The original was Cute, VERY CAMPY, and a HUGE insult on the brain matter.
You point out a few things, out of context as you haven't watched the entire series. You have to get caught up to speed to understand why the human looking Cylons, can DIE and BLEED, Yet fight like machines at the same time. As for the DumbAss comment, it was in context of the show and what was happening. Show is edgy, and with real dialoge between charactors, they are, smartAss's, Flip, Rude, Nice, and they even use SATIRE when talking with each other. I am just hoping Baltar's last 30 min's of the show was just a DREAM Sequence.
Yes, the original was very campy. So was everything else that was produced during that era.
My observations are not out of context. No, I haven't watched the whole series, and I'm thankful that I haven't.
The replicants in Bladerunner bled and died also. But they were consistent. If Roy Batty can move fast enough to catch Deckard just as he looses his grip and begins to fall from the top of a building when Roy is three feet away from him (if you think this is not fast have someone hold a dollar bill hanging down from one end, put the at the middle of the dollar ready to catch it. When the person holding the dollar lets go close your hand and catch the dollar. The point is that 32 feet per second per second is VERY fast.) he can also move fast enough that Deckard, who is in fairly good shape, is like an infant in comparison.
Consistancy is required for suspension of disbelief. The fact that #6 can take quite a beating and displays obviously superhuman physical abilities is not consistent with falling twenty feet and instantly dropping dead.
The dream sequence was also a good display of lack of consistancy. The first instance, when he is still in the burning ship, has him reacting physically. He stands up and appears to walk through a fire because the dream #6 leads him out. At the end, is he actually walking off into the distance without anyone around him noticing him leaving? Does no one care that a seriously injured crewman is wandering off? Seems a bit odd to me.
Yes, the original series was not exactly the highest form of entertainment, but at least they didn't abuse you intentionally.