to ask you to indulge me with chat about Battlestar Gallactica, even though it ended ages ago?

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I never watched it when it was actually on. I am currently re-watching to distract myself from various irritating and tedious things going on in RL. I love it, I think it's brilliant. I especially love how they write the women as being pretty much as physically strong as men (and able to beat men at boxing), but without bothering to explain the details of it. And I love the religion side of it.

But here's what bugs me:

1) How does Adama never cotton on that his son is in love with Kara? I know he's not the most perceptive father, but come on!

2) Why do they never replace the glass panel in the control room with something non-shattering after the first, oh, hundred times it breaks?

3) What the fuck is meant to be going on with Lampkin and his (very dead) cat?

Thank you. smile

neverputasockinatoaster Sun 31-Aug-14 19:48:41

Hang on, I'll get DH........

Liara Sun 31-Aug-14 19:49:26

Oddly those three never bothered me, but the one that really bugged me was Adama running the shower in the background while writing at his desk.

I mean come on! On a spaceship? Surely water is precious and wasting would go against the very fibre of someone like him who had spent most of his time on one?

o0 Sun 31-Aug-14 19:51:50

Didn't they have an amazing water recycling thingy. Like 99.9% or something. So no water was ever wasted.

Oh, that's a good point, liara. And aren't they rationing water at some point, too (or did I dream that)?

It do think it must have been one of the most bonkers things to film - imagine sitting in one of those ships and trying not to feel an utter twat.

neverputasockinatoaster Sun 31-Aug-14 19:53:00

DH, who is a very literal man, has just replied thusly....
1. Because it is a good plot device
2. Because it is a good plot device
3. Not a clue....

I shall now kill him dead for you.

o0 Sun 31-Aug-14 19:53:17

Wasn't the water rationing because other ships ran out of water so they had to share?

It's been ages since I watched it so can't remember all the little details.

myrtleWilson Sun 31-Aug-14 19:55:08

I'm with never will ask DH... Apparently Adama is blinded by Kara's relationship with other son so he can't notice new relationship, plus as son has died and this changes Kara's role so he sees her as own daughter? He agrees re glass and can't remember cat... My dd has a 'viper' tshirt - DH is most pleased!

neverputasockinatoaster Sun 31-Aug-14 19:55:26

I used to watch it with DH. It was a totally bonkers series.
I detested the Cylon that had her claws into Balthazar and I thought he needed a good slapping.

Mmm, yes, you might have to, never.

And it's not a good plot device! Well, 2 arguably is. The first one is just kind of odd.

I love Edward James Olmos as an actor (though I am kind of disturbed his wives get younger and younger), but I can't get to the bottom of his character there at all.

o0 Sun 31-Aug-14 19:56:52

My question is why Mr Moral (Lee Adama) had little problem with cheating on his wife? Where were your morals then Apollo?

myrtle - yeah, but you'd kinda think even the most unaware parent would cotton on eventually.

never - yes, it is absolutely bonkers. I really can't stand Baltar, but he is a good actor, I guess.

seasavage Sun 31-Aug-14 19:59:15

I am now trying to remember that much detail from the series. Clearly it's time I bought the whole lot and revisit it to answer you :-)
Did you hear the parody song 'new crew in town'

oO - yeeeeeah, that's not exactly moral. Are we meant to think he's a bit of a dickhead? I can never make my mind up.

No, I'd not, sea. I'll go look on youtube.

karron Sun 31-Aug-14 20:01:15

Wasn't the cat to do with his dead wife or something? The love thing I think he just thought it was platonic love like between siblings.

Loved it and now toying with the idea of having another baby so can re watch it all on mat. leave based solely on this thread reminding me about it.

Littlegreyauditor Sun 31-Aug-14 20:02:40

This thread has made me dig out the box sets and re-watch the whole thing...

karron Sun 31-Aug-14 20:03:38

I though Lee was just annoying but loved Balter when ever he had a 'surely no one is going to believe me this time' moment. Which seemed to be at least 10 times an episode.

JennySense Sun 31-Aug-14 20:03:53

Was it unreasonable for me to have a Mahoosive Girl Crush on Starbuck?

BirdhouseInYourSoul Sun 31-Aug-14 20:04:36

ohh I was always annoyed at the shower thing too Liara

I think I know what my latest netflix obsession is going to be... Time to introduce DD to some quality sci-fi grin

grin Not in the slightest, jenny, but you might have to get in the queue.

Mmmm. smile

karron - yes, I think I remember dead wife reference. Just never quite 'got' it.

o0 Sun 31-Aug-14 20:05:31

I guess were meant to see him as a good guy but with failings like the rest of us.

But it annoys me.

His character was all about making the right/good(?) choices even when they were hard. He was the one to say Baltar should be forgiven his sins as everyone else had been pardoned and he deserved the same. Even though Baltars sins were so much worse than anyone's.

Then he ruined it by being a dick regarding relationships.

I know, I know, only human, makes mistakes. Still annoys me though. <overthinking>

Sightoabloodyscream Sun 31-Aug-14 20:05:32

We loved it to bits and had many a conversation trying to read things into it - religion, politics, mythology etc. Gaius and his weird Jesus cult thing with all the ladies. It was the Hero/Boomer etc storyline that I think got me the most.

Still have no real idea what the fuck happened at the end, but I enjoyed it so much I didn't care.

Orangeisthenewbanana Sun 31-Aug-14 20:06:20

I now want to watch the whole thing again too......!

honeysucklejasmine Sun 31-Aug-14 20:07:25

OP have you finished it? Don't want to make spoilerific comments.

It was the first boxset DH and I watched when we got married. I looooove it.

Our cats are named Kara Thrace and Laura Roslin.

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