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GateWorld
January 17th, 2006, 12:44 PM
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<FONT SIZE=1>EPISODE NUMBER - 101</FONT>
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The fleet is pressed to continually flee from the Cylons with faster-than-light jumps when the enemy inexplicably catches them every 33 minutes, and must determine how they are being tracked before the fleet is destroyed.

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voigtstr
January 18th, 2006, 03:16 PM
Yay, about time these were available to comment on again :)

This was a very strong episode, with great performances

Speakfire
January 18th, 2006, 03:33 PM
This is one of my favorite episodes. Everyone looks and acts like they're on the ragged edge (except Boomer).

cyke
January 18th, 2006, 10:03 PM
This is one of my favorite episodes. Everyone looks and acts like they're on the ragged edge (except Boomer).

aGreed, im a recent BSG fan and got the mini series through i tunes. i liked it so much i ordered the season 1 dvd but couldn't help myself and downloaded this episode.

the way they shot this episode felt as if i were with them the whole time and that i also haven't had sleep in 5 days. this episode just captures all the dispair the fleet was facing. i mean they left the series on the run, this was an excellent way to start the season off. it wasn't so much of a character driven episode but rather the desparation and tiredness of everyone.. i loved it. this episode, scattered, valley of darkness, home part 2 and ressurection ship part 2 are my all time fav episodes not that any episode was bad hehe

Vorlon-1
January 19th, 2006, 02:33 PM
Hands down the most dramatic sci-fi episode I have ever scene. I felt like I was there. Still my favorite of the series. The despair of the entire fleet could not have been portrayed better than it was.

BruTak
February 9th, 2006, 07:37 AM
Where did Helo get the two Claymore mines that he destroyed the Cylon Centurions with from?:cameron:

Given that it's pouring with rain, why doesn't the Number Six copy Helo sees get wet? :cameron:

Hey Mods! How about starting a BSG Mini-Seris thread?

Catsitter
June 23rd, 2006, 03:36 PM
Hey Mods! How about starting a BSG Mini-Seris thread?
I second that!
I really enjoyed this episode, and it was nice to see that Cdr. Adama still had his scar from the mini-series and Tigh's cheek still had that red mark on it (though a bit faded). And I loved the bit about whose ten minutes it was, and their discussion of how Tigh was thriving on it all and not drinking. I would start an Adama / Tigh relationship thread (there isn't one already, is there?) if I hadn't just started the Tigh appreciation thread. Anyway, great episode.

Admiral Mappalazarou
October 25th, 2006, 03:10 AM
God, that must have pissed the Cylons off.

Everytime they find the fleet they leap away just before the Cylons press fire. It's funny though - they must've been gutted each time.:)

MB.Eddie
November 4th, 2006, 08:54 AM
Awesome ep, and a great intro into the series. I dont know how they managed to stay awake for so long, with so little mistakes. You could tell they felt it though, which was good acting. The scene where they said a baby was born at the end was a good way to end the ep too imo.

Trek_Girl42
June 14th, 2007, 10:11 AM
Awesome ep, and a great intro into the series. I dont know how they managed to stay awake for so long, with so little mistakes. You could tell they felt it though, which was good acting. The scene where they said a baby was born at the end was a good way to end the ep too imo.
I agree- I thought that ending the episode with teh baby being born was really nice after such all those gruelling events, I absolutely loved the look on Roslin's face after she increased the population count by one. :D Anyway, 33 still remains one of my favourite episodes to date, and I think that structurally, it's as perfect as an episode can ever get.

MechaThor
November 16th, 2007, 08:15 AM
Ok so I was looking at the DVD collection in my Uni and saw the boxset for series (season) one of the all new Battlestar Galactica. I had only ever seen one very rubbish episode of the original show and None of the new ones of I figured "I am A sci-fi fan so why not?" There4 i rented it out (for free :D) and decided to see what all the fuss is about.

So far I whave seen the 1rst 4 episodes and well... to be honest I still don't really see what all the fuss is about!

