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Re: Just got done watching original BSG on DVD. [message #17996 is a reply to message #16166] Wed, 03 October 2012 10:53 Go to previous message
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The Void Era Man wrote:
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> In hindsight with the new series someway behind us and all of its

> offshoot options truncated, i think i can say i like the Original

> better.

> maybe it has nostalgia because i was only 14 when it debuted and scifi

> of that magnitude was rare in theater OR TV in those days.

> yeah, it had some corny stories and it didnt have the gritty 'real' feel

> of the new, but i like it because it was more escapist fantasy and not

> just a displaced post apocalypse set in space.

> i kind of see that roland ð. moore sold his premise clothed in BSG

> because it was much more likely to be picked up as a series if it had an

> established name on it already, given the current climate of recycling

> going on in hollywood. also he had a big basic framework already in

> place. all he did was totally erase Larsaon's details and put his own in

> there.

> I would have like to seen moore's opus without it being piggybacked on

> BSG backstory and character names.


It would hardly be a re-imagining then.

> it kind of turned BSG from a pleasant memory that was really only cared

> about by its devotees and rebranded, hijacked actually, into a situation

> in it will be the reimagined show that in the future will automatically

> be called 'battlestar galactica' and the original will be little more

> than a footnote held up to even more ridicule than it had gotten before

> the new series even came out.

>
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