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    Question Battlestar Galactica Does anyone know...

    If it is going to be a show. I had heard a while ago that they were talking about making it a show again. But I have not heard anymore about it. I loved it when it was on in December. I also watch the re-runs when I can.

    Has anyone heard anything about this?

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    It has a go, i think sci-fi gave it 12 eps for now...i'm waiting for it...hopefully it'll be good...and i still wanna watch the rest of original eps

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    Well that should be interesting. I hope it doesnt end up being a disappointment. Can't wait to see how they handle the Balthazaar (sp?) story line...

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    I was never completely decided on the original Galactica series - it was a good premise that somtimes worked well, but often didn't. I hope that the new series will be good but it's too early to say. Hopefully it'll be better than Galactica 1980 or whatever the spinoff was called, but that doesn't really require much...
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    Default Re: Battlestar Galactica Does anyone know...

    well there were things i didn't like about new BattleStar, basically the same things i dont like about newer Star Wars...it's just different from original

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    Re: Battlestar Galactica Does anyone know...

    One thing I didn't like about the new Battlestar was that the cylons kept using missles. I just thought that was queerer than a 3 dollar bill...

    I did think that EMP thing was cool though when the humans did it.

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    I thought the fact that missiles were used made this BG version more real and much more interesting than campy loud beam weapons of the old show. This BG version is excellent and made in a style that resembles Anime.........it really was brilliant!
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    Missles just show a more primative type of technology. yes, yes, our missles now-a-days kick major butt, and can strike with pinpoint accuracy, but the show is supposed to be about a more futuristic time. Missles are like out of place there.

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    << the show is supposed to be about a more futuristic time >>

    Possibly more futuristic, but not necessarily in the future. If you remember the voice-over intro for the orginal series it someone saying about how many people believed that the human race had evolved elsewhere and that there were other humans scattered throughout the galaxy and that even now these might be fighting for survival. I took the implication as being that it was happening in the present day in a distant part of the galaxy. Galactica 1980 supported this theory but maybe we just shouldn't talk about that...
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    Re: Battlestar Galactica Does anyone know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Champos
    << the show is supposed to be about a more futuristic time >>

    Possibly more futuristic, but not necessarily in the future. If you remember the voice-over intro for the orginal series it someone saying about how many people believed that the human race had evolved elsewhere and that there were other humans scattered throughout the galaxy and that even now these might be fighting for survival. I took the implication as being that it was happening in the present day in a distant part of the galaxy. Galactica 1980 supported this theory but maybe we just shouldn't talk about that...
    Futuristic is the key word here. Futuristic doesnt mean missles. We already got that stuff. In the original series when they got to earth it was present day HERE. They had way futuristic technology compared to us. I would hope that a civilization that could attain levels of intergalactic travel would have evolved past missles. Especially the cylons. They need better weapons if they are flying around in space.

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    Why does futuristic mean no missiles? Gunpowder has been around for like a thousand years, yet we are still using it as a weapon. I think it's kind of silly to dismiss something just because it doesn't fit your notions of what is futuristic. Missile are a useful way of delivering your firepower on the enemy. You use them so your guys don't have to get so close as to put themselves in range of being destroyed by the enemy. How will this desire change just because the time is two thousand years (or whenever) from now?
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    Re: Battlestar Galactica Does anyone know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Emmit Devay
    Why does futuristic mean no missiles? Gunpowder has been around for like a thousand years, yet we are still using it as a weapon. I think it's kind of silly to dismiss something just because it doesn't fit your notions of what is futuristic. Missile are a useful way of delivering your firepower on the enemy. You use them so your guys don't have to get so close as to put themselves in range of being destroyed by the enemy. How will this desire change just because the time is two thousand years (or whenever) from now?
    If we are still using missles and gunpowder in 2000 years then we are sincerly the STUPIDEST race in the galaxy. And if we are firing missles at an enemy in 2000 years they will most likely blow them out of the sky, space, whatever, before they get close enough to do any damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supreme Commander Thor
    Futuristic is the key word here. Futuristic doesnt mean missles. We already got that stuff. In the original series when they got to earth it was present day HERE. They had way futuristic technology compared to us. I would hope that a civilization that could attain levels of intergalactic travel would have evolved past missles. Especially the cylons. They need better weapons if they are flying around in space.
    Yeah, I know. I just wanted to sound like I knew something. You've just kind of taken the wind out of my sails now though so, uh, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Champos
    Yeah, I know. I just wanted to sound like I knew something. You've just kind of taken the wind out of my sails now though so, uh, thanks.
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    I'm your hero? I'm touched, really, really touched, provided you understand you're not really my type so this relationship is going no further than the bedroom door. That said, if anyone else needs a hero then I can assure you that I'm good for it: I'm strong, and I'm fast, and I'm still fairly fresh from the fight, and I'm sure, and I can be there soon, and I'm not completely sure what my next line is but I think it maybe something to do with being larger than life.

