Has anyone been watching the new Battlestar Galatica series? It's on the Sci Fi Network
in the U. S. and on Space
in Canada and I'm going on record to say that I'm extremely impressed.
This show seems a lot more grittier and realistic then the original series but that's a given since the people who write these shows today understand that we're a lot more intellectual than before, and they don't want to annoy the Fanboys who pay a little too much attention to continuity (WHO CARES WHAT SEQUENCE OF BUTTONS THEY PUSHED, IT'S A TV SHOW NOW MOVE OUT OF YOUR PARENTS BASEMENT! ! ! )
Tonight I watched an episode that had Richard Hatch
(the guy from the orginal Battlestar Galactic series, not the survivor guy who doesn't pay his taxes) as the guest star. He played some prisoner/terrorist and there were a few scenes where he was talking with the "Apollo" from the new series which I thought was really cool. It connected the old and new series, having both Apollo's on at the same time. It reminded me of an old Star Trek TNG episode where they found Scotty trapped in a transporter buffer and he was now with the cast of the TNG crew. Ok I'm a fanboy, buy I'm not religious about it, I would never check "Jedi" as my religion; actually I would but just to be a smart ass. Anyway there's a scene where Scotty goes onto the holodeck and recreates the old bridge, then Picard showed up. There just was something cool about it.
I'm really like the new Battlestar Galatica series in the fact that it deals with real subjects including alcoholism and love. Casting the new Starbuck and Bommer (and making her a Cylon) as a female was a great idea. I look forward to future episodes.
My 2 geeky bytes.