Ok heres what I don't like 1rst:
- The Camera Moves around TOO much. I mean in this episode even when someone is sitting at a desk the camera is all shacking all over the place. I don't mind it during the space stuff and action scnes but why all the time? It got annoying and stressed me out.
- Its not sci-fi! Well it is but it feels more like an episode of 24 or LOST or som,e other rubbish like that. I mean someone even has cancer in it now! Kill the drama I want to see some man vs robot fighting action!
- They are in the future, Humans have moved to live on a vast number of planets, We built advanced robots and spaceship yet we still use rubbish office building clocks and still have no cure for Cancer!
- No Aliens? I thought the Cylons where ment to be the left others of an advanced alien race? Not Terminator style story robots in space?
- WORST OPENING THEME EVER! It more worst than Star Trek: Enterprise. The old theme tune from the original show was great (Airplane 2) They could have remade it, maybe rocking it up a bit. But no instead they went for some crap woman moaning which bad typography and not the best clips. Just rubbish.
- SHUT UP ABOUT GOD/s! Not that I don't like convosations about it. But do they have to go on and on and on about it? I mean nearly every convosation is "god has a plan for us" or something. Its just annoying.
- 4 Episodes in and still hardy any Cylons. WTF?

Anyways Its not all bad. There is some stuff I like:
- CGI, Is excellent. Especailly the the space battles (not so much the culons in the forest). The Designs and looks of the ships is great and the planets even have depht in their atmospheres. Also the muffled sounds in space work great.
- As I said above the Fleet of ships all look cool. Maybe the Raptors could look a little better and not like X-wings without the wings. Also the Cylon fighters kinda look like Droid Starfighters. However their motherships are cool looking and the larger of the Human attack fighters. My fav ship is the one with the spining ring around it. I hope we see some more on that
- The main Blonde woman is HOT!
- 33 mins stuff was cool.
- I like how they keep count of the number of people they have left. This should hopefully stop some plot holes such as having lots of peopel dying in one episode with little reduction in crew the next episode.
- Some characters are turiung out to be very intresting. I just wish they would not focuse on the drama this much. Its sci-fi! Wheres the tech talk and stuff?
- I like the hyperspace "jumps"

So all in an alright show but not great. Not as good as peopel say it is. Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, Dr Who, Farscape and Firefly are all still alot better.

Finally the one thing that annoyed me the most!
Its episode one, series one and its starts off with a "Previsoly on!" What the hell? Its the first episode! Was their as seperate pilot or something? If so some more background stuff or warning on the box would have been nice!

ItsDan
November 17th, 2007, 06:57 PM
There was a miniseries that kicked off the whole show. You should definately locate those immediately, it will give you a lot of action and explain a lot of the show.

I understand what you mean about drama, but this show is actually very good about creating 'real' situations, and dealing with issues that would exist. The president's cancer doesn't occupy too much of the time of the show, but it definately plays a role in the ongoing plot.

The_Carpenter
February 26th, 2008, 08:54 AM
This was a great continuation of the mini series, I have to say regret missing this the first time around. A few thoughts

- I find it strange that they outed Boomer as a Cylon this early, I know the crew don't know but it may of had more shock value if we could of connected with her before finding out what she is

- I agree with MechaThor about being unable to cure Cancer, or at least they should be able to detect and deal with it before it reaches the severity that the President has

- I love the dark and gritty sci-fi, especially since most Sci-fi on TV these days has been bright happy and for the most part full of happy endings

GATEGOD
February 26th, 2008, 03:50 PM
I am watching this right now. I love how Baltar can multitask. He is such a wonderful character to watch. My favorite character. I also really enjoy how the camera is movie alot and how they zoom in and out during scenes. It really gives a completely different feel to it than most shows. I love rewatching BSG >.<

Alan Wake
January 19th, 2009, 12:34 AM
I was wondering, did they really go sleep deprived for the making of this episode. I think I read somewhere that they did, but I'm not sure.

