Bearded Belly of Bajor
The silent menace. When/if you get around to Razor there is a brief scene with old school talking Centurions.
Wait, the ship of lights was in Nu-BSG? Where was this?Ya know, I'm not a huge fan of the old show. I saw it growing up and shit, but Ron Moore et al did a pretty good job of tearing things out of it and reworking it for a more realistic tone. All of it is there in one form or another, the apocalypse, the running, the Pegasus, the Ship of Lights/Angels, etc.
Also, for what it's worth Blood & Chrome is kind of a nice one off thing, although with excessive lens flare and the digital sets really put me out of it. Caprica? Well you either love it or you hate it, there doesn't seem to be much neutral ground there. I liked it quite a lot, though it's an entirely different thing than BSG itself. It does take awhile to get going, but the cast is pretty great as is the story, and since it's only 15 episodes or whatever it's not much of a time investment. Definitely picks up toward the end and could have been great with a few more seasons.I'm caught up. I mean, minus the Webisodes, "Blood & Chrome," "Caprica," etc. Hadn't, um, planned to watch "The Plan." Because it sounded like it was just "Waiting for Godot" with Dean Stockwell in both the roles--which wouldn't be bad, but not really an essential part of the mythos. Decided I might as well catch it and I'm really glad I did. I don't know how much was extra footage that they didn't have time for in the original series but it was really neat to see the various loose ends tied up. And the post-hypnotic device for Boomer was pretty cool. All in all, a fun time.
I like the "this is my life now" screed he goes on against Bill when they're sitting in a bar after Cally got knocked out a flight tube. Pretty powerful stuff.Ooh. And Chief Tyrol is hands down the most tragic character in fiction. Forget MacBeth, forget Oedipus. Forget them all.
Here's a schlub who's got an OK gig in the military. His biggest worry is that he's having a romance with a senior officer. Then his entire culture is nearly wiped out by homicidal robots. THEN he finds out his officer girlfriend IS a homicidal robot. Then she gets killed by his future wife, who has his bastard son by another man. The robots catch up with them a bit and they have to fight a terrorist jihad before his wife gets killed. Next he finds out he is also a robot and that his also-robot ex-girlfriend from thousands of years ago murdered his wife.
Oh, and then there's the love triangle with another officer and a copy of his sleeper agent robot ex-girlfriend who was killed by his dead wife--and is having the other officer's kid.
Chief really should've done the swan dive from the balcony with all that laid on him. Oh, and finding "Earth", only to find out it is uninhabitable because of a nuclear war thousands of years ago--when he lived there.
That is one of the strong points of the show, innit? When, whether consciously or subconsciously, a character pokes another character with a stick to try to get them to punish them for their sins. Tyrol going off on Adama, Adama taunting Tigh...I like the "this is my life now" screed he goes on against Bill when they're sitting in a bar after Cally got knocked out a flight tube. Pretty powerful stuff.