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This is arguably the best science fiction show of this
century (possibly ever), and maybe the best drama on TV right now.
They took what was basically a schlocky scifi show of the 70's, changed
it around and made it a very gritty, realistic show with excellent
writing and acting. The show is just gripping and full of
surprises each episode. It never gets bogged down with too many
fight scenes, or too much soap opera, or too much, well, anything
boring. The show has many "oh my God" moments. It constantly
keeps you guessing and on your toes.
The miniseries was very good, but the series goes one
step further and makes it excellent. I have to admit I was
reluctant to watch it at first because I liked the old episode and I'd
heard about a lot of changes. However, the new show is SO
different that you can't really even compare them. I liked the old
BG because it had some similarities to Star Wars and because there
really wasn't much scifi around in the 70's. Also, it had two cute
guys in it. Beyond that...it wasn't a very good show, and it
didn't last long. This one is completely different and 1000%
better. Period, no question.
It is more of an ensemble show than the previous one.
You get to know all of the characters and you want them to do well.
Trouble is, they also make you pull for the Cylons, even though they are
the bad guys. You can see both points of view, both Cylon and
human, which is unusual. Another plus is that women are completely
equal to men (unlike the old series). Women here are fighter
pilots, alien robot killers, journalists, and even president! Not
like the old show where they were mostly secretaries, mothers, and
Anyone who likes good TV or good drama should like this
series, regardless of the fact that it takes place in space and has
special effects. It feels and looks very real, and it has
wonderful stories that make you react both emotionally and
intellectually. Scifi fans love it as well because of the great
special effects and action. Everyone else should like the rest of
it--good stories, characters, romance, everything. This is where
it began. Watch this season and then watch the current season--you
won't be disappointed! This is not hyperbole. This is also a
very successful show, so obviously everyone agrees.
The extras on the DVD set are great and plentiful.
There are 8 behind-the-scenes features, a show that ran on the SciFi
Channel that nicely introduces the show, artwork from the show, deleted
scenes, and of course episode commentary. The miniseries is also
included here, which is very convenient. It also includes one BG
trading card, which is a fun extra.
Rent or buy this NOW!!! Or you'll miss out on one of the
best shows of the century.
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