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Tmp2 / Keeping things going
« on: June 11, 2009, 05:40:06 PM »
Is there anyway this forum can be kept alive,
or we just going to let it die a slow death, with random posts????

Just curious..................................

Tmp2 / Hitler Loved BSG
« on: March 24, 2009, 01:42:31 AM »

Tmp2 / BSG Episode 4x17; Someone To Watch Over me (spoilers)
« on: March 01, 2009, 05:03:24 PM »
Not the worst episode, actually, i thought it was pretty good.
Slow moving,
Forgot all about that Cylon projection thinge!!
Boomer can really scream :drevil:
So we know exactly why raptors cannot jump inside Galactica
The ship is totally fraked :eek2:
Is Kara's father Daniel?
Or is Kara's father, that Cylon Hybrid from the movie 'razor'???????
Just thought they might have looked familiar.

I wonder was the dealio with the piano, was kind of an 'ode to Bear McCreary'

Music was interesting though, especially when they started playing that very famous song.......... :yes:

So, looks like they have not forgotten about Herra, or will she become part of the creation of 'Terra' (original series, the planet like earth???)

Well, id say that Helo has truly fraked up his relationship with his lady now :biggrin1:

"Just because she is identical to me in everyway is no excuse!!!!" :ha:

Oh yeah,
Once again, the Chief has truly fraked things up... :nod:
(granted love had blinded him)

Tmp2 / Frak me!! (spoiler warning)
« on: February 27, 2009, 12:49:35 AM »

Tmp2 / Its a whole load of Frak
« on: September 03, 2008, 11:10:19 PM »
Howdy everyone, its over a month since I was last on here, (on holidays, sorry Kara, didnt use that free time to help BTRL as I had hoped, spent it on beaches and lovely places instead :D

Just saw something very interesting on a CNN website
you can check it here:

all about our favourite curse/non-curse/well all know what it means word :)


"The curse word 'Battlestar Galactica' created.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lee Goldberg thinks Glen A. Larson is a genius, and not because the prolific television writer and producer gave us "Knight Rider" and "B.J. and the Bear."

It was Larson who first used the faux curse word "frak" in the original "Battlestar Galactica." The word was mostly overlooked back in the '70s series but is working its way into popular vocabulary as SciFi's modern update winds down production.

"All joking aside, say what you will about what you might call the lowbrow nature of many of his shows, he did something truly amazing and subversive, up there with what Steven Bochco gets credit for, with 'frak,' " Goldberg said.

There's no question what the word stands for and it's used gleefully, as many as 20 times in some episodes.

"And he was saying it 30 years ago in the original goofy, god-awful 'Battlestar Galactica,' " said Goldberg, a television writer and novelist whose credits include "Monk" and "Diagnosis Murder."

The word is showing up everywhere -- on T-shirts, in sit-coms, best-selling novels and regular conversation.

"I have to start by saying that I'm drinking coffee out of a mug that says 'frak off' on the side of it, so much has it seeped into my life," "Galactica" star Jamie Bamber said.

The word is insinuating its way into popular vocabulary for a simple reason.

You can't get in trouble. It's a made-up word.

"It may have been the great George Carlin who talked about these things so cleverly," Larson said. "He'd say, 'Mother would say shoot, but she meant ... when she reached in and burned her fingers on the crocker.' And the child says, 'I know what you meant, Mom.' "

The word has slipped the bonds that tethered other pretenders like Mork's "shazbot" in "Mork & Mindy" or Col. Sherman T. Potter's "horse hockey" in "M*A*S*H." Its usage has moved from the small but fervent group of "Galactica" fans into everyday language. It's shown up in very mainstream shows like "The Office," "Gossip Girl" and "Scrubs." One YouTube posting has 2 minutes of sound bites that cover the gamut.

"I'm in my own little cocoon of science fictiondom, but it is certainly used around here and amongst the people I know," said Irene Gallo, art director at the sci-fi imprint Tor Books, where employees held a "frak party" to watch the season premiere. "It's sort of a way to be able to use a four-letter word without really getting into any kind of HR trouble or with people you're really not quite comfortable being yourself with."

The word has even appeared in the funny pages where Dilbert muttered a disconsolate "frack" -- the original spelling before producers of the current show changed it to a four-letter word -- after a particularly dumb order from his evil twit of a boss.

