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Title: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 05, 2007, 07:50:07 PM
Yeah!  I never wanted to rent these, but I wanted to watch them so this is great.
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Chaos on August 05, 2007, 08:44:58 PM
They started showing these on Space (Canadian cable sci-fi channel) a few months ago. It's their flavor of the year. Last year, they showed V - the TV series. *shudder*
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 05, 2007, 09:18:58 PM
They started showing these on Space (Canadian cable sci-fi channel) a few months ago. It's their flavor of the year. Last year, they showed V - the TV series. *shudder*

Yeah, there's a toss-up.  Which series was worse?  You'd have to leave "Galactica '80" out of that because that show was not just the bottom of the barrel but the scrapings under the slime that covered the bottom of the barrel.

As far as "Cattlecar Galaxitive", I tried to give it another chance when the Sci-Fi Channel ran it as a lead up to the premier of the new one.  It still sucks.  And I can't even get a good laugh out of it because I know how it's failure screwed us out of a lot of good sci-fi over the years.

For instance, I'm sure that when Kenneth Johnson went to NBC about trying to make a series out of "V" when he finished the first mini-series - when it should have been done - what he heard was, "Well....you know, "Battlestar Galactica" couldn't make it and they had effects by those Star Wars guys...."    ::)
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 17, 2007, 09:50:19 AM
I'll agree with you that "V" is better than the original Battlestar Galactica.  But both have the same terrible acting that reminds me of Soap Operas.
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 17, 2007, 10:30:09 AM
I'll agree with you that "V" is better than the original Battlestar Galactica.  But both have the same terrible acting that reminds me of Soap Operas.

Kind of hard to do your best in front of an empty theater, I guess.  Although Robert Englund was always good (kind of buoyed by the fact that Nightmare on Elm Street was taking off maybe).
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Tripe on August 17, 2007, 11:06:07 AM
V was good despite its extreme eightiesness, it's rare you have a Sci-Fi miniseries inspired by Sinclair Lewis
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 17, 2007, 11:08:28 AM
I'm sure "V" was made with the greatest intentions and inspirations, but when you go back and watch it not as a little kid, but as an adult, it is boring.
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Nunyerbiz on August 17, 2007, 11:18:11 AM
I could never get into the new Galactica... and I gave it a legit effort... but it just never clicked for me.

Now the original 1978-9 series is incredibly cheesy by today's standards... but at least it had a decent sense of adventure and fun to it. The new show is so damn bleak and gratingly depressing...  Not to mention the wonderful single numeric code that crippled all of humanties defenses... the aliens from Independance Day getting hacked by a Macintosh were running freakin Fort Knox by comparison.
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: RVR II on August 17, 2007, 11:22:34 AM
I could never get into the new Galactica... and I gave it a legit effort... but it just never clicked for me.

Now the original 1978-9 series is incredibly cheesy by today's standards... but at least it had a decent sense of adventure and fun to it. The new show is so damn bleak and gratingly depressing...  Not to mention the wonderful single numeric code that crippled all of humanties defenses... the aliens from Independance Day getting hacked by a Macintosh were running freakin Fort Knox by comparison.
I Agree.. The New Battlestar just never held my attention At All..
The Classic Battlestar that I grew up on (1978) was, and still is Awsome to me.
1980 Battlestar was 'tollerable' at best - Without the original cast though, it Failed Miserably!
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 17, 2007, 11:26:50 AM
I could never get into the new Galactica... and I gave it a legit effort... but it just never clicked for me.

Now the original 1978-9 series is incredibly cheesy by today's standards... but at least it had a decent sense of adventure and fun to it. The new show is so damn bleak and gratingly depressing...  Not to mention the wonderful single numeric code that crippled all of humanties defenses... the aliens from Independance Day getting hacked by a Macintosh were running freakin Fort Knox by comparison.
I Agree.. The New Battlestar just never held my attention At All..
The Classic Battlestar that I grew up on (1978) was, and still is Awsome to me.
1980 Battlestar was 'tollerable' at best - Without the original cast though, it Failed Miserably!

