Talk of Bryan Singer's BSG project resurfaces

Discussion in 'Battlestar Galactica & Caprica' started by C.E. Evans, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Harvey

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    This popped up earlier in the thread. I doubt there will be any obvious connections to the RDM version, beyond being influenced by its take on the property.
     
  2. Kokomo

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    I really hope we get a fresh new take on it and not just something that mooch's off of what Ron Moore created.
     
  3. stonester1

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    We are all guessing at this point (yes, even you, Dennis). But if they take anything at all from RDM's version (no point in a direct connection, as it really has all been done, except for prequels, and they are already taking care of that), is that they may borrow some tone.

    My guess is that the tone of this will have the fun and adventure of TOS, minus the cheese, but gravitas and seriousness of RDM's, without the unremitting grimmness.
     
  4. Kokomo

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    I really hope that is the case, too. I wouldn't even mind a 20-30 years after TOS for a setting. Not necessarily a direct continuation of TOS, but still in the same tone as the NuBSG. It can act as a stand-alone story and have some cool updated designs that are reminiscent of TOS, but also gear towards what we saw in NuBSG.
     
  5. milo bloom

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    If it's not coming from RDM directly, I'd rather it be it's own new thing. Blend the two previous series like others have said, but let it be it's own thing.
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I expect that it will be a third variation on the premise, featuring new versions of all of the core elements and characters. Orloff is too ambitious a writer to pass up all of the sophistication and tonal potentials of BSG as it's evolved through nuBSG to want to return to the simpleminded storytelling and characterization of the original, but equally significantly the studio is likely planning to spend enough money on this movie that they also want to thread the needle by avoiding giving direct offense to either the oldBSG or nuBSG fans where they can avoid it.
     
  7. Wereghost

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    Screw the fans. Neither set would make a dent in the box office by staying away, which is not going to happen unless the general buzz around the movie is all kinds of negative. Disappointing the critics who are familiar with RDM's show might be a concern, though, and that can be addressed by having depth and high standards of production and performance. They'll probably also want to make the movie family-friendly in direct proportion to its budget. All things considered, maybe BSG should once again draw from the well of Star Wars (1977).

    Having said that, I think I'd like to see the antithesis of NuBSG; a movie to which NuBSG is the evil twin and wherein people faced with tough choices actually make a decent effort to act with wisdom and justice.
     
  8. 137th Gebirg

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    He had already come up with an upgraded design called the Mark IV for the original effort back in 2000/2001. I personally don't like it all that much, but it clearly has a TOS pedigree. Don't know about the Cylon designs, though, and I don't know if the Mk IV will be recycled for this new movie.
     
  9. Kegg

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    I think they'd be better off following the 2009 sci-fi hits Star Trek and Avatar. Speaking of the latter, if there's one thing I'd like to see in this third BSG that the second one eschewed, it'd probably be weird-looking planets and crazy looking aliens... although given the writer is a nuBSG fan, I can settle for some nice looking planets.
     
  10. C.E. Evans

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  11. vampgrrl

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    I don't understand how it can't have the unremitting grimmness. Its the end of the world, the end of civilization. Even as a child I loved the oBSG but it occurred to me at 5, how lightly they treated what was such a dire situation.

    If anything RDM's version wasn't grim enough.
     
  12. Deckerd

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    Unremitting grimness does not sell well at the cinema. It drove would-be fans away in droves on the small screen.
     
  13. CorporalCaptain

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    Yes, I was thinking this too. I love RDM nuBSG, but I can't see this tone being what they'll be going for in the theater.

    I'd also be surprised if they have any passages where Colonial soldiers rape a Cylon.

    Rubbing shit in the face of the audience isn't going to make a blockbuster.
     
  14. Frontier

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    As long as they don't try to pretend it's all peachy keen...

    IE, 12 worlds have been destroyed and billions are dead as society lies in ruins -- but we survivors are going to stop for a fun jaunt at a casino planet!

    Give the characters and audience something hopeful to hang on to and you can at least go ankle-deep into the gritty side of the pool rather than trying to gloss over such a critical element.

    Give them a real reason to survive, to hope, to go on.

    Star Wars had a rebellion, Terminator (originally) had stopping Judgment day, blah blah... example example, lol.
     
  15. CorporalCaptain

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  16. The Wormhole

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    I expect this movie to be a two hour CGI fest of man vs machine. We'll have epic spaceship battles, badass robots slaughtering humans graphically, and huge-ass splosions representing the attack on the Colonies. Unlike nuBSG this will be taken in stride with the characters stoically accepting what has happened and fighting on without ever acknowldging how terrible an event this is that they've just been through. However, unlike original BSG they aren't just going to shove this aside so they can hit the Space Casino or visit a Wild West settlement where a Cylon has established himself as a badass gunslinger.
     
  17. 137th Gebirg

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    ^^^ I'd watch that. :)
     
  18. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Yes, but I've never been wrong about anything.
     
  19. RandyS

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    Why does everybody insist on forgetting that that casino planet hid alien who were eating humans alive??

    It was far from a "fun jaunt", and should be enough to satisfy the needs of fans who must have every damn thing be grim, serious and constantly overly emotional and depressing.

    These thins are NOT deep, thought provoking entertainment. I don't care what anybody says.
     
  20. David cgc

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    Because before that, Starbuck seriously considered resigning his commission (or going AWOL) to manage a band of terrible multi-faced singers on a tour. Where would they tour? Everywhere else was blown up! And these people have been at war for a thousand years, how is it Starbuck thinks he can just quit the military just like that once some (stupid) entrepreneurial opportunity rears its two-mouthed head?

    Sure, back on the ships, Adama and the Quorum of Morons actually took things halfway seriously, but that's not going to save the reputation of your show when your popular leads are jacking around like Lucy and Ethel.