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BSG - Season 4 in ONE word

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:32 AM

CALHOUN


ANTIFRACKINGCLIMACTIC!!


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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:39 AM

WYTCHCROFT


well, i disagree.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:58 AM

PIZMOBEACH

... fully loaded, safety off...


notsomuch, boring-ish, rudderless, preachy, self-absorbed, disappointing... I still watch every minute

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 2:32 AM

CALHOUN


Quote:

pizmobeach wrote:
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 01:58

boring-ish, rudderless, preachy, self-absorbed, disappointing... I still watch every minute



Well of course I still watch too.. Its still the best scifi on TV at the moment. I was just hoping for so much more in this final season.


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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 2:42 AM

PIRATECAT


I know who the last cylon is. I won't spoil it. I heard it from the actor on a video. Also the Orion system was in the background during the cylon trap. They are getting closer. I really don't like these humans so lets all turn out the lights when they jump into our solar system.

quick edit- Dreary yep kinda like Das Boot in Space.

"Battle of Serenity, Mal. Besides Zoe here, how many-" "I'm talkin at you! How many men in your platoon came out of their alive".

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 3:47 AM

EMBERS


Quote:

Originally posted by Calhoun:
ANTIFRACKINGCLIMACTIC!!



confusing....
(but funny)

New Firefly fans should check this out: http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=2&t=15816

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 8:24 AM

GWEK


One word?

Dreary.


In a few more words: "Dreary but well-written." But that applies to the whole series.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 8:29 AM

STORYMARK


Anticlimatic seems a wee bit premature 4 episodes into a 20 episode season.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 8:46 AM

CHRISISALL


Wake me up for the last ep

Actually, if I had SciFi, I'd be watchin' it....

Deprived Chrisisall

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 8:51 AM

DEADLOCKVICTIM


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
... if I had SciFi...



good news Chris, SciFi is airing in High Definition now.... still sucks, only prettier...

my one word...

unwatchable

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:27 AM

PDCHARLES

What happened? He see your face?


I'll go with an Onomatopoeia... Boooooo!

That's literally what came out of my mouth after I saw the...

Select to view spoiler:


imaginary Baltar.



I'm down to DVR'n and watching them in a clump after a few weeks. Still hopeful tho.


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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:55 AM

SISTER


dreary - that 'one word' gets my vote as well. It's turned very soap-opera and angst-y and I really don't care much for ANY of the characters anymore. Although like several others have mentioned; we still watch it - if not on the night it airs a couple of days later. The over-bearing 'darkness' of it all (not that we don't appreciate SOME darkness, now) is growing tiresome. The whole series has become like a campfire - started out all bright, shiny, warm and exciting and has now burned down to lumps of glowering charcoal. Not sure how many hours more of my life I'm going to waste on it, truth be told.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:29 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Wake me up for the last ep

Actually, if I had SciFi, I'd be watchin' it....



If I had scifi... I wouldn't be downloading the torrents, I guess.

I stopped watching scifi when they axed Farscape (after promising a fith season). Just re-watched the series, and I still havn't forgiven them.

Still diggin this season of BSG, though.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:36 AM

DAVESHAYNE


Mindfrak?

At least it looks like it could go that way to me.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 12:07 PM

CALHOUN


I cant believe we had to wait so long after the end of season 3 for what we are watching now..

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 3:34 PM

HIXIE129


Its still the best scifi show on tv

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 3:39 PM

DEADLOCKVICTIM


well, that's really not saying much, now is it?

i try to stay away from the tv as much as possible, so i'm probably missing some good programs, but science fiction.... please, it is nonexistent...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 5:52 PM

DOGGIE


BSG season 4 in one word...........awesome. Scratch the surface there is alot more going on than a trip to Earth. If you do give it a scratch and you still don't like it, well................you still won't like it.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 6:02 PM

DERANGEDMILK


Quote:

Originally posted by doggie:
BSG season 4 in one word...........awesome. Scratch the surface there is alot more going on than a trip to Earth. If you do give it a scratch and you still don't like it, well................you still won't like it.



Couldn't agree more. Don't know why everyone is hating on it so much.

My one word is gonna be CYLONSCYLONSCYLONS!!! For a show that started out priding itself on realism (no aliens, inertia, blah, blah) and being about placing believable and empathetic human characters in the most difficult, trying, and often morally ambiguous situations it seems that suddenly there are more cylon main characters than human ones.

Well, I'm off to order my, "Frak you! I'm following Starbuck" bumper sticker.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 8:23 PM

PARTICIPANT


A lot of this trouble started at the end of S2 where everyone gets married up, preggers, drinks the iraqtica...and the die hard fans just sit back and drink the kool aide. The show was great for a short while but I knew the series had stopped being scifi once everyone was getting married or fighting in a boxing ring. The overall story arc has fallen apart, old shows like Babylon 5, SAAB and even the boring ST Enterprise did better story telling

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 8:23 PM

PARTICIPANT



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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 1:23 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Participant, I know someone else has already mentioned this, but aren't you aware of how ironic it is to point out poor ratings as an indication of a show's quality...on a Firefly board?




