Friday, March 18, 2005
I've become addicted to Sci Fi's new series Battlestar Galactica. I started watching the show with pretty low expectations -- after all, the original BSG wasn't exactly the highest qualiy TV series. The new series actually has very good stories and great special effects. The camera work for the battle scenes is pretty amazing too.
My only complaint so far has been that I wish they weren't so blatant about one of the main characters being a Cylon. I think it would've been more interesting if they'd kept us guessing for a few episodes rather than having the spoiler right at the end of the pilot (the miniseries). I suppose the parallel story line on Caprica would have given it away though, so I'll cut them some slack.
I also like the way they make the occasional tribute to the original series. Like the old-school Cylon ("chrome toaster" model) in the museum. The characters refer to it as being "from the Cylon war 40 years ago". When I first heard that I thought the new series was a sequel to the original series. It had been a long time since I'd seen the original series. I later went and watched a few episodes of the original series and saw that many of the characters have the same names, so the new series is a remake, not a sequel.
Anyway, if you're a science fiction junkie like me, you might want to check out the new Battlestar Galactica. I'd recommend watching the episodes in order. Hopefully Sci Fi will be smart and release each season on DVD well before the next season starts showing.