Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Feb 2009 15:25 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Even though it's not new to OSNews, it is a rare occurrence: an interview with an actress. Today, we have an interview with Nicki Clyne, the Canadian-born actress who portrays Cally Henderson in the popular and critically-acclaimed TV series "Battlestar Galactica". She talks about what it's like to be part of the BSG family, her role as Cally, but also about things that have absolutely nothing to do with the series. Be warned that this interview contains spoilers; you can skip straight to page 3 to avoid them.
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Hrm...
by Brandon on Wed 11th Feb 2009 15:36 UTC
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2005-08-07

That's... interesting...

I'm definately curious as to how OS News secured this interview, but it kind of makes sense. I'm a BSG fan and so is my Writing professor strangely enough. It is kind of surreal that the big three Sci Fi shows are all gone, but maybe the TV movie format makes more sense.

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RE: Hrm...
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 11th Feb 2009 16:33 UTC in reply to "Hrm..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

'm definately curious as to how OS News secured this interview


I wanted to tell you a story about private jets, expensive cars, and Cuban cigars on a tropical island, but I figured the truth would get out one way or the other.

I... Emailed her.

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RE[2]: Hrm...
by poundsmack on Wed 11th Feb 2009 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Hrm..."
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2005-07-13

Nicki Clyne, beauty and talent. A good interview too, looking forward to hearing more about the social networking site for students. Keep up the great work Nicki ;)

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Cool
by jack_perry on Wed 11th Feb 2009 16:24 UTC
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2005-07-06

Honestly, the interview is a little underwhelming. That said...

SPOILERS

My take: ;-) Cally's story is the only aspect of BSG that has made ANY. SENSE. AT. ALL. in the fourth season: the choice of the "hidden four" demonstrated conclusively that the show's creators had completely lost their way and would chase any plot twist, no matter how ridiculous. Never mind Baltar's anti-success in everything he does. (Does he even remember that he started the series as a scientist?!?)

Nicky's acting has made Cally's part all the more compelling, and even though it was depressing to see the character's untimely end, holy cow at least it made sense. I wonder if Tyrol will ever have his questions regarding the mysterious circumstances of her death answered.

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RE: Cool
by ssa2204 on Wed 11th Feb 2009 20:18 UTC in reply to "Cool"
ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22


SPOILERS
My take: ;-) Cally's story is the only aspect of BSG that has made ANY. SENSE. AT. ALL. in the fourth season: the choice of the "hidden four" demonstrated conclusively that the show's creators had completely lost their way and would chase any plot twist, no matter how ridiculous. Never mind Baltar's anti-success in everything he does. (Does he even remember that he started the series as a scientist?!?)


Sad, but so true. The so called creative 'geniuses' behind this show really turned out to be unimaginative, uncreative, and just plain boring. There is so much missed potential they could have done with this show, instead it turned out to be a very un-imaginative West Wing in space. They spent about 100x more showing lame scenes of worthless political fighting, elections, cabinet meetings, etc.. than actually exploring anything beyond some idiot debates.

This will be the first TV series I have watched in some time where I will be glad it ended. What is truly sad is some idiots have given the green light for Ronald Moore to "re-image" the classic movie The Thing. Anyone want to take bets now on badly this will fail at the box office?

p.s. Any article that breaks away from this childish, idiotic flame infested fanboy OS wars is a blessing!

Edited 2009-02-11 20:19 UTC

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RE[2]: Cool
by poundsmack on Wed 11th Feb 2009 20:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Cool"
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2005-07-13

"p.s. Any article that breaks away from this childish, idiotic flame infested fanboy OS wars is a blessing!"

...so what your saying is, Windows 7 is better or worse than BSG? ;)

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RE[3]: Cool
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 12th Feb 2009 05:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Cool"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

More importantly, is the Cylon source code publicly-available? And if so, under which license?

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RE[2]: Cool
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 11th Feb 2009 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Cool"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

What is truly sad is some idiots have given the green light for Ronald Moore to "re-image" the classic movie The Thing. Anyone want to take bets now on badly this will fail at the box office?


The number of unnecessary remakes is getting to be absurd. I can't imagine Moore being able to improve on John Carpenter's version. That's almost as bad as the prospect of a remake of The Evil Dead, or the rumoured Darren Aaronofsky remake of Lone Wolf and Cub (as a western, of all things).

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RE[3]: Cool
by Soulbender on Thu 12th Feb 2009 04:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Cool"
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2005-08-18

I'm dreading the day when someone comes with the brilliant idea of "re-imaging" A-team or Sledge Hammer.

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RE[4]: Cool
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 12th Feb 2009 05:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Cool"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Agh! You mustn't say such things!

The only real consolation is that it guarantees that the Rifftrax guys will never run out of bad films to mock.

