JEFBOT.130_OGBSGon March 20, 2009 at 2:56 am
If you didn’t watch the original Battlestar Galactica that came out in 1978, and aren’t a fan of the latest Battlestar Galactica by Ron Moore which ended this past Friday, today’s strip might be somewhat confusing, I realize, but I wanted to do a strip commemorating the end of the latest series, which I feel is one of the very best shows on television, in any genre.
The original Battlestar Galactica was a favorite of mine when I was a kid. Starbuck, played by Dirk Benedict, was the coolest Viper pilot around, Commander Adama, played by Lorne Green, was the humans’ noble leader, and the Ovions were a strange, alien race that resembled bees and were a part of a sinister, Cylon plot. Most of this stuff was scrapped or changed in Ron Moore’s show, mostly for the better. But I do have a soft spot in my heart for the original, late 70s show and whenever I hear the sound of a Viper or Raider laser, a few chords from the original score, or the robotic voice of a Cylon Centurion, it completely takes me back to my youth.
So if you If you have a BSG story, with either the new (please, no spoilers for people who haven’t seen the finale yet) or classic TV show, or perhaps a way you’ve been conserving your geek dollar, let me know about it!
And for those that came to the site over the past few days and saw this, my apologies. Turns out a lot of online comic strips didn’t get done over the past week since many of us webcomics creators were in Massachusetts at the New England Webcomics Weekend. See this blog post to find out more about that.
I WANT! No, I won’t be at NEWW because I’ll be flying towards Cali for GDC… but I still want one.
Mail me one to Puerto Rico!!!!!!!! 😀
I don’t live in New England… I want one JefBot :'(
Wow! You’re going across the country again! Good luck, and make sure to give us a full report!
Dude, have lots of fun without taking over the state of Massachusetts in the process! <3
y’know, if you can go to new england, you should be able to come to washington.
you could even drive up here. it’s not that far.. it’s only an 18 hour drive. at least from seattle to sacramento. there’s a comicon the weekend after next in seattle.
I’d like one if you have any left. Have fun!
I wanna button…please…you know if you have any left overs…hehe I like leftovers
Any leftovers, I’d like to snag some as well. Hope you had a blast this weekend, and a safe trip back home!
Dammit. Living in Australia, 1000’s kms away from everything, totally sucks.
Man, I wish I was able to take a trip up north last weekend, it would have been awesome to meet you in person! Awe well, there will be more Webcomics Weekends in the future, right?
because im living on the other side of the planet do i have any chance of getting the BOTton??Please!!!!!!!With sugar on top.
also agree with lisa. im not living in australia but i’m close to being in the same time zone with me being in borneo.
hey folks! i’m back and the strip’s finally up! sorry about the delay, but i really appreciate all the understanding coming from you guys. also, i gave out almost all the Webcomics Weekend BOTtons at the convention, but brought back a few for those that expressed interest above. as long as you included your email address in the email field when leaving your comment, i’ll be contacting you sometime in the next couple of days to get your shipping address. thanks for the support!
Now everyone can get their Jefbot fix! (insert sigh of relief here.) And I for one was giggling at the first line delivered. I love how you slowly closed in on Jefbot and Cornfather, as the action figures seemed to get “bigger and blurrier”. Another great one!
thanks, Spanky! sometimes i like to add a little camera movement to heighten the scene. glad it didn’t go unnoticed! 😀
Haha! Great strip Bot! Don’t you just love how old T.V. shows totally messed up their original idea. Ah well. I guess you can’t always have people in charge that enjoy things how they were in the books.
very true, Eptha! i remember the original Battlestar getting really wacky – with the characters’ uniforms turning white, and some kids getting superpowers once they reached an earth-like planet. weird.
Oh, if you haven’t watched the BSG finale, you’re in for a treat. I was never a big fan of the original… too campy for me, but the new one is grim and gritty… just the way I like my SciFi.
i loved the show, Stan, and am sorry to see it end. i was a little disappointed with the finale, but there were so many good episodes during the run of the series, that i’ll forgive them that slip at the end. 😉
The first line made me giggle a little.
