A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
Following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees the pursuing Cylons while simultaneously searching for their true home: Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
The leaders of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind are making plans to sign a peace treaty with their mortal enemies, the Cylon Empire. On the eve of the ceremony, the Cylons betray the pact and destroy most of the Colonies and their entire fleet. Under the command of Commander Adama, the battlestar Galactica leads the remaining Colonial ships into space and seeks out a lost thirteenth colony, which turns out to be Earth. Along the way, the Colonials encounter various races (both friendly and hostile), the legendary human warrior Commander Cain, and the planet Kobol, the motherworld of all the Colonies. All the while, the Cylons - under the command of human traitor Count Baltar - closely pursue this fugitive fleet across the universe.Written by
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Fleeing from the Cylon Tyranny, the last battlestar Galactica leads a ragtag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest... a shining planet known as Earth.
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I think what made the original special was its universal themes of Family, Friendship, & Survival. But beyond that is the fact the show had character you actually care about. I mean the relationship between apollo, starbuck and boomer is good enough to watch the show. This were i think most shows today fail to do including the New version of BSG. TV use to be full of great character that you actually cared about. From Spock to Data to Magnum P.I to David Banner (Incredible Hulk) to even to Kevin Sorbo's Hercules.
To tell the truth i was big into the new BSG until the end of the first season. When they did the whole Space Munity (witch is a name of a very bad movie) episode. It took me some time for me to realize that BSG was just Law and order in space. Unlikeable Characters, Tired Plot lines, and after a while just kinda boring. As for the Character Changes, Well with new version of BSG. While the original Starbuck fun, exciting and likable character. in the new version Starbuck is pretty much a bitch/slut. By the way i believe the word Buck refers to a male. Maybe if the named her Stardoe it would make more sense. As for Adama, Instead of a kind and loving leader. You get the same old stereotype a military man with a family and Apollo is just plain boring.
Some people say that the fight between old fans of BSG and fans the new version is like the fight between Star Trek vs Star Trek TNG. I think this isn't a fair comparison. First off both shows were created by the same man and the theme of the both show where the same. Sure the shows were different. But what star trek was about was the same. The same really cannot be said about the two version of BSG. Beside the main theme of Survival. They are really drastically different. Some say the original version was cheesy and while it was to a curtain extent. Doesn't mean what the show was about was any less veiled. Beside people say the same thing was said about the original Star Trek and beside TNG i think was still one the best Sci-Fi shows ever. Why i think the original was special is because its everything that the new version isn't and the new version of BSG is like everything else on TV today, overrated and pretentious.
Some people might say that I'm looking at the old series through the lens of nostalgia. The truth is i never even bother to watch the old series until the new version came out. So i really don't have an nostalgia for the old show. I just compared the two and found the new version dull in comparison. Some fans of the New show have said the old version is to immature and the fans of the old need to grow up. Since when has growing into a adult means you have to become a dull person who has lost all his sense of fun and watch nothing but boring drama with dull & unlikeable characters. The truth is the state of TV today is sad, dark and depressing. Television was far better in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and mid 90's. So in closing, I think the golden age of television has pretty much ended and all we have left is a sad hollow shell of what it once was.
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