Battlestar Galactica

Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last battlestar, Galactica, leads a ragtag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest: a shining planet known as Earth.

Not really one of the TvShowsWorthWatching?, but it has sentimental value.

SciFiChannel? started a grown-up version in December 2003. And it is worth watching...

Battlestar Galactica was remarkable for a few reasons:

BG looked good, and pushed forward the state-of-the-art for SF TV shows.

Well, it better have; as I recall, it cost a million dollars an episode to make - the first show to break that barrier. -- MikeSmith

If you disregard the very nice, very low budget, and totally pre-StarWars effects of SpaceNineteenNinetyNine -- Phlip

One of the first computer programs I ever wrote, on my trusty Atari 800, was a simulation of the tactical computer displays on the Galactica bridge. I don't know if my career developing graphical real-time displays was influenced by BattlestarGalactica, but there does seem to be a connection. -- KrisJohnson

Less helplessly cheesy, but unbelievably managing to be less scientifically accurate than BG, there was always SpaceNineteenNinetyNine...

Which was a British bit, wasn't it? Not American at all. <whew!>

Surely BlakesSeven? is more like BattlestarGalactica?

Actually, I heard they would be putting together new episodes based on the original story line. I don't know if the world's ready for a female Starbuck, though... -- MikeSmith

Here's the review of the SciFiChannel? series. Like StarTrekEnterprise's review, it starts with the sucky parts.

That said, now here's ... YOW! Vunderbar! You Beauty! And why we can't stop watching...

Unlike StarTrekEnterprise, this show appears to have linked a solid plot arc to a unified audience. It might go wrong, but we can't imagine the show indulging in the chronic style problems that ruined STE's atmosphere and ratings. So, unlike STE, the odds are very high this show will successfully fulfil its mission.

And could the SciFi channel possibly put on a couple shows that don't absolutely suck right before it???


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