the new battlestar galactica
I was a big Battlestar Galactica
fan as a kid...although I'm not sure how that worked since I was only 6 years old when it was on in the 70s. It must have been re-run a lot in the 80s, enough that I remembered a lot of the episodes even before they started re-running it on SciFi several years ago. Yes, I dug Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch (no, not the fat naked gay one) and Dirk Benedict.
When SciFi did the miniseries remake version
in 2003, I was skeptical. I mean really, they made Starbuck
both girls. Girls! Which is actually fine by me but really, really requires you to forget the characters in the original series. Sorry, Dirk Benedict and Herb Jefferson, but I really prefer the girl versions of your characters.
The miniseries was good, really well done, and the score (or lack of one) was very cool. Drums and silence most of the time, because after all it is
silent in space. The whole "cylons look like us thing" is good, except I really really wish Boomer wasn't a cylon. I hope they work that out somehow. You know, like if there's a bad human (Baltar) can't there be a good cylon? No? Didn't think so. Anyway, I'm stoked to watch this season
(SciFi, Fridays at 10pm) unfold.