Battlestar Galactica: The Captains Hand 2-17-06 *Spoilers*

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  1. Feb 18, 2006 #21 of 138
    vman41

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    I like charismatic bad people, makes their successes more plausible.

    If you really want a population rise, outlaw contraception as well as abortion (though I imagine everyone's birth control pills are gone by now).

    Edit: What about abortions for Raptor pilots who are pregnant? Viper pilots?
     
  2. Feb 18, 2006 #22 of 138
    FieryRobot

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    I certainly thought it was going to be up to Galactica in the end to jump in and save them, but OTOH, I don't think they'd necessarily want to leave the fleet stranded either. But once Apollo was in command I knew they'd probably do this one on their own.

    For me the way the Command of the Pegasus died wasn't so much Wrath of Khan as it was ala Kirk in the Enterprise B, only we ain't gonna find him in the Nexus chopping wood.

    I was laughing when he tells Apollo "you have the con" and he's like all deer eyed. Then finally mutters "I have the con..." Awesome. I am still very surprised he was given command of that ship after only just making Major, but OTOH, they were running out of competent officers over there.

    I really hope they don't get rid of the Pegasus. It gives them a fighting chance and a way to rebuild some 'modern' equipment. Without it, it gets kind of hard to believe that they'll ever survive the way they were losing vipers. That said, I'm sure it will happen someday as with two battlestars, they are pretty powerful... they annihilated those two base stars in "Resurrection Ship"
     
  3. Feb 18, 2006 #23 of 138
    KungFuCow

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    Next week looks to be a flashback episode.

    Anyone else think Zarek might be behind the pregnant girl showing up on Galactica?
     
  4. Feb 18, 2006 #24 of 138
    7thton

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    You need to spoilerize the part about next week's episode!
     
  5. Feb 18, 2006 #25 of 138
    philw1776

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    Bingo! That's annoying and reflects a lack of management discipline in the story arc, something that unfortunately has become the season 2.5 norm.

    That being said the episode was an improvement over the past several because of the interesting dynamics between Admiral Adama & the Pres on the need for population increase, Baltar's manipulated insertion into the election campaign and the well developed relationship between Starbuck and Apollo, especially their last scene.

    Let's get back to Boomer and the spylons!
     
  6. Feb 18, 2006 #26 of 138
    questfortruth

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    Good episode.

    I have a hard time believing that Adama would put an engineer with no prior combat experience, in command of the Pegasus. To hell with all the, "it had to be a member of the original Pegasus crew" nonsense. Even a drunk Col. Tigh would have made more sense.

    I like the idea of Baltar running for president, but he became irredeemable in my mind after he gave Gina the nuke. That's makes him a lot less interesting, IMO.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2006 #27 of 138
    chronatog7

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    I like the series, but I feel that is not good that everyone is getting promoted so quickly. The promotions change the dynamic among all characters. They should cherish those events a little more. Form where Commander Apollo Adama can go from here? Another Promotion or Demotion?

    Time will tell!
     
  8. Feb 18, 2006 #28 of 138
    questfortruth

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    Well, assuming that the title of the show is not going to be changed to "Battlestars Galactica and Pegasus," Lee will have to be demoted eventually. Either that, or he'll have to be killed off :rolleyes:
     
  9. Feb 18, 2006 #29 of 138
    PJO1966

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    I'm glad John Heard was a red shirt character. After he had saved the day I expected to hear him say "Ship... Out of danger?" and then go on about the needs of the many. I had caught the references to Major Adama in last week's previews. I was wondering how long it would take before he was in command of Pegasus. Maybe we'll get an episode with the Pegasus crew mumbling about nepotism. I guess he and Dee are going to have to either put things on hold or make some other arrangements since they're going to be stationed on different ships.

    As for next week:

    it looks like they're finally going to answer some questions about how the Cylons are resurrected. It looks interesting. Maybe they'll reveal yet another model. It's been a while. I think the last one we met was Xena, Warrior Cylon and it looks like she's back next week.
     
