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post #241 of 10191
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plus - universal hd will be airing it sunday night at 8pm est i believe

You're talking about the mini-series, right?
post #242 of 10191
yes, it is!
post #243 of 10191
Season 2 begins this summer.. very nice!

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire2005/index.php?id=30466
post #244 of 10191
Whoopie!!! 20 new episodes & Grace Park... I'm in summer heaven!
post #245 of 10191
Woohoo, there is a lot to answer with all the cliffhangers that ended the season in episode 13. Now we can find out how they plan to resolve them.
post #246 of 10191
After I finished watching the season, there was not a doubt in my mind that they'd order a second. As I stated, it is the single finest science fiction series that I have ever watched, and ranks among the best dramatic series I've seen period.
post #247 of 10191
I finally watched the mini series and it was damn good.. now alot of things make sense.. although one thing I must have missed is how boomer (the cylon) tricked helo when she showed back up on caprica - my guess is the cylons got a crashed ship and made up some story and helo bought it.. heres more food for thought.. how does #6 physically appear to try and frame baltar? my assumption is she is on the ship.. if thats the case is she "programming" the chip in baltars head? finally, whats with the device they found on the bridge - and the one that #6 was carrying??? many questions still
post #248 of 10191
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Originally posted by jim tressler
I finally watched the mini series and it was damn good.. now alot of things make sense.. although one thing I must have missed is how boomer (the cylon) tricked helo when she showed back up on caprica - my guess is the cylons got a crashed ship and made up some story and helo bought it.. heres more food for thought.. how does #6 physically appear to try and frame baltar? my assumption is she is on the ship.. if thats the case is she "programming" the chip in baltars head? finally, whats with the device they found on the bridge - and the one that #6 was carrying??? many questions still

Boomer (the cylon) showed Helo an actual ship that is of the type that she splyes being surrounded by the "normal" cylons. So it helped her story. Odds are they caught a lot of them on the ground or captured in space since they could knock out the onboard computers. Not dificult to do.

the cylons seem to be able to come and go from the ships. They have not explained how yet. It has happened before, just this time it ws #6.

that device on the bridge was a communicator/tracking device. #6 had one on Caprica just before the sneak attack. she looked at it in her bag while Baltar was being interviewed.

Just wait till you see the rest of the season, you will have even more questions. Trust me on that one.
post #249 of 10191
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Originally posted by michaeltscott
After I finished watching the season, there was not a doubt in my mind that they'd order a second. As I stated, it is the single finest science fiction series that I have ever watched, and ranks among the best dramatic series I've seen period.

High praise, indeed, but high praise is warranted here. This show is just ridiculously good, and anyone not watching is missing something special. It truly has become "must-see TV" for me, and no other show, even '24' and 'Lost', has such a grip. I missed "Litmus" (ep 6) a couple of weeks back (including the Monday re-broadcast) and was compelled to go out on the 'net and find it. Took me several days to figure that process out (thanks Mike!), but I would have gone nuts if I hadn't. BTW, the first episode in the series, "33" which picks up 5 days after the mini leaves off, is available for legal download from the SciFi Channel here. If that episode doesn't hook you, well, you're a Cylon!
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Will the fist season appear on Universal HD?
post #251 of 10191
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Originally posted by robertawillisjr
Will the fist season appear on Universal HD?

Try reading the thread, guy. There was much discussion of this already.
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Originally posted by archiguy
BTW, the first episode in the series, "33" which picks up 5 days after the mini leaves off, is available for legal download from the SciFi Channel here.

Uh...perhaps you could offer a more precise link? I poked around there for several minutes without finding it, and the posting of it is not mentioned in the "What's New" section.
post #252 of 10191
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Originally posted by robertawillisjr
Will the fist season appear on Universal HD?

Sorry about my previous comment--that discussion wasn't apparently merged into this new superthread. You can some the pertinent comments here and a couple of posts below that here. Basically, we can't be sure.
post #253 of 10191
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Originally posted by michaeltscott
perhaps you could offer a more precise link? I poked around there for several minutes without finding it, and the posting of it is not mentioned in the "What's New" section.

It's there. The long thin bar that says "Click here to watch the first episode online" etc. right under the purple navigation bar at the top.

If you still can't find it, here's a direct link:
http://scifi.com/battlestar/33_full_episode/
post #254 of 10191
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Originally posted by michaeltscott
Uh...perhaps you could offer a more precise link? I poked around there for several minutes without finding it, and the posting of it is not mentioned in the "What's New" section.

From that site, you just have to click on the verbiage near the top of the page, right underneath the title masthead, where it says "Click here to watch the first episode online......"

