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Battlestar Galactica - Season One (2005)

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Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos wasn't kidding when he said "the series is even better than the miniseries." As developed by sci-fi TV veteran Ronald D. Moore, the "reimagined"BGis exactly what it claims to be: a drama for grown-ups in a science-fiction … see full wiki

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1 review about Battlestar Galactica - Season One (2005)

So say we all

  • Sep 3, 2007
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+3
If Star Wars took place a long time ago, and Star Trek is a utopian view of our future, then this reincarnation of Battlestar Galactica is probably the hardboiled option. Humans still smoke, drink, gamble, swear, cheat, lie and steal like they always have. Government beauracrats still fail at their jobs, high tech machines get hacked, people get drunk on the job, and heroes rise out of the woodwork. Sounds like modern-day America. This series was produced as a follow-up to the miniseries movie. The cylons now come in multiple models, machine and organic; and they were created by man as sentient slaves.

This season begins with the cylons chasing the remnants of the human race across the galaxy; every half an hour they catch up with the human fleet, who must then jump away. On board the fleet are cylons that look and act and feel like humans. One of them shoots Commander Adama in the final scene of the final episode. The entire season is full of surprises, something the original series rarely had. The feel of the show is driven by relationships; this is probably the first major sci-fi series driven by the evolution of relationships between the main characters.

The special effects are good, and very believable. Same goes for the cinematography, set design and costume design. All help the movie, without having to carry it. The soundtrack however is forgettable. The 2003 miniseries had occasional moments where the original Battlestar theme was played; but season one has no such moments. Worst of all, the movie's producers did not come up with anything memorable; the opening theme is a Hindu percussion piece, followed by some New Age choral singing. Neither is dramatic, awe-inspiring or entertaining. Overall, a good beginning to a new TV serial.

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