BSG 2004 reunion

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  1. NOVE9

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  2. Mr. Adventure

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    Sounds like it was a real riot. ;)








    Y'know, cuz incite not insight....
     
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  3. The Nth Doctor

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    Nice retrospective...but calling Battlestar Galactica better than Blade Runner? Them's fighting words!
     
  4. Tosk

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    Better crafted, was his actual words. :)
     
  5. Nerys Myk

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    Like a Cylon plan?
     
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  6. Beagleman

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    Well, the Cylons thought they had a plan, the humans thought they had a plan, so did most of the audience and probably a few of the producers, when does believing in something as elusive as a grand plan make it a reality? ...whoa!
     
  7. Reverend

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    It seems the plan was to have a plan...somehow.

    As much as I enjoyed BSG for the most part, this is the biggest problem I had with the show and the main thing that discourages me from ever doing a re-watch. If you're going to claim that all of this has meaning and is going somewhere, you'd damn well better make sure you know what that meaning is and where that somewhere is, instead of just trying to wing it. (see also: Lost)
     
  8. Asbo Zaprudder

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    So say we all.
     
  9. Tosk

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    I don't care if it's planned in advance or not, just so long as I find the destination satisfying. I get that some (many?) didn't dig the BSG finale, but I did.
     
  10. Beagleman

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    So did I. Great journey to a great finale...
     
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  11. EnderAKH

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    I'm a two time loser.... I liked the BSG finale AND the Lost finale. I am shunned by my people, destined to walk the countryside a nerd outcast.
     
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  12. Reverend

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    I liked the finale just fine. it's the preceding two plus seasons of aimless dissembling, narrative dead-ends and pretending that they knew what they were doing but really just striking poses and trying to look mysterious that bothers me.

    Compare that to a show like Babylon 5 where the creator had a good idea of what was going on and was able to seed things all throughout the five year run. Even when real world concerns disrupted certain things, the result was a well thought out, cohesive narrative that was arguably *better* the second time you watch it though.

    A second watch of BSG just re-emphasises how incoherent the whole thing ultimately turned out and undermines what was otherwise a really good show with some unforgettable performances.
     
  13. marillion

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    You know you're old when you read the BSG reunion headline on cnn.com and think, OH! the original cast (or what is left of them now) got back together.. It didn't even occur to me that it was the NuBSG cast. LOL... I'm such a loser...

    I too, enjoyed the finale... :)
     
  14. Robert Maxwell

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    I just finished a rewatch and enjoyed it a lot. The show definitely drags in the third season, but I love it all the same.
     
  15. JD

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    I liked both finales too, although I think overall Lost was a stronger series.
     
  16. Noname Given

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    No - the line "and the have a plan" was added because David Eick thought it sounded 'cool':
    http://io9.gizmodo.com/battlestar-galacticas-ronald-d-moore-admits-the-cylons-1796020590
     
  17. Reverend

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    Well, to this day, I don't believe that the producers plan was to actually have a plan - based on the article.
     
  19. Reverend

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    Oh no, that part was just me being sardonic. ;)
     
  20. DigificWriter

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    You know what the sad thing about this nuBSG reunion is? That Richard Hatch is no longer alive to have participated in it.

    R.I.P., Mr. Zarek.