I tried it; it works. Give it another shot. It's also got 4 deleted scenes (so you know they're already working on the 1st season DVD set).
post #255 of 10191
I would expect the first season DVD set to probably be release about the time season 2 starts or shortly thereafter. Seems to be the way these TV shows go nowadays. I for one am glad they have decided to release DVD's of TV series right away. I always figured they would wait as DVD could kill the syndication market but as SG-1 as proven, you can make millions selling DVD's and the ratings in syndication aren't hurt at all.
post #256 of 10191
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Originally posted by archiguy
From that site, you just have to click on the verbiage near the top of the page, right underneath the title masthead, where it says "Click here to watch the first episode online......"

I tried it; it works. Give it another shot. It's also got 4 deleted scenes (so you know they're already working on the 1st season DVD set).

First season DVD set for Region 2 will ship at the end of March--see it at Amazon UK here. Remember, this finished airing on SkyOne, a British satellite service, several weeks ago. As for those videos, RealPlayer shall never be installed on a system owned by me again. It's adware at its worst.

I suspect that the SkyOne people will not get Season 2 before us, since it doesn't begin shooting until March and will start airing here in summer.
post #257 of 10191
For those interested, and have the capabilities, there is a high resolution rip of the first episode '33' available online. It's ripped from the Australian broadcast. It's not quite HD quality, but defintely better then SD. It's about a 700 meg Divx file.
post #258 of 10191
Well what I've seen is good but it's not one of the best shows ever made, that's surely over-selling it. I guess to a hardcore sci-fi fan maybe it's one of the best dramas ever made.
post #259 of 10191
You know what? I don't understand why every thread about BG has to mention illegal rips online being available. If people don't know, this isn't the place to talk about it. Do people not realize how high profile this site is?

Man it sure would be terrible to just wait and see it on UHD. They might even get good enough ratings and whatever else they do to measure audience to decide to do that with many more SciFi series that have already been broadcast in SD (and maybe HD) elsewhere.
post #260 of 10191
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Originally posted by turls
You know what? I don't understand why every thread about BG has to mention illegal rips online being available. If people don't know, this isn't the place to talk about it. Do people not realize how high profile this site is?

Sure they do, but before you get your panties all in a bunch, remember that this series is a little different in that it was broadcast in the UK several months prior to its debut here in the states. Lotta' folks on this side of the pond just couldn't wait (that's the producer's fault for making the show so damn good!). And then you have a minuscule percentage who download an episode because they missed the original telecast. But the vast majority of us have our butts sitting on our couches every Friday or Monday night watching the SciFi channel and supporting their advertisers, God bless 'em.

Complaining about downloaders just makes it seem like there are more of 'em than the the tiny fraction there really are. In reality, who would choose to watch something that way if they had a choice? Jerky video and unsync'ed audio on a tiny computer screen...? Nah, give me even an SD version on legit TV any day.
post #261 of 10191
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Originally posted by archiguy
Complaining about downloaders just makes it seem like there are more of 'em than the the tiny fraction there really are.

For me, the complaint is not necessarily that people illegally download and preview episodes that have yet to air. My complaint is that people keep coming here and talking about future episodes. True, they haven't (yet) posted any details that could be considered "spoilers," but it's sort of annoying to keep reading things like, "you will be surprised when you see such and such episode," and "you will have many more questions when you see the season finale." It is the equivalent of sitting in movie theater and having someone keep saying, "oooh, here comes the good part!"

From my perspective, these comments do not inform, and they do not impress. They only irritate.
post #262 of 10191
".....these comments do not inform, and they do not impress. They only irritate."

For sure, actually I think they do it out of EGO, ergo; "the mine is bigger than yours". In as much as the producers have begged folks not to do this, as it might screw things up for additional seasons here, I guess I find this is little more than irritating.

It would seem however this is way more common than you might think, folks I work with like to rub your nose in it, why I have no idea. Other than they don't have a HDTV but have DSL! ;-0

Have a great day, watch some HDTV of your choice.............
post #263 of 10191
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Originally posted by GregF
Well what I've seen is good but it's not one of the best shows ever made, that's surely over-selling it. I guess to a hardcore sci-fi fan maybe it's one of the best dramas ever made.

I went from hating the mini-series to making that statement. After you've watched the entire first season, tell me how you feel about it. Certainly, not everone will hold the same opinion .

The writing, acting, complex development of characters and relationships rival any commercially produced series on television, IMHO. The only thing I remain unimpressed with is the acting of the guy who plays Colonel Tigh.
post #264 of 10191
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Originally posted by archiguy
Sure they do, but before you get your panties all in a bunch, remember that this series is a little different in that it was broadcast in the UK several months prior to its debut here in the states. Lotta' folks on this side of the pond just couldn't wait (that's the producer's fault for making the show so damn good!). And then you have a minuscule percentage who download an episode because they missed the original telecast. But the vast majority of us have our butts sitting on our couches every Friday or Monday night watching the SciFi channel and supporting their advertisers, God bless 'em.

