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post #61 of 1061
Nice to see the original Apollo - wonder if he'll end up with a major role or if it was just a "tip of the hat" to the original series.
post #62 of 1061
So the inmate leader was played by the actor who originally played Apollo? (I passed on the original series back in the day.)

It looks like it will be a recurring role. Vote early. Vote often.
post #63 of 1061
post #64 of 1061
The original Boomer:



The new Boomer:

post #65 of 1061
Quote:


Originally posted by CPanther95
Yeah, Richard Hatch...this one:
http://www.richardhatch.com/

not this one:
http://www.fuggybootnling.com/allstarrich.html

Hatch (the actor) has aged well hasn't he? I wish I had aged that well hehe.

It would have been interesting to see Apollo sitting in the cell with a naked Survivor contestant.
post #66 of 1061
Never watched "Survivor" and didn't know that Hatch either. Fat naked guy? Brrrr, that prison cell would be uncomfortably cold, but it might put a very different spin on the inmate uprising.
post #67 of 1061
The second season is starting in July, correct? Does anyone know if they'll be showing it on UHD at the same time, or make us wait again? Anyone know how long (# of episodes) the second season will be?
post #68 of 1061
I doubt they will be showing it on UHD at the same time, but the writers have indicated that SciFi ordered 20 episodes for Season 2.

There is a Q and A here with the writers, but unless you've seen all of season 1 you will not want to read it. I scrolled through it to find something about season two.

THIS LINK HAS SPOILERS!!!!! The relevant info about marshdom's question is posted below.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entert...i-tribtv.story
Chicago Tribune | The 15 TV events that will rock May
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Question: Ron Moore mentioned that the writing staff was working on six episodes for the second season before the renewal was announced -- but were those six episodes being written with the assumption that there were going to be a total of 13 episodes in Season 2? In other words, did you have to rewrite episodes at all based on the fact that there actually will be 20 episodes in Season 2?

Weddle: We didn't know how many episodes Sci Fi would order when we wrote those first six scripts. But it didn't affect the stories because we look at everything that happened in the first season, where all the characters are, emotionally and physically, then move forward from there, developing stories that grow organically from what has already happened. When Sci Fi ordered 20 episodes then we began to think in broader terms about where we wanted each character to end up by the end of the season. But those ideas are fluid and can change dramatically as the scripts are written and the characters' stories unfold.

Thompson: We had no idea how many episodes Sci Fi was going to spring for, but we figured that we'd need at least six to sort out all the craziness that we set in motion with the finale.
post #69 of 1061
Thanks for the reply. Everywhere I went to look for answers was full of spoilers (I'm watching them for the first time on UHD), so I didn't want to look anymore!

So is is safe to say that nobody knows (publicly anyway) when they will start to show season 2 on UHD? After watching season 1, I can't imagine having to wait to watch season 2 ... but I also can't stand the thought of watching in standard def on Sci-Fi. If it is a few week week delay, fine ... but months would be painful ...

Is season 2 being shown at the same time here (in the US) as it is overseas? If not (if it is already airing overseas?), is it possible that DVD's (in widescreen, at least) for season 2 might come out in other regions pretty soon (like they have for season 1)?
post #70 of 1061
This was posted by Ron Moore on his blog over at scifi.com on April 11th. (Don't worry, no spoilers for you lucky bas!ards with UHD [Curse you TWC!])

We've almost completed shooting the opening of Season Two, with Michael Rymer back at the helm filming a two-parter written by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson called "Scattered" and "Valley of Darkness." Things have been going well so far, with a good mood on the set and a feeling of satisfaction and pride running through the whole team at their accomplishments in year one and anticipation for year two. I'm in Los Angeles at the moment, but I'm shuttling back and forth between here and there once again.

In terms of writing, we have scripts in hand for the first seven shows, scripts underway for the next three and stories underway for the next three after that, so we're in excellent shape in terms of being prepared for production. The further ahead you can deliver scripts, the more time each department has to plan and allocate resources, which ends up saving substantial money by simply avoiding last-minute surprises like, "Oh, we need a freighter interior this week" which causes an enormous scramble as everyone has to run around and either find a location with virtually no lead time which must still be completely dressed for camera, or a set will have to be constructed from scratch virtually overnight with consequent overtime overages. The solution sounds simple -- just write the scripts faster -- but executing that idea turns out to be much more complex. Changes in storylines tend to domino backwards and forwards throughout the episodes, requiring more rewriting and a lot of ball juggling to keep it all straight.

