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a repost of my BSG comment elsewhere

BSG has gone way, way, way downhill.

(48 hours earlier) Chris stares at the screen, mouth agape. "IDIOT!!!" he yells ineffectually at the screen, as Apollo tries to pull off a trick that cannot possibly work.

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chenoameg
Feb. 17th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
Shall we blame the writers or the network or the producers?

Personally I feel like they ran out of steam. They were producing a finely tuned creation, and I think you can only do that for so long before you wear out. It feels like we were in someone's creation and now that entity has been outsourced. (It felt like one person's vision, but it might just have been a really good team.)

Or the were producers overspending their budget, or the Sci-Fi channel smacked them saying "we want more <>".

The question is, "Is it better than the original series?"
zkzkz
Feb. 17th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
Well actually one of the amazing things about season 1 was that they actually came in just about on budget.
chenoameg
Feb. 17th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
Jumped the shark
Oh, and I called the moment it jumped the shark. I mean, literally, while watching the episode, when that needle went into the President I said "that's it, they're out of plot, it's going to suck now."
svenden
Feb. 17th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Jumped the shark
Well I'm not giving up on the show yet. Last week it showed some promise, after several lame episodes.

But, if it turns out that it really is going south, I agree that the Roslin/cancer/cure thing will have been its doom. I definitely groaned about that. She's my favorite character on the show, so naturally I'm glad to still have her around. But her death would have opened some really awesome storytelling possibilities. I felt like the writers chickened out - something I didn't expect from Ron Moore.
navrins
Feb. 17th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, good. I'm glad I haven't bothered to watch the latest episode.

There's only so many times I can watch characters I'm supposed to care about agonizing over 'decisions' which are not only not difficult, but where it wouldn't even occur to me there was a decision to be made, because the other 'choice' was so stupid as to be ignorable.

I actually suspect it was never all that far uphill to begin with... I just assumed that some of the apparently-stupid things people were doing were actually for good reasons we just hadn't seen yet, and it was worthwhile to think about why they were doing them. Nope. They're just badly written.
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