One of the most popular television series of the late '70s science fiction boom gets a new look for the new millennium in remake, created as a made-for-cable miniseries. Four decades after the Cylon Wars, the Cylon robots (some of whom have since assumed human form) have launched a vicious nuclear attack, leaving only a few Colonial forces to lead the survivors to safety. Led by starship commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) and politician and possible presidential successor Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), the crew of the Battlestar Galactica searches the galaxy for the mythic 13th Colony of Kobol (otherwise known as Earth), their destination and only hope for survival. Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries also stars Jamie Bamber, James Callis, and Grace Park. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
I really enjoyed this movie. I know I watched the original but can't remember it. I really like when portrayals of humans in space is done with some authenticity. The plot is great and the character development is right on. Some 20th century slang is somewhat of a stretch but overall it's very believable.
If you have doubts, RENT this miniseries. If you are Curious, rent it TWICE.
The production is phenominal, the story is well (re)written, the urgency palpable, and it is worth it PURELY for the performance of Edward James Olmos. He's incredibly underestimated and better for the role than Lorne Green -- and I was a FAN of the Original Series.
Lets jsut say I had trouble justifying sleep between segments of the movie, as one hooked on a book they just couldn't put down.
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It is a powerful recreation and revisit to a show I loved growing up... Unfortunately the innocence has been replaced with sensuality a little to mature for my kids. I would have kind of liked to watch it with them like I watched the original with my parents...
I was hooked on the first TV Series when it came out.
It was as big as Star Trek for me and many other people. In this version, you get to see a great deal more then the Original. This time around, it seems to focus on the darker side of humans. The Original showed both the dark and good that comes from war.
This showed the good side of man but seemed to be more tipped on the darker side and it was not even. Always remember that War brings out the best and worst in all humans. This is still a top show and very happy that it finally got its time once again.
This is the R rated version of the story for sure.
Apparently the SciFi (ScyFy) channel fails to understanding this is a teleVISION show, not a radio play. There is a ridiculous amount of pointless talking. The gender switches are interesting but arbitrary (Adama was the best candidate to make female), and Baltar is a pathetic gutless feeb of a "villain", even for typical SciFi writing. Overall, boring and unsatisfying.
Best SciFi series EVER! Until the end when they couldn't get out of a plot dead end.
But the 1st 3 seasons; up to Starbuck's "return" (a silly move that started the decline) until then the best writing best effects of ANY series. Had the guts to take religion head on.
I love this show and I know it has its minor flaws, it is one of the best things out there for a long time. I really appreciate it this show very much for it's messages and well as its political satire, you read deep enough.