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I think that this week's Battlestar Galactica was a very good Stargate episode.
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Re: Well, okay...

Date: 2006-10-23 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] atimson.livejournal.com
I'm not saying it wasn't fun—exactly the opposite. But there's no way that they should've been done with the occupation in only four and a half episodes. I don't think they spent nearly enough time on that. Instead, the situation is pretty much exactly where it was right after "Downloaded", asides from the loss of the Pegasus and Baltar.

Surely, getting rid of them didn't require completely rewriting everybody's character?

Re: Well, okay...

Date: 2006-10-23 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jawajames.livejournal.com
i don't think he's gone yet. i'm sure that after living among the cylons, he'll find some way to go back to the fleet, and serve out whatever punishment they'll dish up.

since i didn't really watch much stargate - how did it make for a good stargate episode?

yes - they could have done more with the occupation, but realistically, the show would have had to focus on that solely, leaving very little for Adama, Lee, Helo, Sharon, and Dee to do... they'd have to sit for a while debating whether to save new caprica or not...

Re: Well, okay...

Date: 2006-10-23 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] atimson.livejournal.com
It's a good Stargate episode in that there's lots of stuff blowing up, in a very entertaining manner, with a good story that comes out of nowhere and probably won't be followed up on.

I'm almost hoping that Baltar stays with the Cylons for a while—I like the parallels with TOS. And "Downloaded" aside, I think there's a lot more to explore with just how a society made up of only twelve people can function.

As for the people in the fleet and on the two battlestars… there's possibilities there. Maybe this wasn't their first run back. Maybe they had to escape Cylons a la "33". Adama probably had to deal with civvies who wanted to keep on going, and abandon the planet. Maybe there was even a mutiny aboard one or both battlestars. Over three or four episodes, it shouldn't be that hard to find B or C plots for them…

Re: Well, okay...

Date: 2006-10-23 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jawajames.livejournal.com
i think the main split in Cylon society wouldn't necessarily be along the lines of the 12 models, but between those who want to be human (ie love) and those who dont care and want to be Cylon.


my random thought.
in the episode before last, D'Anna Biers takes two shots in the knees and is left to live to avoid download. in this recent episode, she is walking around just fine. given that the insurgency would want to enact the plan as quick as possible - would they really wait 24 hours to put the plan into motion (one day) - in which case it makes sense that D'Anna eventually suicides so that she can get a new body and be back within 24 hours (the seeming length of time it takes for a resurrection). while a Brother Cavil mentioned that he had to kill himself (but didn't like the rebirth).. you'd think that as the resistance gets savvy to resurrecting skin jobs, the skin jobs would have to accept that they should carry suicide pills or the like just in case they get incapacitated but not dead.

you're right - there certainly are several B or C plots that the fleet could use during the occupation time frame.. like most importantly.. did Lee get his wisdom teeth out? (his fattening up of his face looks more like dental surgery than weight gain)

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