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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jan 10, 2005 4:06:29 GMT -6
BattleStar Galactica Re-make
Now, I was never a fan of the campy and oh so bad 1970's version of BG, (dig the sophisticated computer-all 8 megabytes), but...
I recently viewed the remake with Olmos in the lead, and I must say... that I enjoyed it very much. I do not have cable, (not cost effective for me), so I saw the NBC teaser this past week. I understand that on the Sci-Fi channel it will be a regular show.
What I enjoyed is the physics of space travel. Newton's laws of motion were adhered to, as pitch, yaw and roll maneuvers using thrusters moved the crafts in expected motions.
The insipid overbearing explosions and laser shots were not in this reincarnation of the original, that sort of flash entertains the simple mind and the short attentioned. The "bullets" that the fighters used were rather quiet and behaved in a manner expected of solid ballistics, and of the Cylon rocket trajectories too. No sound in the vacuum of space, but the muffled explosions and the cool zipping sounds of the Cylons were rather nice. It felt as if I was listening and watching smooth velvet.
Also, the nukes going off on Caprica looked quite realistic and how it would appear if we were engaged in atomic warfare.
I don't like the storyline of the Cylons taking on human form as I think It muddles it up, and really not necessary.
It's now, after 25 years a good story and great computer graphics. I think that the graphics and technical aspects surpass Star Trek or even Star wars.
Too bad I won't be seeing any more of the episodes. Sigh.
Post by NoobWatcher on Jan 10, 2005 15:32:15 GMT -6
Being that Sci-Fi advertised the mini series for 11 months prior to release, I was extremely dissappointed when I found out it would only be 4 hours in total length. Overall I thought they did a fine job of taking a cheezy show and giving it a great deal of potential. The speacil effects appear to be all class A' which will go along way if they dont get cheap. The series has also been advertised for over 9 months. I look forward to the continued storyline on Friday (via Direct TV ). The back drop in space is wide open for the writing staff to do almost anything. Star Trek, Stagate SG1, Babylon 5 and Farscape were completely original shows that developed into great entertainment.