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

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  1. Mar 5, 2006 #41 of 154
    drew2k

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    Was another "new" scene inserted into the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" recaps? I don't recall "previously" seeing the scene with Lee and Dualla where he tells her he's just leaving to a new ship, not leaving her. Did I miss it when that scene originally played, or is this another bit of revisionist history, like the inserted scene of Adama promoting the Pegasus engineer to Pegasus commander?

    Even if the scene was not new, what was the purpose of showing it in the recaps? Did Lee and Dualla even have any scenes together in the new episode? The camera seemed to linger on Lee's picture in Dualla's locker, but that was it. So what's the point of reminding us that these two are a "couple" during the recap? Signs and portents???

    On a second note, I did not notice the music at ALL in the first half, but I was blown away by the stark contrast in demeanor between Tyrol's priest and in Roslyn's priestess ... They must not have attended the same seminary!

    But ... didn't the previews also show Roslyn saying to someone ...
    "Baltar is collaborating with the cylons". If Baltar wins the election and Roslyn can prove her claim, I'm sure this would set up some type of impeachment or maybe even Adama would have to step in to remove Baltar from office to ensure the safety of the fleet. Just speculation ...
     
  2. Mar 5, 2006 #42 of 154
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Probably to remind us that Lee is on Pegasus now. Which I forgot anyway, during Starbuck's briefing.
    The problem is,
    she can't prove her claim. It's just what she remembers, while dying in a drug-induced haze. So it'll be he said, she said while dying in a drug-induced haze.

    But you can bet your sweet bippy Admiral "Puppy-Eyes" Adama will believe her!
     
  3. Mar 5, 2006 #43 of 154
    Topher5000

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    I just finished watching Final Cut on Bell Expressvu. I didn't realize how much I missed the original music.
    I've had the opportunity to see BG on Bell using a 3100 ird (same as the DN 301), Dishnetwork on a 301 & DirecTV with an R10 (I live near the U.S./Canada border & know people in the States). The PQ on SciFi must be really compressed. Bell is so much better on my 120" pj. Is this the same for everybody, or is there a problem with the ird setups I've seen? Is cable pq better than satellite?
    I see SciFi is broadcasting BG from 10am to 4pm tomorrow. Might have to call in sick!
     
  4. Mar 5, 2006 #44 of 154
    drew2k

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    This is totally a stretch, but
    Maybe Caprica-Six returns to Galactica with Starbuck and somehow corroborates Roslyn's claim? But you're right, even without proof, Adama will back her 100% ...
     
  5. Mar 5, 2006 #45 of 154
    IndyJones1023

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    WTF?
     
  6. Mar 5, 2006 #46 of 154
    Topher5000

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    IndyJones1023, just wondering if the picture quality is a problem on my end, or if the channel's really compressed.
    How do you get your TV? Sat or cable? Are you happy with the PQ?
     
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    tivogurl

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    IndyJones1023

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    I have DirecTV and the picture quality certainly isn't stellar. But knowing that going into it, it's fine enough. I get my HD OTA, so I don't have the opportunity to see the re-runs on Universal HD. :(
     
  9. Mar 5, 2006 #49 of 154
    dswallow

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    For at least the last several months or so the picture quality on SciFi via DirecTV has been the worst of anything I've seen anywhere. For whatever reason the commercials generally don't look as bad, only the programs. I suspect it has more to do with the overall dark nature of much of the video during the show... darker areas just never compressing well enough not to end up with noticable blocking.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2006 #50 of 154
    questfortruth

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    The raptors got all of their jump coordinates from Sharon..maybe Sharon deliberately (or even "unconsciously") sent the lone raptor to the habitable planet.

    Why? 'Cause the Cylons have a plan...
     
  11. Mar 5, 2006 #51 of 154
    philw1776

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    Over in AVI Forum the teckies note that DTV does NOT offer true HDTV; they downconvert and compress the picture. It's a BIG issue.
     
  12. Mar 5, 2006 #52 of 154
    jradford

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    Off-topic, but Ron Moore is a real ass in the podcasts. While informing and entertaining, I sure do find myself shaking my head at him sometimes.
     
  13. Mar 5, 2006 #53 of 154
    Crrink

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    I'm too lazy to listen to the podcasts - any good examples?
     
  14. Mar 5, 2006 #54 of 154
    dswallow

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    I was talking about SciFi channel; that has nothing to do with HD.
     
  15. Mar 5, 2006 #55 of 154
    jradford

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    He is always complaining about the "whining" by the fans. He just kind of comes off as one of those guys that says "I don't care what someone says on a messageboard, i don't read those, I'm above those," but then always seems to know what people are complaining about and to harp on it in his podcasts. It's odd, and I've done a poor job explaining it. A couple weeks ago, he and his wife did a very obnoxious little skit basically making fun of people that found the sound of a lawnmower in the background to be annoying.

    Other than that, I find the podcasts to be great.
     
  16. Mar 5, 2006 #56 of 154
    J4yDubs

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    I liked it, I loved it, I want some more of it!

    This show is SO much better when they don't focus on one person or event.

    Yes! And it's a little annoying. I frequently FF through the "previously on", but now I have to watch it so I don't miss something. That was NOT "previously on"! :)

    John
     
  17. Mar 5, 2006 #57 of 154
    cwerdna

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    Hmm, I hadn't noticed it being any better or worse the lately. I watch on an Infocus X1 projector w/72" screen. For me, local PBS stations off of DirecTV seem to have the worst PQ, mostly a soft image.

    Back to the ep, I dunno, I found this episode to be one of the weaker ones this season. Perhaps it's that I'm not much into the politics on the show. I figured I'd have to watch it since I'd probably be wondering what happened in this ep if I skipped it and then saw the finale.
     
  18. Mar 5, 2006 #58 of 154
    DevdogAZ

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    Surprised nobody has mentioned how disturbing it was at the beginning when Chief was beating the sh!t out of Cally. That was pretty intense. I thought she was dead for a bit.

    Despite the fact that Sharon seems to be cooperating, I'm not sure I'd trust her. She didn't even know she was a Spylon and her internal "programming" took over and she shot Adama. What makes them think something similar isn't going to happen again?
     
  19. Mar 5, 2006 #59 of 154
    latrobe7

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    Though, IMO, he doesn’t offer any satisfactory explanation of how the cylons can emulate humans down to the molecular level, and also hide any evidence of fiber-optic connectivity. He just kind of says, “because they can”.
     
  20. Mar 5, 2006 #60 of 154
    getbak

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    That was a different Sharon (formerly Galactica-Boomer, now Caprica-Boomer).

    Based on what was shown in Season 1, the Sharon who is helping them now (formerly Caprica-Boomer, then Galactica-Boomer, now Caprica-Boomer -- crap...too confusing), has always known that she's a cylon. She knew enough about the other Boomer's life (and obviously, Helo's feelings for her) that she was able to convincingly seduce Helo on Caprica, but she also had communications with the other cylons, so she wasn't fully out of the loop.


    All that said, I still wouldn't trust her.
     

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