The acting is just really great. Feels like they really got into the character roles.

Sp!der
June 22nd, 2009, 11:07 AM
jepp. saturday is BSG rewatching time ;)

Ulkesh47
June 28th, 2009, 08:57 AM
I was wondering, did they really go sleep deprived for the making of this episode. I think I read somewhere that they did, but I'm not sure.
They did, with encouragement from Edward James Olmos. During shooting, Michael Rymer told various cast members to focus on one sleep deprivation symptom and play it.

AresLover452
October 29th, 2009, 08:26 PM
I liked how everyon was falling down tired. In the companion guide that i have it said that all the cast were well rested.... lol!!

Tachyon
November 29th, 2009, 08:03 AM
This is one of my favorite episodes by far. :)

Ulkesh47
October 28th, 2010, 11:34 PM
I started my BSG rewatch two days ago, and saw this episode yesterday.

An outstanding story; completely gripping as a first episode. The tension builds and builds in Act 4 for a rather extraordinary TV experience.

However, the producers should have kept in the ad-libbed suicide line and showed definite movement in the Olympic Carrier, thus cutting Crashdown's "oh look there don't seem to be any people, making this an easier decision" dialogue.

I'll be posting after every episode, and rating them out of 10.

9/10. (I don't do .5's, but consider this an unofficial 9.5)

maneth
January 30th, 2011, 10:51 AM
Cool ep, great lead from the miniseries. (BTW, where's the mini comment thread?) I'd forgotten that Gaeta's role was so big to start with. He's still my favorite character.

Gamma626
February 18th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Re-watching the mini series. How YOUNG does everyone look! Geez! It's crazy!

StargateWatcher
March 21st, 2011, 10:55 AM
nice commenting people, analyzing the filming-style, the established mood, and plotholes

Professor_S
May 30th, 2011, 05:23 PM
Just rewatched this for the umpteenth time. Never. Gets. Old. It has to be one of my favourite hours of television. Period.

chaddergate
May 31st, 2011, 09:19 PM
Just rewatched this for the umpteenth time. Never. Gets. Old. It has to be one of my favourite hours of television. Period.

I agree completely, I remember when I watched this for the first time, it was literally right imediately after I watched the mini-series...and it flowed very well. Clearly one of the best if not the best BSG ep ever.

Professor_S
June 1st, 2011, 04:53 AM
I agree completely, I remember when I watched this for the first time, it was literally right imediately after I watched the mini-series...and it flowed very well. Clearly one of the best if not the best BSG ep ever.

I watched it the same way (i.e. right after the miniseries) - you're right, the flow was perfect. Talk about out of the fire and into the frying pan, eh. I love that they start us right in the middle of the action, on jump number 237, rather than starting from the beginning. They just throw the audience in there with the fleet and yell "Catch up!!". I have such a hard time picking a single favourite with this show, though, (with one notable exception, they are all so dang good!!) so I have to settle for "one of the best" on this ep. :)

hop-scotch
July 16th, 2011, 09:22 PM
I recently finished “33” and am glad this show was recommended to me. Throughout the episode, references are made to the simultaneous precision and inscrutability of numbers (33 in particular). In “33” 33 is repeated throughout (along with numbers in general), but it isn’t clear whether anything can be connoted by way of reflection, or whether the numeric likenesses are the stuff of funhouse mirrors, kind of like the signs and symbols in Nabokov’s “Signs and Symbols.” Since the monotheistic bent of the Cylons is fleshed out (along with the polytheistic leanings of the humans), I kept on thinking of the trinity whenever another three came up. By the end of the episode—when 47972 survivors becomes 47973—I was already considering possible number significances, but without really coming up with anything thoroughly germane. After yet another 3 cropped up, my attention focused on the number 47973. “33” amounts to a survival countdown and in light of that, the following occurred to me:


47973 survivors
4 + 7 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 30

30 = the 33 minute countdown minus 3, the last number in the survivor sequence
Applying the operation like a countdown (where each number from the survivor sequence is subtracted (right-to-left in this case) from the “minutes-until-Cyloned”):

33 – 3 = 30
30 – 7 = 23
23 – 9 = 14
14 – 7 = 7
7 – 4 = 3

The birth of the child makes the countdown reduce to a trinity.


