This is topic Has OSC ever commented/reviewed the new Battlestar Galactica? in forum Books, Films, Food and Culture at Hatrack River Forum.

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Posted by tanman1975 (Member # 1444) on :
I'd be interested to see his take on the show.
Posted by Stephan (Member # 7549) on :
He doesn't seem to like many space science fiction shows, or even start watching them. He saw Serenity, but never mentioned watching Firefly for instance.
Posted by Earendil18 (Member # 3180) on :
He did for Firefly, it's there in the archives.
Posted by Puffy Treat (Member # 7210) on :
He's mentioned watching Firefly several times in past columns. He speaks very highly of it.
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
IIRC, he only watched Firefly after somebody sent him the DVDs. Same with Smallville, I believe.
Posted by James Tiberius Kirk (Member # 2832) on :
He mentions it here, but I don't remember seeing a review.

Posted by Puppy (Member # 6721) on :
Yeah, OSC requires me to send him spaceship shows and then bug him a year later before he'll watch them [Smile] I only got him the Galactica premiere six and a half months ago, so you'll need to wait another five and a half, assuming I spent Christmas at his house.
Posted by tanman1975 (Member # 1444) on :
Hell, Puppy, I vote for you go over for.. uhhh let's see... what's next?

Labor Day!
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
I've been wondering myself what OSC will think of the show, and waiting for it to show up in his columns.
Posted by Stray (Member # 4056) on :
Same here, I'd love to hear his take on it.
Posted by Slim Shady (Member # 3372) on :
Me too.
Posted by Uprooted (Member # 8353) on :
Everyone here seems to like BSG, so I rented the pilot. But it was so dark and heavy, I really didn't care for it and didn't finish it--I think I watched a little over an hour of it. Is the pilot fairly representative of mood of the series?
Posted by TheGrimace (Member # 9178) on :
I'd say yes and no. The series is more or less a sci-fi-personification of a small ray of sunshine peeking through the heart of a giant thunderstorm.

Definately the whole series is very gritty and harsh, but it's primarily the stories of people triumphing over adversity. The miniseries (especially the beginning) is necessarily more doom-and-gloom because it's setting up the plot for the rest.
Posted by Uprooted (Member # 8353) on :
Oh, yeah -- miniseries, not pilot. Thanks for the comments, that helps.
Posted by Destineer (Member # 821) on :
With movies and TV that are really objectively good -- and BSG fits squarely in this category -- I don't really have much interest in reading reviews. Either the reviewer says the obvious, which isn't that interesting, or else they don't "get" the show, which tends to make me mad.

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