Olmos warns Galactica purists to stay away

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  1. Michael St. Clair

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    I'm willing to give it a shot. I love the original, in all it's cheesy glory... but this could be interesting.

    Although the one thing I'm upset about is that "Starbuck" will be a female character. [​IMG]

    And it just won't be the same without John Colicos chewing up the scenery... [​IMG]

    Beyond that, I'm prepared for the "reimagining". (I hate that new term... just call it a remake, and quit tryin' ta sound like its anything else...)
     
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    Look at it this way: the only way to go after Galactica 80 is up.

    I hope! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    So they aren't going to have the big shiny evil robots? Its just going to be humans fighting humans? The Cylons made that show that and the sound of them when they talked. Is there an air date yet for this miniseries?
     
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    That's kind of strange, because the ten second teaser had the red Cylon "eye" scanning back and forth with the noise that it made from the old (craptastic) series. So they're not using robots at all?
     
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    No Cylons like we've known, blasphemy! [​IMG]


    Sounds too much like "V" where the reptilian aliens wore masks that made them look human. Doesn't sound too good. I think the big thing about BG was the machines vs. carbon-based units. [​IMG]


    Oh, and yes, John Colicos will be missed. His characterization reminded me so much of Dathan in The Ten Commandments.
     
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    John,
    You are right regarding Colicos and Dathan. And in regard to the re-imagining. I the vein of Ten Commandments..."So Let It Be Written..So Let It Be Redone!"
     
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    There are supposedly about 6 kinds of Cylon, so he may only be referring to the ones with lines, not the footsoldier types

    At least Olmos is being open about it, essentially: "We're blaspheming the show you love, it's going to piss you off, spare yourself the pain"

    Unilke some other parties who insist they're not changing much at all. Bravo to Olmos for telling the truth.
     
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    Good god... I think yer right Richard. :b I don't know if we ever actually SAW a reptillain Cylon though... unless we're counting the shadowy "face" of the Imperious Leader.

    However, in the new "reimagining", I think the Cylons were originally a servitor-creation of humanity, that later rebelled against their creators...or something like that.
     
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    How did Count Iblis live many thousands of yahrens prior to the events of Balltestar Galactica Season 1?

    Holy cow! Do you realize, if the Cylons still have their Reptilian Sect around, this could lead to a Galactica/V Cross-Over Series? [​IMG]
     
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    I always felt Count Iblis basically represented the devil (melding of Christian/Mormon/antiquity beliefs.) As a 'fallen angel/transcedent being' his 'lifespan' was somewhere on the eternal plane. It is a shame we didn't get the BSG season 2 it sounded quite interesting as we never knew very much about the Cylons. I'm not sure what to think of Olmos' comments. I consider myself a huge fan of the original series...but if the scripts/storytelling are good with some depth and they don't stray TOO FAR from the original premises I think I'll enjoy it.
     
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    That's correct. Galactica is loosely based on Mormon doctrine. Without taking a long time to explain it, and busting HTF religous rules. Ship of lights= God and his followers, Count Iblis=Satan.

    Before anyone brings it up, there was a planned shot that would show a cloven hoof sticking out of the wreckage of the ship near where they found Iblis, IT WAS NEVER SHOT. I have confirmed this personally with every single person who was acting in the scene except Patrick MacNee.
     
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