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

View Poll Results: Grade the episode:
Excellent 15 39.47%
Above average 7 18.42%
Average 7 18.42%
Below average 5 13.16%
Poor 4 10.53%
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Old March 28 2009, 02:16 PM   #16
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 5x01: "Slowly the Hands on a Shovel"

This episode did NOTHING to move the plot along. We need action and narrative progress not the slow boring character studies we got last night. Moore only has a 150,000 years to get us from where the show is now to the present day he showed us at the end of season 4.

I'll give season 5 another few episodes, but if it doesn't start rolling and get a sense of forward progress I'm bailing.

Oh, but I did like Baltar and that chick. He should get a spin off of just him roaming around banging native chicks.
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Old March 28 2009, 03:03 PM   #17
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 5x01: "Slowly the Hands on a Shovel"

Below average. I'm only giving it that high a mark because it's Galactica, and was so good in the first two seasons. This show has jumped te shark!
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Old March 28 2009, 03:49 PM   #18
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 5x01: "Slowly the Hands on a Shovel"

I say lame...I mean that scene where the young tribal medicine man has that vision of the hot tribal girl talking to him...that was sooooo Baltar and Six


Although, I have to say the RDM decision to not use subtitles for the tribal folk, while frustrating at first, I find that you do get the hang of it. Like that scene where the one warrior runs past the chief, I totally got it and it DEFINITELY was a tip of the cap to Adama/Starbuck...

Chief: ugh ugh ugh wha?
Warrior: ugh ugh ugh rain?
Chief: ugh ugh ugh ugh meow!

Tell me you interpreted this otherwise?
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Old March 28 2009, 03:53 PM   #19
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 5x01: "Slowly the Hands on a Shovel"

Below Average.

I don't get why they had Baltar banging that tribeswoman, I thought that whole point of the season 4 finale was that he loved Caprica Six. I hate it when shows go down the love triangle route, it brings back the painful memories of the love quadrangle of doom in season 3. It was definitely the hairiest sex scene I've seen since the 70s.

And what was with the final shot of Galactica flying away from the sun? I didn't see the rest of the fleet, did Galactica manage to miss somehow?
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Old March 28 2009, 04:03 PM   #20
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Meh. Seemed like a filler ep to me. Average. I am however looking forward to the second episode of the season, "The Naked Then".
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Old March 28 2009, 04:06 PM   #21
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 5x01: "Slowly the Hands on a Shovel"

The end was so stupid, when the camera zoomed in on Adama's face and he goes "OH NO THIS EARTH IS SHITTY TOO" What now, Earth 3? Bleeech.
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Old March 28 2009, 04:10 PM   #22
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 5x01: "Slowly the Hands on a Shovel"

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Chief: ugh ugh ugh wha?
Warrior: ugh ugh ugh rain?
Chief: ugh ugh ugh ugh meow!


It reminded me of that Hitchhiker's Guide bit. "I'm trying to teach the cavemen to play Scrabble. It's uphill work. The only word they know is UHHH and they don't know how to spell it."
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Old March 28 2009, 04:10 PM   #23
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Excellent. That was actually pretty good. The way they brought back Roslin and Racetrack was really clever, and I'm glad we didn't have to wait 2 years for an explanation. Guess Moore learned his lesson.

Oh, and whatsherface was really hot. I hope we see more of her.
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Was that Starbuck reflected in that pond? It seemed to me when Lee turned his back there was a female figure outlines and looked very much like Starbuck. I'll post caps later.
It was definately Starbuck.
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Old March 28 2009, 04:15 PM   #24
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And what was with the final shot of Galactica flying away from the sun? I didn't see the rest of the fleet, did Galactica manage to miss somehow?
Looks like it. They have to justify keeping the show's title.
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Old March 28 2009, 04:29 PM   #25
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 5x01: "Slowly the Hands on a Shovel"

Excellent as always.
Except the previews for next week where they revealed the return of Anders.
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Old March 28 2009, 04:48 PM   #26
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 5x01: "Slowly the Hands on a Shovel"

Spoilers ahead!






In a few weeks, Roslin will rise from the grave as Zombie Roslin. Humanity will face a new threat... the threat of the undead!

Meanwhile, Hoshi and his group arrive at a large island off the coast of Gibraltar and found a new city there. He calls the city Atlantis, and he encourages the slave-natives to call him Poseidon.
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Old March 28 2009, 04:56 PM   #27
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Was that Starbuck reflected in that pond? It seemed to me when Lee turned his back there was a female figure outlines and looked very much like Starbuck. I'll post caps later.
Nah, that was just a pigeon.

You can see it in the upper left corner at 0:34:15
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Old March 28 2009, 05:03 PM   #28
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Re: Battlestar Galactica 5x01: "Slowly the Hands on a Shovel"

I thought the alien squid was a particularly nice touch.
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Old March 28 2009, 05:32 PM   #29
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I thought the alien squid was a particularly nice touch.
Agreed. I thought it was a thought-provoking representation of mankind's inner struggle to overcome alien squid. RDM is a true genius.
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Old March 28 2009, 05:35 PM   #30
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I thought the alien squid was a particularly nice touch.
Agreed. I thought it was a thought-provoking representation of mankind's inner struggle to overcome alien squid. RDM is a true genius.
The hack stole it from Alan Moore... come on! You know, I had faith in the man with last week's episode but this New Earth storyline is turning into one big waste of... filler.

Then's that whole telegraphing that Roslin will be resurrected like Starbuck. What does that make her? I can't take anymore mystic mumbo jumbo.
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