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Friday
May022008

Time to come clean...

I’m a huge fan of the 1978 version of Battlestar Galactica. My Saturdays were often spent watching cartoons all morning, followed by re-runs of BSG and Buck Rogers. Glenn Larson, the creator of these shows and others (such as The Six Million Dollar Man and Knight Rider) shaped much of my childhood for better or worse. So….


I confess, that, until this past week, neither Jess or I had watched the new version of BSG.
I resisted for a very long time, but with the series about to end, and with many of the episodes now available on Netflix, I decided I might as well give it a shot. So far we’ve consumed the mini-series and the first three episodes of the first season.

Our verdict? 
Its not bad. Its not my favorite show yet, and we are annoyed by some of the changes, particularly the Starbuck casting, and the loss of the uber cool anthem from the ‘78 version, but on the whole we’ve enjoyed it.  I was extremely pleased to see Richard Hatch (the original Apollo) appear, as I had heard about (and agreed with many of) his criticisms of the new series during its production in 2003.

It feels good to finally confess this Sci-fi geek sin that I’ve struggled to keep secret from my friends for the better part of the last four years.

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