View Full Version : Now for something completely different

08-09-2006, 10:31 PM
Which one do you like best the old Battlestar Galactica or the new one? Have to vote for the new one myself. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

08-09-2006, 11:01 PM
hands down the new one... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

08-09-2006, 11:31 PM
New one is light years better than the old. First show in a long time that I actualy look forward to watching.

08-10-2006, 01:09 AM
They may share the same basic storyline, have the same name and even some of the same people working on it and acting in it, but it's still apples and oranges. Actually it's shiney delicious new apples and rotten old mashed up oranges that got run over three times before the crows got to them.

If you haven't guessed yet, I vote for the new one.

08-10-2006, 09:01 AM
I'll stick up a hand for the old one, mostly because I have fond memories of watching them in syndication (followed by Buck Rodgers) for years when I was a kid. Hadn't realized there were so few of the original episodes. Yes, they are terrible but I still like them.

Watched the pilot for the new series, downloaded from iTunes (don't get that channel at my house). Was a pretty nice show, but just couldn't get into it.

08-10-2006, 12:21 PM
The pilots, while good and necessary for setting up the series, seem to be a bit difficult for a lot of people to get into. While I personally ~really~ liked the pilot episodes, I was a little reserved about the series until I watched the first episode. That was all I needed to be set on the show hook, line, and sinker.

I had fond memories of the old BSG show too. That is until I sat down and attempted to watch it a couple years ago (maybe a month or two after the airing of the new BSG pilots). At which point, I decided I'd been looking back at the show through rose colored glasses, and couldn't even finish watching the first episode. Disco doesn't even begin to describe the cheese factor...

08-10-2006, 06:25 PM
Edward James Olmos is by far the better commander. He is just over all more believeable. You could never look at Lorne Greene without thinking Ben Cartwright. The new BSG gives me something to look forward to on Friday night. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

08-10-2006, 09:38 PM
I agree 142.9% with the two above posts.

08-10-2006, 11:14 PM
I always thought Lorne Green was just that old guy who sat in the back of Airwolf. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

As for BSG - I really like the new one (I also like the new Dr. Who, and both the Stargate series). But... my only memories of the original BSG were of the later ones where they visit earth during the 80's. And everytime someone would start up a conversation about the old show (after the new one started) All I could remember was Buck Rogers episodes.

08-11-2006, 05:23 AM
Ah yes, who could forget Erin Gray in those skin tight jump suits. Such a pretty lady. Ernest Borgnine was the old guy in the back of Airwolf /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif