" style.
It's probably not wise to post screencaps at this juncture, considering the...questionable...legality of the copies out there, but if anyone takes a look at the cities of Libra and Virgon, Pierre Drolet recycled elements from the Romulan captial in Nemesis
for some of the architecture. Notably, the staircases and the whole Romulan Senate building
, which can be seen in the lower left-hand frame after the Hybrid says "The forests of Virgon are burning." Anything to save time on a project.
ETA: It looks like portions of the central "ring" with those angular Romulan ornaments made it into the upper left of frame as well.
I'll have to go back and rewatch. I didn't catch that. I didn't think that the voiceover matched the scenes, neccesarily, that were being showed. But I was too busy jotting down hybrid notes:
"The farms of Aerolon are burning.
The beaches of Canceron are burning
The plains of Leonis are burning.
The jungles of Scorpia are burning.
The pastures of Tauron are burning.
The harbors of Picon are burning
The cities of Caprica are burning
The oceans of Aquaria are burning
The courthouses of Libron are burning
The forests of Virgon are burning
The Colonies of Man lay trampled at our feet …"
And I also wrote down that the 12 Colonies were around 3 different stars, which I'm glad they included. Obviously, they've done some work on that to the new Caprica series.