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Re: All things Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #1330 on: July 14, 2016, 08:37:08 AM »
So...has anyone seen this show?  Is it any good?  Worth watching?

If you like dark and outright brutal. I think it's brilliant but it's definitely not for everyone. Very little levity or lightness. You also have to have an open mind about the showing having a spiritual element.
Um...I know.  :p  http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=361.msg1317583#msg1317583

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And going WAY back, this caught my attention:
Also, I have to ask, why do you think Boomer might not be a Cylon?

Legimately?  No good reason whatsoever.  Emotionally?  They just can't do that to such a good character, so I refuse to buy into it full-on until it is just inescapable.
Watching that final scene of the miniseries wasn't inescapable enough??

Well, yeah, but keep in mind two things:  (1) Try to erase everything you know about the show from your mind and pretend that the ONLY thing you have seen is the pilot.  It isn't entirely clear at that point exactly what the skin jobs are.  Even Six's comment to Baltar (and his note to Adama) about how many models and many copies, it still isn't entirely clear what that means.  And are the models copies of actual people?  At that early stage in the show, that isn't really ruled out.  Coming in with a background from the original series, it could very well be that the Cylons are led by a supreme leader, and that he made the skin jobs as copies of real people to be infiltrator units.  We just don't know.  And if it is true, Boomer could be a real person, with the other Eights being the Cylon copies. 
2.  It isn't entirely clear at that stage in the show just how much they are going to deviate from the original characters.  Yeah, Starbuck is a woman, and Apollo and Adama are estranged.  But that still isn't such a HUGE departure from the original characters as Boomer being a Cylon.  So just on an emotional level, that is a hard leap to accept. 

Of course, it isn't long before we KNOW.  And the answers make sense.  But in the context of only having whatever knowledge the pilot revealed, other theories made sense at the time as well.

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Re: All things Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #1332 on: February 08, 2017, 09:14:03 AM »
https://www.yahoo.com/tv/battlestar-galacticas-richard-hatch-dead-234924852.html

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Yeah, I seen that this morning on facebook. I wasn't aware that he was ill until I seen that he had passed away. God Speed!
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Re: All things Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #1333 on: January 09, 2018, 12:41:53 AM »
RIP Donnelly Rhodes. Doc Cottle was my favorite side character in this show. The man was a great actor.
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Re: All things Battlestar Galactica
« Reply #1334 on: January 09, 2018, 07:53:00 AM »
I don't know him outside of this show (at least, not that I recall).  But he was REALLY good in this role and brought a lot to the show. 
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