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Goldwater's legacy lives on...
The moment with the little girl playing on the agricultural station on Battlestar Galactica tonight reminded me of Goldwater's infamous campaign video.

I know Homeworld is inspired by Battlestar Galactica, but this new mini-series reminds me quite a bit of Homeworld. And it's cute that their 7 of 9 is called Number 6.

Feeling: full full
Listening to: Battlestar Galactica

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agentorrange From: agentorrange Date: December 9th, 2003 07:15 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Damn tease. I was hoping you'd have a link to Goldwater's campaign video. You link everything else but I know people who still don't think that commercial existed.

I'd like someone to remake it when they run against Bush.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: December 9th, 2003 08:03 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

You would like someone to remake it when they run against Bush?

Because it worked for well for Goldwater?
agentorrange From: agentorrange Date: December 10th, 2003 06:49 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: You would like someone to remake it when they run against Bush?

Maybe we're not thinking of the same campaign comercial.

It was the one with the girl picking flowers and then the a-bomb going off behind here. I don't know if it would win the election but it would be fitting in a campaign against Bush.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: December 10th, 2003 09:55 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Right video

Oh yes, we are thinking of the same video.

It cost Goldwater the election, many theorize.

Hence me asking if we really would want someone to use that against Bush.
agentorrange From: agentorrange Date: December 11th, 2003 04:41 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Right video

Ah well yes and it might be too true for audiences to accept even now, but it's the truth of it.

But you're right, they BOO'd Michael Moore off stage after all.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: December 11th, 2003 05:41 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Well

I wouldn't boo him off the stage, but he's no hero of mine. While I agree with his stance on many issues, I'd rather watch something that's not full of lies and editting jobs to support a side. He's no better than many of those he attacks, and has in fact attacked people for doing the same to him as he did to others.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: December 11th, 2003 05:45 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

In case you missed the links when I first made them...

Read here and there...
agentorrange From: agentorrange Date: December 13th, 2003 07:45 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Well

I'm not taking about Michael Moore. I'm talking about people's rejection of any harsh points.

People would watch the commercial and say "That's mean." which is really just a way of not accepting that it might be a far scarier thing.

Correct.
caniswolfie From: caniswolfie Date: December 10th, 2003 08:30 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I still need to catch the new series. I guess they couldn't have made it worse than the original.. *grin*
kingfox From: kingfox Date: December 10th, 2003 10:50 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Don't say that...

I can think of a few ways that the original could have been worse.

More obvious Mormonism, for one.
cessna182 From: cessna182 Date: December 10th, 2003 10:11 am (UTC) (Hard link)
So, how was it...?
kingfox From: kingfox Date: December 10th, 2003 10:52 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Not as good as much of the sci-fi out there, but not as bad as some of the drek coughed up onto us. Didn't live up to the hype, but nothing really could. Most of the acting was pretty craptacular, the special effects were nice but nothing new, and the plot had a few gaping holes. I tried not to think about it too much, and just keep it on in the background, until I ended up having dinner in front of it last night.

What did you think of the original, looking back on it?
cessna182 From: cessna182 Date: December 10th, 2003 10:59 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Hm.

When I was nine, the show was astounding - the most incredible thing I'd seen after Star Wars. I taped the episodes - no, this was before VCRs; I held an audio tape recorder up to the TV so I could just listen to it again. I have no idea how many hundreds of Vipers I drew that year.

But now? The show has not aged well. Not at all. Ah, to be nine again.

;)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: December 10th, 2003 11:06 am (UTC) (Hard link)
A co-worker of mine who doesn't have a LJ has been discussing the show with most of us. Someone insisted that they loved it when it was first on. He asked how old they were at the time, they replied, ``Six? Maybe seven?''

``Well, that was the age they wrote for, it seems.''

My former roomie was a big fan of the series, so I got him the book one Christmas. During a day off from work, I read the thing, and I'm wondering how much of that matched up with the original series. The Cylons being aliens with many eyes, for example.
cessna182 From: cessna182 Date: December 10th, 2003 11:10 am (UTC) (Hard link)
No idea. I think the book was written after the TV series came out - but, like many novelizations, it filled in a lot of gaps in the story for dramatic effect, and because it had room to do so...

Doesn't the SciFi channel rebroadcast BG sometimes...?
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