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#21 Tack11

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 08:05 AM

I must say, these Blogs are an amazing touch. It is a pleasure to view them, and get the insiders guide to BSG. Well done!

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 09:21 AM

These are getting entertaining. Dave seems to be quite the character.....penis lanterns.....HA!

Notice how everyone's always in a good mood on the sets? The people that work on this show must love their jobs. Imagine how cool it would be to have Ron or Dave for your boss.

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 10:36 AM

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 12:29 PM

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 06:06 PM

Sic 'em boy!!!



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Posted 22 September 2005 - 06:11 PM

Gotta love it when Solium's Trollminator appears!

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 05:47 PM

Ideas for the new round of video blogs...

1. When new actors come in as Viper pilots, what is the introduction you give them to the Viper?

2. I'd love to see a short interview with each of the actors on how they feel about their characters... where things are going and what not.

3. I'd like to hear how you introduce guest actors to the BSG universe. Maybe have what they thought before the process and then what they thought after they were done with their scenes.

4. I'd like to see how some of the special effects get put together. From the drawing board to the finished project... how the debates go about this shot or that.

5. Show us page one of RDM's BSG bible.

6. Show us some of the weapons of the BSG universe... why you picked them, how you changed them for the show. Maybe even tell us what they are supposed to be able to do...

7. How about a little blooper reel sometime?

8. Any BSG pranksters? Callis? You're kidding!

9. Is there a military consultant on set? Let's hear what that guy has to say!

10. Is there a scientific consultant on the set? What does he get to do anyway?

11. What's really in those bottles Tigh is drinking?

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 05:47 PM

I'd like to see him visit Bear McCreary and possibly the writing staff if it's allowed. Here's to wishfull thinking!

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 05:49 PM

Yea.. I'd love to see an episode where they are really kicking around ideas!

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 06:01 PM

I know it's not 'on set' production, but something about the visual effects would be nice.

From initial design and approval stages of designs to the actual creation of the VFX used in the show.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 06:03 PM

***, that's one of yours.

One suggestion at a time please Caravaggio, give others a chance!
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 08:44 PM

Hey Eick!, Can you please get Olmos to make a origami unicorn? Come on... You know you guys want to put one on his desk... oh... and.. Do Cylons dream?

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 09:00 PM

Adama (re: Sharon): It's too bad she won't live. But then again, who does?

It would be cool to see a video blog featuring Michael Hogan. That guy is such a good actor.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 01:02 AM

Bloopers, bloopers and more bloopers!
Cheers to the writers, cast and crew of BSG! Thank you all for three fantastic seasons and one for the road. Looking forward to a 'wild ride' off into the sunset!

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 04:04 AM

Hear, hear! Give us the goodie reel!

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 09:08 AM

Dear Mr. Eick

I have some suggestions for future blogs.

(1) Of course many of us would be interested in learning more about the FX department. How much time do they have to create the CG elements?

The Peggy looks like the most detailed CG spaceship model designed for BSG. Was special attention given to this design?

Many of the special effects are of movie quality, with complicated camera moves and integration of live action and CG effects. How is this done on budget for a TV show?

(2) I am really fascinated with the wardrobe designs. The flight suites are very original, interesting and functional. How were these designed? What color are they? They appear metallic green which is very different.

Foot wear! May seem like a stupid question, but I was wondering if you custom design footwear or is it store bought? Again the pilots boots/shoes are interesting. Kara's footwear when jogging, store bought or designed?

Casual clothing. Is it designed or simply store purchased. Billy has some pretty interesting, 70's looking shirts.

(3) Weapon designs. Were they designed to be "functional"? I notice some open for reloading. Or are these "hero" props designed for specific episodes as the script calls for them?

(4)Set designs
Adama's cabin is a really cool set. Very interesting in design. It almost feels like a museum with paintings, books, model ships, etc. Was there any particular thought process to the design of Adama's private quarters in color and design?

Kara's apartment. The abstract paintings on the wall and canvas were pretty cool. Who painted them, and are they real artists works, or just something slapped together for the sake of the episode?

Are you cutting more corners? Pun intended. But it appears view screens and other elements that didn't have the cut corners are starting to get that treatment as we progress in season two. Has this become a design burden to keep up with?
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 11:15 AM

I heard David Eick wanted to know what I wanted to see.
Here it is...

I want a Final Cut documentary-style piece on Galactica.
Someone's given all-access and they film a typical day.

Maybe it can be from the writers perpective.
The actors perspective.
Even someone from the crew! Since they probably have contact with all these elements.

In fact, give someone from the crew a camera, and see what they come up with.

Even if it's not professional, it'll be innocent and original.

I also want to see the writers giving their views of the episodes.
Discussing the process of writing.
Telling us what they liked and didn't like.

Currently RDM does this with his podcasts...but what about the others?

Toni Graphia, Weddle and Thompson, Carla Robinson?
I want to see them discuss what the pro's and con's of their jobs.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 12:54 PM

Adding more interaction with the actors would be nice...

But it should be completely voluntary, without pressure from fans or producers...

What is going on now is fine. Keeping the quick, down and dirty, one take nature of the webcast is good stuff. Don't let it grow to being a pain in the *** to have to have one done.

Like I really need to say that in this forum.

From the webcast and the episode commentary I have learned that the people working on the show love it as much as the fans.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 09:00 PM

It would be nice to see more behind the scenes footage of minor characters.

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 02:50 AM

I think they are getting better, and will continue to do so.




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