Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Battlestar Galactica


Battlestar Galactica is, in my opinion, the best scifi show ever. Now don't get me wrong, I adore Star Trek in all its incarnations and Firefly also sits at the top of my scifi list along with Stargate, Taken, The 4400, and a host of other shows. But BSG is just the best best frakking show ever and here's why:

1. Characters to love - and hate. Aside from the cylons - some of whom were easy to hate, others not so much - we had Starbuck, a kick-ass pilot turned visionary, Boomer aka Sharon, who not only tried to kill Adama but NEVER EVEN KNEW SHE WAS A FRAKKING CYLON!!!! And Baltar, who was practically responsible for the destruction of the colonies because of his lust for Six, played by the ever so sexy Tricia Helfer. But hey, who can blame him, right? And that's just three of the amazing characters.

2. A killer plot not to mention subplots to die for that were not only amazingly well-written but also spoke to the times we lived in.

3. Special effects to rival the big screen and - according to my brother the geek - accurate depictions of space flight.

It also won a bunch of awards and was praised by a wide range of reviewers. If you haven't seen this show I highly recommend you get it to watch. You won't be disappointed.




72 comments:

  1. I thought it lost some steam half-way, but it was a huge leap from the original series. (Which inspired my books.) I really liked their Athena. And of course Number Six!

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  2. Hi! Here from the A to Z! I was a fan of the original Battlestar but unfortunately, I've never seen the newer version. I should look into it. Have a great day!

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  3. i loved the original bsg, but i havent had a chance to see this one. will have to check it out!

    and i love andromeda for a name...

    happy b day!

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    1. BSG is probably among my top ten favorite shows of all time - along with Lost and...hmm, have to think :)

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  4. No, Babylon 5 is! LOL!! Kidding!! :-) Take care
    x

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    1. I have got to watch that show.

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  5. I've never watched this. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. If you like scifi, this is must watch.

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  6. my son used to watch this all the time!!

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    1. I watched the whole series - didn't miss a single episode :)

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  7. I tried watching it, but it wasn't for me, I'm a STAR TREK fan, but I did appreciate Jamie Bamber for obvious reasons..... /blush/

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    1. heheh, doesn't surprise me you'd like him, Dez :)

      I liked Anders myself.

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  8. I couldn't bring myself to watch this reincarnation of BG. A female Starbuck was a bit too weird for me. I loved the original, campy though it might be compared to the newer shows.

    Good luck with the challenge.

    Cheryl
    http://www.thebusymomsdaily.com/2013/04/blogging-from-to-z-april-challenge_2.html

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    1. I only watched the old show a few times so Starbuck as a woman worked for me - plus, the show was just so damn good!

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  9. I remember this show... Is this the new one or the remake? Anyway I will certainly check it out when I get a chance...

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    1. new - and well worth watching.

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  10. Awesome show! I should rewatch again.

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  11. I remember the original series from back in the '70's (?). I had a crush on all those guys. Haven't seen this version.

    Oh, and Hulu just had episodes of the original Star Trek available. I watched a handful of them and loved them.

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    1. I still love the original Star Trek and if I had the $ would like to own the whole collection - among other things!

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  12. Loved the really, Really, REALLY old version. Haven't seen the new one.

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  13. I love shows like this and I love how excited people get about them.It's catching!

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    1. I get excited when shows are really good like BSG - probably because so few are, imo.

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  14. BG definitely had the best special effects and some great character development! Great show!

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  15. *blush* I've never watched either incarnations of the show, but now that I've got hulu and netflix I can fix that.

    I was always a Star Trek girl though. ;)

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    1. Oh, I love Star Trek, too, and will defend it to my dying breath to anyone who has any snarky comments - but BSG was just pretty near perfect.

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  16. I loved BSG. It's my second favorite Sci-fi show (Firefly's #1), and it's all because of the characters.

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    1. Firefly was awesome. It bums me out it didn't last longer. That and the Dresden Files. How the hell is wrestling better than Dresden or Mal? Damn the scifi channel screws up sometimes!

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  17. It was really frickin awesome. That's for sure. But I think it jumped the shark after season 2.

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  18. I still need to get out of my cave and actually watch this. It's just finding the time to do so...

    Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom
    www.mithrilwisdom.com

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  19. Loved this show and the original series as well. My husband is not a big tv watcher, but he never missed Battlestar!

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  20. Battlestar was epic! I loved the mini-series best though.

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    1. I loved the whole thing as well as Caprica that followed but got cancelled :(

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  21. At first I didn't want to watch the remake - they made Starbuck [who had been my favorite] a woman. But it soon sucked me in, and I'm glad. IMO, it had the best space battles ever done.

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    1. I'm sure it helped I didn't watch the original but my brother did and he liked the updated version better.

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  22. It could've used more Baltar. And cowbell.

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    1. I loved and hated Baltar. He was awesome.

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  23. I was a fan of the first television iteration, but never saw the one that ran on Sci-Fi. I do like tricia Helfer, seeing her in Burn Notice and some show with Dermott Mulroney I believe.

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    1. She was good in Burn Notice. Didn't see her in the other show.

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  24. When I was a kid, I loved the old BG and had a serious crush on Richard Hatch!

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  25. Sci-Fi is an acquired taste and I'm not a fan, though I really loved both Battlestar Gallactica and Star Wars.

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    1. I used to love fantasy best but now I like scifi just as much - maybe even a little bit more...

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  26. I love sci-fi, but I never got into BG. Loved all the forms of Star Trek and Firefly.

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    1. Firefly was awesome. Cripes, Mal was awesome!

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  27. Still haven't watched this show, but was a huge fan of the original :)

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    1. If you liked the original you'd probably like the remake - my brother did :)

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  28. I never did watch this show. I guess it's cause I grew up with the original. I know lots of people do love it though. And...it has Michael Trucco!

    I'm still fond of The X-Files and Firefly. I watch them all the time.
    HMG

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    1. The X-files is another show I made sure I was home to watch.

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  29. Ok...I have never watched this. I KNOW! But I've watched every single other show you mentioned.ha Must correct this oversight.

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  30. I saw some of the original but I'm intrigued enough with your post and all the comments here to queue it up and watch!

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    1. It's a great show with a great cast.

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  31. My hubby, the Trekkie, enjoyed this show. I never watched.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. I don't think liking scifi is a requirement to like the show. The characters were just so...flawed and human.

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  32. I love SF. This show's on my list of ones to get around to.

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    1. I can't imagine you wouldn't like it.

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  33. I loved the mini series. But when it went into full series... I don't know. It was good. I liked it. (Loved how the series ended, but I know I'm in the minority there--I saw it coming.)

    I guess I'm weird.

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    1. Interesting! I did not see it coming.

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  34. I've heard a lot of good things about this show, but have never actually seen it.

    A-Z Challenge.

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  35. I do kind of love all of the shows you've mentioned. I forgot how good The 4400 was. Now I need the seasons..ugh

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  36. Hmm, I'm sure I commented on this already but maybe it was someone else's blog about BSG. Oh well... Love this show! :)

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  37. I know I'm missing out but I honestly haven't watched it enough. My husband is a huge fan which is why I've caught episodes here and there. Damn. Need to get on that stat.

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  38. I loved Battlestar Galactica! Romance, action, sarcasm!! What's not to love?!?!
    Great post!
    Connie
    Checkin' in from the A to Z Challenge.
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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