Originally posted by fpuhan: I see now the the Sy-Fy channel is showing the entire remake -- the two-part miniseries and the made-for-tv series. Since there isn't much new to attract my attention, and I have a three-day work-free weekend, I'm wondering if it's worth the time for me to do some binge-watching, or if I should just forget it and look for something newer?
I enjoyed it but never finished it. Part of that is my problem I suppose. (I have my own history of not finishing series.) Having said that, I found this be an almost realistic review of BSG: Old news for those who have binged.
Originally posted by Mars_Attacks: Killing off Starbuck in the original 1970's BSG was brutal for the time.
Leaving him to starve to death alone, completely marooned on a barren planet.
That was in "Galactica 1980", and that didn't happen.
In fact I find that episode was meant to be a two-parter with Starbuck being picked up by the Ships of Light and becoming one of their inhabitants in the second part. But the show was cancelled while the latter was being shot.
Originally posted by Hound Dog: In the episode "Pegasus" where the Pegasus (duh) first appears, the music is outstanding. It set the tone perfectly, and that scene was one of my favorite across ALL television (sci fi and other). The music throughout the series, starting with the miniseries, was outstanding. I've never seen/heard television that used music to this effect before or since. I think this is one of the best, and most overlooked, aspects of this show - how they used music to really set and maintain the tone of the show throughout its 4 seasons.
I too am a big Battlestar Galactica fan of both the original and reboot series. As Hound Dog mentioned the reboot had some very beautiful music scores. One of my favorite music scores too of the series is the Pegasus discovery episode. God Bless !!!
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I loved the original series. I know, some scenes were almost as cheesy as some of the 1970's Doctor Who stuff (which I also loved, so go figure). But just out of college I went to work for the company that built all of the display and "medical" equipment for the show, so I kind of had a dog int the fight and HAD to root for it.
The remake, not so much. Casting a girl in the role of Starbuck, the ultimate cigar smoking womanizer? WTH? It was almost as disgustingly PC as Star Trek Voyager (gag!). That said, some of it was actually pretty good, I just couldn't stay interested enough to stick it out. Oh, and if you liked it because Katie Sackhoff was hot, you wanna check out Longmire on Netflix.
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