Geek: Battlestar Galactica, Best TV SF Ever?
The "re-imagined" version of Battlestar Galactica is well into its 14 episode first series run on the Sci-Fi Channel. The show has already been renewed for a 20 episode second season. I was discussing the show with a friend who is even more of a sci-fi geek than me (if you can believe that!) and he said that BG was the best TV sci-fi series ever! I've been watching since the mini-series last year and I've been impressed, but the best EVER? My friend went on to explain that BG is one of the few "pure" sci-fi shows.
I can't vouch for the quality of the science of the show, but so far there are no fantasy elements to speak of. I guess with that narrow definition, the high-quality storytelling of BG could very well turn out to be the best of the genre.CounterGeek: Battlestar Galactica, Best TV SF Ever? Frak You!
Fans who were disappointed that the new BG was too different from the original are clearly crazy. I loved that show- when I was nine. The original series hasn't held up too well and don't even get me started on Galactica 1980
My biggest complaint with the current series is the constant use of the word "frak". Sure, you can't drop the real f-bomb all over basic cable, but if you want grit, you have options. Vic Mackey is a pretty tough guy and he doesn't have to resort to made-up swear-words. Whenever someone on BG says "frak" it takes me out of the show and I cringe.
Aside from that it's solid. The limited number of episodes has thus-far kept it from getting too off base and silly. Although last week's episode about Tigh's wife seemed like mindless filler. The truth is, you can't really make a statement like "best ever" about a show until it's over. So for now, I'll keep watching and reserve judgement.Where do you stand? Post a comment now!Vito's Geek/CounterGeek airs every Tuesday.Back to TVGeekSpeak.com