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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2012, 08:46:19 AM »
So... Babylon 5 or Battlestar Galactica?
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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2012, 08:53:10 AM »
Battlestar, definitely Battlestar
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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2012, 09:02:28 AM »
Which Battlestar Galactica series should I start to watch? I once tried Battlestar, but apparently, it was a spin-off so I couldn't understand a single thing that was occurring.
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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2012, 09:04:59 AM »
Which Battlestar Galactica series should I start to watch? I once tried Battlestar, but apparently, it was a spin-off so I couldn't understand a single thing that was occurring.

New series, season 1. Don't worry about the movies, Razor, and the Plan, as they slot in between the seasons. Check wikipedia for order..
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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2012, 09:13:12 AM »
It does depend on which Battlestar you're talking about. The original, which a friend of mine refers to as Bonanza in Outer Space, is best avoided. The new one is quite good, although I personally prefer Babylon 5. Too much unrelenting misery in Battlestar. There was a fantastic Battlestar reference in S4 of Eureka, it was made by an actor who was in both shows. It gave Battlestar watchers a good laugh, but was still understandable if you'd never seen it.
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« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2012, 09:48:00 AM »
Are both series now complete or were they cancelled?
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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2012, 10:05:28 AM »
According to wikipedia, the newest one is set to be released in 2013. One before that is Caprica. I believe I've already tried the 2004 series,though, and found it very confusing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407362/ <--- This one.
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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2012, 10:14:52 AM »
Okay.

Forget about the original 1980 series.

Not sure which newest one you mean, are you talking about Blood and Gold? that is a possible webseries set before the main Battlestar Series. Caprica is also set before the main series. Don't worry about those :)

Just look for Battlestar Galactica Season one (2004) - watch that first. Then season 2, season 3, the two movies, then season 4.

If your season one starts with the episode '33'. Then stop! Don't watch that yet. You need to watch the pilot episodes/mini-series first. This is two movie-length episodes that kick off the whole shebang. They're just titled part 1 and part 2.


For the movies. Watch Razor after Season 3. The other one, The Plan, you can watch whenever, but not before the end of Season 3.

Here is the wiki list of episodes I was talking about:

List of Battlestar Galactica episodes


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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2012, 10:29:28 AM »
I am rubbish at keeping up with series, Masterchef Australia is the only thing I watch consistently. I'm better off having them on dvd, so I can watch them when the mood takes me.
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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2012, 10:52:37 AM »
The other two sci-fi/space-y shows I remember being on TV were Deep Space Nine and Farscape. So… what were they? Are they further Star Trek spin-offs?

I am rubbish at keeping up with series, Masterchef Australia is the only thing I watch consistently. I'm better off having them on dvd, so I can watch them when the mood takes me.

Masterchef: The Professionals UK is brilliant. Michel Roux Jr. is great.
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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2012, 10:58:22 AM »
Deep Space Nine is a Star Trek spin-off. Quite cool, darker and more character/story driven than most of the series.

Farscape is a separate series, that was quite good about an astronaut from earth who gets sucked through a wormhole into another galaxy and gets involved in all sorts of shenanigans and war.

Just realised how much I know about all this stuff, and I'm not like a superfan or anything...
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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2012, 11:09:29 AM »
I like Masterchef US. Gordon Ramsay is the best! xD

Plus Joe is really entertaining, the way he flips out if someone makes a dish that's 'safe' and without any innovation. Great stuff.
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« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2012, 11:13:03 AM »
I like Masterchef US. Gordon Ramsay is the best! xD


Never realised he did the US one. I remember watching the US version of Hells Kitchen with Ramsay doing it - that was hilarious.
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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2012, 11:54:11 AM »
To quote Ramsay's catch phrase in Hell's Kitchen: "You BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPING DONKEY!"

Loved that. xD

Sons of Anarchy is pretty great. I love the show now. To Walker, thanks for the tips, and I'll be sure to check out Battlestar next after Sons of Anarchy. By the way, you guys should check out Hotel Hell. Ramsay goes from hotel to hotel, taking note of the mistakes, and fixing it up for them. Great show. Only just premiered about a month ago, so only 5 episodes or so have been released thus far, but it's pretty entertaining.

Movies I'm watching later:

Sister Act 1 and 2. Great movies. If only we were forced to sing the same songs in my Bible Class. Unfortunately, I have to go through 80 minutes, five days a week, of, "Our mighty bulwark will never falter," sung in my teacher's out of tune voice. :)

Fighting Temptation. Of course we'd also watch Fighting Temptation if we're gonna have a Sister Act marathon. Come on. Are you nuts? It's illegal NOT to watch it after Sister Act 1 and 2.

Bucket List. Two reasons. Morgan Freeman. Jack Nicholson. 'Nuff said.
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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2012, 12:10:09 PM »
Just finished watching Senna :'(

Excellent documentary on Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest racing drivers of all time.

Even if you're not a motorsport fan I'd recommend watching this, it has tonnes of awesome footage & is a great journey.

 

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