  10. Feb 18, 2006 #30 of 138
    jerobi

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    I was tying to be vague with it. Would anyone really be in this thread talking about this week's episode that hasn't seen the promo teaser for next week that immediately followed the episode? Just curious if that's part of the protocol.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2006 #31 of 138
    PJO1966

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    Yes. Some people feel the previews give too much away. Forum rules say that we need to spoilerize anything from the previews.
     
  12. Feb 18, 2006 #32 of 138
    jerobi

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    Yep, I see it in JAP's post. My bad.
     
  13. Feb 18, 2006 #33 of 138
    Anubys

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    one thing they didn't discuss is do they have enough room/supplies for a population growth? that seems to be something to do once they find a place to colonize...

    someone mentioned that they wonder if Zareck is behind the pregnant girl...I thought they made it clear that there has been a steady pipeline of girls coming to the doc, it just so happens that this one got caught...so I don't think Zareck is behind it...
     
  14. Feb 18, 2006 #34 of 138
    madscientist

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    I don't think this episode can be accused of not having build-up. I thought the whole thing was very realistic: there's this issue in the civilian fleet that's been percolating for a long time, but the military and even the government (which means us too, since that's who we follow) have not noticed it at all. Then bam all of a sudden it's a big mess right in their laps. I think that's very plausible, and I liked it.
     
  15. Feb 18, 2006 #35 of 138
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Heh. As I was watching John Heard almost literally destroy the Pegasus through his mismanagement, I thought "Tigh must be delighted. He's no longer the worst commander in the galaxy!"
     
  16. Feb 18, 2006 #36 of 138
    ovr8ted

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    A better back to basics episode, although, as previously posted, somewhat (way too much, actually) predictable.

    Concerning the previously on for this episode: I thought that was a cheap way out, but at least we had some sort of continuity for engaging into tonight's episode.

    As to the preview scenes for each episode during the opening credits: :mad: : I didn't get to my remote fast enough and got to see the Pegasus taking it to her midsection. Thanks, that took all the fun out of wondering if it was indeed a Cylon trick or something else, , , so that was ruined for me!

    Previews for next week: I DO NOT WATCH THEM, PLEASE STOP POSTING ABOUT THEM WITHOUT SPOILERIZING THEM!!! OK, I'm not really that upset about it, but as you can see, it tends to ruin the show for me ;)

    Glad to see the Prez. go against herself. Nice touch. And the whole Giaus interruption was terrifically played! I liked watching Six and her bittersweet expression; so he thinks I'm no more than a machine, yet I am so proud of him.

    John Heard; yuck. This character sucked. Either make him power hungry, stupid, or bumbling, but combining these traits and disobeying a direct order seemed too far out of reality for me to take. The same goes for Tyrel. Hey numbnuts, its not just you we're trying to save here, its the entire human race!!!

    I don't find D's and Apollo's relationship believable in the least, never have. There is no chemistry there, at least not onscreen ;)

    I guess these Cylons don't care about dying, huh?
     
  17. Feb 18, 2006 #37 of 138
    PJO1966

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    From Sci-Fi's web site:

    I hope this doesn't mean there won't be one at all this week. I enjoy listening to his comments.
     
  18. Feb 18, 2006 #38 of 138
    questfortruth

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    On the contrary, the basestar that Pegasus singled out started to retreat, as soon as she took heavy damage. I think that suggests that the Cylons are not especially eager to die.
     
  19. Feb 18, 2006 #39 of 138
    PJO1966

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    Not to mention they managed to draw the Pegasus away from Galactica. They knew they had a much better chance against one Battlestar than they would have against two.
     
  20. Feb 18, 2006 #40 of 138
    dcheesi

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    The main "out of the blue" feeling I got was from them suddenly singling out the Gemini (Geminians?) as the religious fanatics of the fleet. Previously it had always been presented as invidividual people having verying degrees of faith throughout the Colonies. Certainly when Roslyn was in her "Moses" phase, there was no sense that all the religious fervor surrounding her was coming from one particular Colony...
     

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