Battlestar Galactica remake: Time to weep openly

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  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    http://www.genreonline.net/Battlesta...os_Sci-Fi.html

    THEY CHANGED THE FREAKING HELMETS! ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCT ASPECTS OF THE SHOW WAS THE COSTUME DESIGN! THEY CHANGED THE BATTLESUITS TOO! THE JACKET ISN'T EVEN OPEN!

    BALTAR LOOKS LIKE A GODDAMN DAYTIME TALK SHOW HOST

    At least the Viper is mostly intact...........

    They should be ASHAMED of themselves. Of course one of the shots is of Starbabe getting it on. Larson is probably drinking heavily at this moment while Lorne Green, Lloyd Bridges, Fred Astaire, and John Colicos spin in their graves. RIP guys
     
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    lol im gonna wait and reserve judgement till i actually see the movie.

    capt
     
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    Is the girl with the helmet on starbuck?[​IMG]
     
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    Starbuck's a woman in this incarnation of BG.
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

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    Actually, I should take back the Larson comment, I forgot he's a Mormon [​IMG]

    Yes, Starbuck, Boomer, and apparently several other well-known cast members have had sex changes "To reflect a more modern sensibility". And Sheba and Cassie were wimps? Sheba kicked butt with the best of them, and Cassie was no slouch herself

    I'm hoping that at this year's cast reunion we'll be able to get some first hand impressions of the show, and the original cast's reaction, and hopefully the producers will have the guts to show up to explain themselves. I'm sure there's some produce guy who will be happy to provide ammunition [​IMG]
     
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    From those pix, I will be passing on watching this one. Looks too generic already.
     
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    Well, god knows if the jackets aren't open I can't support this show! [​IMG]
     
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    Hey look, they put turbines on the engines..f..for pulling air...in...in space...


    I know there will be some explanation for it & I know that the original Viper's had a look something like that as well but...
     
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    This just gets worse and worse. I wish this project would just be dropped before it actually airs. Don't worry Jeff, I'm as disgusted as you are[​IMG]
     
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  11. Jeff Kleist

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    Don't forget the Viper is both a space and atmosphere craft. Since reactionary thrusters don't work in atmosphere it's quite possible they would have breaking flaps, and that the term just carries over from avionics.

    The engines are fueled by Tylium, which I'm doubing works like the space shuttle by combining 2 elements which burn on contact, so I'm guessing there has to be some kind of Oxygen supply on board. Therefore it's logical there are air intakes so that you don't waste your bottled atmosphere during planetary fligh, and to refill the onboard supply

    and Ken, the jacket comment was just to show how far they're going in disrespecting the original. It would have been so easy to update the materials and maintain the basic look of the costume
     
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    Yes, we want cute robot dogs and the same sfx used over and over and over. How dare they change such a classic?
     
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    It looks to me like they made some concessions to reality with the flight suits. Instead of going into space in suede (sp?) jackets and helmets with open face masks, these look like full pressure suits. A welcome change in my book.

    Where are you seeing (in the linked picture) the everyday warrior jacket/uniform? It all looks like flight suit type gear to me.

    In regards to the turbines, as others have mentioned they could be necessary for atmospheric flight. Notice how in the pictures they look like they're closed. It would be some nice detail work if, when/if the vipers actually do fly in an atmosphere the turbines open and spin.

    Matt
     
  14. Jeff Kleist

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    Rick, do you know how much motion control photography, especially of action sequences costs, especially in 1978 on a TV budget? ST:TNG reused the same shots over and over too, going to zap it for it?

     
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    Jeff, Jeff, why do you keep torturing yourself? Just say to yourself "I'm not gonna watch it, I'm not gonna watch it..." [​IMG]
     
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    Jeff

     
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    I kind of like the look, and I despised the original show. If you don't want anything changed then just watch the originals.
     
  18. Jeff Kleist

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    Matt, check the original novelization for the forcefields thing, I believe it was in there.

     
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    But look at that Viper! Very cool. The old Vipers looked very much like they were heavy set pieces that wouldn't budge. This thing looks metallic...looks like it could fly.

    And note the helmet still has the bird emblem glued to it - you can't quite see it in these pics, but it appears to be there.

    And I've got to disagree - Baltar looks NOTHING like Oprah Winfrey. He does however have 1970s hair - which should please the nitpickers.
     
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