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[BSG] Blood & Chrome is here and will frak your shit backwards in time

AtomikaAtomika Hypercritical Queen Bitch of CinemaRegistered User regular
edited March 2012 in Debate and/or Discourse
I noticed that the old thread had exceeded its limit, and since there's some new news out today, I figured this would be a good jumping off point.

HitFix is saying that none other than Bryan Singer is now attached to produce (and maybe direct) a new theatrical BSG movie, completely unrelated to Ron Moore's series but possibly related to the original and BSG 1980 series.


I'm having a hard time seeing how this isn't going to be just a terrible idea.


edit: For some added confounding talk, read the comments on that link to see loads of people who flat-out hated the SyFy series, but can't wait for the guy who did Superman Returns and Valkyrie to take a shot at it. "Facepalm" doesn't even begin to describe it.

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  • Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    What. The. Fuck.

    This is just great. I've been trying to convince my friends to give the series a try, and they're all like, "Yeah....maybe." Then this'll come out and they'll be like, "I'll just go see the movie" and of course I will say "No don't go see the movie" and they'll be all "I'm gonna go see the movie" and then they'll go see the fucking movie and they'll be all "You mean you actually like this stuff" and I'll be like "NO."

    :(

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2009
    Yeah, this guy's been pushing to have a movie made for like, 20 years or something crazy like that. It's a terrible idea, but I won't be all up in arms until they actually start shooting it.

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I thought the rumours of an original-series-based BSG movie had been squarely refuted by Universal back around the time RDM's series ended?

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Every time I mention how BSG is incredible people laugh.

    Whenever I talk about Bear McCreary and how he's the best cinematic composer ever people laugh when they hear that he wrote for BSG.

    Now they will have a reason if they see this stupid movie that's going to be awful why would they do this.

    Did the series just cause a quality imbalance that the idea of BSG couldn't handle. They felt it went too far to outshine the original series and decided they needed more suck

  • AtomikaAtomika Hypercritical Queen Bitch of Cinema Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Yeah, this guy's been pushing to have a movie made for like, 20 years or something crazy like that. It's a terrible idea, but I won't be all up in arms until they actually start shooting it.

    Between Tom DeSanto and Richard Hatch, I just keep scratching my head over what it is about the original series that people think needs revisiting. They had two chances already to get this thing right, and audiences didn't bite. The R&D series is already a legend and milestone of quality television, and offered just about everything I feel this series could strive for, surpassing even that quite often.

    Totally confused.

  • powersurgepowersurge Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Unrelated to BSG Movie talk does anyone know why the hell The Face of the Enemy webisodes are not included in the "Complete Series Boxset"? It seems other than the Caprica Pilot (which is understandable) its the one thing thats missing in the boxset. :( After blowing a ton of cash on the Blu-ray set its a big let down (a long with the crappy box it comes in) to know its not really complete.

  • IdolisideIdoliside Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    powersurge wrote: »
    Unrelated to BSG Movie talk does anyone know why the hell The Face of the Enemy webisodes are not included in the "Complete Series Boxset"? It seems other than the Caprica Pilot (which is understandable) its the one thing thats missing in the boxset. :( After blowing a ton of cash on the Blu-ray set its a big let down (a long with the crappy box it comes in) to know its not really complete.

    The Plan's not on there either. I downloaded all the individual webisodes and keep them on my computer, but Face of The Enemy all compile together lasts 1 episode, so they should have included it in Season 4 somewhere really.

    But there is some big royalty fiasco with the webisodes apparently, after the Resistance they almost didn't make any more.

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  • Sunday_AssassinSunday_Assassin Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I think I spent most of every season of BSG thinking they'd 'ruined' the show and wishing it'd go back to 'the way things were'

    I also didn't like Roslin or Adama very much.

    But it's still a quality show (until the last season)

  • AtomikaAtomika Hypercritical Queen Bitch of Cinema Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I think I spent most of every season of BSG thinking they'd 'ruined' the show and wishing it'd go back to 'the way things were'

    Not to flame, but what is it about the old show that you found so much more involving than the Ron Moore version? Cheap costumes and sets? Campy adventurism? Lorne Greene?

  • Sunday_AssassinSunday_Assassin Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I've never seen the old show

    By 'the way things were' I mean the previous seasons

  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    After listening to Edward James Olmos at comic-con, I have come to the conclusion that the man is irrevocably insane in a awesome way.

    He has it all planed out how the end of BSG meets up with Blade Runner and has ideas about what happened after the end of the series
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  • Sunday_AssassinSunday_Assassin Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I have never laughed harder than when Adama threw up on himself in the finale

    edit: To expand on the previous stuff, while I very much enjoyed the characters and setting, I found more or less every reveal or significant plot development disappointing in some way or another, and while the show did at times manage to convince me otherwise after the fact, this did not stop me longing for the old more often than I enjoyed the new.

  • hottoqhottoq Registered User
    edited August 2009
    edit: To expand on the previous stuff, while I very much enjoyed the characters and setting, I found more or less every reveal or significant plot development disappointing in some way or another, and while the show did at times manage to convince me otherwise after the fact, this did not stop me longing for the old more often than I enjoyed the new.

    This.

    Everything after the beginning of the third season was a MASSIVE disappointment. The quality of the writing and acting took a huge nosedive. Went from being one of the best shows on TV to something I could barely muster the enthusiasm to watch. The finale was just laughably bad.

    ... and this coming from a guy who teared up during the liberation of New Caprica.

  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I thought the show got better and better and the brutality (which just frankly went through the roof after season 3) was pretty amazing. The beginning of season 4 part 2 was such an incredible start and then the two parter a couple of episodes later was the height of the show to me.

