Bloody hell that "I, Robot" with a Tricia Helfer voice Cylon at the end was horrible. And just in case there was any doubt that this is about as deep as a particularly shallow ashtray, the line in the end: "just because you're more enlightened than the rest of your species, do you think we hate you any less?"
Why introduce any interesting concepts about the Cylons, when they can be evil robots that need to be killed without remorse? The audiences are simple and wouldn't get a shades of gray war where no party is good or evil, after all. Makes one wonder how come the original BSG was a success, then..
That was really weird. It was like it was written by someone who'd only seen the Miniseries. It fits a lot better with the baby neck-snapping, "You repaid God's love with sin and depravity and deserve to die to the last child" Cylons of the pilot than it does with the Cylons after... which episode was it with the Six saying the bombed-out city made her sad? It was an early one. On the other hand, it's not like Cylon-on-Human racism ever went away entirely, there was that deleted scene of Adama and Tigh talking about how brutal the Cylons were in hand-to-hand combat.
Tigh: I'd never seen a dead person before. First one was Duncan Raverti. Deckhand Dunc. I found him in the corridor. His ribs were split open like a pig. His guts were strewn around him on the floor. You know, at first...at first I couldn't figure out why the Cylons would bother doing something like that.
Adama: Spread fear. Panic.
Tigh: No. You had to look into that red eye slit. They hated us. They hated us so much, it wasn't enough to just kill us. You know that Centurions have a stink? It's like machine oil. To this day, I get a whiff of grease or oil... I almost lose my lunch.
an evil robot that needs killing!
I don't know. It's still a weird scene. I wouldn't have done it like that. They should do more stuff with Centurions. I saw Wall-E, I know you can make machines emote. And if you want more subtlety... well, I thought
they were going somewhere in Caprica that would've allowed Centurions to be portrayed by human actors under certain circumstances, but who knows.
"Awful" is a relative term. Something can only be awful in reference to something else, and I for one see no reason to compare it to even worse stuff from the 1980's, taking it out of context in relation to the time period it was made in, or comparing it with the worst of the modern days (reality shows), when you can compare it to contemporary stuff of the same category; the most logical one to compare it with would be the 2004-2009 BSG re-imagined series.
I don't see how "awful on every level" means "awful on an extremely specific subset of levels." If you want to say it's the worst thing nuBSG every produced, that's supportable (though, seriously. "Black Market." How many times did we need to see Lee's never-before-seen, never-again-mentioned girlfriend running off in tears? Or the soap-opera twists of "The Passage"? Or the conveniently resolved murder mystery of "The Woman King"? The original outline for season 4.5? And I'm sure a lot of fair-to-middling episodes would lose some luster if they were watched in four ten-minute chunks). If you want to say the effects are worse than whichever SyFy original movie with monster VFX done in After Effects just came out, that's hyperbole. If you want to say it's the worst thing ever in the history of ever, an utter failure on every level
, well, have a little perspective. At least admit the dialogue was recorded clearly (cough, cough, miniseries, cough. Such a shame that the worst sounding scene made it into the most pre-episode recaps).
It's not great, sure, but reading this topic, you'd think it was the lovechild of Terminator 3 and Plan 9 From Outer Space. And it puts me in the awkward position of sounding like a cheerleader for an episode that I'd give a C+, tops.
they add more turrets to galactica during the mission :S wtf
The strange part is that the extra turrets along the spine disappeared, leaving just the ones on the nose (and the new-new ones on the nose). It's like they had two different concepts for an up-armed Galactica
and accidentally used both in different scenes.