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Old October 8 2013, 03:42 PM   #11
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Re: Just Completed NuBattelstar Re-Watch

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Riiiight... umm... so... Joss Whedon likes NuBSG... and...
Well, it's more about what's said than who said it. He really articulates how good BSG is.

Also, he does know a thing or two about great character-based storytelling.
[LOL] Oh boy, I'm really not going to being making any new friends in this thread! But that video and JW's comments are still a whopping great "SO" for me? Honestly, I'm not trying to be deliberately contrary here, but Whedon is one of the most overrated writers/directors working in SF for me.

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As for the likeability of the characters, I don't know what to tell you. I've never understood why people have to like the characters to enjoy a show. It's about whether they're engaging, not whether or not you'd want to hang out with them.
To clarify my position, I did not state "you have to like characters to enjoy a show", merely that the NuBSG characters were particularly dislikeable, psychopathic and often heinous.

I regularly found their behaviours and actions to be totally implausible, with completely unrealistic motivations. The ridiculous and continuous "flip-flopping" between extremes was particularly grating for me.

All this served to "disengage" me from the both the characters and the show.
If it makes you feel better, you just made a friend. My opinion on this more or less matches yours.
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