I have been wanting to watch the original Battlestar Galactica series for a while but have been putting it off. With this thread my goal is to watch one episode every week until I do. Anyone who wants to chime in is more than welcome to do so. I can already hear Old Timer saying “respect the classics son,” and with Pike chiming in “stop pissing on my childhood Lucky!” Do I have better things to do like studying for a test? You’re damn right I do, but I don’t want to! Inspired by the robs post.
This week’s episode:
“Saga of a Star World”
(or… Starbuck is a man! Bug Aliens! The Cylons that couldn’t shoot straight!)
2:43 I like the look of the original battlestars and for some reason the theme song is giving me nostalgic memories of lighting my GI Joe action figures on fire.
3:55 WTF! Starbuck is a man (just kidding, I knew that)! Also in the scene with the council meeting with Adar, a person could probably make some interesting connections about how race and ethnicity were viewed at the times, i.e., the stereotypes in appearance and the white dude at the top of the food chain, if one was so inclined.
8:19 Good to see that even skilled viper pilots still need FIRE and TURBO stenciled in large friendly lettering on the throttle. It’s easy to forget.
13:21 A more friendly Tigh. No utterances of “craaaap” though.
14:00 Go figure, you can’t trust Baltar, and president Adar is still an idiot.
17:00 Uh, Adar if you’ve been fighting the Cylon[z] for thousands of years (by the way interesting how they slip in out of “yahren” and “years”) don’t you think a Cylon fleet unexpectedly showing up might not be a good thing?
18:04 Well, in both series Starbuck kills Zak in a roundabout way due to negligence. Baltar runs. Had to be Larry—he always shoots down an Adama
21:25 Random Pilot: Hey starbuck, it’s dangerous around here!” [random pilot’s viper explodes] LOL
27:33 BOXEY!!! You looked a lot younger back then Boxey… Caprica looks cheesy as hell. Like someone took 70s architecture and dress and reinterpreted with some futuristic Egyptian themes.
33:00 Starbuck crash lands. I am not feeling particularly emotionally moved at the colonies bombardment yet. Well, except for when boxey’s dog died. He didn’t ask for any of this craaap.
39:12 Colonial Movers—it was a nice touch that RDM included this in the reimagining.
40:25 No question here, this Baltar is evil with a capital E.
48:00 huh. Not all the colonists speak the same language. This is actually a moving scene I thought, as Starbuck and Apollo talk to the refugees.
51:19 The rising Star—well it does look similar to the one Apollo and Starbuck shoot down in the other series.
1:00:00 intermission… to be continued. Ant aliens next week.
Baltar’s self preservation kicks in:2
Hellaciouse beat downs with metal pipes:0
Larry Sightings: 2
Last thought for the first hour: it’s interesting how Commander Adama is both the military and political leader. Very smart move by RDM to essentially break this character into Bill Adama and Laura Roslin.