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Battlestar Galactica: The Final Season

I never thought I'd say this but Battlestar Galactica is really good! I remember when the show first came out critics were giving it their seal of approval and some went as far as saying it was "the best show on TV". I highly doubted that because I figured it was just like Star Trek and none of those series grabbed my attention (except the episodes with the Borg and Seven of Nine, they're just cool).

If you haven't watched the show yet, Battlestar tells the story of the last humans in space trying to find their way to Earth as they fight off man-made artificial intelligence gone awry called Cylons. They're kind of like the robots in Jame Cameron's Terminator. And that was the main appeal for me, I wanted to see these Cylons in action. But they're not the only thing that makes this show so interesting. There's plenty of drama.

Starbuck is such an intriguing character, you never know what's she's going to do. Her relationship with the younger Adama is increasing complex. At first I wanted them to be together but now I'm not so sure. Then there's Admiral Adama played by Edward James Olmos. He commands every scene and whoever cast him deserves some major kudos. The love story between human and cylon is also delightful. And the episodes with Lucy Lawless are always fun. She looks so much different from her Xena: Warrior Princess days.

Grace Park (Sharon) and Kandyce McClure (Dee) are on my ones to watch list because with the right roles down the line they could become movie stars.

And I could go on...Battlestar Galactica is that impressive. I've only watched a couple handfuls of episodes courtesy of the SciFi Channel's marathon but they've made a fan of me.

The new and final season of Battlestar Galactica starts tomorrow at 10 p.m. on the SciFi Channel. Give it a shot, it might surprise you too.


angela said...

BSG is a great show, and I didn't know I had such a love for sci-fi until now, lol. I actually got into the show because of Lucy Lawless, shes my favorite actress.

Anonymous said...

Hey this is Roxane from the black science fiction society. Thanks for dropping by over at my blog. I'll be keeping an eye on your updates from now on.
Can't wait to see the first season 4 BSG ep! I hope they do something worthwhile with Dee's character this season.

SolShine7 said...

Lucy Lawless is a nice addition to the Battlestar cast. She does a great job as a clyon.

Roxanne, thanks for stopping by. I REALLY hope they further develop Dee's storyline too. That would make me even more pleased with the show.

SQT said...

I have been LOVING this show this season.

The Griot said...

I have to start from the beginning. My cousin's been watching and encouraging to watch but I've been lazy. I saw the first episode of the original my freshman year in college (yes, I'm that old!), but I hear this series is a good update. Is the first season on DVD

Howard said...

Epic episodic Sci-Fi, which, if it gets the 4th season right, could certainly rate alongside classics like Star Trek (TOS) and Firefly.
It will be fascinating to see how writer and director Ronald Moore chooses to wind it up.

SolShine7 said...

Thanks for the comments SQT, the griot and Howard. I'm glad you share my enthusasim for BSG. I definitely think it's the best SF show currently on TV. And Howard you made a really good point about how this the last season ends, that could make or break BSG's legacy in a sense.

Thanks for stopping by everyone. It's good to chat SF!