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Blayne Bradley
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About a week in advance it seems, word on the street says its surprisingly good if albeit a bit strange at the beginning.
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I think the "strange" was expected.
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It's intriguing.

I'm most curious to see how they can keep up the pace and what kind of ideas we'll see, the pilot sets up a fairly rapid speed of development after it gets past the beginning but it also doesn't really setup a "steady state" like most TV shows do.

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when is caprica set to air?
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Apparently there is nudity in it?

Like top frontal nudity?

Can they do that on Scifi?

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Its not Scifi anymore its Syfy.

They can do whatever they want now.

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I refuse to call it syfy.

They can do whatever they want now?

as of the name change? I wasn't aware that a name change allowed them to change their restrictions.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lanfear:
Apparently there is nudity in it?

Like top frontal nudity?

Can they do that on Scifi?

They did for the Stargate SG1 opening episode.
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Stargate SG1 was on Showtime for its opening episode.
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Jeremiah also had top frontal nudity for its premiere episode on Showtime. It is their thing.

I suspect that SciFi will probably just have a slightly different cut for broadcast than was is on the DVD. (Also, its a bit strange that genocide is less sensitive than frontal nudity, but oh well)

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The standards followed by basic cable in the US are pretty ludicrous.

Basic cable channels will air hours of infomercials for "girls gone nekkid" videos that are truly pornographic, but are considered OK because a couple square inches of skin on key anatomic terminals are slightly blurred.

But showing that same magic bit of skin in a non-lascivious setting is pretty much never done.

Thus, on Comedy Central, I can get unlimited blurred drunk flashing, but "Just one of the guys" will never air unedited. Yet the former is absolutely more pornographic than the unedited movie.

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You could always combine the two: "Wait! The robots are only killing the women with shirts!"
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quote:
The standards followed by basic cable in the US are pretty ludicrous.
You're going to end up with ludicrous situations pretty much any time that standards are enforced by rules.
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quote:
Originally posted by mr_porteiro_head:
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The standards followed by basic cable in the US are pretty ludicrous.
You're going to end up with ludicrous situations pretty much any time that standards are enforced by rules.
I agree. (I had typed out something similar but removed it from my post because I wasn't able to phrase it that well.)
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Most of the standards for basic cable aren't enforced by rules, just convention. The FCC has tried a number of times to regulate cable, but failed. It doesn't much matter, though, because despite being allowed to show almost anything they want, cable stations mostly don't.
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Clips from Caprica.

"Two-thirds of the people who own Roombas...give them names....One-third take their Roombas on vacation."

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"Two-thirds of the people who own Roombas...give them names....One-third take their Roombas on vacation." [/QB][/QUOTE]

I know it says so in the article, but I don't believe that. I mean, I'm the first to say that the gene pool needs more chlorine in it, but that's got to be made up.

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It would seem to me that one of the reasons you'd own a robot vacuum is so that you wouldn't have to take it with you on vacation, and yet would still have a clean carpet.
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Slave driver. You're the reason why the CyberbeticLifeformNodes revolted.
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The nudity isn't really an issue since this is the "unrated/uncut" version of the pilot, which is not what's going to air on tv.
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Lyrhawn
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quote:
Originally posted by scholarette:
Stargate SG1 was on Showtime for its opening episode.

It has since been played in full on Sci-Fi in reruns.
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Blayne Bradley
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hey I think I saw Adama!
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OH! Adama Sr was the Colonel from Jericho!!!!!!
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Aired again today. I didn't like The Plan much, so I had low expectations.

I was surprised. It had its good parts and bad parts, but overall I was really impressed by this episode. Beginning was just weird, but I'm glad the explained it later on. I expected a lot of technobabble (and I should have known better) but the religious beliefs of the Colonies are going to play a large part in the show. There was a conversation where they equated monotheism to a single "perspective" and moral absolutism, in contrast to the polytheism which in Galactica's world represents "multiple perspectives" and moral relativism. So, monotheism is apparently offensive to most of the colonists. I'm interested in seeing how that dichotomy is handled.

And the first sentient Cylon has the mind of a 15-year-old schoolgirl who had involved herself in terrorist activity? Again, not what I expected but it sort of explains a lot . . .

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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
You could always combine the two: "Wait! The robots are only killing the women with shirts!"

You should totally write for TV. You'd be the next Joss Whedon, but snarkier, with more random boobs.
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Aside from the lack of nudity, I noticed one minor difference between the original pilot and the televised one. In the original, Virtual Zoe claimed that the human brain contains only 300 MB of information. Apparently someone thought that sounded ridiculously low because it was changed to 100 terabytes or something. Yet later Daniel said that the Tamara Adama template had a complete 300 MB of data.
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For the record, if I had a Roomba I'd totally name it (and while the 2/3 statistic may be completely made up I'd be surprised if it was all that different.

By the end of the second episode I thought it was pretty good, but the initial acting was a little off. I also always found the religious elements of Battlestar to be the most annoying, so a show that focuses mostly on them is not starting out in my good graces.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mucus:
Jeremiah also had top frontal nudity for its premiere episode on Showtime. It is their thing.

I suspect that SciFi will probably just have a slightly different cut for broadcast than was is on the DVD. (Also, its a bit strange that genocide is less sensitive than frontal nudity, but oh well)

I seem to recall that ER started doing top frontal nudity in a medical context around the last 5 seasons, then I think they stopped. Maybe they only did it once or twice. I can't remember.
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quote:
Caprica Leaked
And it left a weird stain on the upholstery.

[ January 24, 2010, 12:24 PM: Message edited by: Tante Shvester ]

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Watched a piece of the second episode earlier tonight.

Was pleasantly surprised.

Still probably won't watch on a regular basis, but I'll try and catch a marathon some time maybe.

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The fact that it is on demand for comcast (I'm pretty sure) will make me more likely to watch the later episodes, it was entertaining, but not great.

I've never seen any of the other shows in the same universe so I might be missing something. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by steven:
quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
You could always combine the two: "Wait! The robots are only killing the women with shirts!"

You should totally write for TV. You'd be the next Joss Whedon, but snarkier, with more random boobs.
I've met Tom. I don't recall one random boob.

Now, Christy, OTOH, had a nursing infant at the time . . .

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Im still a bit torn as to wether I will even care to watch Caprica, I am huge BSG fan but Caprica doesnt look like BSG at all.
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I dunno either. I watched the second but found it a bit dull. I might just leave it for a while and see if the plot goes somewhere interesting before tuning back in.
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Similar review to those mentioned above (kinda interesting, but still pretty lukewarm on it all). The thing I'm most interested in is seeing Adama Sr. as a mob lawyer...

Aside (and I feel dirty for picking things apart this much):
In BSG wasn't there a rant at some point about Capricans (and maybe a couple other colonies) being all uppity, where it was specifically mentioned that Adama was a signature Caprican name? I'm working on looking it up, but iirc then it's kinda cheesy to use effectively the same argument again, but reverse the "facts" about it.

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