"Dilbert" creator Scott Adams calls the word "pure genius."

"At first I thought 'frak' was too contrived and it bothered me to hear it," Adams said. "Over time it merged in my mind with its coarser cousin and totally worked. The creators ingeniously found a way to make viewers curse in their own heads -- you tend to translate the word -- and yet the show is not profane."

Best-selling novelist Robert Crais slips the word into the prologue of his latest Elvis Cole mystery, "Chasing Darkness." He did it because "Galactica" is his favorite show, like calling out in the wilderness to his fellow fans. But he sees the word popping up everywhere, even among those who have never watched the show.

"It's viral, it spreads like a virus," Crais said. "That first wave of people who use it are all fans. They use it because they're tickled by it and like me they're paying an homage to the show. When they're using it, they're probably doing it with a sly wink. But as it gets heard and people use it, it spreads."

The re-imagined "Battlestar Galactica" tells the story of the human survivors of a war with a robotic race known as the Cylons. Fewer than 40,000 humans remain in a ragtag fleet being pursued across space by the Cylons, who wiped out the 12 colonies in a surprise nuclear holocaust.

Their destination is the mythical planet Earth, a legend passed down in religious texts. Shooting wrapped in July and the final 10 episodes will appear beginning in January.

Larson, one of television's most prolific and successful writers, doesn't much care for the new series. He used "frack" and its cousin "feldergarb" as alternates for curse words because the original "Battlestar" was family friendly and appeared on Sunday nights. The words fit in with his philosophy that while the show was about humans, it shouldn't have an Earthly feel.

In what he said was his first interview about the series, Larson says there were no red fire extinguishers on his Battlestar Galactica and characters wore original costumes, not suits and ties.

"Our point was to whenever possible make it a departure like you're visiting somewhere else," Larson said. "And we did coin certain phrases for use in expletive situations, but we tried to carry that over into a lot of other stuff, even push brooms and the coin of the realm."

When new series producer Ron Moore first introduced "frak" in early scripts, Bamber said the actors were dubious. But as writers expanded its use, they caught on to the possibilities.

"I mean why are we not offended by 'frak' because it means exactly the same thing as the other thing?" said Bamber, who plays fighter pilot-turned-president Lee "Apollo" Adama. "So it raises questions about language and why certain words are offensive. Is it their meaning? ... Clearly it's not their meaning. Clearly it's literally their sound."

Co-executive producer and writer Michael Angeli, an Emmy nominee for the episode "Six of One," said using the word in scripts is satisfying for anyone who's been censored over the years.

"It's a great way to do something naughty and get away with it," Angeli said. "One of the things that television shows do constantly is they battle with Standards and Practices over what can be seen and what can't be seen, what can be said and what can't be said.

"A lot of our characters are soldiers. That whole sort of view and that subculture, that's how they speak. They're rough and tumble, and they're bawdy and they swear."

He said producers have gotten no complaints from SciFi owner NBC Universal or the Federal Communications Commission.

Goldberg believes Larson should get more credit for "frak" and has posted an appreciation on his Web site. He even sought out Larson to let him know how he feels: "I told him, 'Frak is fraking brilliant, Glen.' ", ".

:biggrin1: well FRAK ME and shoot me out an airlock :biggrin1:, personally thought that was very interesting.

Tmp2 / Sky One Wtf?????
« on: June 03, 2008, 05:09:00 PM »
Can someone please explain why my tuesday evening has been ruined, as BSG is not on tonight!!!!

Does anyone know why????

Urge to hurt SKY workers rising............

Tmp2 / Season 4 Ep 7 Discussion *Spoilers*
« on: May 16, 2008, 03:31:48 PM »
Good morning, afternoon and evening to all :)

So what shall await us this week in another brand spanking new season 4 BSG.

Will the basestar jump in, right where Galatica was postioned blowing both ships to the Gods or God and end the show right there?

Will Baltar become Moses?

Who is the final Cylon?

What am I going to eat for dinner?

Will Gaeta loose his leg?

Will Doc Cottle remove the wrong leg while smoking?

Will we see more of Adama and Tigh in this episode?

Is a zebra white with black stripes or white with black stripes?

All these questions shall be answered very soon.............

