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Old September 16 2009, 08:08 AM   #16
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

Has began?
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Old September 16 2009, 01:07 PM   #17
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Agreed. I watched nBSG from start to end and, frankly, it's not in human nature to be dark 100 percent of the time.
And the characters of BSG were not. We saw laughing, joking, kidding around, love, sex, friendships. We saw people show bravery in the face of adversity, and hold on to hope. Because characters go through some shitty things (example: your whole civilisation being destroyed) resulting in an ongoing atmosphere of some fear and grief, didn't mean there weren't human or light times on BSG as there would be in reality.

That, however, is exactly what nBSG was — dark, hopeless and full of bitching and backstabbers.
No, it wasn't. It might be worth watching it through again. Dark? arguably, yes. It's about the end of the world, what did you expect? But hopeless? No. And with plenty of characters, not least the lead, who were either honourable or tried very hard to be.


If "like BSG" means SGU has half the depth of story, range of characters or realism that BSG had, I'm all for it. The likely other option is Voyager blandness as happened to Atlantis after it's first season. I know which I'd rather see happen.
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Old September 16 2009, 01:43 PM   #18
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Actually I'm with the hopeless brigade on this one. I loved Battlestar but it was wrist-slashingly depressing for most of the time. There were plenty of opportunities for humour which were completely ignored, especially gallows humour amongst the military.
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Old September 16 2009, 03:24 PM   #19
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Actually I'm with the hopeless brigade on this one. I loved Battlestar but it was wrist-slashingly depressing for most of the time. There were plenty of opportunities for humour which were completely ignored, especially gallows humour amongst the military.
There were very few times I actually thought BSG was depressing. I think Children of Earth easily out did BSG during it's 5 episodes. But I will agree they missed a lot of opportunity for humour.
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Old September 16 2009, 03:58 PM   #20
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Is the SGU writing staff largely the same as the SG:A staff?
I think there are two new writers, so yeah it will turn out to be just like the old Stargates.

And I love the people who say BSG is dark, maybe it's because 99% of their race, like 50 billion people DIE! I'm sure I'd be thrilled and having a great old time!
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Old September 16 2009, 04:02 PM   #21
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It wasn't anything like 50 billion, silly.
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Old September 16 2009, 04:50 PM   #22
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Wow, Stargate meets BSG and Voyager XD
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Old September 16 2009, 06:06 PM   #23
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It wasn't anything like 50 billion, silly.
Battlestar Wiki reads, "estimated 50 billion." So, yeah, it was.
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Old September 16 2009, 07:44 PM   #24
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I'm hopefully optimistic, mainly because John Scalzi is the creative consultant, and since I love his books I hope that he can provide a new point of view for SGU.
I can go for darker storylines, but I have trouble with the shaky cam. I don't like motion sickness while sitting on my couch.
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Old September 16 2009, 08:52 PM   #25
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It wasn't anything like 50 billion, silly.
Battlestar Wiki reads, "estimated 50 billion." So, yeah, it was.
Thank you.

Didn't Starbuck or someone on the show say like 50 billion?

12 planets, how many people do you think are on each planet? Say it's only 2 billion, that's still 24 billion people dead.
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Old September 17 2009, 05:37 PM   #26
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I think Tigh mentioned the number of dead in the Resistance webisodes, but it was surely mentioned in the series, too. I just don't remember by who.
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Old September 17 2009, 09:40 PM   #27
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And I just saying that I saw some similarities, that's all.
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Old September 18 2009, 01:52 AM   #28
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I think Tigh mentioned the number of dead in the Resistance webisodes, but it was surely mentioned in the series, too. I just don't remember by who.
I think it comes from an episode where Starbuck is getting pissed by Gaeta's bitching, just before his mutiny. She says something like "50 billion people are dead, but the universe has to cry over Felix Gaeta losing a leg."
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Old September 19 2009, 12:53 AM   #29
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Hopefully the crew won't declare technology to be evil and toss the Destiny into the sun in the last episode.
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Old September 20 2009, 09:09 PM   #30
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More shows need to be like BSG.
NOOOOOOO!!!!!!

We should not sacrifice Stargate. We've made too many compromises already. Too many retreats.

Stargate assimilates entire shows and we fall back. They copied Voyager and we fell back. Now they look like they will copy BSG.

Not again. The line must be drawn here! This far! No further!
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