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Battlestar Galactica: Season 3 [2006] [DVD] [2004]
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8 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Like other reviewers have said before that the third season was full of politicized drama and unconvincing love triangle, I also would like to add that some mediocre writing was so evident here. It is like many writers did not watch early episodes and did not try to build up the same atmosphere and feelings for the characters.

In one episode, Lee Adama said he was so busy that he could not help the President set up a tribunal. But in another episode, he was arguing with his dad that he wanted to help Baltar's attorney after one of his best pilot just went missing and there would certainly be a shortage of pilot. What was going on here???? And if the fleet were really on limited resources, I don't think they would carry on with the circus trial of Baltar in the first place. Ludicrous writing.

And an bearable barrage of flashbacks was driving me nuts too, every fiber of fake emotion must be wrung out to show off its dramatic side as all the thrill and suspense were gone, and now schmaltz and highly annoying characters like Baltar, Chief and Cally filled the screen. Please bring back the bad Cylons as the machines here are more interesting and complex than these lame humans!!!! Don't they feel that they were on a matter of all human survival; all they were doing in the third season was yapping and yelling about baby daycare, love affairs and work benefits?

Ripped from the headline, late into the third season it turned into LAWS & ORDERS but without the gritty social relevance and sarcasms of L & O. What was really a saving grace of the thirst season was great performances by all actors involved who managed to make many stupid lines believable and real. All writers in the third season should be kicked out through an airlock!!! So disappointing. I really don't want to lose this series as it's one of the best series ever graced the TV.......
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5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2008
It seems that the writers may have taken themselves a bit too seriously in this installment, because the pacing is incredibly slow. The religious and political aspect of the show takes on a far greater role, and as a result the balance of the show is greatly interrupted. There is far less action, and this is replaced with long, drawn out and wordy scenes which in my opinion are very pompous indeed. Also, the plot lines are a lot less strong-there are some episodes where you just think "oh please, this is just ridiculous." One very important episode springs to mind-the whole series could come to a close, but the ending is preposterous, and is just glossed over, then things move on to the next episode (trying not to include spoilers here). You'll watch it because you have to in order to keep up with the series, but it really is pretty poor in comparison to the first 2 series.
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5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2008
I am a big fan of the first and the second season of BG. I did enjoy how the plot has been developed and how characters have grown nicely during the series but I have been really let down with the third series! Many little and not-so-little details, in particular concerning the physical properties of the space, the gravity issue and so forth were widely forgiveable considering a tight and usually fast plot but the third series is pointing almost everything on people. It is exactly like a soap opera with a strong mystical/religious accent. Really disappointed. I will download a couple of episodes of the following series before to buy it because maybe it's not worth it.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 April 2009
This season like all the new Battlestar Galactica Seasons had it's low points where the writers struggle for plot but overall this was the best season yet because there were a remarkably few of these episodes largley thanks to the large number of battle scenes, very enjoyable.
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15 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Almost finished series 3. 3 episodes to go but I'm really losing the will to live.

For me they've broken the 1st commandment of entertainment: Dont be boring.

The major plot: Galactica and co are trying to find Earth whilst being chased by the Cylons.
The sub plot: Baltar and No.6
Everything else: Sub-sub plots.

How much time is spent on the major plot line? about 20 mins.
How much time is spent on the sub plot? 10 mins?
About 20 episodes take up the completely boring sub-sub plots. Do we need 3 weeks of Apollo fancies Starbuck? If people want to watch marriage breakdowns and adulterous affairs they can watch Eastenders can't they? I dont watch BSG for that!
Everything that's supposed to be so meaningful is really skimmed over...this week is racism...sorted in 40mins. Next week see the class system fixed in 40mins. Except nothing ever really is nicely resolved.
The rest is so predictable, mainly because you know none of the major characters are going to be killed off. Oh, Chief is stuck in a room with no air, will he make it? (yawn), Oh, is the President going to be executed (yawn). Is Baltar going to hang himself (what shall I do later). Is Starbuck dead? (what time shall i go to bed).

And as for the whole Presidential thing, it just feels more and more stupid.
Does Merthyr Tydfil need a President? Does it need a Governor? Does it even need a Government to survive? No. I think a locally elected council will suffice made up of working people yet we have 10'000 more people here than are in the whole human race in BSG, where a President sits at her desk all day trying to sort out 'big' issues. yeah, OK.

