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GALACTICRUISE: Thirtieth Anniversary Convention
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bitest thou thy tongue, O Zaz!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I unfortunately have to concurr that across the board interest has dropped. A lot of the old websites and forums that used to sport constant activity are a bare trickle now. I think in part the reasons for that are (1) the Moore franchise I think irrevocably shattered the unique aura that surrounded Galactica in the earlier days of fandom. There was once a time when you said the name "Battlestar Galactica" you knew what it meant, and it meant a collective gathering unified by mutual love of one series. Now alas, that's been taken from us (2) We've achieved the best we can hope for in terms of retrospectives with the DVD release in 2003 (3) There's never going to be any kind of continuation project, ever and as a result a lot of people I think have kind of lost their enthusiasm at this point.

It's a sad thing to see, but that's the reality of things now.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I'm pretty much alone in this, but I never particularly wanted to see a continuation effort. I wanted the real McCoy, or nothing. For me, a lapse of twenty years was simply too long to drag Dirk, Richard, and Herb back by their bootstraps.

And I despised Galactica '80 for not being BSG. If they could have brought back the original cast, or most of it, within the first five years or so, then maybe I could have been excited again . . . or maybe I would have simply have lost interest by then. Hard to say.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still believe that whoever greenlighted GINO should be shot out a launch tube in their undies!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, it was so typical of the time. How many series have they recreated in one form or another? For both TV and the theatres.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was typical to shoot people out launch tubes in their undies???
How did I miss this?????? Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you started it, Sen . . .
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, Zaz, sometimes I worry about you...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't fash yourself, dear heart.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M Wink I???
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cruise was amazing! There has been more buzz about it amongst fans after than there ever was before. Its was a truly remarkable experience that I would do again in a heartbeat.

In truth I see interest picking up as of late. Now more than in the past ten years Galactica is coming up in random conversations. Probably because of the new show, but it always goes back to the original.

I'll be there for the 35th, 40th and whatever else comes along. Heck if they did a 30.5 I'd go! Convention, cruise or whatever.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be cool if the next Con could be held on the Space Station! Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking those tickets might be out of reach, Sen. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad to hear the Cruise was a success. I have to admit in the last year or two I haven't gotten the same kind of vibe about Galactica in general that I felt was there a decade ago. It hasn't helped that some Galactica forums are shutting down now, and others don't see as much interaction as there was in the past. I've sometimes gotten the sense that because of that other program, and also the fact that there's a growing sense of how the window of opportunity for seeing ANY kind of continuation is irretrievably lost to us, it's taken a little bit out of the fandom ranks. But if there are those who can keep interest alive and make future gatherings possible, more power to them!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Totality of Dittoness!
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