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Offline Lt.Cannonfodder

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Galactica re-re-imagining
Bryan Singer has been confirmed to direct and produce a Battlestar Galactica movie completely unrelated to the show we love and cherish: http://movies.ign.com/articles/101/1014083p1.html

So, uhm, anyone else think this is going to be either really awesome or really fraked up?
« Last Edit: August 14, 2009, 12:12:42 pm by Lt.Cannonfodder »

 
Re: Galactica re-re-imganining
I'm reserving judgment until I know more.  Although I would prefer the movie to be based on the re-imagining rather than being a re-re-imagining.
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Re: Galactica re-re-imganining
Battlestar Funtopia the Movie?

On further reflection, they better not do anything to frak up the franchise, bad enough I need to explain that its different then the one with Lorne Greene let alone now having some cock up movie to deal with as well.
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I don't think the BSG franchise needs a reimagining, at least not any time soon.
I'll of course watch it and form an opinion based on that, but for now I'm thinking that RDM and the crew did an excellent job on the BSG reimagination that started in 2003, and I'd prefer any further BSG stuff being done by them.
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Re: Galactica re-re-imganining
Who are they going to get that can out-Adama Edward James Olmos?
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Who are they going to get that can out-Adama Edward James Olmos?
Christian bale
it will be either set immediately after she is built, or during the 1st cylon war, or both.
just gonna call it here and now.

 

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Re: Galactica re-re-imagining
I think its too soon.

Series just ended, new cast, new style, new shaped Battlestar????

Far too soon for this,

But who knows, may work out okay
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It seems, the new movie is based on the original series, not the RIS one.

http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/101/1013496p1.html

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Oh dear. I can see this ending in tears  :(
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Ah, I get it now. Glen Larson is riding the re-imagined BSG wave in order to accomplish his dreams of making a movie based on his original version. Too bad that TOS blew chunks.

 

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Re: Galactica re-re-imagining
So in fact the thread title should be "Galactica un-re-imagining"

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Who are they going to get that can out-Adama Edward James Olmos?

There's only one Bill Adama as far as I'm concerned. If he's not in it I'm not watching.

And to a lesser extent the whole of the rest of the cast  ;)
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Well, I'll wait and see, if it has more explosions and less shaky-cam to display them, then it has a possibility to be a good movie, as long as people don't expect it to be like the series.

Personally, as much as I loved the series, I think it'd be quite fun to have a good old fashioned space-shooty movie without 90 minutes of angst, politics and self-loathing ;)

 

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Re: Galactica re-re-imagining
So in fact the thread title should be "Galactica un-re-imagining"

See what happens when you vote Democrat?  You get happy camp 70s movies about the annihilation of humanity instead of grim/dark drama.  Obama gets you Daggits, Bush gets you snapping babies necks.


Note if you take that seriously actually try to turn this thread into a political debate I will show up where you live and deliver a Mordhau to your face

 :sigh:

Honestly, what the franchise needs is another 15 years or so and another re-boot after that. A show at that time that's maybe a little less grimdark in having characters a bit more "noble" (i.e. most of the characterization in the new show honestly doesn't work, but the actors make it work, they'd be washed out of anything other than a Somalian militia, it's one thing to show a degradation over time, but they should start out a bit more squeaky clean even if they're the misfits before being washed out, modeling the characterization more after one character done right, Gaeta, where they start by-the-book and innocent and after two years on the run perjure themselves and are willing to commit heinous acts while blinding themselves with their idealism works)

But such a new reboot should be keeping the harsh realities of the '00s series (having to abandon thousands without FTL drives, sacrificing people to stop a fire, etc.). ...and a more coherent, cohesive, mythology that can actually be delivered on as opposed to the convoluted self-destructing myth-arcs typical of late 90s early 00s shows.

The best show would be tricking you into thinking it's a "naturalistic scifi" version of the original series (Adama, Apollo, and Starbuck all as role models) and then over the years turning it into an utterly soul-crushing story where everything they believe is wrong and humanity is not only doomed but must die to set things right. :p The end of the series making Moore and Larson crying in the corner like Tobias Funke wishing that the new-age hokey BSGod or the Ships of Light could Deus Ex Machina the Rag Tag Fleet out of danger, but being a REAL naturalistic sci-fi show, no such plot devices would exist ;)

...and yes I've had my Cavilistic rage towards the BSGod since head six appeared in the miniseries. Doesn't stop a lot of the show from working, but does go against the whole premise of a non-technobabble, solid look into human nature.
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Personally, I'm looking forward to the huge internet flame-war that is bound to follow the announcement of whichever gender Starbuck is ;)

 

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Starbuck should be a man, and Apollo a girl. That'll rile them up ;)

One thing to shoot your hypothesis down Slayer:
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At least they don't have to try and integrate the silly finale into this.

Honestly, it's like B5. They completely killed any possible meaningful continuation with that ending.

 

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Honestly, I hope they'll do the smart thing and not **** around with...well, anything, except telling a good war story. People have been afraid of doing that since like 1960, unless they were running a show about WW2 on HBO.

I like to think about what BSG would have been if it had been born of the same sensablities as Fred Saberhagen's Berserker. :/ Bill as Jonathan Karlsen would have really worked, but they up and derailed him very badly sometime after he ended the witch hunt in Season 1. (For frak's sake, the man's father was a civil liberties lawyer.)
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On that note, it would have been interesting if the "MARX IN SPACE!" episode was in Season 1, dealing with the total lack of an economy. Adama having to struggle between "your strike is putting the survival of the human race on the line" and actually wanting to give them some dignity would have been interesting.
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just

No.