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sharky277
April 2nd, 2005, 12:10 PM
I'm starting to like BSG more than SG-1 now. It's so dramatic and real and every show is a masterpiece. Sure it doesn't have the same backround and universe that Stargate has, but it's only in it's first season. Stargate is stll great in it's own right. It is funnier and the characters have more of a backround with each other, but the potential for BSG is huge. It's refeshing to finally have a dramatic sci-fi show where the drama is first and formost and the science fiction is secondary and only to bolster the drama. Stargate does this too, but I feel BSG's take of it is better. Also, with SG-1's new look and it's new enemy I feel it's forgetting it's past and becoming to surreal and unbeleivable. So for now BSG is my new favorite, with Stargate close behind.

Icemancmd
April 2nd, 2005, 04:26 PM
I wont say its better then SG or ATL but its sooooo close. Im really loving this show as well. My jaw dropped yesterday night when Boomer shot Commander Adamo...I did NOT see that comming..then they put it in slow - mo and showed Adamo son reaction and everything...it was unbealivable...that will be stuck in my head until the next ep in July/Aug.

sharky277
April 2nd, 2005, 04:33 PM
I wont say its better then SG or ATL but its sooooo close. Im really loving this show as well. My jaw dropped yesterday night when Boomer shot Commander Adamo...I did NOT see that comming..then they put it in slow - mo and showed Adamo son reaction and everything...it was unbealivable...that will be stuck in my head until the next ep in July/Aug.

I was totally taken by surprise too. I was thinking to myself, " No, she didn't just do that! Holy crap." I can't wait for season 2 and I am going to buy the miniseries ASAP. Now if only I could find a really good BSG desktop photo.

P.S.- At Scifi's BSG site they have 11 or so videos that are kinda like behind the scenes things and they even have commentary for a few episodes you can listen too. I really do think that someone needs to make a site for BSG like Gateworld is for Stargate.

dec55
April 2nd, 2005, 10:03 PM
And Grace Park has grabbed the spotlight with her exquisite performance as
the complex Sharon/Boomer....

Olmos was right..she does have the toughest role......(if not the best one...;) )

Sci-Fi
April 2nd, 2005, 11:02 PM
Now if only I could find a really good BSG desktop photo.



There are are few wallpapers here:
Vipertown.net (http://vipertown.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=98)
It's a new website and there are also avatars and banners available there.
:p :D

Vala
April 3rd, 2005, 11:48 AM
I wouldn't say the show stold my heart or anything, I actuly wouldn't watch it for the longest time because I couldn't sit threw the mini when it aired, then I did watch it once... and didn't care for it much but the Six/Gaius relationship look interesting, then the next episode was the one where she was posing as the "Shelly Godfrey" woman so I had to watch it, and since then i have watched it... I don't know I think it's mildly amusing that that relationship drew me in... LOL

LordAnubis
April 4th, 2005, 12:04 PM
I'm starting to like BSG more than SG-1 now. It's so dramatic and real and every show is a masterpiece. Sure it doesn't have the same backround and universe that Stargate has, but it's only in it's first season. Stargate is stll great in it's own right. It is funnier and the characters have more of a backround with each other, but the potential for BSG is huge. It's refeshing to finally have a dramatic sci-fi show where the drama is first and formost and the science fiction is secondary and only to bolster the drama. Stargate does this too, but I feel BSG's take of it is better. Also, with SG-1's new look and it's new enemy I feel it's forgetting it's past and becoming to surreal and unbeleivable. So for now BSG is my new favorite, with Stargate close behind.
I hate to say this, but I'm starting to agree with you on this. At first, I didn't like BSG because it didn't keep with the original premise of the first series, but now, I can see that BSG is a finely woven masterpiece with complex characters, interesting plots, and great imagery and visuals. I love the show. I also love the religious sub-plot. It's great sci-fi too.

SG-1 is moving into bad territory: ascended enemies, Arthurian legends and Merlin, and new people. I don't like what I read for next season. I don't feel good about it at all. I'll give it a chance, but it doesn't look good to me.

Darth Buddha
April 4th, 2005, 12:41 PM
And Grace Park has grabbed the spotlight with her exquisite performance as
the complex Sharon/Boomer....

Olmos was right..she does have the toughest role......(if not the best one...;) )
She's passable most of the time, but there have been times her portrayal has made me wince. A more mature actress should probably have been cast in the role.

spg_1983
April 4th, 2005, 12:50 PM
I hate to say this, but I'm starting to agree with you on this. At first, I didn't like BSG because it didn't keep with the original premise of the first series, but now, I can see that BSG is a finely woven masterpiece with complex characters, interesting plots, and great imagery and visuals. I love the show. I also love the religious sub-plot. It's great sci-fi too.

