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by biggie4 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:34 pm
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Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Who cares about this crap?WE GOT A MUTHA FUCKIN EARTHQUAKE MACHINE!
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by Crash Davis » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:22 am
justmebd wrote:I had no problem with the ending of the show, it was how they got to that ending.Out of 38,000+ people, not one of them raised their hand and said, "Excuse me, I like flush toilets and weatherproof walls. You go be a farmer, I'm building a modern plumbing town right here."It's not like there's a military left to stop them. It was stupid. It's an easy fix, which is what made it even more frustrating for me.Easy fix: "Sir, our technology is about worn out and we don't have the facilities or the raw materials to replace it. We better teach everyone how to become farmers because all our tech is toast in about six months." (By the way, Galactica can't have been the only ship just about ready to fall apart after all the jumps and abuse of the last few seasons)As for the final five, that was retconning at its worst and I doubt "The Plan" will be able to fix that. But no big deal, the show's legacy is secure. I put this show just below B5 on my all time favorite sci-fi show list. B5 gets the nod because it had the better ending (to me) and because the Londo/G'Kar stuff is endlessly watchable.
by justmebd » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:04 pm
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by bw » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:41 pm
justmebd wrote:You're correct on B5 and Lost. JMS knew the entire story from beginning to end and how long it would take to complete when they started production on the Pilot. He even left himself a bunch of trapdoors in the event there were changes in the cast (which there several).I recently re-watched some 1st and 2nd Season Lost and listened to commentaries, and the writers had a pretty good idea of the whole mythology from Episode One, but I don't believe it was all fleshed out until Season Two, and some of the lackluster episodes in the middle of Season One are evidence of the "wandering." They didn't know when it was going to end, and then you got the first six-episode of arc of Season 3, which even the producers admit is horrible. So they got their end-date and the show has been awesome ever since.As for BSG, Producer Ron Moore admitted in several interviews the changes they made along the way at the last minute and how they started writing the show in arcs, with no idea of how they were going to end it. (Unsaid: How they kept contradicting earlier plotlines and character arcs, but why get nitpicky now)To sum up BSG seasons for the unitiated, I've put it like this:Season One and Two: Awesome, some of the best sci-fi ever committed to film.Season Three: Uneven, cracks in the facade starting to showSeason Four: Ran completely off the rails. Very disappointing finish for a once great storyline.The Final Five story arc was not necessary as depicted, it felt like it was hammered down our throats for no good reason. My personal view is that once the stunt casting was done with Lucy Lawless and Dean Stockwell, they felt like the final five had to be "Big." Truth is, they didn't. It just needed to be good, which it wasn't.I hope that all made sense.
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