An amazing start
Battlestar Galactica is one of those shows that you either love or hate. There seems to be little middle ground here, compounded by the established fanbase of the original series that was not pleased with a Galactica series that differed so much from the original. But what came to pass with the Galactica miniseries and with Season 1 was a drama about the human existence that stands apart from the sci-fi genre. The fact that it happens to be set on board the last battlestar Galactica, as humanity flees from its children, the Cylons, is just an added bonus to a fantastic adventure.
Religion, war, life, death, politics, love, loss, the nature of patriotism, and the struggle between government and the military are all themes that resonate throughout Battlestar Galactica. As a dramatic series, the first season far outshines the old Galactica series, where bad episodes overwhelmingly outweighed the good. In the new Galactica, dramatic arcs last through the whole season, and constantly confound and twist the viewer. The best part of the series is that it philosophically challenges the viewer to think about the larger issues, to challenge the mind to debate the status quo, and has great relevance to the issues in today's headlines.
I would argue, and many would disagree, that the changes that were made were, on the whole, for the best. With the Cylons being created by man, and then turning against them, the whole issue of slavery, science, and playing god in the labortory are exposed for debate. Having Cylons appear Human, adds additional layers of the true nature of mankind. Are we at heart good or evil? Plus it adds to the dramatic nature of the series, since literally, anyone could be a Cylon.
Special effects are based mostly in reality and CGI is used well. The Cylon basestars and raiders look incredible, and the combat scenes are much better. Visually and storywise, the new Galactica is far superior to the old, even though I still have a fondness for the original.
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Batterstar Gallactica season 1
what can i say about a science fiction series that has taken the United States by storm,adapted from the orginal BattleStar Gallactica and more revamped than anything else this new series uses some of the most superab science effects that i have seen in a long time.The only downside i thought was that there wasnt any characters/actors that i recognise and it took me a while to get into it,but all in all a good series
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Battlestar Gallactica - Season 1
Now for those of you who used to watch the original series back when TV was proper tv, the days of the A-team, Airwolf,Street hawk and such like, battlestar galactica was a bit of a stop gap between other goodies, yeah it was good some weeks and dirk benedict (the face man) with his womanizing and gambling certainly kept me as a schoolboy watching, but it never really grabbed me....
I started to watch the Mini series of New BSG and WOW, its come along very nicely....I had the initial horror reaction: Starbuck, A GIRL!! NO WAY, this soon passed and i think you'll be happy with the way they've re-jigged every aspect of the plot, the new cylons are very good, not men dressed in chain mail skirts anymore, they actually look evil.
As for the human cylons, well the prospect of robots looking this sexy and hot tearing round space in search of love was quite radical.
I was hooked, i bought and watched all three seasons of BSG within 3 weeks, buying then selling on ebay, i watched them all for about £4-5, cheaper than renting.
If you like the original, like sci-fi or something faster than lost, buy it!!
Battlestar Gallactica series 1 DVD
I was badgered and badgered by a friend to watch this series. He has watched it, and the 2 that followed. Eventually I relented and purchased the series on DVD on ebay. Very glad I did - it is some of the best and most interesting/entertaining made-for-tv stuff I have ever seen. Intriguing plot lines, excellent characters, great baddies!
New twist on an old story
If you thought you had already seen the Battlestar Gallactica series in the 1970's and 80's and wondered why they would make it all over again, then...think again. This is a modern adaptaion from top to bottom of the series. Political, spiritual, sociological, Militarily, the entire series has been reworked and made even more beliveable.
The weleve colonies make cylons to do the meniale tasks and rebel. Which spawns a war, and to which the Cylons lose. The retern 40 years later and smash the twelve colonies of Kobol. One remaining military vessel the Battlestar Gallactica escapes and with a civilian fleet on the run from the Cylons. Ok same plot as the original tv series, but the Cylons have infiltrated the fleet with clones, who regenerate into new bodies every time they die. The twist is some know they are cylons others don't. Some of the crew even fall in love with the Cylons clones(there are twelve and its up to you to figure out who they are!)
The shakey camera in scenes are annoying and i hope the fad wears out soon. However the special effects are spectacular,and the set design is very believable. in allif your a Sci fi nut and you liked the original TV series Buy is one as it will blow your mind.
Thanks for reading