It's good to be getting dailies again and see the cast back in uniform after the long break. In fact, it's just good to be doing a show that everyone is so committed to and so proud of. Season two looks like it's going to be something really special.
post #71 of 1061
Was anyone watching BS on UHD last night (May 1st)? This was the only station local or D* that was experiencing massive breakups every few seconds.
post #72 of 1061
Thread Starter 
I watched the whole thing last night, and not one breakup.

(edit) On UHD on D*.
post #73 of 1061
Ja, no breakups for me on D*.

I enjoyed the episode. I bet the cylon survives the crash as well as Starbuck.
post #74 of 1061
The breakups I experienced were just after every commercial. The audio would be gone for 15-20 seconds, then come back. Good episode. Showed a side of Adama that we really hadnt seen yet.
post #75 of 1061
I have the same audio problem at commercial breaks, but I'm not sure if I should fault the data stream or my receiver. Other than that, it was a solid feed.

Enjoyed the episode!

Mojo
post #76 of 1061
Some receivers have an audio drop out when switching souround modes. My H/K receivers all do this when I am watching HD broadcasts. The commercials are sometimes a different format than the show.
post #77 of 1061
I thought this was the weakest episode yet and too predictable. At least the ending sequence was cool. Oh and the jerky camera shots... ouch.

I have audio breakup during commercials too and I am on cable. It must be UHD, not the providers.
post #78 of 1061
Thread Starter 
I didn't have any problems with audio or video, via DirecTv. I also have a Sanyo SIRT-160 reciever, feeding a Sony 61HS30.
post #79 of 1061
My 4-yr old (built-in) DTC-100 gets audio breakups just about every time UHD goes to a commercial. Moving up a channel and then back fixes the problem. My SAT-HD300 and HTL-HD (LG tuners) don't have this issue.
post #80 of 1061
UniversalHD seems to be devoted to repeat showings of its programs. At least repeats for everything but BSG. I would like to see the miniseries again, followed by all of these episodes.

This has nothing to do with my recent acquistion of a DVD recorder, honest.
post #81 of 1061
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Originally posted by UncD2000
My 4-yr old (built-in) DTC-100 gets audio breakups just about every time UHD goes to a commercial. Moving up a channel and then back fixes the problem. My SAT-HD300 and HTL-HD (LG tuners) don't have this issue.

I have the HD-300 and do not have this problem with BSG (although i do have problems during commercials on other HD networks, particularly FOX I think)
post #82 of 1061
This show is actually really good. My wife is a big Scifi fan and I typically ignore her shows and just watch espn all day. But she got me watching SG1 (great dialoug in that show) and so I gave this one a shot too. Now I can't stop watching it.

Just my quick 2 cents.
post #83 of 1061
Does anyone have any thoughts about the foreshadowed crash that began each segment of the episode, "Act of Contrition," after each commercial break?

Were the scenes Kara's premonitions. If not, they were an odd dramatic device, designed to give the audience a view of Kara's future as the story progressed.

BTW, the Sci-Fi website has an episode guide to the series. If you can resist the temptation to look ahead (each episode is summarized on a separate page, so looking at "past" episodes will not immediately cause you to see "future" ones), you'll see that each episode summary includes Quicktime clips of deleted scenes.
post #84 of 1061
I thought it was a dramatic device that related both to physical crash at the end, but also to the emotional spin-out and crash associated with rekindled memories and guilt, this culminating in a confrontation with the captain.
post #85 of 1061
Quote:


Originally posted by Bill Shakespeare
Were the scenes Kara's premonitions. If not, they were an odd dramatic device, designed to give the audience a view of Kara's future as the story progressed.

I'm not the writer, but, I think the effect/device they were going for is the proverbial "watching one's life flash before your eyes before {...to be continued}"
post #86 of 1061
Right... this episode had flashbacks within flashbacks. The crash was happening "now" and everything else was flashbacks.
post #87 of 1061
Call it a "flash forward." For an extreme example, try The Limey. Great movie.

Mojo
post #88 of 1061
I hope she runs into the Cylon on the surface. I assume the Cylon pilots are the "robots" not the "human" cylons? Have they shown any of the pilots?
post #89 of 1061
Quote:


Originally posted by CPanther95
I hope she runs into the Cylon on the surface. I assume the Cylon pilots are the "robots" not the "human" cylons? Have they shown any of the pilots?

That has not been shown yet.
post #90 of 1061
Quote:


Originally posted by PJO1966
The crash was happening "now" and everything else was flashbacks.

I think Challenged and 66 nailed it. I recorded the episode onto a DVD recorder harddrive and removed the commercial breaks, which created chapter stops. Jumping from one chapter to the next as the crash footage ends, the crash played out in sequence (with some overlapping).

The narrative episode as "flashback" during the crash makes perfect sense.
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