I just finished watching the first season of
BattleStar Galactica 2003 and all
I can say is… wow.
I wasn’t very impressed with the four-hour pilot that aired on SciFi last year,
but I decided I was intrigued enough to try and watch the show when it could
come out. The problem is… it never did. For some reason, Sky
started showing it in September last year and it took a few more months for it
to appear on SciFi, where it is airing as we speak.
The screenwriters of BattleStar Galactica 2003 have taken a lot of liberties with the
original characters and storyline, but if you can live with that, the show has some tremendous assets
and it will keep you wanting for more week after week.
Don’t be fooled by the first episodes and hang on. The new Galactica is very
stylishly slow and is casting a lot of parallel plotlines that seem to be
unrelated or even hard to follow. It only gets better week after week,
until the thirteenth episode where you will find some answers at the price of
one of the best cliffhangers I have seen in a long time.
I can’t wait for season two.