The changes in the new Galatica


Some of the changes are "good" but some of them are NOT "good" changes.
Such as taking COL Teigh and making him a druken old man who should have
retired years ago. Is NOT a good change. Likewise making Boomer a Cylon
who doesn't know that she's a Cylon isn't a good change either.
Are the Cylon ships "alive" or what? It sure looks as if they're alive
from the way that Starbuck cut into the one she's trying to repair. If so
that's a BIG change from the original series.
IF the Cylon ship is "alive" who or what controls it? Does it control
itself or does something else control it?
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Digital_Cowboy
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"Digital_Cowboy" wrote in news:Xns95F7F14028BD2nobodynobodycom@24.168.128.86:
I really like this new Galactica. For me, the 70's BG was became very silly. There were a few good episodes but overall I thought the characters turned out was too campy to really appreciate. There was so much storyline potential just within the fleet that went unused. I liked the old ships too, but watching that same raider get blasted after three misses, well, talk about recycling! I like the way the new show honors the original movie with very little deviation: in this BG the humans won the first "Cylon War" against the chrome toasters (covered in the original movie). I'm very happy with the new characters; everyone has major hangups from being a drunk, to getting your boyfreind killed, to hating your dad, to borderline insanity and, so far, the scriptwriters have played the characters off each other very effectively. In fact, I haven't found anything I can't live with. For Sci Fi, this show is a very rare gem.
The Cylons evolved from being machines (chrome toasters) to identical to humans. I think they can mimic humans in every way; we've seen sex, piloting, eating, shopping and so forth. Using flesh and blood and neurons would give them a bioligical computer/hardware system at least as fast as any human. I think that's what's inside the raider, a biological supercomputer made of organic fleshy stuff with a super powerful AI, but I don't think it's "alive" or concious, like the human cylons. That explains the need for oxygen but also allows the cylons to create raiders by the zillions, as we've already seen.
They operate very well as a team, don't they? Have we ever seen one by itself? Since the human-Cylons seem to have all their minds networked, to some extent, I expect some sort of hive network among the raiders. It could be that the base star controls the overall operation of the raiders. Now that they've captured a raider I hope we learn more about that.
Now, my question is: when we see all the kits!?!?!?!?
TF
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TForward
I agree, the new BG is better than the original. After seeing a couple of the DVD episodes of the original BG, I see how cheesy it seemed. I enjoyed it as a kid, but my tastes have matured over the last 20+ years.
Besides, I remember when Battlestar Galactica 1980 began. Other than the episode that told what happened to Starbuck, the rest of the series was forgettable.
Rob Gronovius
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rgronovius
Well, I'm put off of modeling a raider "opened up."
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Jack Bohn
changes.
control
I'm beginning to suspect that this series is going to be considered a classic someday. The plot is multi-layered, excellent characters, decent computer graphic battles, etc.
One thing that I'm wondering about is the fuel supplies. In episode where Starbuck crashed onto that planet, there was a mention that 40% of fuel reserves had been expended on the SAR mission. I'm wondering if they will weave a fuel crisis into the plot somewhere along the line, whereas Vipers can't fly due to fuel shortages.
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Pauli G
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Yeah, but in the '70s show weren't the Cylons a race that had started out organic and "evolved" into the "Chrome Toasters?" And NOT a creation of man? And then in Galatica 1980 "evolved" to look like humans? I guess one of the things that I was afraid that they were going to do was take and re-use the original scripts with the new cast. That would have been a big mistake, although I was glad to see them keep Starbuck "capturing" a Cylon ship. . . As well as using a slightly more "subtle" way of alerting the Viper as to who was actually flying. Although the "wagging" of the ships "tail" was a good way to alert the Vipers in the '70s show who was onboard. . .;-)
Ok who is the with the borderline insanity?
Yep, and is it safe to say that the "Boomer" Cylon is fighting her programming and becoming human??? If so what happens then? Yep, so I guess looked at one way the raiders are kind of clones then?
Yep, that they do, although being "unmanned" we won't have the nice exchange between Starbuck and the Cylon that went something like this "The ground just came up and smacked us." Or something like that.
Amen.
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Digital_Cowboy
There *is* an episode that deals with this ("The Hand of God"). It is excellent.
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Enzo Matrix
seems like a safe bet. they have set up some other situations to exploit in the future. i wonder if they anbush cylon tankers and the peggy pops up to "accidently" shoot them so they have to go on the offensive. hmmm, who would make a good cain?
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e
yeah, those cylon raiders are real bmf's. the base stars are kinda dull, like the originals.
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e
...and that chip in his head. Mind you, Baltar's imaginary friend is far better looking than John Crichton's... :-)
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Enzo Matrix
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Ok, thanks I thought that it was something like that. That they were reptillian or something like that. Didn't know about the "augmentations."
I thought that the "Number Six" Cylon had some kind of telepathic link-up with him, and that is/was what was causing her to appear to him. But yes, I am sure to everyone else he more likely then not appears to be "acting strangly. . ."
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Digital_Cowboy
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Enzo,
Hands DOWN, is she WAY better looking then Scorpy. . .;-)
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Digital_Cowboy
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Digital_Cowboy
the boomer mystique has more stuff coming up, but she is having some problems with love. didn't they say transport of liquid was easier?
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Digital_Cowboy
i've had better looking warts... the show with crichton's cartoon delusions was absolutely amazing. the tunnel gag was run into the ground to the point of hysteria.
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Tom,
Actually it was 43%, Sci-Fi had it on last night. I wonder if the new Adama is above using the captured raider on a Cylon base ship or not?
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Digital_Cowboy
One thing that I'm wondering about is the fuel supplies. In episode where Starbuck crashed onto that planet, there was a mention that 40% of fuel reserves had been expended on the SAR mission. I'm wondering if they will weave a fuel crisis into the plot somewhere along the line, whereas Vipers can't fly due to fuel shortages.
I'm not sure if they're in the Uncharted Territories, or just territories when no one likes to live. They may use the shortages as plot devices, but I'm sure they find another anchorage or storehouse if necessary.
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tomcervo

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