You two are crazy and I can't understand your languages.  The miniseries won me over, and the first season is awesome.  After the first season it did go downhill fast.
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Tripe on August 17, 2007, 11:28:04 AM
It's this idea that Mopey = Deep

Plus it didn't have Count Iblis and that's a crying shame.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/88/Iblis.jpg)
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: RVR II on August 17, 2007, 11:35:19 AM
It's this idea that Mopey = Deep

Plus it didn't have Count Iblis and that's a crying shame.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/88/Iblis.jpg)

YES!!
EXACTLY!!
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Tripe on August 17, 2007, 11:37:33 AM
He should have definitely had more of a presence in the original show as well. Just him, not the glowing beings of light things.
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 17, 2007, 11:40:55 AM
He should have definitely had more of a presence in the original show as well. Just him, not the glowing beings of light things.

Besides he was after June Lockhart's daughter and she was a better actress than any of the leads.  Faint praise that that is....
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Tripe on August 17, 2007, 11:42:00 AM
He should have definitely had more of a presence in the original show as well. Just him, not the glowing beings of light things.

Besides he was after June Lockhart's daughter and she was a better actress than any of the leads.  Faint praise that that is....

Sheba?
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Nunyerbiz on August 17, 2007, 11:43:11 AM
Sheba was hawt...

But in defense of the new Galactica, even tho I never cared for it.... At least it had 100% less of this:
(http://web.mac.com/nevins/iWeb/Galactica/Differences_files/Muffit.png)
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Tripe on August 17, 2007, 11:47:30 AM
Yes she was and you know I never knew the name of the actress, wow did she ever look like her mother.
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 17, 2007, 12:44:12 PM
Yes she was and you know I never knew the name of the actress, wow did she ever look like her mother.

Anne Lockhart

(http://home.planet.nl/~m-a-d/Photos/Anne_Lockhart_1_s.jpg)

(http://broph.homesite.net/Movies/MovieTime/June%20and%20Anne%20Lockhart%20Sigs%20Cropped.jpg)
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Tripe on August 17, 2007, 12:52:01 PM
Or to show them at roughly the same age

June
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ae/Lost_in_Space_L%26W_Lockhart_Williams_publicity_photo.jpg)

Anne
(http://www.annelockhart.com/site/photos/anne-color1.jpg)

Adorable doggie there too :)
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 17, 2007, 01:25:46 PM
yeah, and I look just like my dad, weeeeiiiird
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Tripe on August 17, 2007, 03:03:19 PM
Yes but the thing is until I heard her name I'd no idea she was June Lockhart's daughter which was rather the point.

The pics were just pretty.
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: RVR II on August 17, 2007, 03:05:50 PM
yeah, and I look just like my dad, weeeeiiiird
You Suddenly look like Bill O'Reily  :scared:
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 17, 2007, 03:25:59 PM
Yes but the thing is until I heard her name I'd no idea she was June Lockhart's daughter which was rather the point.

The pics were just pretty.
Yeah, I was just putting you in the No-Spin Zone....sorry bout that.
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: Tripe on August 17, 2007, 03:30:42 PM
Yes but the thing is until I heard her name I'd no idea she was June Lockhart's daughter which was rather the point.

The pics were just pretty.
Yeah, I was just putting you in the No-Spin Zone....sorry bout that.
Ah see you need to colour code your posts when you let Bill out to play. How dopes one make text look like it has liver spots and freckles?
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 17, 2007, 03:34:22 PM
That's a good question.

I'm celebrating Talk Like Bill O'Reilly Day today.
Title: Re: Original Battlestar Galactica Streaming On Netflix
Post by: RVR II on August 17, 2007, 03:34:44 PM
Yes but the thing is until I heard her name I'd no idea she was June Lockhart's daughter which was rather the point.

The pics were just pretty.
Yeah, I was just putting you in the No-Spin Zone....sorry bout that.
B..But I'm Spinning!
Is Something Wrong ::)