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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 5:10 AM

CHRISISALL


COUNT IBLIS SAYS:
"I miss the simple goodness of Apollo and Sheba- their minds were easy to vex or convert. These new ones aboard Galactica are so steeped in turmoil and inner doubt as to be useless to me, they already swim in darkness.
I feel no need to revisit this ship...I will merely enjoy it's chaos from a distance."

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 6:13 AM

SINGATE


This season there has been real emphasis on division. With roughly 39,000 people left they are still finding reasons to hate each other. After 3 years of running from and fighting the cylons I guess humanity came back to it's true enemy. The old standbys religion, politics, and legality have created a powder keg within the fleet. I fully expect some humans to be involved in polictical assassination or the outright destrucition of a vessel before the end of the series.

Even the cylons are turning on each other. It looks as though there will be an all out war between the 7, assuming Deanna is unboxed. I always wondered how the skin jobs justified using the centurions and raiders as slaves since they despised humanity for the doing the same thing. With their new found freedom it will be interesting to see if they participate in the war or turn on their former masters. Perhaps they will seek out a certain human to be their imperious leader...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:26 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by participant:



I know I've posted this before in response to your favorite (and misleading) graphic, but the DVD sales have been great. iTunes downloads were some of the highest of any show offered, it's been recognized as one of the most frequently DVRed shows, and is downloaded in huge numbers from torrent site - none of which count toward conventional ratings

People are watching it, just in new ways.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, May 1, 2008 3:57 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Quote:

Originally posted by Calhoun:
ANTIFRACKINGCLIMACTIC!!





Sums up my thoughts perfectly. *sighs*

I am still watching, more out of reflex than any other reason. I have invested all this time to watch it I might as well see it through, right? Hopefully the pay off won't be as disappointing as the last season and change have been.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008 8:14 AM

STORYMARK


Again, I have to ask - how much of a climax were you expecting 4 episodes into a 20 episode season?

Did you really expect them to find Earth right away, and spend the rest of the season drinking margaritas on the beach?

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008 7:24 AM

CAUSAL


Orgasmic.







Wait, no that's not it.








Frakkin' horrible.












Nope, that's two.

















To be honest, I can't use just one word. I'll just say this. I like it so far. I'm trying to not overlay my own expectations on the storytellers. I'm just letting them take the story where they're going to take it. It gets boring watching everybody jump on the "let's-hate-on-this-cause-it's-fashionable" bandwagon. Oh, I know: many of you genuinely dislike it. But ever since the prequels, hating something that might/should be popular has seemed oh so avant garde. It gets old. Let's just see where they take the series. Because seriously? The cylons destroying themselves seems like a much more plausible ending than the humans winning the war does.

/rant

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 9:21 AM

MAL92REYNOLDS


One Word - Breathtaking or just shiny!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008 9:13 AM

MERRYK


One word: twisted.

Seriously, the characters have gone so over-the-top with their reactions through Seasons 3 and 4...some of it I understand, some of it seems to be the writers just twisting their characterizations so much that they become unrecognizable.

But I'm still following it...even though I'm kind of glad it's wrapping up the storyline in this season.

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Friday, May 16, 2008 3:55 PM

ASARIAN


One word? "Lost." Lost in the single-minded sub-plot of who is a Cylon or not: drawn out, over and again, getting more twisted at every turn. It all started with Boomer. Now that was original, gripping, and exciting. And now it's about nothing but who's a Cylon. Kinda reminds me of The Matrix II: in the first installment you had the one Mr. Smith, an original, great character. But by the time they did their first sequel, all of a sudden there were thousands of Mr. Smiths. At which time you know they frakked it up.


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Friday, May 16, 2008 4:09 PM

ASARIAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Causal:

It gets boring watching everybody jump on the "let's-hate-on-this-cause-it's-fashionable" bandwagon. Oh, I know: many of you genuinely dislike it. But ever since the prequels, hating something that might/should be popular has seemed oh so avant garde.


And sometimes people 'hate' a thing because they love it -- or wanted to love it. The Sarah Conner Chronicles leaps to mind: I *wanted* to love it, and thus became extra sensitive to its faults. That seem right to you?
Quote:


The cylons destroying themselves seems like a much more plausible ending than the humans winning the war does.


Good point. And it would not be without a sense of irony, either: they modelled themselves after Man just a mite too well. And what was it that the Terminator said in T2? "It's in your nature to destroy yourselves." Right on.


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Friday, May 16, 2008 6:14 PM

CAUSAL


Quote:

Originally posted by asarian:
Quote:

Originally posted by Causal:
The cylons destroying themselves seems like a much more plausible ending than the humans winning the war does.


Good point. And it would not be without a sense of irony, either: they modelled themselves after Man just a mite too well. And what was it that the Terminator said in T2? "It's in your nature to destroy yourselves." Right on.



That's what I was thinking! I've been wondering how they'd resolve the human/cylon war plot. Guess this might be a possible way to do that...
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Friday, May 16, 2008 6:19 PM

EMPIREX


One word?


Leeless.


I miss those biceps. Damnit, where is he???

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