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Battlestar Galactica & Caprica This forum was created by man. It rebelled. It evolved. And it has a plan.

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Old March 14 2009, 04:15 AM   #31
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 4x19: "Daybreak, Part I"

For the first time, I started to think that maybe there isn't any third party pulling any strings like most of us thought. I dunno... We'll see.
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Old March 14 2009, 04:18 AM   #32
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 4x19: "Daybreak, Part I"

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For the first time, I started to think that maybe there isn't any third party pulling any strings like most of us thought. I dunno... We'll see.
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Old March 14 2009, 04:19 AM   #33
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 4x19: "Daybreak, Part I"

Average. Some nice setup for next week, but still just setup. The Caprica City flashbacks were interesting, and beautifully shot, but they would have been far more appropriate somewhere in season 2 or 3. In the penultimate episode of the series, they just had me wishing for the first 15 minutes of the episode back, for something more relevant in the fleet's present day.

I am very much looking forward to next week, because whatever it is, I'm confident it'll be one hell of a frakking show. And despite the ups and downs of this season, I am going to miss this show more than any other departed favorite.
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Old March 14 2009, 04:19 AM   #34
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 4x19: "Daybreak, Part I"

Another week, and we're talking about Lost again. Greeeaaat.

Last week I was all for the character moments, but this week I'm back in the get the heck on with it mode. We've had pretty much a whole series worth of set up, so what happens in part one of the season finale? More set up and more repetition. Starbuck still confused, Baltar still wants a voice in the government (Something that's been hinted at all season), and then what I find to be, unless they really do a good job with it next week, very unnecessary flashbacks. Why doesn't this episode try to tackle some of these questions. I mean we still don't know who Starbuck is, we still don't know what the Opera House represents, it feels the all the mythology of the show has been thrown out the window, and I'm still wanting to know about All Along the Watchtower. If there is a third party at work here, they've run out of time to do anything with it.

I remember saying very early in the season that I was hoping they would reveal stuff such as Starbuck so we can see consequences from that and how it affects her. We know she has a special destiny, we know she saw a raider and reconciled with her mother, but we don't know what it means. Where is Leoban anyway. I realize a two part finale is mostly set up in the first part. I can respect that, but I wish they had dealt with the here and now instead of picking now as a time to do flashbacks that don't look like they will go anywhere. It just feels like this episode stalled. We've had so many episodes lately where they've felt like they've just stalled and this was one of them. Last week felt like the series was coming to an end. This week I don't get that feeling other than a few moments.

Not all this episode was bad. I really liked the stuff taking place in the present, with Roslin going to Adama, Adama packing his quarters, Baltar and Lee's conversation, Adama's speech, and Apollo back in uniform. It will be great to see him and Starbuck work together again. I just wish the series would have revealed something out of this episode so we can digest it and then look forward to next week. I'm already looking forward to next week, but I can't help but think this episode was a wasted show just to fill in the 20 episode requirement.

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Old March 14 2009, 04:19 AM   #35
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 4x19: "Daybreak, Part I"

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I smell a reset coming on using that black hole. It ain't there for nothing, ya know.
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Old March 14 2009, 04:21 AM   #36
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 4x19: "Daybreak, Part I"

Poor Number Five, didn't even get any dialogue...
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Old March 14 2009, 04:23 AM   #37
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 4x19: "Daybreak, Part I"

I'm giving this an Above Average for now. It may go up or down depending on how the finale delivers (or doesn't).

I actually thought it was fairly interesting setup, although I get the feeling several scenes were cut for time because it felt like they skipped a lot of material. The montage was effective, I thought. I enjoyed the flashbacks--a good reminder of how much these people have changed. Nice to see Skulls and Racetrack again, the mutinous bastards.

We'll see how all this pans out next week, I suppose. I expect the ship to go down fighting and for the cast to drop like flies. But I have no idea what the final ending will be--some kind of resolution for the fleet, or endless wandering, or what.
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Old March 14 2009, 04:23 AM   #38
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 4x19: "Daybreak, Part I"

It held my attention and makes me want to see the next episode...so I voted "excellent."
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Old March 14 2009, 04:23 AM   #39
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An excellent set up to the finale.


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Old March 14 2009, 04:32 AM   #40
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- That was Racetrack wasn't it? She wasn't punished for her part in the mutiny?
Adama ordered all the mutineers released and brought to Galactica as well as Tyrol released so they could join this mission.
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Old March 14 2009, 04:33 AM   #41
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For the first time, I started to think that maybe there isn't any third party pulling any strings like most of us thought. I dunno... We'll see.
There has to be a third party because how do you explain the prophecies or the visions characters have had like the one that revealed the Five to D'Anna or the one that revealed in the Occupation arc to D'Anna that Hera was alive and where to find her. And what about the head entities.

I'm thinking this might tie into the Ship of Lights and that could provide an explanation for Starbuck's resurrection. Baltar spoke of angels and said Kara was one. It would avoid her being some sort of Cylon which would be really tired.
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Old March 14 2009, 04:39 AM   #42
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Yeah, black hole....Moore will merged two late 70's sci-fi cheesefests into one. Cavil will go to a hell like place and merged with a centurian. We'll see some heavenly shit and Galactica will plop out the other side safe and sound.

Flashback Six: "Gauis, I put your father in a nice place. He'll be totally happy there until we nuke the planet...er...I wasn't supposed to say that last part."

Tyrol: "You can't trust any of 'em. They are machines. Wait, I'm a machine...with a weight problem...who the frak builds a fat robot?"

Helo: "We'll get back Hera and find that dollhouse."

Admiral Adama: "What Baltar said yesterday about you being the first bionic woman, was it true?"

Admiral Adama: "No, Cottle, fleet can't afford to lose a doctor. That snotty nurse of yours can still go though."

Simon and Doral return...briefly. YAY!
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Old March 14 2009, 04:40 AM   #43
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Well that was unexpected. I honestly didn't think we'd get this as part one. I was expecting plot development, not flashbacks, characters pacing and drawn out decisions. We've had three quiet episodes that set everything up and I figured we'd get an explosion this week.

And yet I loved it. Beautifully written and everything that could've failed or seemed cliched was seamless. Bring on the finale.
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Old March 14 2009, 04:46 AM   #44
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You know, Laura losing her father and sisters in a car accident is from the series bible. Just like Baltar being from a poor farm world, except it was originally Saggitaron.
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Old March 14 2009, 04:58 AM   #45
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You know, Laura losing her father and sisters in a car accident is from the series bible. Just like Baltar being from a poor farm world, except it was originally Saggitaron.
It was a great connection back to the Baltar episode when we first learned of his background.


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