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Battlestar Galactica in HD?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by crowfan, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. crowfan

    crowfan The Dude abides

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    Gang,

    I am currently watching the Season 2.5 DVDs in preparation for the season 3 premiere of BSG this Friday. I've never watched the show as it airs before. I've only seen it in "catch-up mode" on DVD. I thought I remembered reading somewhere that BSG was aired in HD, but I don't see it in my cable schedule anywhere. Is it aired in HD? If so, what channel? Is there an HD feed of SciFi that I just don't get, or is it aired on INHD or something like that?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. hanumang

    hanumang Active Member

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    Universal HD

    In the past, it tended to be at least a half-season behind. Of course, with the new schedule for season 3, who knows what the future holds...
     
  3. crowfan

    crowfan The Dude abides

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    It was also shown on NBC in HD....just the mini, I think, though.
     
  5. Todd

    Todd Gee thanks Jeremy...

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    Season 3 will not be on UniversalHD anytime soon. We'll have to watch it in lowly SD... :(
     
  6. Dignan

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    I believe that after my Dr. Who Divx experience I might wait and download the episode of BSG S3. My signal for Sci-Fi channel is pretty bad on my DTivo.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2006 #7 of 16
    newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    i have never watched the initial 2 part movie thing nor seasons 1 or 2. They are all sitting on my unsubbed T60 waiting for me to catch up with my other stuff :)

    is jumping into this season possible or would i be way out of the loop?
     
  8. Oct 2, 2006 #8 of 16
    Sirius Black

    Sirius Black Grey Warden Reject

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    Without giving too much away, I say 'yes' you would be out of the loop.

    What new schedule?
     
  9. Oct 2, 2006 #9 of 16
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    It would be worth it to "catch up". It will definitely be worth your time.
     
  10. Domandred

    Domandred New Member

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    Jumping into season 3 you would be very out of the loop. You wouldn't have to watch every episode though I don't think, however even a "good parts" or "need to see" version might be a little much to catch up on in what 5 days till the season premier.

    Even some of the less then great (still better then a good portion of television out there though) episodes might have one or two scenes that are important.

    I'll try to help out though:

    Watch

    Miniseries

    Season 1
    1 - 33
    2 - Water
    3 - Bastille Day
    4 - Act of Contrition
    5 - You can't go home again (Act of Contrition pt2)
    8 - Flesh and Bone
    110 - The Hand of God
    112 - Kobol's Last Gleeming pt1
    113 - Kobol's Last Gleeming pt2

    Season 2
    201 - Scattered
    203 - Fragged
    204 - Resistance
    205 - The Farm
    206 - Home pt1
    207 - Home pt2
    210 - Pegasus
    211 - Resurrection Ship pt1
    212 - Resurrection Ship pt2
    213 - Epiphanies
    217 - The Captain's Hand
    218 - Downloaded
    219 - Lay Down Your Burdens pt1
    220 - Lay Down Your Burdens pt2

    That still only removes about 11 epidodes. Save you about 8 hours though (without commercials), and I think those episodes cover all the major story arcs going on as well. The missing parts you should be able to catch up on either in the "previously on Battlestar Galactica spots" or by watching "The Story So Far".

    You might end up watching ALL of season 1 however, then just skipping season two 208 and 214, 215 and 216.

    208 was a filler episode but did have a few very short scenes as well as introducing a new character that rumor has it will have a larger roll in season 3.

    214 to 216 are major filler episodes. 214 you can probably completely skip, 215 is debateable, not really anything needed for the story but has some character development.

    216 - Sacrifices was not a good episode either but does have a few very important events that are really unneeded to the story but if you don't watch you'll be saying "what happened?" the episode after.

    So I guess watch all the episodes except 214 - Black Market. But there is one dialog scene that may be important to the episodes coming up, I can't remember for sure because I turned my brain off for most of that episode...

    You know what, just watch all of them. Sorry couldn't really help.
     
  11. hanumang

    hanumang Active Member

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    Season 3 of BSG will be shown in 1 'continuous' block from October to March (with a one month break in December).

    Season 2 (also 20 episodes) was split across 2 blocks on Sci-Fi: summer (June to August), then winter (January to March).
     
  12. newsposter

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    thanks for all the information. I wish my work laptop could read RAM disks so i could watch while at work :) But I'm not going to burn -r just for a one time viewing

    alternatively i've been working on a machine to add 3 more hours to every day for more TV viewing :)
     
  13. crowfan

    crowfan The Dude abides

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    I've gotten spoiled watching it on DVD. I was looking forward to the HD feed, but now it looks like I'll have to watch it in SD if I want to watch it as it airs. :(

    Oh well, at least it's back on. :up: I'm making a push to finish up the S2.5 DVDs by Friday.
     
  14. Sirius Black

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    This I like. None of that no-reason-what-so-ever-break schedule like those guys over at ABC and that other really popular show. ;)
     
  15. etsolow

    etsolow Don't Try

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    Why, oh why, do they make us choose between HD and staying current? I want my HD now! :D
     
  16. Chandler Mike

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    Yeah, this sucks...I watched all of the last two seasons on DVD or UHD...

    I have to watch on Friday, but I just wish I knew if they'd be shown on UHD or somewhere else...and when.

    Still no one knows?
     

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