Great Strip 😀
glad you got a little giggle, DJ!
the “alpo” guy, indeed. that made me laugh!
i’m sure many of the younger readers won’t know who the “alpo” guy is, g! which means we’re old.
Indeed it has! Good thing we’ve got JEFBOT to keep us laughing!!!
heh. thanks, JP!
“I am your father (figure)…” Best line in Jefbot to date!!! I laughed out loud…. So funny! I love that nerds have to make cutbacks during this tough time too!!! Outstanding job, and welcome back from a successful gathering of comic book celebrities!
it’s true, funnyshaffer! unfortunately, i know a couple of comic book shops that are struggling right now. 🙁
i thought you were getting coffee… ferret hic ferret
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i highly, highly recommend you get the dvd sets or set your dvr to start recording from the pilot, Foxmouse! it’s been one of the best shows on television for the past few years and it’s criminal it hasn’t gotten any Emmy love!
Foxmouse, I hope you have time, but I assure you it’ll be time well spent.
you’re absolutely, frakkin’ right, Stan!
blame me for being ignorant but i’m only starting to watch BSG yesterday. ep1 season 1
hey, the important thing is that you started watching, JefbotFan#300! let me know what you think of it so far.
haha awesome! I used to have those figures too. What about Daggit?!? 🙂 Daggit, you are the Harbinger of Death!!
ugh. thank the gods the producers of the new battlestar galactica were wise enough to cut out any daggits and kids with mushroom haircuts from the show, John!
Blame it on the recession! Hahahahahah!!! Great strip, as usual, bot. I really love the expressions and the dialogue. I think it’s fitting that this fantastic and brilliant strip commemorates the ending of a fantastic and brilliant series. I will miss you, “BSG.” 🙁
i will miss BSG, too. :'(
Funny story from the NY Comic Con: the last hour of the convention on Sunday, I’d decided that I’d stop working on my zombicatures, as the rest were mail-outs anyhow, and I’d try to put a dent in the huge pile of bookmarks I had intended to give out during the event that were still sitting in my suitcase. In offering bookmarks, I offered one to someone who just smirked at me and moved on. It wasn’t until he was surrounded by adoring fans that I realized it was Tahmoh Penikett, who plays Helo on BSG that I’d stupidly not recognized an actor from my favorite TV series.
ha! he probably thought you were handing him the bookmark to get his autograph, Stan, when he should have been getting a book signed and sketched by you!
“”hey folks! i’m back and the strip’s finally up! sorry about the delay, but i really appreciate all the understanding coming from you guys. also, i gave out almost all the Webcomics Weekend BOTtons at the convention, but brought back a few for those that expressed interest above. as long as you included your email address in the email field when leaving your comment, i’ll be contacting you sometime in the next couple of days to get your shipping address. thanks for the support!””
whoa???does this mean i may get one?
cross your fingers everyone
yep, you’re getting one, JF3! i’ll be contacting you this weekend to get your mailing address. i didn’t realize you were so far away!
I hadn’t realized we had so much in common (or were of just the same age). I whipped up a baby bib recently for a buddy of mine – just because we both remembered the old Star Blazers show. So his baby got a custom designed, one of a kind Star Blazers uniform-style baby bib (the green collar with the big arrow?) hand knit, cotton masterpiece…that he had to take home… and explain to his wife. Me, I refuse to get married so I won’t have to share my Star Wars figs from the 70s. 🙂
oOOOoooh… i wish i could wear baby bibs so i could get some Star Blazers attire from you, Tracy! if i could sew i’d at least have some Robotech duds to wear to conventions. 😉 and i totally support your refusal to get married on account of your Star Wars figures collection – they’ll give you more happiness than a spouse ever could.
I love how the action figures play role as audience, watching the main actors Jefbot and the Cornfather.
My parents are huge nerds who got the first series on VHS(I think, this may have been either in the early days of mail order netflicks or a DVD we have somewhere if I’m wrong) and had me and my little brother watch an episode or two a day with them over a few weeks. The original series was awesome, but I’m planning and watching the new one sometime when my little brother isn’t around