SG-1 is moving into bad territory: ascended enemies, Arthurian legends and Merlin, and new people. I don't like what I read for next season. I don't feel good about it at all. I'll give it a chance, but it doesn't look good to me.
i have to agree as well. i wouldnt neccasarily say i like it better than Stargate though because i am looking forward to next season and the changes to see how it goes, but Stargate has become a bit campy anymore for my tastes, where as BSG has so much drama and tension that i love. with stargate you know they are always going to come out on top and win and things are going to end all happy, but BSG isnt like that. things do get worse for them and it has a very hard, realistic edge about it that stargate has lost. i still love stargate, it is fun to watch and i am looking forward to the new season, but as far as my number one show i would definately have to say BSG now because it actually evokes an emotional response of excitement and suspense that SG-1 just doesnt have anymore. and the cliff hanger for BSG was simply amazing! when was the last time we had a real cliffhanger in SG-1? not since season 4! now that im writing this all out i am realizing i DO like BSG more than SG-1, i hope the changes for next season can reinvigorate it.

Freyrs
April 4th, 2005, 12:57 PM
BSG has also found a place in my heart. Its the most original sci-fi I've seen in a long time and certainly the best thing to come out of Sci-Fi since I can remember. The characters are very 3D and realistic and the storylines keep me hooked. :D

LordAnubis
April 4th, 2005, 07:16 PM
i have to agree as well. i wouldnt neccasarily say i like it better than Stargate though because i am looking forward to next season and the changes to see how it goes, but Stargate has become a bit campy anymore for my tastes, where as BSG has so much drama and tension that i love. with stargate you know they are always going to come out on top and win and things are going to end all happy, but BSG isnt like that. things do get worse for them and it has a very hard, realistic edge about it that stargate has lost. i still love stargate, it is fun to watch and i am looking forward to the new season, but as far as my number one show i would definately have to say BSG now because it actually evokes an emotional response of excitement and suspense that SG-1 just doesnt have anymore. and the cliff hanger for BSG was simply amazing! when was the last time we had a real cliffhanger in SG-1? not since season 4! now that im writing this all out i am realizing i DO like BSG more than SG-1, i hope the changes for next season can reinvigorate it.
dunno if I'd SG-1 has become "campy". I mean, I love SG-1 from season 1 to the last season (8). I loved all seasons. Some more than others, but there are very few episodes that I did not like. I love Stargate, Atlantis, the movie, and everything about it. It's great sci-fi. However, that being said, i have really fallen in love with BSG and think it's one of the best series i've seen. I'm really pleased with the characters, the plot, and the whole back story. Even the characters I hate, I like!

If Stargate moves into King Arthur legends, Merlin, and Ascended Orii bad guys, and without Jack and Sam, and a bunch of new unknown peeps in charge of SGC, I'm not sure what to expect and feel "apprehensive" about season 9. If things don't feel like Stargate to me, I might not feel comfortable watching it. It's like X-Files after Mulder left. What's the point without Mulder? Mulder WAS the x-files. No Mulder, no show, IMO. I won't say that about Jack, but I will say, without the Goa'uld, without my fave, Anubis, wihtout Jack, without Hammond, without Sam, and with the new peeps, it isn't the same Stargate, and I dunno what to expect. This will be sorta like a new spin off, IMO, so it'll take time getting used to. I was able to pick up on Atlantis pretty quick, and now I love it, so maybe Season 9 will grow on me, but so far, if BSG continues along in Season 2 like it did in Season 1, I'm gonna prolly like it more than Season 9 if Season 9 is all about King Arthur and Merlin and stuff.

Bah....I miss the good old stargate!

in circles
April 4th, 2005, 07:29 PM
I definitely prefer BSG to SG-1. The characters seem a lot more real and better developed. There's a real sense of danger too and I could see them killing off any of the main characters. With SG-1 you know that despite how bad things seem for them, the character's won't die (permanently) ;)

Jeff O'Connor
April 30th, 2005, 12:14 PM
Yeah... I'm going to go right out and say it... straightforwardly, because if I dawdle too much like I tend to, well, I'll end up dodging the bullet and never admit it.

BSG > SG1 and SGA, IMHO.

There. Done, said. Schwabam. Not by much, but BSG in its first season has already bested them for me. In a sense, BSG predates SGA, because the miniseries was more like its pilot than the first episode of the show, to me. It introduced us to these characters and brought them to their first meetings with those they had not yet met and all that good stuff. That's just a random fact... anyway, yeah. I do, honestly, enjoy BSG more than the Stargates; both of which I love, but, you know, yeah.

However, to take things on from another perspective altogether than what others are saying, I will say this -- ironically enough, SG1's new year, if it runs smoothly, might actually take back its title for me as favorite sci-fi show on the air... because Ben Browder is frakking awesome to me. SGA, on the other hand... love it, love it, Sheppard is my idol, but... I just like the other two more by a tad.

The richness in character, the constantly well-written and arc-based stories, the beautiful musical score, the in-depth psychological thrillrides... Battlestar Galactica is intense.

sharky277
April 30th, 2005, 01:07 PM
SG-1 to me is still awesome and when I favor humor over dark and dramatic, SG-1 is the way to go. The character interactions and development is just something that BSG, being new, does not have up to the level of SG-1. SG-1 is good sometimes, and BSG is good at other times, it depends on what you're looking for. There just times when you need some Jackisms to bring your day up.

