Monday, July 04, 2005

Cylon Invasion

For those who may have missed it the first (and the second) time around, the Sci Fi Channel is running a marathon of the entire first season of the new Battlestar Galactica on Wednesday, July 6, in preparation for the premiere of season 2 on the 15th. I may still be pretty snarked off at Sci Fi for not picking up Doctor Who (not to mention that I'm never gonna be able to forgive them for cancelling Farscape), but I will at least give them props for doing right by BSG: re-running it frequently to give new viewers the chance to catch up, as well as putting lots of fan-pleasing goodies on the web. And this show deserves it, too. It doesn't thrill my heart and fire my imagination the way Who or Farscape have, but it's good, solid, dramatic SF with excellent actors, three-dimensional characters, a worthwhile premise, and an interestingly complex ongoing storyline. Definitely recommended. Ditch any preconceptions you may have about it based on the original version and watch.

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