I really liked some of the raw approach both in concept and the "dogfighting" scenes. I guess after playing sims for so many years those things appeal to me. (I actually liked Wing Commander the movie.) Hearing the damning comm chatter while they were about to leave the sub-FTL ships was really intense for me. It was a bit slow, but I found a bit to ponder and enough to watch the whole thing and enjoy it. I really can't wait to get this on DVD myself.
Anyone know why Scifi would release the DVD in England first? This just seems kinda strange to me. Iím tempted to bid on the DVDs on Ebay now but Iím afraid that by the time I would get it, it will be available here. Iíve never used ebay so Iím not even sure that you can bid on items over seas.
Thanks for the link. Had an error when clicking on the "buy DVD" link under "what's new" so I'll have to look for it. I wanted to buy the pilot miniseries as soon as I saw it.
I've actually had the series start date in my PDA for a few weeks now. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/popcorn.gif[/img] I'm really hoping it's good, looking forward to it. It might be one of those few shows I'll get into, unless they make it too trite. (But if the pilot is any indication, it's more likely to be too hardcore if anything.)
I thought the pilot was a little weak but entertaining so I decided to give it a chance. Now I've seen 7 of the new B.G. episodes (don't ask how) and I'm really liking it a lot. I think this show is going to clean Star Trek Enterprises clock when the series gets into the main stream. B.G. is really developing the characters nicely and the story line(s) are really focused. Enterprise seems to be trying desperately to find a reason to exist but can't, other to make it to 5 years for syndication purposes.
I'll be watching. i'm not expecting a serious statement on the nature of humanity or anything [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] just want to be entertained without cheesy stuff distracting from it! And I think it will do that.
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I think this show is going to clean Star Trek Enterprises clock when the series gets into the main stream.
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I'm thinking this also, after just seeing the "movie" (Which I finally got on dvd!) and the previews of the series. I'm taping B.G. and Enterprise tonight, the latter being more of an afterthought. I guess I'm a sci-fi junkie and I just found a better fix.
I'll be watching. Why, well, because, let's see, 8-8:30 is kid's night-night watching of Spongebob before bed. 8:30-9 is actually getting them to sleep. By 9pm, anything non-kid-related is entertainment.
[ QUOTE ] BruiseLee said:...I wasn't even going to bother watching it. I mean, everyone got turned into either a woman or an Englishman.
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<font color="blue">LOL !</font> My sentiments exactly BruiseLee. I don't mind if you want to add some new characters who happen to be women, but I thought it was kind of tasteless to give some of the old characters a sex change. While I think the new actresses who fill Starbuck's and Boomer's spots do a great job in and of themselves, I don't believe that the original characters should have been disrespected in such a manner by giving them a gender change. Heck if you want to add more women, just add two new ones with different names - it's not like you have to raise them from kids....you just write two new ones into the script already - it's pretty straightforward. And for everyone who might think I have it out for the ladies, I want to let you know that I would be equally (if not more so) dismayed if there was a male character playing the role of Cassiopia ( actually that might add a very humorous component to the show....but I don't think it was meant to be a space comedy ).
I also think Olmos does a good job as commander, but think he would be much better if he was more of hard-liner like in his previous days on Miami Vice - he plays the hardliner VERY well I think.
The other problem is that now I think <font color="red">Boomer is</font> '<font color="red">Hot</font>'....and I'm like totally straight. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
Exactly. There was no reason to change Starbuck since, as you said, the female character could have just as effectively been added with a different name. Unfortunately all stunts like this do is distract from what could otherwise be a good character. For example, B5's Ivonava is a great character, in contrast the current Starbuck is a statement in the viewer's face, right down to the "oh she's so tough she even smokes cigars" This Too-Trendy-By-Half stuff always smacks of trying too hard and usually stands out like a sore thumb. I'll be waiting for the gay character next so the producers can show how brave and "edgy" they are.
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I thought Space Above and Beyond was better though.
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I liked that show too. Didn't it tank (no pun intended) when a lot of the writers left to do Millennium?
[ QUOTE ] Size15's said:
I used to think the woman in the red dress was really sexy. I've been giving this opinion some thought - Now I'm not so sure I find her face that attractive.
What do you think?
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She has a face too? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Was reading on the SciFi boards that people have been downloading and watching it from the net since it aired in Europe. Several comments concerning the entire season that we are just starting to see in the States. Those small detonators must have a big wallop to punch through a hull designed to withstand damage from ship launched weapons. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
Two years ago SureFire launched it's Sci-Fi Devision to develop new products specifically for the demands of science fiction. Many of these products are designed to be recharged between takes and are super bright for only a few minutes. They may use bodies and housings already made and modify them, or they may create new bodies or build the components into props etc.
Some are designed, for example to shut off when dropped or to dim out on demand. Others are created as scale models for forced-perspective or filtered for green-screen work.
These illumination tools are hired and remain owned by SureFire. In some cases a SureFire technician will be on set to operate and maintain them. You should watch for that in the credits.
The lights in your face has bugged me forever. Any person who uses a light in the dark knows the worst thing you can do is shine it in your face. I know it is so we can see who is who, but its just nuts!