I haven’t posted anything for a while…
That’s because I’ve been watching all four seasons of Battlestar Galactica (I also been a wee bit busy at work)!!
To those unfamiliar with the series, here’s a brief premise;
A civilization of humans live on a series of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. With their advanced technology, these humans created robots, called Cylons, to use as slaves. Like any good science fiction story, these robots became self-aware and decided that being slaves sucked. So they rebelled.
After sometime the Cylons developed the technology to make themselves look like humans, giving up their cool robot powers like super sight, super hearing and not to mention hands that turn into fucking machine guns, in the process. But it’s not all bad. They get to look like this:
Then with the unwitting help of a human named Gaius Baltar (a.k.a. The horniest man in existence), the Cylons launch a sudden sneak attack on the Colonies, laying waste to the planets and devastating their populations. The approximately 50,000 human survivors flee into space aboard any spacecraft they can reach. Of all the spacecrafts to escape, the Battlestar Galactica was the only military ship that survived the attack. Under the leadership of Commander William Adama and President Laura Roslin, the Galactica and its crew take up the task of leading the small migrant fleet of survivors into space in search of the legendary thirteenth colony, Earth.
What can I say, this show is fucking awesome!!!! I breezed through the whole 4 seasons in two weeks. The last time I fell totally in love with a TV series was the first season of Heroes. After the first season, Heroes let me down in a big fucking way, but not Battlestar Galactica. It was fantastic from beginning to end. I love everything about this show.
I love the cast. The badass Colonel Saul Tigh’s my favorite by the way.
I love the soundtrack, especially the cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower”. I love it sooooo much that I just have to embed it as my very first Youtube video.
But what I loved the most was the story. Unlike other science fiction series where tons of time is alloted to the explanation of the technology, the culture etcetera, BSG is all about character interactions, character development and pushing the story along at a steady pace. Don’t get me wrong, I love it when the technology of a series is explained in detail, but that’s because I’m a nerd. Regular people don’t give a shit how an FTL (Faster than Light) Drive theoretically works or what the limitations and capabilities of a Transporter (the thing that beams people in Star Trek) actually are.
Battlestar Galacttica is science fiction for the masses. Anyone can watch this series and appreciate it not only as great science fiction, but also as a great show.
Watch this series people. You will not be disappointed.