If you liked the new Battlestar Galactica pilot on Sci-Fi, you're in luck...
'reliable sources' say it's been given the go-ahead for six episodes, AND
with the original actors (Olmos MADE this show, IMO, although Starbuck
was a little annoying and Apollo was REAL annoying).
Viper re-issue, anyone?
My niece gave me the Collector's set of the original series for Christmas.
We watched the 3 hour pilot last Saturday night with the commentary of
Hatch, Benedict and Jefferson. Their comments sound like something from MST
3000. It's complimentary of the series but they seem fixated on the women
like a couple of high school freshmen. It's a hoot.
I still catch flack from Verna for teaching my sons to answer when she
called them by saying: By your command!
Of course, I caught a lot more flack when Verna and I were called to the
elementary school becuase one of them answered the K-4 teacher's question
saying " Whut chew talkin' 'bout fool!?
I never watched it the 1st time round, and I see no reason to watch this
sorry folks....not all space series are cool ok? deep space 9 sucked too....
just my 2 cents....
ps....anybody EVER seen The Invaders in syndication? anywhere?
On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 15:23:37 -0500, shockwaveriderz wrote:
It occasionall pops up here and there across the world.
There seems to be no chance of a DVD release.
But some very good quality caps of the episodes are being posted on
alt.binaries.multimeia.scifi about twice a week. They're up to
"Anime-style catgirls: Threat? Menace? Or just studying algebra?"
They referred to the original Star Trek as "Wagon Train to the Stars"
(as a side, I was always amused that Star Trek and Bonanza seemed to
share the same guest stars, I think they were both Desilu
productions). With the Wagon Train concept in mind, I initially viewed
Deep Space Nine as "Gunsmoke to the Stars" destined to failure simply
on the show's premise. You've got a Sheriff, a bar, gambling and your
basic bad guys. A small town on the fronteer where new bad guys would
have to ride into town every week, and the townspeople would have to
deal with them. This static approach to plot development admitted
failure when they introduced the Defiant. Gotta have a horse or train
and ya gotta travel.
However, I felt the final two seasons of Deep Space Nine redeemed the
show, although there was this Alamo theme that kept coming up that was
Certainly, the episode where Cisko is talking directly to with the
camera about ethics was outstanding. This is the one where he is doing
a lot of soul searching about having planted false evidence to draw
the Romulans into the war against the Dominion. Almost seems relevant
to current events.
And Col. Tigh made one cute little Joe, too. But who was Hoss?
That sounds about par for Sci-Fi. Give us more dreck like "Scare
Tactics" and cancel/kill anything that is/might be halfway decent.
Thanks again, Bonnie.
That stupid, robotic dog beastie was what needed the axe.
Hey, maybe they could make a show around the robotic Daggit. He could
herd mutated, talking chickens around all day and protect them from
giant worms who travel at high velocity underground. Add Doherty,
dressed in something suitably slinky, as the evil mastermind and you
have a hit.
Did you feel the same way when ST:TNG went into production...? ;-)
I watched it, and couldn't understand what the big deal was about.
Sure, some of the plot-points were a little thin, but could be
fleshed-out in a series.
Think of it as an 'Alternate-Universe' version of BSG, and enjoy it
as the pilot for a NEW series. ;-)
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 19:43:09 -0800, "Starlord"
I liked a few episodes of each... in much the same way as I liked a
few episodes of DS9 and Voyager when they ran. Even Enterprise has
its' moments. :-)
What bothers me most about what you say... is that you're
condemning the show without actually *seeing* it. It's kinda like
saying that a rocket won't fly when you haven't done much more than
look at a couple of rough sketches.
Personally, I think the movie version of Starship Troopers is
garbage... but I didn't form my opinion until I'd seen the thing a
couple of times.
I'm sure there's fans of the original series who will soon have a
petition online complaining about the Big Screen Movie based on the
Real BSG storyline.
The problem is, NONE of these stories are "real." It's fiction.
You're as bad as the comic book fanboys arguing over whether a
Superman story is an imaginary story or a real story.
They're ALL imaginary.
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 21:20:21 -0800, "Starlord"
But I don't eat, sleep, and drink B5. I don't go around dressed up as
Kosh, I can't speak Minbari, and I'll even point out that Straczynski
(with the exception of Midnight Nation) seems to have a hell of a time
completing something since B5. He's a great writer. I've learned a lot
from him, especially from his book "Scriptwriting." He's not perfect,
nor does he have to be.
I do wish he'd finish Rising Stars, though....
I became an SF fan in 3rd grade when my parents ordered me to quit
reading science books. Being the passive-agressive little snot that I
am, I switched to SF. Pissed them off royally, which was half the fun.
My reading's slowed down. I read a book about every three days, not
including stuff like Sonar 2 Power or that book on QM in a steep
gravitational field. Working with my recording setup or calculating
Hamiltonians slow down my reading speed. A relaxed reading speed is
500 wpm. I don't actually spend much time reading books.
Not everything I read is SF. SF is actually just a small part. Right
now I'm working through all of the Temperance Brennan series by Kathy
Reichs. For some reason, _Fatal Voyage_ caught my eye. I can'[t
I'm working on writing my second SF novel. From what I've learned from
writing this one, I can already think of whole sections of the
original that I need to rip out or re-write. There's one plot
complication that has to go, too. That's part of learning.
You didn't even see it before you started complaining. You still
haven't seen it. That's something I would associate with Jerry Falwell
or Fred Phelps.
The original show started off interesting, if scientifically screwed
up. Unfortunately, they never got around to killing off the robot dog
and the little twerp. It was like the kid and the monkey escaped from
Speed Racer and snuck onto the BSG set.
The new version was fun. It wasn't perfect - Starbuck was overdone.
There were some nice touches that the original lacked. The kid was
minimal. No robot dog....
If you'd actually seen the new version, I'd respect your right to
complain. I'd disagree with you, but I'd respect it.
As is, it sounds like fanboy whining.
You're obviously old enough to have seen the Saturday Night Live skit
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 23:42:33 -0800, "Starlord"
Ever hear the phrase "Get a life!"? It's Shatner's line to some
fanboys in one of the SNL skits. I thought you'd catch the reference,
if only by having read it somewhere else.
I said that I didn't. I never said that you did. Try re-reading. You
told me who you were. I told you who I am. I'm pointing out that,
while I use a pseudonym based on a funny but unimportant B5 character,
B5 is not my entire life.
If someone said that there was going to be a B5 reboot with a
different take on the whole thing, I'd probably watch. If I didn't
watch, it's simply because I'm a little fed up with 5 year story arcs
that get canceled mid-first season.
500 wpm for me isn't speed reading. That's relaxed. I read each and
every line and build up a picture in my mind as well. It's a strange
side effect from my FidoNet days.
No, I'm calling you a fanboy because of the irrational aspects, like
getting all flamed up about a movie you never saw.
So what if the new movie didn't follow the original BSG? There was a
lot in the original BSG that was at best juvenile and at worst...I
don't know...felgercarb? <g>
I know a fanboy who's boycotting LOTR because they left out Tom
Bombadil, rearranged some stuff, and had Arwin do some stuff in the
movie that she didn't do in the book.
There's another one who won't see the movie "Spider-Man" because the
web shooters in the movie are organic and not mechanical. He got
really upset when I pointed out where the webbing actually should be
How are you different from them?
Polytechforum.com is a website by engineers for engineers. It is not affiliated with any of manufacturers or vendors discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.