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docbeard
Jul 18, 2011

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dialhforhero posted:

Saul Tigh being a cylon.

He was THE best character and a beautifully flawed human and they turn his rear end into a loving cylon.

Still pissed about it.

It was a dumb as poo poo plot development but Michael Hogan sold the hell out of it and they made good use of it. (And Saul Tigh was the best drat character on a show full of great characters, before and after the reveal).

Though their biggest Cylon fuckup was teasing a 'dead' 13th Cylon musician and telegraphing hard that he was Starbuck's dad then not making him Starbuck's dad and being all "why would anyone think he was Starbuck's dad".

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docbeard
Jul 18, 2011

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Defiance Industries posted:

Hearing the writers that Tricia Helfer got on her podcast stumble through excuses for Season 4 has been pretty entertaining. At least they're up front that they made up all the stuff about the other Cylon models like 2/3 of the way through Season 3.

I really need to listen to her podcast.

Ron Moore, at least, has always been open and upfront that while the Cylons may have had a plan the writers never did.

docbeard
Jul 18, 2011

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blatman posted:

I just want to remind everyone that on stargate sg-1 like ten minutes after they get unsupervised access to a transporter they start beaming nukes onto enemy ships

best poo poo from sci-fi/fantasy right there

There was a book David Gerrold wrote about TOS years and years ago that I had as a kid (it was my dad's) that I really wish I still had hold of, and one of his arguments is that the transporter was a mistake, or at least a pain to write around, because you always needed to find ways to disable or negate it in order to have any tension whatsoever in a story where Kirk and company got captured. (Granted, not being able to transport through shields was a pretty good counter.)

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