I’m curious whether this pattern has been applied by anyone who has more intimacy with the show, or whether there are any alternative interpretations. While the Cylons resemble Catholic imperialists in some respects (there’s that emphasis on repentance) their beliefs seem more in keeping with an “Odic force.” Three was an important number to the Celts and Odin too, and there are a bunch of other parallels. My first reaction to the Cylons was to link their program with the expansive empire-building Christianity and Islam engaged in, but now I’m thinking the traditions surrounding Odin are more consistently relevant; then again, all of this is limited by having seen so little of the series. Still, there’s Odin getting kicked out of Asgard, there’s Odin being a “Death God” and a god of war with Valkyries (beautiful battle maidens like the first Cylon introduced and Sharon “Boomer” Valeri), there’s Odin possibly being Loki (who’s been killing humans as recently as the movie Dogma); additionally it seems appropriate that Odin emerges during Europe’s Migration Period as a unifying god (sort of like the ancient Egyptian Amon-Re), and, with particular applicability to “33”, Odin is related to triplism and the “threefold death” of Celtic human sacrifice.

Since this has gotten so long, I’ll add a coda:
Below is from Cannibal Ox’s “Battle for Asgard.” The relevance isn’t exactly air-tight, but it’s fun, kind of like the Hasbro Galactus figure; push a button and he says, “You will witness the end, for I am power incarnate / Behold! The world-eating machine! / You serve me now.” Seems sort of like a Cylon with a Cyclopsish attitude. Plus, Cannibal Ox is just quality:

The battle for Asgard and we fight as gods
Shatter your glass cage into a thousand crystal shards…
Strong Atoms, whole family clear
To duplicate and recreate could take a light year
Squeeze your head into a sneaker, lace your face
Throw you in a black hole, make you swim through space…
We mind-bogglin, spine-tinglin
Got the scroll of Galactus now I'm planet-swallowin…
my real name is closer to Thor's than yours
Where we practice there is no flaw
This is the battle for Asgard (say no more)
Atoms fam & Stronghold, nuclear clamp the mic
And you and your best friend don't even sound tight
I guess something ain't right
We like constellations when they close in
The lost sons of Odin
With a mouthful of parables to get em open
But the psionic imagery'll leave em frozen
I used to outdo cats like you in my lunch period
Then conversate with the burning bush about a period
And bust through your ego like the high line of scrimmage
Right for the goal, your warning comes in 2 minutes

Kenton-Atlantis
January 14th, 2014, 11:32 PM
The acting in this episode is awesome its up there with my favourite episodes of the show. The way they all look so tired and fed up its well done

mrscopterdoc
June 18th, 2014, 07:14 AM
Just started watching BSG. I love how tired and cranky everyone was, so realistic.

garhkal
June 18th, 2014, 10:59 PM
Awesome ep, and a great intro into the series. I dont know how they managed to stay awake for so long, with so little mistakes. You could tell they felt it though, which was good acting. The scene where they said a baby was born at the end was a good way to end the ep too imo.

Drugs mostly. IIRC we even saw a clip of lee giving one pilot orders to TAKE his pills cause that pilot was refusing..

Daewen
January 20th, 2015, 10:46 AM
40420
Why is there a Stargate status screen on Galactica???
:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

Anyone?

pakar
February 8th, 2015, 12:04 PM
Outside star trek i don't think i have seen a better sci fi episode, 33 is magnificent

Daewen
February 8th, 2015, 11:40 PM
40420
Why is there a Stargate status screen on Galactica???
:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

Anyone?
40515

Yessong
September 14th, 2016, 02:11 PM
Great catch - never noticed that...funny. You could also ask why Serenity was landing on Caprica in the Mini series