Battlestar Galactica: Forging a New Frontier… for realPosted on February 28th, 2005 2 comments
There are some criteria that you can use to decide if you should be watching the new Battlestar Galactica. (edit: If you match any ONE of these, you should watch it.)
- You like science fiction.
- You like good TV.
- You like good acting.
- You like good story.
i like galactica. as a matter of fact i’m something of a junkie for it now. it’s not good tv, it’s GREAT tv. and i HATE sci-fi. but i have to tell you, the acting is almost as bad as it was in the original series. olmos is essentially re-playing his lt. castillo role from vice; there’s just not a whole lot of range going on there. as for the rest of the cast, i certainly don’t see ANY emmy nominees for acting. that not withstanding, it’s an inventive and creative show, and i can’t WAIT til friday.
Four reasons to watch BSG
The Top of Cool blog has four good reasons why anyone should be watching Battlestar Galactica: You like science fiction You like good TV You like good acting You like good story. Read the whole post. I couldn’t agree more.
There you have it. So, go watch it.
I could go on for pages and pages about how Battlestar Galactica is good sci-fi TV. I would most likely mention such injustices as the cancellation of Firefly versus the four seasons of televised pain that is Enterprise.
What is more notable about Battlestar Galactica is Producer Ron Moore’s blog. Never before have I seen such a candid and frank dialog between the community of fans and a producer. I don’t think anything like this has been done before. Moore has been answering questions, giving updates on the status of series, and so on.
Amazing that he also takes the tough questions head on and refuses to evade them like every other writer/producer/director I’ve ever seen. Kudos to you, Ron.