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Old 05-03-08, 01:04 AM
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Battlestar Galactica - "The Road Less Travelled" - 05/02/08

What, does no one watch this show anymore?

Thoughts? Seemed pretty plodding to me. I think the only person who hasn't been relieved of command on the show is the unseen janitor

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I watched it, but again, the episode did plod along at its present glacial pace this season. Has there ever been an episode where Leoban doesn't bleed?
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You probably should have spelled out the show name in your thread because noone is going to search it under BSG.

I've been seeing Battlestar threads get 3-4 pages of discussion. But, there are alot of shows here that pretty much noone talks about like most procedural dramas.
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Originally Posted by Patman
I watched it, but again, the episode did plod along at its present glacial pace this season.
Other than a few episodes, last season was just as slow. The difference is that now there's a sense of anticipation,
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Originally Posted by Shazam
What, does no one watch this show anymore?
I forgot all about it. Do they still rerun it on Sunday or Monday night?
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Least interesting ep for me in a long time. Took to long for the inevitable mutiny. Hulu will have it up soon.
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another snoozer, how they get out of the slump they've been in the past couple episodes.
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Oh, I thought it was much better than last week, but yes, still slow.

Tyrol is bald now? Yikes.
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preview for the next episode looks good again, better than the real episode

was that starbuck as a hybrid?
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I enjoyed watching Leoban;s blood on his face keep changing as the conversation between him and Starbuck took place.

One minute there was a lot then not so much, then dry and then wet. It was a slow episode if I was picking that up. :-p
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It feels like they are stalling. If this wasn't the last season the show's ratings would collapse.
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Once they finally get around to spacing Starbuck the rest should really pick up.
Although they spit it right? So only 4 more episodes this year?

No poll?
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better than the last episode

that's not saying much though...

chief went all Full Metal Jacket
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Yeah, definitely better than the last episode, but that's not saying much.
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I really miss scenes like the one at the end of the mini-series when everyone finally had a chance to breathe or Roslyn asking Apollo on Earthforce One to teach her more about military protocol.

Seems like the only way people can communicate on this show is by beating the frak out of each other. There's more to being human than angst.
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I thought Chief was ordered by Adama to report to a different ship when he was demoted. Was I wrong?
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Just watched this ep and wow--one of my least favorite by far. Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk and crazy people.
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Originally Posted by An4h0ny
chief went all Full Metal Jacket
Exactly what I thought when I saw him.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
You probably should have spelled out the show name in your thread because noone is going to search it under BSG.
Agreed. I almost missed it myself.

Even if someone knew to search for "BSG", I don't think the search engine allows for 3 letter words.
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I've added a poll.

Can moderator change title please? Thanks.
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Wow, what a bunch of Negative Nancy's. They're deliberately taking their time here, they know they're going out so they're setting up all the plot points. Notice how this was the first one to get an actual "to be continued" ? The first five were the setup and the back five are the payoff.

I read on another forum that in the new podcasts from Moore, they actually broke down this entire first half as one story, that's why the pacing seems off.

I've been loving this slow, methodical setup myself, it allows us to wallow in the characters and what's led to their predicaments before everything blows up in their faces.

And I didn't catch it at first, but there's a parallel between Starbuck and Admiral Cain at the end of the ep. She gives the order to her XO, who refuses, then she makes a new XO and gives the same order. This time, however, Gaeta had a little bit more testicular fortitude than Col Fisk did.
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This time, however, Gaeta had a little bit more testicular fortitude than Col Fisk did.
it's much easier when the CO didn't just blow the brains out of the previous XO
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I liked this ep more than the past few.

The Tyrol and Baltar scenes were good and even the Demetrius story was somewhat interesting.
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It's plodding, but I have liked Tyrol's breakdown over the last few episodes, going from one of the less interesting characters to where he was in this episode.

But then he got wrapped up in Baltar's nonsense. It's been amazing watching Moore et al defy all odds and turn Baltar into an utterly boring character, and now they're going to screw up Tyrol by association.

Still watching, but only because it's the last season.

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