Missed That the First Time…

So I got the DVDs for the new Battlestar Galactica’s first season, including the opening miniseries. Watching the miniseries with a much higher resolution than my tape of the broadcast showed me something I had to go back and make sure I saw. Turns out I’m not the first one to spot that in the first scene with Laura Roslin in the miniseries, a Firefly class transport is shown coming in to land. So if you’ve seen Serenity, as I think you know you must, you’ve seen rather a lot of those ships.

Just a cool little bit brought to you via Zöic, the same company that did the effects in Firefly, the short-lived series that begat Serenity. Interestingly, they developed the handheld-camera-films-spaceships technique that is so characteristic of Battlestar Galactica for Firefly, though it wasn’t used at quite the same level.

The only thing else I think is, thank the Lords of Kobol that they didn’t carry forward the kid Boxy into the series. He really didn’t work in the first Battlestar Galactica, either.

Now I have to wait ’till January for more. Suck.

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5 Responses to Missed That the First Time…

  1. Wasn’t Boxy the name of the kid’s robot dog, not the kid himself?

    (God, I’m ashamed that I would know that)

  2. Sandy Smith says:

    Sadly, I don’t have to look this up, but, no, the robot *daggit* was named “Muffit”.

    I’m going to go climb a mountain now, in shame.

  3. Boxy & Muffit. Sounds like the title of a cop movie from the producers of Strawberry Shortcake…

    Have fun climbing the mountain — I wish I was doing the same thing (that’s what I get for not checking out today’s forecast in advance…)

  4. Things Heard and Seen on the Way to Mary’s Rock

    So I carried through on my manly penance for my geeky shame by hiking up to Mary’s Rock. Right off the bat, I saw some sort of tortoiseshell or question mark butterfly (none of the pictures I have match the iridescent blue trailing edge of the wing, bu…

  5. R.Anthony says:

    Caught it the first time, although I had to back up and freeze frame to double check.

    BTW, I’m glad you answered the Boxy/Muffit question first. I wouldn’t want to have to do penance for having the answer myself…


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