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Old March 7 2009, 08:36 AM   #61
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 4x18: "Islanded in a Stream of Stars"

During the scene where Kara was pinning her photo on the wall of dead, I was certain that she was going to blow her brains out. The scene began, I remembered the Dualla scene, and how I was only half paying attention during that one and didn't want to miss anything this time around...I waited... stopped breathing and blinking... but it didn't happen.
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Old March 7 2009, 09:00 AM   #62
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I don't really care that characters such as Simon and Doral have been neglected. They were barely characters to begin with. The cast is too big to focus on everyone. If anyone's been getting shafted lately, it's Lee Adama. He's fourth in the credits (after Adama, Roslin, and Starbuck), and he's barely been present in this half season, especially the last few episodes. He was in two scenes in this latest episode, and what?, one scene each in the three previous episodes?

And most of the scenes that he's in don't really give him much to do that's very interesting. His father's entire world is falling apart, but most of the elder Adama's emotional scenes are with Roslin or Tigh.
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Old March 7 2009, 09:08 AM   #63
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If there was ever an episode that needed the Doctor Who electronic sting at the end, this is probably it.
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Old March 7 2009, 09:44 AM   #64
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Above Average for me. Loved the character moments.

The Cylon base looked very interesting... and VERY OLD. An ancient colony ship, perhaps?
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Old March 7 2009, 09:46 AM   #65
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Oh yeah I totally loved nü Starbuck putting the picture of old Starbuck on the memory wall. I found it very poignant. Even though we still don't know what she is.
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Old March 7 2009, 09:47 AM   #66
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So the mystery surrounding Kara coming back to life is that...sometimes people come back to life? Was that it? Is she Jesus or something?

I was kind of underwhelmed by this episode. Some important stuff happened, and it was fine, but I was generally left with a "meh" feeling. That's fine. It happens. I actually really enjoyed the previous two episodes, unlike a lot of people.

I definitely see shit hitting the fan next week, though.
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Old March 7 2009, 11:29 AM   #67
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I hope to god that galactica goes out in style, and that this show does not end on a downer or in a sopranos style.
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Old March 7 2009, 11:59 AM   #68
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I hope to god that galactica goes out in style, and that this show does not end on a downer or in a sopranos style.
In the Season 3 finale viewing party podcast, Moore said that his favorite show was The Sopranos. So brace yourself.
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Old March 7 2009, 12:00 PM   #69
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Am I the only one who teared up when Adama broke down in painting the Wall?
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Old March 7 2009, 12:09 PM   #70
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Below Average. Last week's episode disguised its structural weaknesses with some interesting stylistic touches, this episode wasn't so fortunate. I watched Adama's cookie-cutter breakdown and felt nothing, they've gone to that well too many times now.

I hope they're not going where it looks like they're going with Galactica. A suicide mission would be both prosaic and overly melodramatic for BSG.

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Did anyone else laugh out loud at the bathroom scene, when Kara was on the toilet, and Baltar was shaving. I did, when she said "the latch was broken" and then you heard the sound of her taking a whizz, I LOL'd!
My favourite scene.

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One other thing, I really hope we see Doral and Simon again before the series ends. They have been criminally neglected and I was thinking about that this week.
It's too late for that, I wish they hadn't tried it with Boomer and Ellen. I'd like to see Leoben (preferably with Kara) again, though.
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Old March 7 2009, 01:38 PM   #71
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Who wants to see Galactica become reborn just like Kara's Viper?

Great great point.
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Old March 7 2009, 02:20 PM   #72
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http://www.bearmccreary.com/blog/?p=1671

Bear McCreary wrote that they deleted scenes that established Tyrol was in the brig! He says that instead, they decided to extend the dialogue scenes. My opinion of this episode just dropped. What the hell. According to what's actually aired I guess Kelly, Tyrol, Racetrack, Skulls, Gage, Vireem are all hiding in the same closet somewhere.
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Old March 7 2009, 04:06 PM   #73
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http://www.bearmccreary.com/blog/?p=1671

Bear McCreary wrote that they deleted scenes that established Tyrol was in the brig! He says that instead, they decided to extend the dialogue scenes. My opinion of this episode just dropped. What the hell. According to what's actually aired I guess Kelly, Tyrol, Racetrack, Skulls, Gage, Vireem are all hiding in the same closet somewhere.
I kept thinking I saw Kelly in uniform during the funeral scenes, but it was never him.

The sad thing is I think the last we saw Tyrol he was walking down a corridor with destruction raining down around him from Boomer's Raptor hitting the FTL so close to Galactica...then we didn't see him at all this last ep. Made me think he died or something.
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Old March 7 2009, 04:13 PM   #74
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Phily B wrote: View Post
I hope to god that galactica goes out in style, and that this show does not end on a downer or in a sopranos style.
HOSHI: Sir! A massive Cylon fleet has just jumped in!

Adama looks up.

Cut to black.

The End.
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Old March 7 2009, 04:23 PM   #75
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The character moments in this ep were great. They are the core of the show - more than the mythology. So I appreciate the writers taking time to give characters powerful, important scenes (because you know that if they didn't, people would complain after the fact that there was too much plot and not enough character). Having said that, I am getting worried by the fact that the writers are dancing around the mythology of the show without answering anything. We're down to the final three hours of the series, and we've yet to understand what the Opera House means, what Starbuck is, and who is pulling the strings behind it all. They keep bringing it up but never progressing. WTF?
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