As for Atlantis, well I really don't like it very much. Hopefully season 2 will be better.

Also, SG-1 takes place now, on our Earth, so there also a connection to it that BSG can't provide.

Bottom line, both are wonderful shows and share the top spot for best scifi television right now.

TameFarrar
May 6th, 2005, 09:47 PM
I find that I am just totally taken with BSG. Great Drama, great characters, GREAT actors and its Sci-Fi to BOOT WOO HOO :D

IMHO there is no way to compare any of our faves on Sci-Fi Sg1 is a completely different show with a completely different premise and I still enjoy it for itself. BSG has a different quality that stands on its own as well and I am enjoying it just as much. They are the *Apples and Oranges* of Sci-Fi to me. Both are excellent Sci-Fi shows...but that is where the similarity ends :D... I am just estatic that I can come to ONE place and be a *Fangirl* for BOTH!! :D

CKO
May 7th, 2005, 03:59 AM
i wasnt gonna get addicted, i wasnt gonna get obsessed, i sure as hell wasnt gonna be fallin for a main char.. well uh... i go addicted, im frakkin obsessed and fell for ... well lets see... Lee of course.

yes i was one of those who said, oh i'll give it the chance, it has worked its way into my heart

Darth Buddha
May 7th, 2005, 09:33 AM
Battlestar Galactica is most definitely better than recent seasons of Stargate SG-1, which has become formulaic at best and stale at worst. As an opening season, BSG most definitely outpaced SGA, which seems to be struggling along with rather weak storytelling and stumbling along with several of the main characters (Teyla and Ford.. with Ford of course being dropped as a main character next season to validate the point).

Sometimes BSG DOES go a little too far with the complexity. I find the political complications of Tom Zareck boring so far. Baltar's decision not to reveal who is and is not a Cylon when he tests them is a bit bizarre as a plot wrinkle... one can only take so much of his narcissistic instability at a shot. Too many political/Baltar centered episodes in a row could make the series drag, but thus far Moore has had the sense to mix things up.

I'm hoping his good judgment continues.

TheUniqueDrone
May 7th, 2005, 11:46 AM
I enjoyed Battlestar Galactica's premiere season greatly, but still favour Stargate. Battlestar has its own style, and seems very gritty, harsh and the mortality and fallibility of its characters is constantly conveyed. I enjoy its darker atmosphere, but it seems too much like a soap opera in space. The drama is of a high standard, but it seems to lack an overall situational depth, save for its premise of the genocide, focusing too greatly on the characters. Stargate has its interesting, vast storylines, imaginitive situations and cultures, and a very strong overarching story, and focuses on its characters simultaneously.
Ironically, Battlestar Galactica seems to have far more realism, exemplified when it focuses on the practicalities of organising and sustaining a fleet containing the remainder of the human race, than Stargate, though it makes up for this deficit with its imagination and capacity to satirize itself. All things considered, though, BSG is a worthy rival to the Stargate franchise, but each show is different enough to enjoy concurrently.

Egeria
May 8th, 2005, 10:37 AM
There are are few wallpapers here:
Vipertown.net (http://vipertown.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=98)
It's a new website and there are also avatars and banners available there.
:p :D

Thanks for the link:D Some of the wallpapers are just awesome.

dec55
May 8th, 2005, 10:54 AM
She's passable most of the time, but there have been times her portrayal has made me wince. A more mature actress should probably have been cast in the role.

I disagree, Grace's pretty much dominates her scenes without overacting.
Any mature actress would lack the innocent beauty and vulnerability that Ms Park gives Sharon.

It is clear Grace is more than just passible. She literally has brought a sidekick
character and transformed Boomer into the series most memorable character to date. Grace deserves credit for this...and and Emmy award.

BritAngie
May 8th, 2005, 11:02 AM
I'm starting to like BSG more than SG-1 now. It's so dramatic and real and every show is a masterpiece. Sure it doesn't have the same backround and universe that Stargate has, but it's only in it's first season. Stargate is stll great in it's own right. It is funnier and the characters have more of a backround with each other, but the potential for BSG is huge. It's refeshing to finally have a dramatic sci-fi show where the drama is first and formost and the science fiction is secondary and only to bolster the drama. Stargate does this too, but I feel BSG's take of it is better. Also, with SG-1's new look and it's new enemy I feel it's forgetting it's past and becoming to surreal and unbeleivable. So for now BSG is my new favorite, with Stargate close behind.

Not sure if BSG alone has stolen my heart - but I think it's one of a team of recent sci fi kidnappers! :D

My heart is being held hostage by Farscape,Stargate SG1, BSG,Atlantis, Lost and Doctor Who..

It's currently such a great time to be a sci fi fan( but not a cardiologist!) :D

TheUniqueDrone
May 8th, 2005, 02:38 PM
Yeah, I agree BritAngie, this is a great time to be a sci-fi fan, so many enjoyable shows are being produced right now.