Battlestar Galactica 2/03/2006 (S02E15) "Scar"

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  1. Feb 4, 2006 #21 of 156

    philw1776 Active Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Seacoast NH


    I though this week's ep was better than last week's but that's damning with faint praise. I enjoy the show but even thoug everyone is allowed an inferior episode now and then I think the overall writing has deteriorated this season. I've always had to suspend logic when watching the show because the writers aren't big on creating the behind the scenes consistent logical fabric that characterizes the best of written SF.

    On the plus side, the elimination of resurection ship, the Presidn't's sudden realization of her VPs 'association' with a 6 model pre-attack, and Boomer's situation have given us interesting plot fodder. I've always doubted that these writers really had a substantive plan but I'm still enjoying the story, just a bit less so this 2.5 season. Let's hope to be surprised.
  2. Feb 4, 2006 #22 of 156

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    This is the third week in a row where we've been introduced to a problem they've been struggling with for a long time, but the viewers never knew about it. It's getting old, as is the non-linear storytelling. I mentioned it last week, but it looks like there's no outline planned for the story arc and they're making stuff up as they go, leaving some major questions unanswered. Here's one... who's in charge of Pegasus?
  3. Feb 4, 2006 #23 of 156
    Fool Me Twice

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  4. Feb 4, 2006 #24 of 156

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    I'm glad I watched In Justice first. This episode was pretty bad. I don't necessarily care that we get all this new stuff about characters, but what bothered me most is how we suddenly have a named Cylon raider with a personality. That just doesn't fit at all with everything we've heard about. And that one fighter could even stand out amidst the hundreds coming out of a base star and all the moving around the fleet has done, we should've heard something about it already. I might feel different if they were discovering one unique Cylon fighter, but they accepted it as having been around a long time -- legendary, even.

    I'd guess we've now reached the point where the overall story arc was never mapped. That nobody ever considered where the series would head and eventually end up if it were renewed. If we get too many more episodes of this caliber, that'd probably confirm it.
  5. Feb 4, 2006 #25 of 156

    jimborst Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Aug 30, 2001
    IA USA


    In my opinion the episode where both commanding officers had set up the assassination of the other CO was one of the best episodes on TV but what happened, did they lose the writing staff, was there some kind of shake up? At least one of the COs should have given the order for the assassination, and then each week it seems to slip further into the "no consistent BSG writer writing " syndrome. It just seems to have taken such a turn.
  6. Feb 4, 2006 #26 of 156

    jones07 warrior

    Jan 30, 2001
    Phila, Pa....
    I thought it was an Ok episode. Unlike last week I did not once look at my clock.
    And yeah, it was a 100% Space: Above and Beyond episode rip-off.
    btw:Burn in Hell..................FOX
  7. Feb 4, 2006 #27 of 156

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Also, for some reason I had a hard time with the "Where you at?" slang. I don't know why, it just pulled me out of the story.
  8. Feb 4, 2006 #28 of 156

    jradford The Jerkstore called

    Dec 28, 2004
    It's unfortunate, because if we hadn't been beaten over the head with it for the last month, this could have been a really neat filler episode. Instead, the moment "88 hours earlier" popped up, I audibly groaned.

    The only scene that felt "important" to me was Starbuck's conversation with Sharon.
  9. Feb 4, 2006 #29 of 156

    edhara Shaken, not stirred

    Feb 17, 2002
    BSG is one of three shows total that I watch. Guess what the other two are.

    The concept of an 'ace' enemy pilot isn't new - heck, they even did that in the Robotech Macross saga back when I was in high school.

    In spite of the flaws, I enjoyed the episode regardless. *shrug*
  10. Feb 4, 2006 #30 of 156

    5thcrewman Active Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    Cue the flying motorcycles!
  11. Feb 4, 2006 #31 of 156

    Gerryex Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    Land O...
    Hi ALL,

    I too was quite disappointed with this episode. Several times I looked at the clock to see how much was left.

    As another post said, the episodes where the two commanders were at each other and plotting to kill the other were very good episodes. These last few episodes left much to be desired!!!

  12. Feb 4, 2006 #32 of 156

    aintnosin [Spoiler]

    Jun 25, 2003
    Lake Forest, CA
    I can't believe the negativity. I think the last two episodes have been excellent.
  13. Feb 4, 2006 #33 of 156

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    I agree (except for no Six this week;)).
    What everyone liked about this series (how different it is from standard sci fi fare) is now what everyone is complaining about. They're bitching and moaning about how it's "different" from the way it's been; but that's what makes it great. You never know what to expect. And don't start whining again about how "the writing's not as good as it's been" and "gee, it's not nearly as good as season one" blah blah. Just enjoy it for crying out loud.
  14. Feb 4, 2006 #34 of 156

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sorry for more negativity, but I was hoping for "Ana Lucia Goes to Outer Space" to get her ass kicked (permanently) by Scar. She annoys the hell out of me.
  15. Feb 4, 2006 #35 of 156

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    what I like about BSG is the human drama and interaction as the story unfolds...we didn't get that the last two eps...we got one person dealing with their inner demons. But the demons materialized out of thin air and occurred in a vacuum, away from everyone else. It was detached and unreal...

    contrast this with Caprica Sharon as she evolved with Helo in season 1...the change is gradual, deep, and flows along the story arc...same with Adama and Apollo's relationship...Tigh and Starbuck...very very different from the last 2 eps...
  16. Feb 4, 2006 #36 of 156

    7thton No raindrop ever falls in the wrong place

    Mar 3, 2005
    LOL! I thought the exact same thing....Ana Lucia in space.

    I heard Ron Moore say on the podcast that this was one of season two's "stand-out" episodes.

    I hope he's wrong....
  17. Feb 4, 2006 #37 of 156

    questfortruth New Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    I'm going to swim against the lemming-like tide of negativity on this one.

    It was a great episode. The writing was terrific, it was very well shot and edited. If you care at all about the characters by this point, then it was moving as well.

    How can you guys say that there was no drama? I say you're all a bunch of spylons, and your subversive programming just kicked in and compelled you to flake out during a really excellent episode.
  18. Feb 4, 2006 #38 of 156

    quango Member

    Sep 25, 2005
    Macon, Georgia
    I thought it was an excellent episode; the only reason why half of you are saying it sucked is because it happened to immediately follow an (inferior) episode that also focused on a single character -- although, arguably, this episode is at least as much about Kat (a character who's really developed from being a "nugget" in S1) as it is about Starbuck, and unlike the previous episode the demons haunting the lead are well-established (or did you completely forget the Caprica arc?).

    Not to mention that "Black Market" was an example of classic linear storytelling, with only the one foreshadowing shot at the beginning.

    And, last but not least, if you want a show where you like everybody, go watch Stargate or Voyager or a sitcom (not a knock on those shows, but they're entirely different from BSG). If you can't root for flawed people who sometimes make bad choices, there's nobody on this earth who you can root for.
  19. Feb 4, 2006 #39 of 156

    atrac New Member

    Feb 27, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I'm glad that I agreed with the majority (?) of people in this thread - I didn't like this episode at all either. I thought it was boring and uninteresting. It didn't hold my attention at ALL. In fact I took a nap afterwards because, well, it induced a coma.
  20. Feb 4, 2006 #40 of 156

    DriverJ The Reaper's Hand

    Jan 29, 2006
    Maple Grove...
    thank you, I agree.
    I want them to explore lee's need to "die" a little more...

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