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Old March 21 2009, 09:03 AM   #1
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Finale connections and nods to Old BSG

I really enjoyed seeing the older Cylon Centurian models mixing it up with teh new tin cans. I enjoyed the bits of old music. And I liek how splitting the colonists up across the globe made the "LIfe here began out there..." opening true. Placing humans in places to become the Mayans, Egyptians, Toltecs, etc.


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Old March 21 2009, 01:05 PM   #2
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Re: Finale connections and nods to Old BSG

The shot of the fleet departing. While in addition to the old theme going in the background (Thanks alot Bear! I was hoping for something like this!), the shot itself looked hauntingly reminiscent of TOS shots of the rag-tag fleet from days of yore. Angle and lighting or something I suppose.
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Old March 21 2009, 03:39 PM   #3
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Re: Finale connections and nods to Old BSG

Baltar saying at one point he could be beheaded,like he was in the original movie.
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Old March 21 2009, 03:51 PM   #4
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Where do you think Tyrol went? England? Iceland? What about his kid?
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Old March 21 2009, 04:01 PM   #5
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It's not his kid, Hotdog was taking care of him now.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:15 PM   #6
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Re: Finale connections and nods to Old BSG

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Where do you think Tyrol went? England? Iceland? What about his kid?
"Galen". "Callie". I'm thinking his descendents (intellectual or biological) with the natives became the U.K., and Scotland in particular - making him Scotty's ancestor and connecting the two chief engineers.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:20 PM   #7
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I also liked how the Kara plot ended up giving a kind of Quantum Leap vibe; after all, it was the original Galactica that seemed to inspire Quantum Leap. Of course, to my knowledge Bellisario has never admitted that "Experiment in Terra" was the genesis of Quantum Leap; but the reason Bellisario wouldn't admit Terra's link is because Glen Larson is the credited writer on that episode. To admit that Larson's episode was the genesis of QL would admit that Larson is due creator rights just as much as Bellisario.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:29 PM   #8
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Seeing the old centurions mix it up was cool. The old eye sound effect, the theme etc. The cool thing is they have been throwing in shots all along through the series from the original series, using the same angles, compositions, etc.


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Old March 21 2009, 04:32 PM   #9
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Check out Mojo's blog..


http://darthmojo.wordpress.com/

http://darthmojo.wordpress.com/2008/...x-revelations/


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Old March 21 2009, 04:32 PM   #10
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Re: Finale connections and nods to Old BSG

I've been seeing a lot of people saying that they wished that Galactica had gone out in a blazing ball of Babylon 5 glory. At first I kinda thought that too, but rather than ceremoniously scuttling it, I found it to be far more poetic for it to sheppard it's flock one last time into history, oblivion, what have you.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:36 PM   #11
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^^^ Agreed. Destroying the main vessel at the end of a series has been done to death. This was a serene ending to the old girl and her charges. I loved the final jump where she started wobbling. I thought that would have been it right there. They're lucky they didn't crash into the moon, though.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:40 PM   #12
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The old-school cylons seemed a lot harder to kill than the new ones. The new ones must've been cheaper to build, otherwise why change over?
There's a nod to modern humanity if I've ever seen one.
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Old March 21 2009, 05:12 PM   #13
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Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
The old-school cylons seemed a lot harder to kill than the new ones. The new ones must've been cheaper to build, otherwise why change over?
The old style Cylons were built by humans to be military-only machines. Robot tanks. The newer ones were designed and built by Cylons, who had different priorities. Presumably, while they kept some of the badassery, and even upgraded some of it, they also wanted better dexterity and some other features to make themselves more of an actual people.

I could see a newer Cylon managing to paint a piece of artwork. The old ones, not so much.
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Old March 21 2009, 05:38 PM   #14
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Re: Finale connections and nods to Old BSG

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Where do you think Tyrol went? England? Iceland? What about his kid?
I think Tyrol went to Austria...
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Old March 21 2009, 05:43 PM   #15
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EnsignRicky wrote: View Post
I've been seeing a lot of people saying that they wished that Galactica had gone out in a blazing ball of Babylon 5 glory. At first I kinda thought that too, but rather than ceremoniously scuttling it, I found it to be far more poetic for it to sheppard it's flock one last time into history, oblivion, what have you.
I thought Galactica was going to come apart when the jump was over. It was different seeing the ship sail off one last time. You are right, Star Trek has done the self destruct / main vessel gets destroyed thing one too many times. After ST3 it was stale to see TNG, DS9 and Voyager do it..YAWN.

When Tigh mentioned that her keel was broken, it kind of reminded me of Adama's sailing vessel he has been working on all these years.

Plus the shots of Adama flying through the fleet was really nice.

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