Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome - Grading & Discussion

Discussion in 'Battlestar Galactica & Caprica' started by Agent Richard07, Nov 6, 2012.

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Grade Blood & Chrome...

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  1. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm curious, why does the Osiris have a chrome finish on it, when it doesn't look like any of the other ships do, including the basestar? I mean, this is *shiny* chrome, reminiscent of the original series' Cylons.
     
  2. Aeolusdallas

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    It seems to be some kind of stealth coating. They were in the outerspace version of a U-Boat.
     
  3. pst

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    dialogue even specifically references the stealth capability of the osiris, but it's sort of hard to hear.

    something along the lines of... even with the stealth tech, the cylons will pick them up eventually.

    (obviously not verbatim.)
     
  4. Aeolusdallas

    Aeolusdallas Captain Captain

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    Yeah and on the inside shots it's all redlights, tight crowed rooms, grungy uniforms and bad air conditioning.
    Very U-Boat
     
  5. 6079SmithW

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    ^Yeah. In the comments section for episodes 3 and 4 David Eick said they were going for a "Das Boot" look and feel.
     
  6. pst

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    das... whatever the german word for unconvincing green screen is.
     
  7. The Wormhole

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    ^^Google tranlsator (which I acknowledge could be inaccurate) says nicht überzeugend grün bildschirm.
     
  8. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I dunno. Seemed pretty überzeugend to me. :)
     
  9. pst

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    well speaking of grun bildschirm, io9 has a post about the making of B&C. nice little glimpse of the CIC set pieces too.

    link.
     
  10. Ayelbourne

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    Way too many BSG/Caprica alumni. Having a "Hey, it's that guy/girl"-moment every five minutes takes me out of the narrative way too often.
     
  11. The Wormhole

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    Honestly, I can't get worked up over actor recycling since

    1) Vancouver has a limited actor poole.
    2) Actors are people who need work, just like anyone else. Should they be denied a chance to put food on the table just because they had another role on the same show/franchise at some other point?
     
  12. cbspock

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    Episode 5 sort of reminded me of Gun On Ice Planet Zero when the shuttle crashed in that episode.


    -Chris
     
  13. backstept

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    Hah! John Pyper-Ferguson! They've got everybody on this show. How long til Ryan Robbins shows up? :lol:
     
  14. Kegg

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    With Episodes 5&6 (is there any reason at all they are pretending those are two seperate episodes at this point?) it's still very action focused and mostly good at pulling that end off (although some of the shots of them outside in the blizzard did not feel convincing). And I guess the cyborg snake thing is an early example of the kind of research that would eventually make humanoid cylons possible.... but also just fits with the action mode of this series, as with next week's preview showing them avoiding a Cylon. Cylons were creatures with ambiguous sometimes incoherent motives in BSG, the embodiment of a teenage girl's frustrations in Caprica, and now they are a relentless, faceless nemesis for our heroes.
     
  15. Hartzilla2007

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    AKA back when more people liked them in NuBSG.
     
  16. pst

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    well that cylon snake i dreaded so much came out less hoaky than i expected. though it was more of an eel really...

    blood & chrome continues to grow on me, particularly that dog fight, and i'm looking forward to next week's encounter with those new centurions. but i still feel like this only works in small doses viewed on an iPad. happy this is a webseries and have no desire to see this as a full series.
     
  17. Kegg

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    Ah but back then we had the likes of Number Six and Leoben right from the miniseries. They had faces and even personalities, it was just their objectives and goals that were so opaque.

    While it looks great on my computer (so long as I set it to 1080p), I think you're also right about the small doses. I know this was originally conceived as a pilot but it really feels like a web miniseries.
     
  18. Harvey

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    They're likely being released in five minute segments in order to optimize the number of viewers, since statistics show that the shorter video content is, the greater the percentage of viewers that will finish it. Releasing two five minute parts rather than one ten minute part also doubles the number of advertisements a viewer must watch (and the corresponding advertising revenue).
     
  19. Ethros

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    I keep forgetting about this each week, till about Friday evening where I'm like "hey I can watch the new Blood and Chrome ep!"

    Great stuff, loving this so far. It looks to me like the full TV/dvd movie version will have slightly extended scenes or cutsm just in that how ep 5 went into ep 6, it wouldn't really work as is. Also it looked there was some more muffled/altered swearing in their argument outside the Raptor at the start of ep 6
     
  20. Ian Keldon

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    I liked the "cable car" tram in the Galactica's flight bay...nice callback to the old show!