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I have tried, repeatedly, to get into this show. I've binged episodes. I've taken breaks  I've done a mixture of the two. I'm currently just starting series three and, as desperate as I am for a good sci-fi show, this just isn't it. It's all so...boring. And hammy. It has failed on every level to get me engaged or invested in the plot or characters. I don't really know or care what's happening or why. I'm so, so disappointed because after hearing good things about it for years but somehow never finding the time to watch it, I was ready to get properly into a big space opera series. But I just can't. What am I missing? 

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God, I remember reading this thread when the first season was airing. We got it before the US for some reason and the collective "OMG!" when Adama got shot at the end of the first season was amazing. :lol: 

 

Edit: Jesus, the thread was started 12 years ago.

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I just double checked on Netflix and apparently the last episode I watched was season 2, resurrection ship part 2, so episode 16ish, so I'm not even as far through as I thought! Disappointed to hear s3 and beyond dip in quality. Might as well give it up as a bad job, in that case. :(

 

 

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1 hour ago, mdn2 said:

God, I remember reading this thread when the first season was airing. We got it before the US for some reason and the collective "OMG!" when Adama got shot at the end of the first season was amazing. :lol: 

 

Edit: Jesus, the thread was started 12 years ago.

 

P21 if people want to have look.

 

I think that is still my most memorable (fictional) TV moment.

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As a show it's not really about those bits though. It's less space opera and more soap opera (in a good way). I think if you're watching it for the pew pew then you're going to be disappointed.

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45 minutes ago, Alex W. said:

That just makes those bits all the better when they do show up though. It's an SF show that really earns its action moments, like DS9 before it.

 

I agree with this actually. The action sequences tend to be high quality too.

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5 hours ago, Alex W. said:

That just makes those bits all the better when they do show up though. It's an SF show that really earns its action moments, like DS9 before it.

 

And Babylon 5 before that.

 

Poor, poor Babylon 5...

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Richard Hatch (Apollo in the original series and Tom Zarek in the reboot) has died.

 

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/07/richard-hatch-star-battlestar-galactica-dies-71/

 

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Golden Globe nominated actor Richard Hatch, whose career spanned nearly a half-decade, today passed into eternity while surrounded by family and friends after an extended illness. Best known as Captain Apollo in the 1978 original Battlestar Galactica, and then as Tom Zarek in the 2003 re-imagined version, His career started with a stint on All My Children in 1971 as Philip Brent, and put in appearances on series ranging from Hawaii Five-O to The Streets of San Franciscoto Baywatch. In more recent years Richard has been featured in a range of independent productions.

 

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He's pretty good in cameo appearances through a lot of episodes, especially as a charismatic foil to Rosslin, but there's not too many that focus completely on his deviousness.

 

He's full on Donald Trump campaigning in Colonial Day from S1. 

Then trying out some Trump border controls in A Disquiet Follows My Soul from S4

Staging a coup in The Oath from S4

Aftermath of the coup in Blood on The Scales from S4

 

Theres also a few fun episodes where he keeps trying to tempt Apollo to his way of thinking.

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