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Old February 15 2011, 10:15 AM   #376
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CGI Rygel was wrong. I don't care if it was the best way to accomplish his underwater scenes, I only want a frelling puppet.
I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall a CGI-animated Rygel showing up as early as the first season (only, though, when necessary for the shot).
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Old February 15 2011, 04:15 PM   #377
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CGI Rygel was wrong. I don't care if it was the best way to accomplish his underwater scenes, I only want a frelling puppet.
I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall a CGI-animated Rygel showing up as early as the first season (only, though, when necessary for the shot).
I believe there was one in "Exodus from Genesis" as Rygel is walking into the Monarch's nest.
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Old February 15 2011, 11:40 PM   #378
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CGI Rygel was wrong. I don't care if it was the best way to accomplish his underwater scenes, I only want a frelling puppet.
I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall a CGI-animated Rygel showing up as early as the first season (only, though, when necessary for the shot).
I believe there was one in "Exodus from Genesis" as Rygel is walking into the Monarch's nest.
I had completely forgotten about that one. It must not have been as badly done as this one was, because the one in PKW was horrible.
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Old March 24 2011, 05:52 PM   #379
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So I finally got the miniseries, so some thoughts.

Wow... they shoved a lot into that. I would have loved to see season 5 with the main characters dead longer and Chiana being blind longer. I really wish we saw those two months and the build up more.

That mini recap down by John was completely pointless. Like there is anyone watching the movie who hasn't seen the show.

CGI Rygel was HORRIBLE!

Sikazu's new haircut was... weird.

"Honey...
What?!?!
You are pointing a gun at the baby."

Speaking of the baby. The baby went from a crystal to growing in Rygel without being remade. Plot hole.

Jool's death was lame.

"We are cursed... Everything we touch."

"You don't know what you are doing.
Never do."

Einstein on the iceberg is always awesome.

Was what's her name (the bad guy peacekeeper) pregnant in real life or did they make her so that way at the end she would have peace for the children?

D'Argo's son was a nice surprise. I wish we could have shoved Zhaan into it somehow.

Pilot's voice seems off. I guess after two years he forgot how to do it the same way.

The Scarran's seemed weaker than they did in the TV show.

Moya coming out of the ocean was beautiful, much better than the Rygel part.

It wasn't really a wormhole weapon but more a black hole weapon.

D'Argo's death! I didn't see that coming. He will be missed.

Does anyone know the budget of the miniseries? I'm curious to how much it cost in regards to how much an episode cost.
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Old March 24 2011, 06:26 PM   #380
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Pilot's voice seems off. I guess after two years he forgot how to do it the same way.
I noticed this too. Some other differences I noticed-
The pilot's chamber set was different (maybe lost after the series ended).
The Scorpius makeup was significantly different, particularly the skin tone which at times appeared to be nearly white as compared to the beige/gray of the series. (series, movie)
The Rygel puppet was different (this was an improvement).

Also if you watch the miniseries immediately after the end of the series like I did both times the change in appearance of some of the cast is a little jarring. Ben Browder got thin. Thin!

I just finished my second watch through about a month ago and I still love this series. It seems wildly original to me and I wish there was more of it. The first half of season 4 is farbot though ... I still can't place whats quite wrong there, I thought it was the splitting up of the characters but there's something else going on. Maybe just too many wacky type storylines in a row.
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Old March 24 2011, 06:34 PM   #381
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The beginning of season 4 had no real plot. You can't end a multi-year run of a series that really hasn't had stand alone episodes in favor of stand alone useless episodes with new characters that frankly suck.

I watched the special feature talking about production of the miniseries and they seemed to hint at that Pilot's set wasn't destroyed, that they loved him after all these years and he's still great. Maybe they stuck it together wrong. I didn't notice any big chances, maybe they needed to make it smaller?

Scorpius was a brighter white, but nothing too bad.

Ben Browder lost a few crystals on the bottom of the ocean.

I'm just glad we got what we got. But I can't help but to think of what a 6th or 7th season would have dealt with. The war most likely would have been season 5, maybe a little into 6, but then if John loses all his wormholes no more going to Earth, no more much of anything. It would have been great to see what new threats they would have come up with.

Now I need to get the comic books, there seem to be a lot of them.
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Old March 24 2011, 07:06 PM   #382
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I watched the special feature talking about production of the miniseries and they seemed to hint at that Pilot's set wasn't destroyed, that they loved him after all these years and he's still great. Maybe they stuck it together wrong. I didn't notice any big chances, maybe they needed to make it smaller?
There's one shot in particular in the movie where the Eidolon is being introduced to Pilot and it's noticeable that the set isn't the same. I'd copy/paste it but that's a lot of work.
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Old March 24 2011, 07:58 PM   #383
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CGI Rygel was wrong. I don't care if it was the best way to accomplish his underwater scenes, I only want a frelling puppet.
I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall a CGI-animated Rygel showing up as early as the first season (only, though, when necessary for the shot).
It's used for some of Rygel's outdoor "hovering" sequences in "Jeremiah Crichton."
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Old March 24 2011, 08:45 PM   #384
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Pilot's voice seems off. I guess after two years he forgot how to do it the same way.
I noticed this too.
From what I've read, they had a different guy in charge of doing the sound. Lani Tupu did the voice just fine, but it wasn't quite mixed the same in the final product.
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Old March 24 2011, 09:16 PM   #385
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Actually Pilot's voice actor was same Lani Tupu ( actor who played Crais ) But I suppose sound editor was different in TPKW
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Old March 24 2011, 09:23 PM   #386
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CGI Rygel was wrong. I don't care if it was the best way to accomplish his underwater scenes, I only want a frelling puppet.
I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall a CGI-animated Rygel showing up as early as the first season (only, though, when necessary for the shot).
It's used for some of Rygel's outdoor "hovering" sequences in "Jeremiah Crichton."
Was that the same instance where we see Rygel walking without his hover-sled?
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Old March 24 2011, 09:42 PM   #387
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Was that the same instance where we see Rygel walking without his hover-sled?
That shot was in the episode where the insects took over Moya and made clones of everyone. I forget the name.
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Old March 24 2011, 09:43 PM   #388
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The actress who played Admiral Grayza was pregnant in real. So they used this aspect on TPKW as well ( and well done in my opinion )

The entire budget for The Peacekeeper Wars was 28 million $ ( I can be wrong though )
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Pilot's voice seems off. I guess after two years he forgot how to do it the same way.
I noticed this too.
From what I've read, they had a different guy in charge of doing the sound. Lani Tupu did the voice just fine, but it wasn't quite mixed the same in the final product.

Ohh that would make sense. I looked it up and it was the same guy, I just figured he made a funny voice and no real editing was needed.

I loved Pilot's old voice but his new one seemed meaner and I just couldn't like it.

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The actress who played Admiral Grayza was pregnant in real. So they used this aspect on TPKW as well ( and well done in my opinion )

The entire budget for The Peacekeeper Wars was 28 million $ ( I can be wrong though )

Yeah they did it perfectly, she is a slut, so it works we don't really see much of the story besides that she is hugely pregnant.

Wow! $28 million! Damn! For that they could have made it a little longer.
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Old March 25 2011, 12:45 AM   #390
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Was that the same instance where we see Rygel walking without his hover-sled?
That shot was in the episode where the insects took over Moya and made clones of everyone. I forget the name.
"Exodus from Genesis."
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