Battlestar Galactica - I just started Season 1 episode 1 yet it isnt the first

JImmyK

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So Im finally going to start watching battle star gallactica and when I play season 1 episode 1 it starts out by saying "Previously on Battlestar galactica"...

how can there be a previously when its the first episode?

I have been waiting a year to start watching this series and I have about 40 episodes now taht c ant watch until I figure out whats going on! help a brotha out plz.

 

Whisper

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I think there was a four(?)-part mini-series-type movie that came out before the show itself actually started.

Edit: Ahh ok, so it was a four-hour, and not necessarily a four-part, movie. Gotchya.
 

Shadowknight

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Yeah, there was a movie first. I think it was two parts? Anyway, it's available on DVD. What's annoying is that the original sets of S1 had just season one, while later sets bundled them movie with it. Feh.
 

lupi

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I still can't believe they haven't replayed the miniseries since yet.
 

JImmyK

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O M G!

I just spent the last 4 hours watching this miniseries.... I am absolutely floored... Im literally thinking about skipping work to start watching the series....

It is so rare to discover such a wicked show and have 3 seasons to watch... It would almost be like discovering TNG for the first time....
 

UTmtnbiker

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Don't want to rain on your parade and won't give any spoilers, but don't get too excited. Season 2 is pretty good. Season 3 is not nearly as strong as the first two.

Savor what you love about BSG right now. Season 1 kicks butt and is totally awesome.
 

thedarkwolf

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There is one kick butt episode in season 3 and you will know when you get to it. Rest is pretty much filler.
 

brxndxn

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Originally posted by: JImmyK
O M G!

I just spent the last 4 hours watching this miniseries.... I am absolutely floored... Im literally thinking about skipping work to start watching the series....

It is so rare to discover such a wicked show and have 3 seasons to watch... It would almost be like discovering TNG for the first time....
Yup.. I felt that way when I started watching BSG after the end of Season 1.
 

JImmyK

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I know I sound like a broken record, but Im at the office now (no unfortunately I didnt skip) Im still running that 4 hours through my head. I hear its also going to be on for another season at least!

Im so shocked that this show is not getting more attention, it's great.
 

Qwest

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STRETCH it out as much as you can...the show doesnt continue until 2008!

 

shadow9d9

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Season 3's last 6 episodes are all amazing.. plenty of good ones before that too.. The only people who don't like season 3 are the people who are offended by having anything similar to the Iraq war(even if they results are different and it's completely relevant to the story and no conclusions are drawn).
 
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Originally posted by: JImmyK
I know I sound like a broken record, but Im at the office now (no unfortunately I didnt skip) Im still running that 4 hours through my head. I hear its also going to be on for another season at least!

Im so shocked that this show is not getting more attention, it's great.
It started out good but slowly slid down hill. I stopped watching midway through season 2.
 

Skotty

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I lost interest during season 2... got a bit too much like a soap opera to me. Season 1, however, rocked. I wonder if I should give it another go for the sake of season 3?
 

mrkun

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Originally posted by: shadow9d9
Season 3's last 6 episodes are all amazing.. plenty of good ones before that too.. The only people who don't like season 3 are the people who are offended by having anything similar to the Iraq war(even if they results are different and it's completely relevant to the story and no conclusions are drawn).
Umm, no. I don't like Season 3 past Ep4 because it was all filler, for the most part, and the producers admitted they were just making sh*t up as they went, and they really had no idea where the show was supposed to be going.

Edit: And on that note, I think I'm going to watch Episode 4. =)
 

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Originally posted by: mrkun
Originally posted by: shadow9d9
Season 3's last 6 episodes are all amazing.. plenty of good ones before that too.. The only people who don't like season 3 are the people who are offended by having anything similar to the Iraq war(even if they results are different and it's completely relevant to the story and no conclusions are drawn).
Umm, no. I don't like Season 3 past Ep4 because it was all filler, for the most part, and the producers admitted they were just making sh*t up as they went, and they really had no idea where the show was supposed to be going.

Edit: And on that note, I think I'm going to watch Episode 4. =)
There was an interview w/ the creator, where he says that they cut a lot of planned stuff from the middle of the season because they thought it distracted from the finale. Remember the Saggitarions (SP?) in the hangar in that one episode? That was a continuing plot line that got cut.
 

silverpig

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Season 1 is awesome. I also really enjoyed season 2 and thought the episodes in the middle of season 2 (Pegasus and the two Resurrection eps) were particularly good. There's one scene in Pegasus (s02e10 IIRC) that is amazing. I thought that was the best episode of any show I've ever seen.

Season 3 is... different. It's definitely a bit slower in the middle of the season than the others, but it looks like season 4 will have some potential.
 

JImmyK

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Originally posted by: mrkun
Originally posted by: shadow9d9
Season 3's last 6 episodes are all amazing.. plenty of good ones before that too.. The only people who don't like season 3 are the people who are offended by having anything similar to the Iraq war(even if they results are different and it's completely relevant to the story and no conclusions are drawn).
Umm, no. I don't like Season 3 past Ep4 because it was all filler, for the most part, and the producers admitted they were just making sh*t up as they went, and they really had no idea where the show was supposed to be going.

Edit: And on that note, I think I'm going to watch Episode 4. =)
OMG! Dude I just finished watching Season 3 Episode 4 around 1 AM last night and I couldnt go to sleep 2 hours after it.

SPOILERS!!!

When Galactica is falling through the atmosphere lauching vypers oh daaaaaaaang that was on point..
 

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