Vamshidhar Kommineni

November 20, 2006

Battlestar Galactica

Filed under: Miscellany — Vamshi @ 11:43 pm

I’ve indicated before that Battlestar Galactica is the best sci-fi show of the decade if not one of the top few of all time. But it’s become so much more than that. It is a human drama in the guise of a sci-fi show. This season alone, the audience has had to deal with occupation by a vastly superior armed force, the morality of suicide bomber missions, the morality of possible genocide, fair punishment for war crimes, what it means to be human and so much more.

Why make this post? Because I keep running into people who don’t watch the show. Some of them because they’re old and old fashioned (I’m looking at you Ramu :), and others because they remember the old Galactica and can’t possibly imagine that the current show is better. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest Netflix and rent the mini-series and Season 1. I guarantee that you will be hooked. Here are some articles and parting words from Salon:

"Maybe you still haven’t given it a shot because you just can’t believe a show set on a spaceship could possibly engage you when you can watch the simpering narcissists of "Grey’s Anatomy" instead — in which case, you are an idiot."

Where no TV show has gone before

Darkness becomes them

Space balls

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1 Comment »

  1. I love Battlestar Galactica even though I was a little late coming to the show.  I’m getting caught up on season 3 right now.  I can’t wait to see what happends next.

    Comment by (no name) — November 21, 2006 @ 8:31 am | Reply


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