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Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on March 20, 2009, 11:18:
 
Who's gonna watch? Remember, it starts an hour earlier tonight.

We will be of course. The series has been good, but I personally could have done without all the Baltar bla bla stuff, and the Final Five, and Helen, and the babies. Babies ruin everything on TV, imho.

[Geek]
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on March 20, 2009, 11:49:
 
I watched every other episode so, unsurprisingly, I'll be watching the final.

I'm not sure they really knew what to do with Baltar throughout the series. The main thing that annoys me about the character is the inconsistency. Half the time he's a sleazy politician turned televangelist, the rest of the time he's some Che Guevara.

Mostly, though, I've liked the series despite it's flaws.

It could be worse
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on March 20, 2009, 11:57:
 
Dr. Gaius Baltar is the man who sold the world for Cylon poontang. He feels some guilt about that, but not enough to take the real shots at redemption that have been offered. In general terms, he will do and say anything to stay alive.

What's really amusing is, if you watch the Q&As where the actor who plays Baltar discusses his character, you find that the guy who plays Baltar is Baltar's total opposite.
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on March 20, 2009, 11:59:
 
I will be watching. I personally like Baltar. [Razz] I would love to have a cult consisting only of gun toting women. [evil] To me he provides comic relief. I also have a crush on Starbuck. [hearts]
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on March 20, 2009, 12:12:
 
Please, no spoilers, bittorrent takes... um... I mean, the network broadcasts it a little later here in oz.

I like Baltar.
Sure, he sold humanity for some Cylon poontang, but hey, who wouldn't?
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on March 20, 2009, 12:28:
 
You think you got it bad? Earlier this season, SciFi put the full episodes up on their website the day after the show aired and I could get my joyful and legal freeloading done around the same time everyone with a TV got to watch and digest the show. But now the bastards have put in a one week lag, so the big finish tonight and I STILL haven't seen Daybreak I yet.

Okay, I could buy it on iTunes, but it's the principle of the thing.
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on March 20, 2009, 12:35:
 
Xanthine wrote:
Earlier this season, SciFi...

You spelled it wrong

*gags at the link*
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on March 20, 2009, 12:58:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
Xanthine wrote:
Earlier this season, SciFi...

You spelled it wrong

*gags at the link*

Ugh...I read that in the Times - so lame.

What's TNT or TBS called these days? I've lost track of the 'cheesy name of the month' bits, and well...I don't watch them anyway. [Razz]

The idea I'm most interested in would be a cheap Hulu-style online subscription thing where you could get certain cable channels a la carte. The only thing I consider worthwhile on cable that isn't online is Discovery Science Channel. I really dig "How it's Made." Also, I quite like Hulu's implementation, and figure that content might be more readily available if a /small/ fee was added for additional content. Along these lines, I would like to be able to get access to BBC online (and Channel Four) the same as locals do! If this stuff came to be, I could easily see the death of modern television, and that IMHO, would be a Good Thing®.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on March 20, 2009, 13:37:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
Xanthine wrote:
Earlier this season, SciFi...

You spelled it wrong

*gags at the link*

Um...

/me files this away under the "corporate WTF" category
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on March 20, 2009, 23:35:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
/me files this away under the "corporate WTF" category

Looks like those corporate execs brains were damaged by a bad dose of syfylys.
 
Posted by Tech Angel (Member # 908) on March 22, 2009, 16:52:
 
I was at a conference in LA on the 20th and the hotel didn't get the SciFi channel (it's not officially "SyFy" until July 7th!), so I had to wait until Sat. night to immerse myself in the finale. ("Immerse" because I'm a die-hard BSG fan.)

Having now done so, I'm anticipating a conversation with some family members who haven't watched any of the re-imagined series but planned to tune into the finale "to see how it all ends". I'm pretty sure they will pan it as not worth the hype. IMHO, that's like passing judgment on "2001: A Space Odyssey" after watching only the last 15 minutes. Even having seen every BSG episode, I think I need to watch the last 3 hours again to fully grasp what the writers wanted to convey.
 


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