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Re: Classic Television

Postby Sbloom » 30 Mar 2014, 22:10

Lord_Bryon wrote:
Darsc Zacal wrote:I remember going to the theatre to watch the premier of Battlestar Galactica.

To cash in on the Star Wars craze, a theatrical version of the first episode(s) was released as a feature film before it aired on tv.


Yeah, as an adult I've rewatched the series on netflix. I noticed a funny thing. Almost every special effects shot shown throughout the course of the series is from that very first episode. Thats doing sci-fi on a budget.


The remake of Battlestar Galactica recycled quite a lot of its CGI sequences, certainly in the first couple of seasons.

The 'Pilot' episode was also feature length and was a separate DVD release here in the UK, history repeating itself?!
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Re: Classic Television

Postby Darsc Zacal » 30 Mar 2014, 22:18

Sbloom wrote:The 'Pilot' episode was also feature length and was a separate DVD release here in the UK, history repeating itself?!


Well... History repeating itself was the overall theme of the reimagined series wasn't it? ;)
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Re: Classic Television

Postby Mac » 03 Apr 2014, 07:09

" There is nothing new under the sun."
King Solomon
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Re: Classic Television

Postby mrinku » 03 Apr 2014, 16:54

Except iPhones. Old Solomon didn't see that one coming :)
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Re: Classic Television

Postby Lonnie » 03 Apr 2014, 19:38

Just an evolved heliograph if you ask me so Solomon was right.
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Re: Classic Television

Postby mrinku » 03 Apr 2014, 21:24

There's no evidence that the Heliograph was invented before the 19th century.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliograph

Besides, even if the Greeks DID use it at Marathon c.490 BCE, Solomon is nearly 500 years before that (c.970-931 BCE).

He didn't predict the stirrup or lightbulb either, I'm sure...

I can keep this up all day :)
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Re: Classic Television

Postby Lonnie » 04 Apr 2014, 05:03

I didn't say that Solomon used or had anything to do with the heliograph or that it was contemporary to his time, I just said that the Iphone was just a glorified version of it so by the transitive property, Solomon was right. If one gets down to it, the Iphone is just a glorified version of smoke signals; a means of communicating over distance.
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Re: Classic Television

Postby Mac » 04 Apr 2014, 10:07

and, as I have not seen the sun in a few days. . . :lol:
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Re: Classic Television

Postby Lonnie » 04 Apr 2014, 10:23

You can always send smoke signals.
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Re: Classic Television

Postby Mac » 04 Apr 2014, 11:35

It's raining and all the wood is under 3 feet of snow.
Going to the bench and paint!
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