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Battlestar Galactica: Caprica


Yes! I love the new Battlestar: Galactica series and I adore Battlestar Galactica: Razor. In my opinion Cain, Shaw, the second XO and Thorn should never have been killed off. Battlestar Galactica was a plague on Battlestar Pegasus. Once they met each other, all of the command staff of Battlestar Pegasus was killed off until finally the Pegasus itself was destroyed as well. I know this is a little off topic but you what I found strange about Razor: Why wasn’t Col. Tigh put in command of Pegasus after all of the command deaths? He’s the senior officer under Admiral Adama and he’s the only other officer with Battlestar command experience. How the hell did Lee Adama, who was demoted by Cain, get a command over Col. Tigh? Someone please answer that question for me. No one mentions this is on the show, not even Col. Tigh. There is something else that bothered me as well. When Starbuck calls Shaw “reckless” is the biggest pot-calling-the-kettle-black I ever heard and no one, including Lee, points it out. Starbuck is the fraking Poster Girl for Reckless Behavior. She possesses a Masters degree in it. Starbuck is the field specialist in it for the entirety of the thirteen colonies. Screenwriter Michael Taylor worked so hard to integrate Kendra Shaw into the show (she never appeared or was mentioned in a single Battlestar: Galactica episode. Not even Cain spoke of her and she was Admiral Cain’s personal aid, an officer Cain personally made Captain) and then to leave lines in the movie that defied the reality of the character speaking them was unfortunate. It brought down the credibility of the movie for me ever so slightly.


What’s done is done. Back to Caprica. With Season Four (20 episodes long I hear) the last season for Battlestar: Galactica, I’m glad The Sci-Fi Channel has picked up Caprica. The Writers’ Strike played a part in this decision but I could care less. I’m just glad we get more Battlestar in some shape of form. We get virtually a whole new cast and we get to see the war begin. I don’t think an Adama needs to be in the Caprica series. With the creation of The Cylons (or their re-creation, how ever you want to look at it. The Hybrid: “All this has happened before and will happen again, again, again, again.), their integration into colonial society and the beginning of the First Cylon War, there is more than enough meat on the bone without an Adama’s presence.

Source: Variety

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