Battlestar Galactica


Originally a series in 1978, I didn’t see it then.
The re-imagined series started in 2004 and I caught maybe a few minutes near the end of the last series. I purchased the DVD several years ago, so here it is – the BSG first-watch. The series appears to have been written with minimal scientific knowledge. So my comments will be about the plot holes and science black holes and technobabble.

The Mini Series

Recently sworn in as the new Colonial President, Laura Roslin manages to gather up all surviving elements of humanity into a “rag-tag fugitive fleet” and seeks the protection of the Galactica. Faced with the reality of being hopelessly outgunned and outnumbered, Adama decides to escape with the civilian craft and seek out a new home for humanity — a mythical planet of fellow humans somewhere in the galaxy known only as “Earth.”

It’s a good start. The most annoying thing is the ‘shaky-cam’ style on filming that is just annoying. Fortunately this decreased around the third to forth episode. The other noticeable difference between BSG and other SciFi shows is the music style during the space fights. It’s very minimal and almost drum and bass. Disconcerting at first, but I’m getting used to it.