Battlestar Galactica - Lay Down Your Burdens - 3/3/2006

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  1. Mar 3, 2006 #1 of 154
    IndyJones1023

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    OMG. It's soooo good again! So much was happening. And Dean Stockwell! Rock! I am very much looking forward to and also dreading next week's season finalé!
     
  2. Mar 4, 2006 #2 of 154
    danterner

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    Agreed on all points, IndyJones. I really liked this episode, too. BSG is tied with Lost as my favorite show, and this episode just reinforced that. I thought the music underscoring everything in the first part of the show was a bit unusual for the series, and I'm not sure if it worked for me. I also wasn't quite sure why so much faith was put in Sharon all of a sudden, but apart from those minor points I thought it was very well done. I'm already anticipating the withdrawal I'll be in after next week's season finale.

    Also, I'm pretty convinced Duala is a spylon, now. Did you notice her reaction when talking at the lockers - she hears "and the Cylons will never find [the new planet]" and the camera just kind of lingers on her as she smirks to herself. Then again, maybe I'm misreading it.

    Now, with Dean Stockwell involved, maybe their next leap really will be the leap ho.... never mind. Oh boy.
     
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    purwater

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    Now THAT'S how you do a good sci fi show.
     
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    it really worked for me. I Have never had any problem with any music on this show. I know some of you had an issue with the music when Cain showed up but that was ok with me.

    I am also looking forward to/ dreading next weeks episode. i wonder how long until the new season starts or how long until the new dvds come out.
     
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    Warren

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    another thing about the raptor that jumped into the moutian. I wonder if they are still alive in there since they transopder is still working.
     
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    Good buildup to the finale next week. I knew the finale had to be soon, but didn't realize it was so soon.

    Funny thing I noticed: It was either Roslin or Baltar who tried to dismiss the new found planet as a permanent home by saying only 20% of it was habitable. Since 75% of earth is covered by water and you account for deserts and other inhabitable terrain, that would make it a pretty close match to Earth.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    They may have meant 20% of the actual landmass...
     
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    emandbri

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    That is how I took it. But for only 50,000 people 20% should be fine.

    Emily
     
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    IndyJones1023

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    For a while. But if it's "permanent" then the populous really can't expand to the billions it once was.
     
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    dswallow

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    Look at China.
     
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    IndyJones1023

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    How many billions does it have?
     
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    Warren

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    a question my wife asked. How come they are only going to Caprica(sp?) to save people. aren't there 11 other planets that were also attacked? Or did we both miss something like. the 12 colonies were on the same planet and only the 13th (Earth) had moved to another planet.
     
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    IndyJones1023

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    There are 11 other planets, but they only know of survivors on Caprica.
     
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    Warren

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    see thats what we thought. just wanted to make sure.
     
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    dswallow

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    Right now, 1.3 billion.

    9.3 million square kilometers -- about the same area as the US.

    There's about 148 million square kilometers of land mass on the planet. So China represents about 6.3% of that.

    India has only 2.9 million square kilometers of land and just over a billion people live there. That's less than 2% of the planets land mass.
     
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    IndyJones1023

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    And how big is the new planet compared to Earth?
     
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    mrmike

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    Anyone watch the preview and think

    "Al" the priest is a Cylon?

    Or just me?
     
  18. Mar 4, 2006 #18 of 154
    7thton

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    Pretty good episode, but the whole "let's go back to Caprica and rescue the survivors" really came out of no where. The thing that was so good about the 1st season was that everything was perfectly led up to....the 2nd season hasn't really been that good, in that respect.

    The music in the first half of the show....the strumming guitar....was horrible. I mean, really cheese ball. They used that same sort of music on another episode, and I hated it then as well.

    I don't really understand where they are going with the whole Chief subplot, and, again, it's kinda out of no where. I don't watch the previews, so maybe they gave some insight, but still...
     
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    Bierboy

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    That was my thought at first, too, but then I realized that, if Baltar knows (and, therefore, Six), then the Cylons would know, too, right?
     
  20. Mar 4, 2006 #20 of 154
    PJO1966

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    Great episode... I jumped when the "To Be Continued... " popped up. I knew that it was a two-parter, but it just went by so quickly. There was a lot going on in this episode and it was all good. The music, as others have pointed out, was extremely out of place. They've used similar music in the series before and whenever they do, it pulls me out of the story. It just didn't fit.

    Is there any chance that the Chief is actually a Cylon? I doubt it, but add another vote for the priest to be one.

    From the previews it looks like
    Baltar wins the election and orders the fleet to stay on the planet
    . That should prove to be interesting.

    I can't believe we're at the season finale already. When does season 3 start up? At least I have the reruns on UHD to keep my BSG fix going until they new ones come back.
     

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