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RE[5]: Cool
by Soulbender on Thu 12th Feb 2009 12:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Cool"
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2005-08-18

Russell Crowe IS Sledge Hammer

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you probably won't like 2010 then...
by ayembee on Thu 12th Feb 2009 09:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Cool"
ayembee Member since:
2005-09-15

The A-Team is already slated for a remake. I will sandpaper my eyes in January, just enough that they may heal by Dcember, and hopefully avoid the whole sorry mess. Sheesh, I even heard BRUCE WILLIS is associated with it :-\

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/29/a_team_movie/

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Oh god no. The end of days is truly upon us.
At least the people involved are a competent bunch and not Roland Emmerich or Uwe Boll.

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RE[4]: Cool
by ari-free on Thu 12th Feb 2009 16:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Cool"
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2007-01-22

in the re-imaged A-Team, people actually get killed and curse a lot.

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RE[2]: Cool
by kajaman on Thu 12th Feb 2009 15:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Cool"
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2006-01-06

I strongly disagree! Quality of episodes vary in season 4, that is true, but I wouldn't blame writers for that. As far as story telling is concerned, I consider it being brilliant. Other thing is that directing sometimes sucks. Two last episodes were great - but the one that aired just before them - was poorly directed, and I didn't enjoy it at all - even though it included some really dramatical elements of story.

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RE[2]: Cool
by ari-free on Thu 12th Feb 2009 16:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Cool"
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2007-01-22

"p.s. Any article that breaks away from this childish, idiotic flame infested fanboy OS wars is a blessing! "

what? oh dear are you are in for a surprise. Now everyone will talk about how much BSG sucks and doesn't make any sense.

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Great
by JMcCarthy on Wed 11th Feb 2009 16:24 UTC
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2005-08-12

great interview, great show -- puts all the fluff on TV to shame.

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Dark Angel
by memson on Wed 11th Feb 2009 16:31 UTC
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2006-01-01

Nicki was also a bit player in the first (or was it second?) episode of the second season of Dark Angel ("Bag 'em" - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0554561/ gives more info.) She played a transgenic (X6) who Max (Jessica Alba) named "Fix-it". Oddly, there's another link to Cally - Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol) was also in an episode of Dark Angel.. later in that season ("Exposure - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0554570/ for more info.)

I also loved her in Tiki Bar TV. I remember when it was released and I almost fell off my seat :-) Almost as odd as when Alex Albrecht was in it. Lala is still "da bomb" though :-))

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v OS News?
by Macrat on Wed 11th Feb 2009 18:28 UTC
RE: OS News?
by Coxy on Thu 12th Feb 2009 14:27 UTC in reply to "OS News?"
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

No, it's not OS News. It's sort of like charity. You got to allow the geeks that come here the chance to pretend that they talk to women once in a while. Otherwise the only contact they will have with women is their obligatory softporn desktop wallpaper.

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Comment by daedalus8
by daedalus8 on Wed 11th Feb 2009 18:30 UTC
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2008-03-10

I think it was good for a change!! I haven't seen interesting stuff in a while!.. go go Thom!

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I knew it
by Bounty on Wed 11th Feb 2009 19:17 UTC
Bounty
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2006-09-18

They never should have used Windows 95 on the frakin cylons. Then again, anyone who uses octagonal paper deserves what's coming.

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Total Shock
by arbour42 on Wed 11th Feb 2009 19:41 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

This is the last place I'd expect an interview with a Galactica actress! Very well done, and she's such a down to earth girl (and looks a bit like a girl I once dated).

I liked the way she yearned, quietly, for Chief during the early episodes - she played that whole arc so well. Galactica is one of the few shows that has gotten stronger the further it's gone. The finale should be great.

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"Does Enlightenment count?"
by sachindaluja on Wed 11th Feb 2009 20:33 UTC
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Member since:
2007-02-15

"Define "projects." Does enlightenment count?

I felt quite geeky when my first thought after that answer had to to do with window managers..."


That was hilarious!

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The ultimate question
by n1xt3r on Thu 12th Feb 2009 03:53 UTC
n1xt3r
Member since:
2006-02-05

This was a nice diversion from the ordinary, but I can't believe Thom forgot to ask Clyne the ultimate question - Mac or Windows?

Other than that one glaring omission, it was a fairly good interview. Many thanks to Clyne for taking the time for the interview.

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BSG is dying
by jackson on Thu 12th Feb 2009 04:59 UTC
jackson
Member since:
2005-06-29

It is now official. Netcraft has confirmed: BSG is dying.

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the ultimate troll :)
by ari-free on Thu 12th Feb 2009 16:34 UTC
ari-free
Member since:
2007-01-22

It is now official. Netcraft has confirmed: BSG is dying


You don't need to be the Amazing Kreskin to predict BSG's future. The hand writing is on the wall: BSG faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for BSG because BSG is dying. Things are looking very bad for BSG. As many of us are already aware, BSG continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

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