It does so to a bold extreme. The risks are substantial: It upends characters and relationships with story developments that promise that things will never be the same. It also asks us to believe that what happens makes sense. Are you convinced?
Battlestar Galactica (TV Series –) - Episodes - IMDb
Paradoxically, television is packed with reeking piles of rubbish but we are still in a golden age of US drama. The core premise remained: desperate remnants of humankind cross the universe in a ragtag fleet of ships, fleeing the man-made AI machines that evolved, rebelled and eradicated their creators. Clustered around the last battleship, under the command of William Adama, the survivors have one hope: to find the legendary Earth colonised long ago by a lost tribe of humans. Gone were the Egyptian headdress helmets although we kind of liked those. Gone thank the gods was the cutesy kid with the robotic dog. Gone the visits to the planets of the Viking people, the Wild West people, and the scantily-clad bar babes. No techno-babble, time travel except the illuminating flashbacks and the must-see backstory webisodes or futuristic gadgetry.
Why I Think Battlestar Galactica Sucks
I won't repeat the preamble about my belated Battlestar Galactica adventures, save that to say it might be worth reading the intro to the mini-series write up to work out how I'm going about these reviews The opening episode of Lost was superb. I can happily say that. Doctor Who , way back in , got off to a flyer too.
At the end of Season 2 , the human race was stranded on the inhospitable world of New Caprica under the yoke of the cylon occupation. Time has passed, relationships have formed, marriages been made and a resistance is busily blowing up anything it can and trying to kill the President who allowed it all to happen, Gaius Baltar. Out in space, the Battlestars Galactica and Pegasus wait for a chance to make contact with the colonists and mount a desperate rescue attempt.