Right now I really could'nt care less if the whole human race is wiped out just as long as it stops being boring.

I think I'll try and make it though the next 3 episodes but then that's it. There's a lot more interesting series out there to take my time.

UPDATE:

I finished it last night. There was only 2 episodes to go, not 3, The Story So Far was a feature not an episode.
Anyway, how did they end this cliffhanging 2 part filane? A huge space battle? A fight for survival? Capturing something important?
No. A courtroom drama. yes, 2 weeks of Baltar being tried.
But, wait a minute, some of the people are hearing strange sitar music of Jimi Hendrix?
And then!!!!

SPOILER:
They turn out to be 4 of the as yet unseen 5 Cylons. i mean, come on! Colonel Tigh a Cylon? That makes absolutely no sense at all. If they spent 40years evolving and Tigh has been in service for 40years then does'nt that mean he was a cylon before the Cylons left and started to evolve? And then Chief is one too, why did'nt they just go the whole hog and make both the Adama's, The President and Baltar Cylons, would easily have made as much sense.

They all went into the boot sale pile.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 29 March 2010
I'll start with a positive note; the acting, set design and general production values are all high, not just in comparisons to other sci-fi but with 'normal' TV too. Oh and the atmosphere jump is cool.

With that bit over let's get to it; Season two pointed towards Ronald D. Moore not having a clue where the story would go from the end of season 1. This season proves it beyond all doubt, having painted himself into a corner plot wise, due to the tacked on ending to season 2. We get to 'enjoy' Ron Moore rapidly hammering the reset button all season long, putting most characters and situations broadly back to where they were in season 1.
Only one battlestar, Baltar back to being a wacky pseudo-bad guy on Galatica, President gets her cancer back! And so on.
There are some things that *have* changed though, the bad guys have gone from mysterious menacing and seemingly unstoppable robots "with a plan". To Squabbling, bitchy, emo retards who every appearance should, if there was any justice in the world be accompanied by clown music. The heavy handed IRAQ IS WRONG! allegory that takes up the first 4 episodes, is delivered with the subtlety of club hitting a baby seals face. Unfortunately the first 4 episodes are as good as it gets this season. The rest of time is spent mainly as inconsequential filler material, until the absolutely ridiculous finale. Which I'm sure will involve much convoluted retconning next season.

Clearly Moore knew how to start this series but failed to figure out how it would continue, the doubling of episodes from season 2 onwards only exacerbated the problem it wasn't the cause. I only hope that at least next season (the final one) actually holds together and tells a better story and leaves us with an ending that is at least not as embarrassing as the two proceeding seasons.
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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 19 September 2007
This series is fracking awesome, make no mistake!!!

Season 1 and 2 were great, Season 3... I think not as good.

I hope that Season 4 will be full of battles etc... Alot of people have complained about there being a lack of fights in space.

I am starting to agree with that, I thought the the resistance movement on New Caprica could have been alot more graphic.

But for fracks sake, buy it !
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 March 2009
Good start, scripts get a bit trivial after a few of the episodes. But still worth watching.
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4 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 11 September 2007
This was one of my favourite shows up to this series. somehow the science fiction has disappeared after the opening episodes and been replaced with social studies and the fact that every character seems to take up a episode which drags up their past 'ghosts' in great detail. Apollo,Helo and the Chief - all become really annoying and do stupid unrealistic things during the course of the series.

Despite having samples of a cylon killing virus, this still does not get used against the cylons and was probally spread onto the Galactica - and does not affect any of the cylon 'sleepers' is one of the may plot holes.

The budget seems to have been lowered at a cost to the special affects, the writing is appalling and Mary McDonnell seems to mumble most of her lines. the only good thing is the acting is top rate.
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8 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2007
Starts brilliantly change of style from the other series before- well filmed - well acted great references to our own times. mostly it stays very good untill the very end. Then the writers just disapear into a brown hole of a climax. What actually happens although I would not give it away, is fine in my opinion. But the way its done(I like Dylan don't get me wrong) is awful.

where did those writers heads go.

If the writers can hear me I beg you watch the last 2 episodes then the 1st 2

and when you show us season 4 behave yourself
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