    Well? Aren't you all going to rush to take me up on my offer?


    Isn't anyone going to?


    Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Supreme Commander Thor
    Missles just show a more primative type of technology. yes, yes, our missles now-a-days kick major butt, and can strike with pinpoint accuracy, but the show is supposed to be about a more futuristic time. Missles are like out of place there.
    As opposed to, what, laser guns that you actually have to aim with and get in close enough on the target's tail in order to shoot them?

    How is that superior to the point+click+kill-ness of seeker missiles or nuclear-tipped antiship torpedoes?

    Ever played Escape Velocity: Override? In the storyline, the baddie aliens that humanity's been fighting has superior gun technology— their energy cannons deliver greater destructive power than human energy guns. Trouble for the baddies, though, was that they were, you know, guns. The human fleets developed a high-impact seeking missile that allowed human carriers to stand off at a safe distance and lob a continual stream of hunter missiles with near-impunity at the bad guys, giving the humans enough of an edge to stave off an overwhelming defeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhydderch Hael
    As opposed to, what, laser guns that you actually have to aim with and get in close enough on the target's tail in order to shoot them?
    How far away was the Death Star when its energy cannon blew up planets? It wasn't close. It was quite a ways off. Thousands and thousands of miles. Targeting can be acheived from a great distance, and one would hope in the future that it would be even more greatly enhanced. Guns do not have to be close, not even today. Look at far howitzers and ships guns can fire, and how accurate they can be. If these types of 'non-futuristic' weapons can be far away, so could laser / light weapons. Realize we are not talking hand guns here.

    Light speed weapons are much faster than missles, especially as the missles were portrayed in battlestar. Missles can be shot down even today with great proficiency. How would you stop a light speed blast of energy? Hopefully sheilds right? (BTW - You would have to have a hell of a sheild to keep the deathstar sized energy cannon from blowing up your planet.). How did the Tolan hold off the Gou'ald so long (before Anubus' better sheilds)? They had Ion cannons (an energy weapon which could be fired from great distances). These types of weapons are more 'futuristic' to me.

    The missles the cylons used in Battlestar galactica against ships we launched from very close, and were not light speed. If they wouldnt have been able to Jam the colonists defenses, their entire attack would have been way less effective because defense grids would have shot most down. Futuristic means more 'energy' type weapons than missles to me. If you strap a light speed engine to a missle THEN they would be more efficient killers in the future.

    But my point was I wasnt impressed by the use of missles in battlestar, which was in my opinion supposedto be about a futuristic group of folks. I will still of course watch the show. Iloved it as a kid. I just hope we see some cooler stuff in show.

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    I just bought the DVD of the 2003 mini-series and i am extremely impressed, no superbly blown out of my mind impressed. Its like Babylon 5 meets the Terminator/Bladerunner/Blackhawk down. The use of missiles which are superior to lasers anyway is an inspired move. Lasers cannot hold nuclear warheads for a start and cannot track enemies and follow them. This is how sci-fi should really now be done. The CGI is incredible and i'm not really a SFX person but i was agasp in awe and amazement. The Cylons are superb and a mixture of Terminators and the Replicants of Bladerunner. Now i'm not hoping Atlantis has as quite as dark and serious tone as this but half-way there would be nice. I cannot recommend this enough/ does anyone know what budget this had because the battles have i would imagine leave George Lucas reeling if he saw them. Stargate is a mixture of intelligent sci-fi and Indiana Jones style adventure which i love. But this i think if the series carries on at this level could equal stargate for enjoyability and quality. One to look out for. If you live in the UK please buy the DVD, its only around £10 and i promise it will be worth it.

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    I personally think the new Battlestar Galactica would have been good had they called it something else and changed all of the proper names.. As something that's supposed to be related to the former series, I didn't care too much for it.
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    ...refuses to acknowledge the existence of Battlestar Galactica 1980...

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