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Donna
Fri, Jan 27, 2012, 9:23am (UTC -6)
Re: BSG S2: Flight of the Phoenix

Hi, Nick P! Thanks for your comments!

I readily concede that Caprica isn't as good as BSG. And if I hadn't watched it from its inception, I might not be inclined to check it out at this point--I know what you mean about the guaranteed frustration of its premature ending.

But I think the reason it failed was because people weren't watching in the first place. I'm aware that there was plenty of criticism from the git-go--just as there's been for TNG and everything since.

As for cashing in, aren't all teevee series about making money? Clearly, the networks are more interested in ad revenue than artistic merit. But who's to say that the writers and directors and other creatives behind Caprica were strictly in it for the money? (Maybe you--I don't really know the production backstory.)

They did manage to do a quick wrap-up in the final episode of Caprica, since they knew it was over--but that made me even sorrier, since the plotlines had such terrific potential.

My true regret is that more people didn't tune in at the start, which is why I was (mildly) annoyed with the couple of people I do know who liked BSG. There are plenty of people unaware or dismissive of BSG who'd appreciate it if they'd give it a chance. I think the same is true of Caprica.

There, now. I'm really not trying to get you to watch Caprica; I understand not having enough time to invest. Thanks again for your response!
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Donna
Fri, Jan 20, 2012, 2:54pm (UTC -6)
Re: BSG S2: Flight of the Phoenix

I'm on my second time around with BSG, and it's so fascinating to watch the characters develop now that I already know where they're headed! Even without the element of surprise, the series holds up splendidly.

Jammer, I want to thank you for your thoughtful and thought-provoking exegeses of these shows. I can only imagine how many hours you've invested, and I hope this site provides you with lots of satisfaction and pride.

I've been reading the Trek-related reviews, too, and this is my first post. I was finally moved to comment because I'm not really a critical viewer--I'm usually happy to accept whichever way the plot goes, with or without logic--so it's especially interesting to me to read other people's insights. (This episode, for instance, didn't strike me as particularly weak.)

I watch the shows with my partner and we discuss them often and at length, but I know very few other people who take an interest. (And the watchers I do know didn't check out "Caprica"! How could they have not even given it a chance?) So thank you all, friends, for sharing your thoughts.
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Donna
Fri, Sep 17, 2010, 11:04am (UTC -6)
Re: BSG S3: Exodus, Part 1

I like this site and turtles.
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