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Started by KanKhaderKhanKan on Sep 5, 2020 2:08:44 PM
Rejoice! Seasons 1-4 of Battlestar Galactica is now on BBC iplayer for the whole year.

Check it out:

Considering what a sh**y trick Amazon played this year with 'The Boys' (i.e. releasing only 3 episodes on September 4th then one episode every week) I'd say the posters of JtT be better off binging on this more superior show.

And for the doubters, here's the IMDB rating and reviews of the show:

KanKhaderKhanKan - 05 Sep 2020 14:09:58 (#1 of 62)

I was going to finish watching the first season of the awfully slow 'The Expanse' series but I thought I might as well commit to watching BG instead.

DishyFishy - 05 Sep 2020 15:02:33 (#2 of 62)

I really enjoyed BSG until the final episode which was so woeful that it retrospectively ruined the four previous series.

kvelertak - 05 Sep 2020 15:06:23 (#3 of 62)

I enjoyed it up to the point where -

Everyone , their aunt Agatha, and her pet tortoise Herman turned out to be a Cylon


TheExcession - 05 Sep 2020 15:07:30 (#4 of 62)

I have the whole lot on DVD. It's excellent and does the whole 'using sci-fi to hold up a mirror to the present' thing very well. Star Trek it is not. The technology takes a back seat and the whole thing is character driven. Also: excellent space battles and a decent cast.

kvelertak - 05 Sep 2020 15:10:48 (#5 of 62)

Fair comment.

DishyFishy - 05 Sep 2020 15:28:21 (#6 of 62)

I read somewhere that Quantum Leap started out as an idea for a follow-up to Battlestar Galactica, with Apollo hopping through time to prevent Baltar messing with human history because reasons.

It sounds awful and I would have totally watched it.

YogiMeerfield - 05 Sep 2020 15:33:56 (#7 of 62)

Battlestar Galactica is terrific. I last rewatched it a couple of years ago. But I think I'll need to leave it another few years before I watch it again.

AdonisBlue - 05 Sep 2020 17:31:31 (#8 of 62)

Thanks Khan, great news and great timing by the BBC. I watched it all on Amazon Prime a few years ago then decided I wanted to watch it again during lockdown but it's been taken off prime.

There must be some way out of here...

AdonisBlue - 05 Sep 2020 17:40:12 (#9 of 62)

Also agree about the Expanse. A friend who is far more into Sci Fi than me loved it but I got bored. Didn't like the moody main character with mullet, trying to hard to be Sci-Fi noir.

TheExcession - 05 Sep 2020 21:46:06 (#10 of 62)

I like the Expanse. It's sometimes difficult to keep track of all the political machinations in between series but it has a much harder sci-fi universe that just about any other TV series I can think and it looks absolutely gorgeous.

Tenesmus - 05 Sep 2020 22:00:12 (#11 of 62)

The Expanse is on my list to watch when it doesn't involve paying anyone any more than I already do.

StakludKar - 05 Sep 2020 22:15:30 (#12 of 62)

Isn't this like 15 years old now?

StakludKar - 05 Sep 2020 22:20:13 (#13 of 62)

And it's not got Faceman from The A Team in it.

Or that robot that goes Biiidiidbiiidiibiddi

YogiMeerfield - 05 Sep 2020 22:24:26 (#14 of 62)

Think you're confusing your Battlestar Galactica with your Buck Rogers there.

HorstVogel - 05 Sep 2020 22:33:36 (#15 of 62)

wonderful - bought a dvd box set - and binged watched. The casting was brilliant.

also got the Caprica box set as a follow up - a bit different but also has its merits.

brooklyn - 05 Sep 2020 23:22:30 (#16 of 62)

I began this thread wondering why everyone liked the pretty poor show with Ben Cartwright and Faceman. I am now given to understand we are talking about a reboot.

it must be better than the original.

TheExcession - 05 Sep 2020 23:43:07 (#17 of 62)

About the only thing it has in common with the original is the basic set up of the plot, some of the spaceships' and characters' names, and one member of the cast.

It's superior in every way and features no camp disco aliens whatsoever.

carterbrandon - 05 Sep 2020 23:46:32 (#18 of 62)

I never bothered with it because i) I understood it to be a remake of a Star Wars cash-in. ii) Any sci-fi with people called Sky-this or Star-that must therefore be SAFC.

On the other hand I have a relative who raved about it.

On the other hand again, I've just remembered they use a stupid Space Swearword as mocked by Mitchell and Webb. That is putting the whole thing in doubt all by itself.

KanKhaderKhanKan - 06 Sep 2020 00:17:20 (#19 of 62)

TheExcession: It's sometimes difficult to keep track of all the political machinations in between series but it has a much harder sci-fi universe that just about any other TV series I can think and it looks absolutely gorgeous.

I'm on the 7th episode of the first season of the Expanse and IT IS SLOW. I'm into a 'slow burner' series as the next person but that show is starting to take the biscuit and I can see why many people abandoned the series after the first season. If I get to episode 10 it's more because I want to finish what I've started rather then it'd being something I find riveting.

carterbrandon: Just try the series for a couple of episodes whilst it's on iplayer. If after the fifth episode you still don't like it then you have my permission to vent your frustrations about the show on this thread.

Furthermore by the time you're finished binging on this series I suspect you'll be just in time for the beginning of the new series of Peaky Blinders which I think will come out in the autumn of this year.

Pixiedust - 06 Sep 2020 00:22:03 (#20 of 62)

I bought the box set. Drip-fed it to MrPixie. He loved it almost as much The Wire, which was also another drip-feed operation.

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