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    • CommentAuthorLani
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2009
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    It's like if Jesus, Mohammed, Gautama Buddha, Confucious and William Shakespeare all showed up one day, and we found out that none of them had a fucking clue what they should be doing, they couldn't agree on anything and couldn't answer anybody's questions. And they drank and smoked. And then one of them tried to steal some regular person's girlfriend.


    Oh man, that mental image just made my day!
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2009
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    Odds on that Shakespeare's the girl-friend thief. As I understand it, ol' Will was pimpin' it back in the day...
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    Sing us a song you're the pianowoman, sing us a song tonight!

    We're all in the mood for some crazy recall, can you get our history right?

    La de da la de da, la de da la de daaaaaa.....
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009 edited
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    I am extremely ashamed of myself for
    not realizing what the song was immediately.
    Also: Tigh continues to have the best "WTF?" facial expressions ever.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
     (4756.5)
    I didn't realize it was that song either.
    I did figure out pretty quickly that the piano player was Starbuck's father though.


    And yes, Tigh's WTF expression was glorious. It was like he was going to lose the other eye as it popped out of his skull.
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      CommentAuthorWalker James
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009 edited
     (4756.6)
    It may seem like I'm trolling but I have to say this somewhere: I don't understand why people absolutely love this show so much. BSG is mediocre at best.

    One of the lesser reasons why I don't like BSG: Why did anyone think the use of "frack" was better than excluding curse words altogether? The show is sometimes on the verge of actually being dramatic for once and then someone lets out a frack.
    You did notice all the general "we love this show, even at its worst", tone in the thread right?
    I did and it almost sounds like the denial some geeks went through after seeing Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009
     (4756.7)
    What's more plausible - an entire culture of people with a curse word that's different from those of the contemporary West, or one where nobody ever swears?
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    And imagine how much worse it would be if they'd retained 'felgercarb' as a swear (instead of as a toothpaste) as it was in the original show.

    Athena blearily watching Helo fuck Boomer while tied up and bleeding in the locker is one of the most horrible things this show has done, from a 'shit on your dreams and make you cry' standpoint, and her explosive breakdown in the briefing room afterwards was pretty amazing.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009
     (4756.9)
    Why did anyone think the use of "frack" was better than excluding curse words altogether?
    Well, I studied linguistics.

    And since you're being so confrontational, I'm guessing you didn't.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009
     (4756.10)
    Athena blearily watching Helo fuck Boomer while tied up and bleeding in the locker is one of the most horrible things this show has done, from a 'shit on your dreams and make you cry' standpoint, and her explosive breakdown in the briefing room afterwards was pretty amazing.


    I liked the aftermath where Athena is hugging Helo and pounding him with her fist all at the same time. That just captured the conflicting emotions of that moment so much better than some screaming, crying argument could have. Anyone with an urge to compare that with a vaguely similar moment in "Buffy" should feel free to stifle it. Just saying.
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    I still have no idea where the show is going. I have really learned to like that. Although if there’s some open-ended Sopranos ending I’ll be really pissed off.
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    What's more plausible - an entire culture of people with a curse word that's different from those of the contemporary West, or one where nobody ever swears?
    I didn't miss the presence of profanity in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Blade Runner, Akira and many other sci-fi shows and movies. It should be considered that not everyone swears constantly (especially high-ranking military types); yet everyone on the Galactica seems to love using frack (and only frack) on a daily basis.
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009
     (4756.13)
    I'm sure if the status of the entire human race was in peril Harrison Ford would be swearing just as much as Tigh or Adama.
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    I see you haven't served in the Marine Corps...
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    The crew of Galatica are hardly paragons of military virtue. They’re a bunch of drunks, fuckups, and losers who were on a crummy old ship everybody forgot about. So maybe the reason they say frak so much is that they’re not even bright enough to swear creatively.
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009
     (4756.16)
    Speaking of which, I think in the preview for next week we get another drunken spectacle courtesy of Bill Adama. I wouldn't love that dude nearly as much if he was sober.

    Only three more episodes. How weird is that?
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009
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    so that was like the ghost of Starbuck's dad?

    also: aw shit, EVERYONE is gonna fucking die and be sucked into the void of space! They sure love keeping things upbeat ^_^
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009 edited
     (4756.18)
    Frack has been a staple fake curse word in sci-fi for a long time.

    It appears in several Warhammer 40,000 universe novels as early as 2000, and I'd imagine it's found in a lot of other sources too!

    EDIT

    apparently it appeared in the original series (of which I've seen very little of) as well!
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    so that was like the ghost of Starbuck's dad?

    Or maybe it’s Starbuck’s super-Cylon dad. Ellen is what, 3,000 years old? And she’s still kind of hot for a cougar. Maybe he’s even the Cylon god. And Starbuck will be Cylon Jesus. And when she finds out next week she’ll kick the shit out of Baltar and Caprica Six for being false prophets or something. And then she’ll look into the heart of the T.A.R.D.I.S., become God, and reduce all the mean cylons to dust.

    EVERYONE is gonna fucking die and be sucked into the void of space!

    Well, I guess that is the one direction we know the show is going in. That ship ain’t got much life left.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009
     (4756.20)
    Wonder if they can migrate everyone to the um, cylon mothership.

    also: got a little confused when Chief was switching Boomers. he knocked out one of the worker Boomers and replaced her with the real one? and the real one fucked Helo? That shit was hot, I thought they were gonna get way more graphic.