Complaining about downloaders just makes it seem like there are more of 'em than the the tiny fraction there really are. In reality, who would choose to watch something that way if they had a choice? Jerky video and unsync'ed audio on a tiny computer screen...? Nah, give me even an SD version on legit TV any day.

HUH!. You burn it to DVD to watch and it is not jerky, it's smooth. I haven't downloaded BG, but I have downloaded a couple of other shows where I missed an episode or two so I could get caught up. The qulaity was much better than the SD picture off DirecTv for the channel. Besides I would never watch a show on a little 19" screen. I watch it on my 57" set. Worst case I would watch it on my tiny 32" set that is 14 years old.
post #265 of 10191
"I haven't downloaded BG, but I have downloaded a couple of other shows where I missed an episode or two so I could get caught up."

BUT, you miss the point, it's one thing to grab a stateside show that was ALREADY aired (as a last resort, re; TiVo, DVR, Tape, damn did i say that ;-) DVD etc, etc), though I'm sure the MPAA will correct me on that, BG was shown overseas in a different time frame (as in already in the can). It's producers ASKED folks here not to do this as it might screw up the SciFi deal, not hard to understand at all, if you like the show, is it?

At least, IMHO, folks doing this SHOULD keep it to themselves. YMMV.....
post #266 of 10191
I'm actually a bit ashamed of having done what I did to see the rest of this season early--I'm a supporter of the MPAA's right to try to prevent piracy (for which downloading does not qualify--piracy is profiteering from illegal copying and distribution) and other forms of unauthorized copying of copyrighted media. I have never done so previously and don't anticipate doing it again. I did not keep anything, will purchase the DVD-set when it becomes available and have already purchased the mini-series on DVD. I just succumbed to overwhelming, burning curiosity.

I just read an estimate by a web-tracking company called "Envisional" that 18.5% of illegal television downloads are by people in the UK, with another 16% accounted for by people in Australia, versus 7% in the US; I now understand why . They see all US television long after it's aired here--it has to be maddening, knowing that it's out there on the net. Also, broadband network connectivity is more pervasive in both nations. This is the first instance of anything that I cared about airing there first.

That being said, since I did it, I have not said anything in here about it except to praise it strongly, without giving any details (and to discuss whether it would be aired on UHD or not). I do think that those who have seen the rest of the season should stop commenting on details of the episodes; even if you're trying to confine yourself to what's been aired so far, it's impossible to remember what tiny details have been revealed. (A few posts back, somebody answered someone's questions and I'm fairly sure that one of his answers was a spoiler).

I don't think that my strong praise of it will hurt anybody. If, on the other hand, I'd hated it after I'd watched it, I wouldn't have come here and said "Gawd, what a POS! Don't waste your time!"
post #267 of 10191
I know that. What difference does that make? The point is this isn't the forum for endless mentions of downloading.

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Originally posted by archiguy
Sure they do, but before you get your panties all in a bunch, remember that this series is a little different in that it was broadcast in the UK several months prior to its debut here in the states.
post #268 of 10191
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Originally posted by turls
I know that. What difference does that make? The point is this isn't the forum for endless mentions of downloading.

We don't bring up how we watched the rest of the season--except once or twice when asked how, which can hardly be called "endlessly" (which I don't condone--if people want to help people with something like this, they should use PM). We merely say that we've watched it. So far as you know, we were all in Great Britain on extended business trips at the time. It's you and a few others in the past several posts who've complained about it by name, bringing it up "endlessly", precipitating this little discussion, the longest one on the topic that I've seen in these forums in a long time.
post #269 of 10191
This is just silly at this point. I don't really trust your assessment, considering you missed a post within the last few days that was pretty specific and most definitely brought it up "by name" (and which is what I was referring to). I don't read every post about BG and I've noticed similar references plenty. But yeah, lets just keep talking about it, why don't we?

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...39#post5240639

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Originally posted by michaeltscott
We merely say that we've watched it.
post #270 of 10191
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Originally posted by turls
This is just silly at this point. I don't really trust your assessment, considering you missed a post within the last few days that was pretty specific and most definitely brought it up "by name" (and which is what I was referring to). But yeah, lets just keep talking about it, why don't we?

Yeah, lets, since you certainly could have chosen to stop after your last post, but don't seem to want to. You can prove it by not responding to this one.

By "name" I meant the "d" word, and I stand corrected. I have read the original thread from the beginning and I can tell you that there are precious few posts like that one, except by people answering the "how have you seen those" question. But a couple of posts after that one, you lodged a complaint, which precipitated this entire discussion on the subject, as I said, the longest bunch of chat about what you were complaining about that I've seen here in a while. Ironic, ain't it?
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