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Fair enough. But the humans are still are not in control of their own planet and are at the whim of the new aliens who have told them to get out of Dodge. What happens when the new aliens defeat themail first aliens? Are they going to leave or are they going to set up an outpost? In simple terms, the writers have traded one threat for another.

I think that's the idea. The humans are basically pawns of these advanced aliens, and they're going to do with earth what they want. The humans have to get rid of all of them if they're to survive.
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I've watched from the start and plan to continue unless it goes completely off the rails, which I don't expect because they've had several seasons to fine-tune the product. You have to kind of accept it for what it is. What is isn't, is BSG. Not remotely; not supposed to be.

It's pretty lightweight and low-budget, as befits the cable channel it's on. The producers and TNT probably never expected it to make it this far -- it's sort of "the little sci-fi show that could" (I used to say that about 'Fringe' - but that was a "big four" show with a much bigger budget). If your expectations aren't too high, it's a decent 45 minutes of entertainment, in the same class as Syfy's 'Defiance'.

pretty much sums it up for me. I've enjoyed it so far and will continue to watch. it isn't BSG but I never expected it to be. at least it's been more coherent an apocalyptic story than Revolution. it has that in its favor.

Fringe was great! really liked that show. we watched it last year from the beginning to end on BD and enjoyed it all. I'd absolutely watch John Noble in another show.

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I'd absolutely watch John Noble in another show.

He's in Sleepy Hollow now.
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^ I forgot about that. will have to catch up somehow on that. maybe get the discs or rent or online. thanks!

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Fair enough. But the humans are still are not in control of their own planet and are at the whim of the new aliens who have told them to get out of Dodge. What happens when the new aliens defeat themail first aliens? Are they going to leave or are they going to set up an outpost? In simple terms, the writers have traded one threat for another.

Yeah....that the plot twist that has us all wondering what's going on.

Does give us a few episodes of trying to figure this out.

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Fair enough. But the humans are still are not in control of their own planet and are at the whim of the new aliens who have told them to get out of Dodge. What happens when the new aliens defeat themail first aliens? Are they going to leave or are they going to set up an outpost? In simple terms, the writers have traded one threat for another.

That is one of the cool things about the new addition. The new aliens clearly claimed they were only here to defeat the other aliens and to stop them from doing this again and again, but do they have another motive, will they live up to their world, will the humans screw it up because they assume they will not. Can't wait to see!

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That is one of the cool things about the new addition. The new aliens clearly claimed they were only here to defeat the other aliens and to stop them from doing this again and again, but do they have another motive, will they live up to their world, will the humans screw it up because they assume they will not. Can't wait to see!

I have my doubts that they are as magnanimous as they claim to be eek.gif

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I have my doubts that they are as magnanimous as they claim to be eek.gif
Especially considering if they defeat the Espheni and then the Volm just leave... the series would be over.

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Especially considering if they defeat the Espheni and then the Volm just leave... the series would be over.

Ah, yes .. the Espheni and the Volm .. I had almost forgotten the names, and they are such good names .. smile.gif

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You can remember them by thinking of the Wizard of Oz when they were about to break into the castle...


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Ah, yes .. the Espheni and the Volm .. I had almost forgotten the names, and they are such good names .. smile.gif
What about Co-Cheese ? biggrin.gif
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... this is more fun than the actual show.... tongue.gif

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And his father, Cheez-Whiz! tongue.gif

You got a chuckle out of me on those .. congratulations .. smile.gif

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All caught up. Cliffhanger wasn't as big as prior ones, which I'm kind of grateful for now that I have a month to wait. I'm going to be very curious to see how the young doctor got infected. Looks like Anne and Tom's child is going to become a key part of winning the war. Treads on BSG plot a little, but that's okay. And Hal doesn't seem to happy with Karen's death after wanting it, after all. Expect some fallout there but probably not majorly...just a little lovers quarrel between him and Maggie. It's an interesting turn of events to have humans and Volm fighting toward the same goal but separately. I don't get why the Volm never gave and continues to not supply the humans with their weapons more than a gun or two. I'm very happy to have the 2nd mass back on the road. I was getting bored with Charleston. This was a clever way to get the show back to when it was some new setting every week or so.

Okay. That's my scattered thoughts. Ready for season 4.
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I was watching the new clips for Season 4 but it seems all over the place nothing solid yet, I hope the writer/s did really get lazy over the winter! I sure they're going with more mystery, and less is more with the no thrill trailers! rolleyes.gif

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S04E01showed up on the net yesterday... almost a full week before the TV broadcast.

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It's becoming increasingly common for streaming sites to release season premieres ahead of the televised versions.
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The iTunes Store offers pre-air downloads of Falling Skies "Ghost in the Machine" Episode for free. (Amazon Instant Video offers it for the same price.)

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Not gonna lie, after watching the first three seasons on Amazon Prime, it's really nice to watch a clean, uncluttered show in terms of station lower third graphics. I've become extra annoyed at how much they flash that stuff at you after watching clean shows. I've got my DVR set, but if TNT is annoying about it, I may just wait for streaming.

Also, anyone know of any news as to how many seasons this show has planned? Was it a set arc and story to tell? Or they just going until it's cancelled?
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Watched the first ep.. so far so good...

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Season ends with we won! Season begins with we got screwed. I'm liking it.


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Season ends with we won! Season begins with we got screwed. I'm liking it.
It was home sweet h.... whaaat?

I know it's aliens but how those fences sustain that much power on their own since they were planted from the air.. I guess they have some mean alien batteries inside..

New kid, now grown up, almost look like the Defiance albino aliens..

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It was home sweet h.... whaaat?

I know it's aliens but how those fences sustain that much power on their own since they were planted from the air.. I guess they have some mean alien batteries inside..

New kid, now grown up, almost look like the Defiance albino aliens..
I didn't think she looked albino. I thought she had blonde hair and her skin tone looked normal.
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New kid, now grown up, almost look like the Defiance albino aliens..
I groaned at this, actually. The fast growth and hinted at religious undertones sounded REAL familiar. My wife turned to me and said, 'Well, I guess the writers saw the last season of Stargate:SG1".

Also some budget-saving New Caprica occupation thrown in.

Based on this episode and previews of the rest of the season, it feels like the writers ran into a brick wall story-wise, and had to reboot the entire concept arbitrarily in a generic sci-fi trope mashup. I'm feeling 'meh' so far.
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Soooo glad this is back. I've missed it!

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They have a new "show runner" and all new writing staff with all new ideas. This could be good, or not. I fear not. But I tend to be pessimistic.

See http://gregbeeman.blogspot.ca/

Of course, it's his job to be overly enthusiastic about everything.

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...Also some budget-saving New Caprica occupation thrown in.
FS should aspire to be that good!
The "New Caprica occupation" episodes on BSG were some of the best of the series run (IMO).

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I'm freeing up my Sunday nights, dropping this crappy retread of a retread of a show and Rising Star. There is no plot movement in this show, escape, capture rinse and repeat ad nauseam. The characters never change and grow or learn from their mistakes. One last try and I'm out.
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I groaned at this, actually. The fast growth ......

This was explained last season, that she would grow at an accelerated rate. They even showed her rapid progression in the show last season.
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