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Battlestar Galactica Season 3 (Oct 06)


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#1 of 1612 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted June 06 2006 - 10:36 AM

Came across this site with some spoilers for Season 3. Read 'em at your peril:

http://www.patriotre....s/season3.html

I thought the time was right to start a Season 3 thread, since the old one was was pretty full, and we have lots of threads for movies before their release.

I'm wondering if the show can get a well-deserved Emmy nod for Best Dramatic Series and carry its buzz into the new season.

#2 of 1612 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted June 06 2006 - 02:15 PM

Ron Moore and David Eick just accepted their Peabody Award recently, the network's first. I think there's a strong argument to be made that the Peabody is much more prestiguous than the Emmy.
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#3 of 1612 OFFLINE   Patrick_S

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Posted June 06 2006 - 02:24 PM

Wow the season is five months away. I think this is the earliest I have ever seen a thread started. Perhaps I should start the NFL 06-07 thread since that season is only 3 months away. (Just kidding)

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Posted June 06 2006 - 07:37 PM

I know I'm excited.

Adam, where you the guy who in the original Battlestar remake thread who was strongly against this new serise being good? I'm sorry if your not - but I found that thread facinating when reading it recently (my friend got me into Battlestar, the new one, in March, I've watched it all in about one week) and I was curious to see how many of the people who were opposed to it, feel about it now, especially when comapred to the original.
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#5 of 1612 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted June 06 2006 - 11:27 PM

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Wow the season is five months away. I think this is the earliest I have ever seen a thread started.

I agree it is early, but now that spoilers are starting to surface, it seemed more appropriate to have a season 3 thread than to continue the season 2 thread. Of course, we can make this the pre-season 3 thread and begin again when the season begins (in four months!).

Glad to hear about the Peabody - it is a more prestigious award than the Emmy (bah!), but of course, the Emmy gets all the recognition in the papers and on TV.

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Posted June 07 2006 - 12:45 AM

So this is the pre-season thread?

I'm just marking time until the half-time thread...

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Posted June 07 2006 - 02:59 AM

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Adam, where you the guy who in the original Battlestar remake thread who was strongly against this new serise being good? I'm sorry if your not - but I found that thread facinating when reading it recently (my friend got me into Battlestar, the new one, in March, I've watched it all in about one week) and I was curious to see how many of the people who were opposed to it, feel about it now, especially when comapred to the original.

No, Adam was the thread starter for last season and does in-depth recaps/commentary of each week's episode. I think the guy you're thinking of is Jeff Kleist. That old thread is here:

http://www.hometheat....d.php?t=125076

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Posted June 07 2006 - 03:33 AM

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Adam, where you the guy who in the original Battlestar remake thread who was strongly against this new serise being good?
Never watched the original, so at the beginning I was more apathetic than anything else. Didn't get into the mini-series. Watched the first episode on a whim. Been in love ever since.Posted Image

Charlie's right about Kleist, though. He HATED the very idea of a new Battlestar.

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Posted June 07 2006 - 04:21 AM

It wouldn't surprise me if he still does, and has burnt Richard Hatch in effigy for participating in the blasphemy.
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Posted June 07 2006 - 06:17 AM

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Wow the season is five months away.

I know. Don't remind me.

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Posted June 07 2006 - 07:04 AM

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It wouldn't surprise me if he still does, and has burnt Richard Hatch in effigy for participating in the blasphemy.

It's amazing how much people love that original serise, being born in the 80s, and having only seen the original in re-runs on SciFi - I only watched it for the camp value. I would find it hard personally to respect that series, but then again I never grew up with it. (It's hard defending how bad Thundercats is now upon reflection). But the new Battlestar is a REALLY solid show in terms of drama and story.

Mind you I'm not trying to knock Jeff for liking the original, I can understand his love for it and the drastic changes they made to the new revamp.
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Posted June 07 2006 - 06:10 PM

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If this does get picked up as a series I would hope that they'd use elements of the Count Iblis storyline, which was the only worthwhile thing to come out of the show. (And maybe the Pegasus/missing battlestar arc). Everything else about the show should be tossed.

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Kleist was out of his goddamned mind in that thread. He kept using the term blasphemy. Wow.

That thread is GREAT reading. I'm pushing through page 4 right now.

Edit: Holy shit, I posted in that thread

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I just recently re-watched the original pilot episode of Galactica, and watched this one, and stacked together? This one wins. not by a very wide margin, but it's an improvement, quality wise. They're both not GREAT in the least--but they're both enjoyable pieces of entertainment. The original was cheesy and poorly acted. The new is a little too serious for it's own good--and decently acted.

Wow. Only a LITTLE bit better, said I. I just rewatched the pilot again LAST weekend--and holy crap I couldn't have been more wrong. There were pacing problems in the miniseries, yeah, but at least they never detoured onto a CASINO PLANET at any point.

What was I thinking? Trying to be TOO fair, I guess.

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Posted June 07 2006 - 06:43 PM

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Wow. Only a LITTLE bit better, said I. I just rewatched the pilot again LAST weekend--and holy crap I couldn't have been more wrong. There were pacing problems in the miniseries, yeah, but at least they never detoured onto a CASINO PLANET at any point.

What was I thinking? Trying to be TOO fair, I guess.
No need to be too hard on yourself. I had similar thoughts at first, but once I got into S1, it was clear the new one, admittedly also a different animal, but assuming one can really compare apples and oranges, was much better than the old. And I do like the old series, cheese and all.

I guess the biggest turn-off for fans of the old was Starbuck's sex-change. Once you got past that, it wasn't that difficult (at least for me) to like the new version.

And David must be prescient. VERY good call IMHO.

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Posted June 08 2006 - 03:52 PM

There will be ten webisodes bridging the gap between seasons two and three. Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance:

http://tv.ign.com/ar...9/709633p1.html

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Posted June 08 2006 - 11:39 PM

How long do webisodes typically last? I assume just a few minutes, but still, even at 5 minutes each, that's nearly an hour of new content. Hopefully, these will be available for viewing before the premiere of season 3, thus easing the long wait.

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Posted June 09 2006 - 06:59 AM

That really does sound pretty awesome. I know both "Smallville" and "The Office" did these. I didn't bother watching those, but assuming the first short is up to series standards I'll definitely be watching all of these.

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Posted July 03 2006 - 05:26 AM

Is it just me, am I confused.. I thought that we only got 1/2 of season 2 and the other half was to run this summer. Was I completely out of my mind? I was thinking that they were saying the selling of a shortened season 2 DVD would result in a Season 2.5 set later, after the summer eps aired.

Maybe I am just out of my mind!

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Posted July 03 2006 - 06:26 AM

The second half ran this past spring. It will be available on DVD on Sept. 19.

#19 of 1612 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted July 11 2006 - 04:17 AM

Is there a date for the season 3 premiere yet? Any idea if it will still be on Fridays?

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Posted July 11 2006 - 04:40 AM

I love how vague SCIFI is when it comes to announcing the start dates of their shows. Up through June, they were announcing that the "Stargate" shows were returning in July but did not state that it was 14 July. In some of their ads on other stations, they say to "check local listings". That is really interesting since, as a basic cable station, they control what time a show is on, not a local station.


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