    It was after that I kind of felt the show started to meander into its rather clumsy finale. I was really engaged all the way up until the final episode which fell really flat to me.

  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Yeah that last handful of episodes had way too much navel gazing and not enough development

  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The whole episode with
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    annoyed the pure fuck out of me. I mean
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  • ThisThis Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I hope that anyone responsible for making this movie dies.

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I just finished the first season.

    Holy shit, this show is so good. I ignored it forever for no good reason.

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  • polaris314polaris314 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I myself have been listening to the ever-loving-fuck out of the Season 4 soundtrack. So much good stuff.

    Spoilered for spoilery track names/plot match-ups
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    Definitely worth your time if you've enjoyed the music in the series.

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  • Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I myself have been listening to the ever-loving-fuck out of the Season 4 soundtrack. So much good stuff.


    I tear up when I listen to "An Easterly View".

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  • MimMim Well you paid the price, no doubt. And I wanna have your babies.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Man, I do NOT want this to happen. I'm actually kinda hesitant about "The Plan" only because Starbuck and Apollo aren't in it (HOW CAN THEY NOT BE?!).

    I could only see this working if say, Singer was going with the tv show and helping fill in some plot holes with the cast we've become attached to.

    However, because it isn't, I can only assume that "Battlestar Galactica: 1980 Revisited"'s opening day in theaters will be uglier than a town hall meeting on universal health care.


    Personally, I LOVED the series till the end. I will re-watch it though so I can see what everyone was against just to understand the other side's point of view.
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    When does Caprica come out (the season, already have the pilot on DVD)? And where can I find the webisodes? Are they still up.
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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    So Olmos tore up a fancy model ship in the series. What could they destroy in the movie?

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  • ThisThis Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Mim wrote: »
    Personally, I LOVED the series till the end. I will re-watch it though so I can see what everyone was against just to understand the other side's point of view.

    Not everyone. I thought the last 10 episodes were some of the best of the entire series.

  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    When is The Plan coming out?

  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Gaeta's theme was great

  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    This wrote: »
    Mim wrote: »
    Personally, I LOVED the series till the end. I will re-watch it though so I can see what everyone was against just to understand the other side's point of view.

    Not everyone. I thought the last 10 episodes were some of the best of the entire series.
    Same. I loved No Exit, and the dialogue between Calvin and Ellen.

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  • AtomikaAtomika Hypercritical Queen Bitch of Cinema Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Richy wrote: »
    Calvin

    Please tell me you haven't gone three whole seasons calling the guy by the wrong name.

  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Richy wrote: »
    Calvin

    Please tell me you haven't gone three whole seasons calling the guy by the wrong name.
    Cavil, my bad. It's been what, a year since the series was on? My memory is getting faulty.

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  • MimMim Well you paid the price, no doubt. And I wanna have your babies.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    When did (and I don't know what is and isn't considered spoilers on this forums so I'll just spoiler it)
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    And I think the Plan comes out in September?

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  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    They got together when she came back from the basestar. He says "I love you" and she responds "about time".


    But I got to say the Singer version is going down in flames. Hard.

    A BSG without Admiral Adama, Tigh OR nr. 6?

    Doomed to failure.

    Sure there will be characters named Adama and Tigh, but they wont be the concentrated awsome that we know from the series.

    Why watch a pathetic reboot when you can watch the real thing.

    Kinda like who wants to watch Superman returns instead of Superman 2

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Mim wrote: »
    When did (and I don't know what is and isn't considered spoilers on this forums so I'll just spoiler it)
    Spoiler:

    And I think the Plan comes out in September?

    The closest to the actual moment would be
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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    BSG Classic is on Hulu

    is sooooooo terrible

  • MimMim Well you paid the price, no doubt. And I wanna have your babies.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Mim wrote: »
    When did (and I don't know what is and isn't considered spoilers on this forums so I'll just spoiler it)
    Spoiler:

    And I think the Plan comes out in September?

    The closest to the actual moment would be
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    So do we have any speculations or anything for
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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Spoiler:

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Richy wrote: »
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    Edits of above but lets keep finale talk out of the thread if at all possible. The positions are well entrenched and all we'll do it water the plains of the intertubes with the blood of nerdrage and fanboydom

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    So both 1. and 2. are both just really bad/lazy writing, and they didnt want to bother writing something logical up?

    I'm not exactly asking them to give scientific details so that we can reproduce "jumping" and have faster than light travel. But I would like to have plot points more elaborate than the sarcastic "rocks fall and everyone dies" ala SomethingPositive.

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  • MimMim Well you paid the price, no doubt. And I wanna have your babies.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Are we still spoilering all 4 seasons? Cause I can see that being a pain in the butt and if someone hasn't watched all four seasons by now why would they jump in here?

    How excited is everyone for "The Plan"? When I saw the BSG crew at Wizard World: Philadelphia my thoughts were:

    1.) This is going to be awesome because they seem to really love the show
    2.) Kat has really smooth, even skin.
    3.) How will they explain away the missing Starbuck/Apollo/Roslin awesomeness? Did those guys just not want to do the movie? Will they even appear in future BSG works?

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  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I thought the final episode, battle aside, was really atrociously bad.

    But I can forgive that given how great the rest of the series was and honestly, 2 episodes in Season 4 part 2 were so good that is my true "finale" to the series. I don't need anything else to be perfectly happy.

  • Fatboy RobertsFatboy Roberts Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I'm going to agree with Pants (we don't agree much regarding BSG, normally) in that discussion of the finale at this point is really just an exercise in annoyance.

    Instead, I'm looking forward to fresh annoyance: The BSG movie directed by Bryan Singer. (spoilered for length)
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