Enjoy your weekend, im off to the sunny south east for a weekend by the beach. 12 good friends, BBQ, lots of beer, mmmmmmmmmmm, twill be lots of fun. Keep safe, happy, and Cylon virus free :)

Tmp2 / Season 4 Ep 5 Discussion *Spoilers*
« on: May 02, 2008, 01:56:01 PM »
Another episode :cool1:

Another week :nod:

Another thread :drevil:

Let the random debates and episode tearing apart or loving it begin!!!! :mad2:

Will Lee do something useful..........
Will Tigh be drunk.........
Will the Cylons sing Saturday Night Fever.......
Will I stop created useless posts........
Will they ever find earth..........
Will the Cylons ever figure out their own plan.......
Will Adama get jiggy with the president........
Will somebody count up how many ships are left in the fleet.......

Same Battlestar Time
Same Battlestar channel

(dramatic music)

Tmp2 / Season 4 Ep 4 Discussion *Spoilers*
« on: April 25, 2008, 08:14:48 PM »
You know the drill :)

Please fill the thread with non flamming discussion of the latest episode of BSG :devel:

P.S. Leave the physics and Spork at the door :D


What an episode,

I cant believe they actually blew up Galactica, thats crazy, what they going to do for the rest of the show??

lol, only kidding as you well know, :D
thought id be the first get the thread going, as tonight some shall watch, hopefully another great episode of BSG!!! ;)

Tmp2 / Extended season four trailer
« on: March 29, 2008, 03:29:53 PM »

General Discussion / Happy Saint Patricks Day To all
« on: March 17, 2008, 01:59:23 PM »
The title says it all, :biggrin1:

Wish everyone a happy saint Pats day,

Hope you have lots and lots and lots of fun!!!!!!!

Enjoy :yes:

Right then, off to mass, parade, cèile, street festival, pub.

Hope your area is doing something good too!! :lol:

Tmp2 / Tuesday 9PM Razor -Sky one!!
« on: December 17, 2007, 05:49:05 PM »
Hello to all,

Just a quick reminder to all those BSG fans out there
who live in the Republic of Ireland, UK or Rest of Europe, BSG Razor will be on Sky One tomorrow at 9 to 11pm. enjoy :) :) :) :)

Do not miss it.

Tmp2 / BSG -simpsons style
« on: December 10, 2007, 08:49:26 PM »
Nollaig faoi shéan 's faoi mhaise duit
(Wishing You Peace and Happiness for Christmas) :D

Sorry to be posting two threads so soon after the first one,

attached are some BSG pics simpson style,

I thought they were very good, so I decided to create a thread based on BSG pics.

Here people can attach some of the more unusual and funny BSG pics, from all over the world wide web :D (as long as the mods dont mind)


Tmp2 / BSG-inspired cocktail drink
« on: December 09, 2007, 11:12:15 PM »
Hello to all,

Upon one of my random BSG internet searches, I came across this on a particular website which speaks about an alcoholic cocktail called a "Cylon Shooter".

Now since it is the season of goodwill, and many of us will be heading to Christmas work parties, or simply enjoying the holidays, this could be useful, for something new to get your hands on :yes:

It contains these ingredients:
“A little bit of Lichee — something exotic” , Coconut Creme, Lichee Juice
Grenadine, Vodka, Tabasco Sauce, Cherries

There is a picture that features Grace Park (Boomer) and Tahmoh Penikett (Helo) making the drink! (see end of message) :D

Below is directly taken from the Website

"Boomer never actually explains how much of each ingredient goes into a Cylon, but we’ll take a stab at it.

1. Blend the lichee fruit, coconut creme, and lichee juice into a nice creamy consistency.
2. Pour the mixture into the bottom half of a shot glass.
3. Next, add enough vodka to fill the shotglass to 3/4’s of its height. (More is okay, but don’t forget you’ll need some room at the top for the next step.)
4. Add a dollop of Tabasco sauce “for that kick”.
5. Pour grenadine into the center of the drink, allowing it to bubble up from the bottom. (This step gives the drink its signature “Cylon red” look.)
6. Place a cherry on top.
7. Drink to the Cylons… umm… Colonials!"

Could be something interesting to try........

Can be found on:

Apparently there are also links to show the vid of this on other sites, so if your interested you can check it out and find it :)

Enjoy, :cool1:  I must go prepare lessons for my students tomorrow. Monday is of course the worst day (longest until friday :ha: )

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