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Give me a life sized model of Tricia Helfer instead and I'll consider it ;o)
If you're a really, really big fan of the recent reinterpretation of Battlestar Galactica and have $8000 not doing anything, you could invest in your very own 7ft-tall Cylon Centurion. According to Sideshow Collectibles, each one is hand-built by a gentleman called Fred Barton of Fred Barton Productions, Los Angeles. And it's …
Couldn't we have one of the female "skin jobs"? Surly that'd sell better.
I'd also like to know what the current "mid-season" break is all about on Sky? How can it be mid-season when we're going to have to wait a year for the next one. It's been a good series but I'm beginning to feel they're just dragging it out now.
No doubt Bab5 was an excellent sci-fi show but BSG is the best show of any kind on TV in the last 20 years. I'm a huge Star Trek fan (no i don't have any paraphenalia, but i do have a purple lightsabre, go figure!) have seen all of NG, DS9, Voyager and the abomination that was Enterprise and i can name precisely 4 episodes of all that Trek (Best of Both Worlds, Way of the Warrior, All Good Things, Sacrifice of Angels) that comes anywhere near the quality oozing from every BSG episode to date.
Mine's the frakking jumpsuit with bits of frakking toaster stuck to it.
It has it's moments, but it also has weeks and weeks of just talking. It's as bad as ST:TNG at times. I finally got around to catching up on my backlog, and watched 3 episodes in an hour, skipping all the talking and moping, and still following the story.
"Let's have them all mope around, being really depressed, and it'll make really good TV" - well, I suppose it works for Eastenders
The robot looks cool, but battlestar in it's new incarnation was pants. Is pants. Only problem is I can't think of anything that is better since B5. They have all panned or been cancelled before getting good.
Though you did word it correctly, "...best SINCE B5". So I don't need to remove you from my bookmarks...
Hmm, for that kind of money, I think I'll wait till AI Robotics (makers of Lisa 'The Perfect Woman') team up with Realdoll to create a 'fully functional and anatomically correct' robot. Now my bisexual tendencies can't decide between a Data from Startrek or a Pris from Bladerunner...
...one thing is for sure, the future of robotics is going to get interesting!
I expect someone on here is going to want a Paris android...
(or used to say) Joss Whedon is my master now
Sci-Fi shows in descending order of quality:
- Stargate SG1/Atlantis
- Buck Rogers
- the original Battlestar Galactica
- blakes 7
- space 1999
- Joe 90
- the star wars kid on you-tube
- someone recording someone else playing lego starwars on a console with a camera phone
- something else vaguely sci-fi but really bad that I can't think of
it better serve as a security system
death by my command:)
as for good, yeah it is good, no series is perfect, sometimes an episode will hit like a Pangalactic gurgleblaster.
Star trek had that after a fashion some of the earlier NG and DS9 ones were wooden, badly written. NG became great when they started to add depth to the klingons and introduced Q (not the borg), enterprice actually had a decent last season.
Bab 5, ahhh season 2 and 3 had some of the best material around, first show to leave the "all aliens are bipedal" mold, the shadowwar, lorien's speech about time, and who could not feel sorry for sheridan every time that kosh said something so weird that discussions still rage today
Much as I hate to defend the yanks - according to a chemist friend of mine, "Aluminum" is technically more correct.
Sod it, burn all yanks, and lets (for once) be the side that defends using the 'wrong' word. Makes a pleasant change.
(Yay for B5, and if BSG has stopped using that abomination of shaky cam, maybe I'll give it another try)
Ask, and ye shall receive:
"On 24 April 2008, Sky One announced that they had commissioned two 60-minute scripts for a potential series, working alongside Blake's 7 Productions, a subsidiary of Blake's 7 Media who owns the licence to the show" - wikipedia
Oddly the merkins believe it is better to have tried and failed than to have not tried at all... consequently an attempt to spell correctly is better than not attempting to use words at all... so bravo well done.. you tried. In the same vain getting it wrong in Iraq was better than not doing anything! Oh and locking up an inocent man is better than not locking up anyone.
and heres some new Merkin corruptions...
Soldering is now pronounced 'sodering'
a bot (as in robot) is pronounced 'bolt'
Maybe your chemist friend should have a word with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Yes, it was originally called aluminum, but that was obviously wrong so it was changed - why does Al have to be different from Ga, In and Tl? Then some time in the twenties the American Chemistry Society threw a tantrum and said they wanted to spell it differently.
IUPAC recognises aluminum as an "acceptable variant" which means, "We don't like it, we know you won't change it, so we'll pretend that we're allowing you to do it".
I just don't know why the merkins can't get some consistency in their vowel hatred. Shouldn't they have called it aluminim?
The idea of the courtroom drama was to draw parallels with current(ish) events in the real world ; with Dr. Balthar (probably misspelled, not enough geek-fu, so shoot me) as Saddam (at least according to a recent interview with him (ok, his actor) in The Onion's AV Club).*
That's what good sci-fi does, though - uses it's fantasy setting to give a different perspective to real-world issues (ie. how do you fight an enemy that looks just like you).
* nested parenthesis in a comment? - yeah, I went *there* baby.
Babylon 5's a big pile of shit!
Yes, bring back Blake's 7. Hopefully with Paul Darrow set later, obviously.
Also, Stargate rules. Doctor Who almost does, but it's tainted by the musical theatre crowd (constant stupid background music). And yes, by that I probably do mean wotsisname. Hopefully someone will take over and make it better. Saying that, some of them have been superb.
Cool Cylon, but I'd rather have one of the old ones. Do they still blow up when you switch on a microwave next to them? Never watched much of the new series, I've tried, but as someone said, it's a political soap in space, with loads of post 9/11 bullshit.
***"That's what good sci-fi does, though - uses it's fantasy setting to give a different perspective to real-world issues (ie. how do you fight an enemy that looks just like you)."***
Nooo, that's what lazy writers do. They take real world events and change the names and locations. It saves having to think up a decent story yourself. And that fully sums up BSG.
Good sci-fi writers create entire worlds, physics, biology, belief systems and political systems from scratch and then mould a compelling and original story around that.
...an honourable mention must go to Farscape, surely?
Yeah, yeah, the whole Buck Rogers thing (which was pants anyway IMHO), but Farscape did it much better, funnier, good scripts, great special effects and with some truly horrifying characters. I mean, Scorpius? C'mon!
Another great Skiffy show killed off by the networks....*sigh*
Ok, if you want to be silly, I see your Battle of the Planets and raise you....Starfleet.
"What is the secret of F-01?"
Best entertainment ever when nursing a stonking student hangover on Saturday morning. We always assumed that we couldn't understand it because the plot was too complicated to follow while wrecked. It never occurred to us that it was aimed at kids and was just blatantly vague and inconsistant.
Sometime later, when the dust had settled and life had assumed a semblance of normality, Brian May and Eddie Van Halen recorded Brian's version of the theme music together. Best guitar battle ever pressed to vinyl IMHO.
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