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...

  1. Excellent

    35.0%
  2. Above Average

    43.1%
  3. Average

    19.5%
  4. Below Average

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  5. Poor

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  1. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Thinking about it a bit more, perhaps I look so favorably on B&C because it's not taking itself too seriously - as nBSG and Caprica did. I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of visual realism in the VFX shots (the interior of Osiris seemed fairly realistic to me), if it means a different, more entertaining approach to the fictional universe. If I want to watch hyper-melodramatic-realism, there's still four seasons of nBSG and its miniseries and TV movies. If I want glacially paced melodrama, I can still go back to Caprica.

    And while B&C certainly isn't going to win any awards for its dialogue or character development (or characters themselves), at least at this point, it's presenting an enjoyable change of pace - in such a way that draws me back into a universe I thought had, at best, completely stagnated.
     
  2. Ridcully

    Ridcully Commodore Commodore

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    Quite more enjoyable than the series...that became dreary at places...
    I rather like it for what it is.
     
  3. Worf2DS9

    Worf2DS9 Writer Rear Admiral

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    Last two eps were enjoyable. I liked the dogfight in the snowy skies, and it's always great seeing those classic raiders zooming around.

    Next week looks like we see some actual centurians, though sadly not the classic model.
     
  4. Guy Gardener

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    What else can you do with that snake other than eat it?

    They have to make at least as good a sleeping bag as a tauntaun.
     
  5. WeAreTheBorg

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    I'm really starting to like it. I couldnt get over the lens flare in the first installment, and the constant cameos of previous BSG actors were distracting in the second, but this last one I had no such issues (apparently John Pyper Ferguson was in it but I didn't recognize him).
     
  6. The Wormhole

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    I wonder which one smells better?

    I think he's the crazy Marine tech sergeant.
     
  7. Candlelight

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    I'm hoping he somehow makes it back to Galactica or the ghost fleet.

    Gotta have 'splosions to finish the movie off.
     
  8. B.J.

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    I also noticed the less-than-stellar effects, but it didn't distract me from the action. It's a heck of a lot better than Syfy's usual movie of the week anyway.

    I said before that the Osiris had nice shiny chrome and the basestar did not, but this time I noticed that the basestar's disc was matte, but the arms were nice and shiny. Interesting decision there.

    As for the Raptor's crash sequence, I could have bought it if it wasn't quite so violent. But the way it was shown, the ship should have disintegrated. Even if it didn't, the crew would be chunky salsa by now.
     
  9. 137th Gebirg

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    ^^^ Well, they do have artificial gravity. It would stand to reason that they have structural integrity fields and inertial dampeners as well. The BSG showrunners have always made a habit of not focusing on such technical minutiae for the sake of the story, unless the story itself demanded some kind of specific technical explanation - Hera's blood and the comparative blood types between human and cylon come to mind for NuBSG. As far as the ships go, aside from using Tylium for fuel, we know very little how any of them really work.
     
  10. lurok

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    Thank god. All that technobabble is bumnumbingly tedious. More sex and violence please.
     
  11. milo bloom

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    I'm still hoping for an explanation of why the fleet was still so built up during the long period between the end of the war and opening of the mini-series. Was it just because they were in a "cold war" and kept up the fleet just in case? Was there intra-colony warfare before the Cylons that led to them having a fleet like that?
     
  12. Robert Maxwell

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    I thought the implied reason was that the Colonies were never totally convinced the Cylons would honor the armistice in perpetuity, and in fact some even agitated to "finish what they started."
     
  13. Kegg

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    And militaries as organizations like to perpetuate themselves. Military-industrial complex and whatnot.
     
  14. milo bloom

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    I guess that's always been the best explanation, but how about their overall readiness and knowledge of tactics? Constant wargames?
     
  15. Robert Maxwell

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    Yes, one would assume there were lots of exercises, as there are in our real world militaries. They don't sit around doing nothing all the time.
     
  16. pst

    pst Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    it's also explicitly stated somewhere in the series (did a quick scan if the wiki but couldn't locate specifics, sorry) that certain colonies were troublemakers.
     
  17. milo bloom

    milo bloom Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I must have missed that last bit. I would love to see a movie tackling that subject.
     
  18. Kegg

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    ^
    That's basically Tom Zarek's entire backstory.
     
  19. Robert Maxwell

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    The Taurons, Saggitarons, and Gemenese all seemed to be problematic in one way or another.
     
  20. Lyon_Wonder

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    The hybrid organic-mechanical eel on the ice planet is the forerunner to the Cylon's hybrid-organic and creature-like raiders decades afterward in BSG.