What TV series are you watching?

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by cloudz, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    "Battlestar Galactica" from 1979. On disk.

    I was single-digits in age when it aired on tv, and I never watched it. I was aware of it, of course, and even played with the toys (the Cylon fighter ships were way cooler than the human's Viper ship). I remember that the tv show was ridiculously popular, but at that age I never got into it because I was more interested in short story arcs, like those of the "A Team" and "Dukes of Hazard." Or better yet, a super-hero cartoon!

    But I'm liking it now. Of course the special effects and the sets are dated. And their haircuts and make-up don't look at like that of (a) soldiers, or (b) refugees running for their lives. But I'm enjoying the story and the nostalgia. :)
     
  2. Morik

    Morik Valued Member

    I haven't watched the original, but I've seen the 2004 series. Are they significantly different from each other, aside from special effect quality?
     
  3. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth

    Yes, they have a completely different series arc!
     
  4. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth

    Glen larson did buck Rogers afterwards with props etc from BSG OS, it's got a similar vibe, the BSG 1980 series is OKish too, if you liked the original series.

     
  5. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    Yes, they are different. Same broad concept: sneak attack by Cylons against all 12 colonies simultaneously, one battleship survives, one human betrays his species, the battleship is protecting a fleet of civilian ships on a one-way flight to Earth. And the names of many main characters are the same.

    But the Cylons are very different, and all of the details are different. For instance, in the old show, everybody knows very early about Baltar's betrayal. He's not on the Galatica and he's not a scientist.
     
  6. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

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  7. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    Watching the fifth season of "Doctor Who" again, this time in English.
    I'm still glad, I can admit that I do like what Matt Smith makes out of this role; I was concerned not to like him (after all he made Tennant go away ;) I had the same thought about Tennant before him :D ).
    Not surprising, but: He is wayyyyyy better when watching in English, than he is in German.
     
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  8. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    A little embarrassed, but I've watched many episodes of "Supergirl" now. Apart from Calista Flockhart's surprisingly endearing acting in this role, it's not a very good show. But gosh darn it, I want to know where they go with other characters! After Flash and Green Arrow and Gotham (not to mention all the Marvel shows), I'm accustomed to the introduction of multiple comic-book characters, and I want to see that.

    Even though it's really not a good show.
     
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