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
Forget what you knew about the old Battlestar Galactica; this is a darker 21st century retelling that merely used the original as a springboard. It's both great scifi and drama, having amazing digital effects and a compelling story that really gets you involved with the characters at the deepest level. The miniseries began a four season series that never failed to shock, surprise, and leave you guessing right up to the end.
I am very unhappy with the NR on this movie. It had a sexual scene within the first 20 minutes of the movie. I would hope that ratings would be put on all movies going forward to help families make better decisions. Turned the movie off at the spoilage point.
My 2nd favorite TV series of all time after The Wire, tied with Breaking Bad. LA complex, Dickensian study of human nature, meticulously plotted like a great novel, each episode a chapter in a much larger whole. Where The Wire used the cliche world of the cop show to jump off from and shatter our preconceptions, Battlestar Galactica uses the sci-fi series the same way. It is about what it means to be human, morality under the pressure of war, fathers and sons, impossible loves, metaphors for real world politics,
Execllent special effects, good acting, interesting plot. Intended for a more mature audience that the '70s show.
Something that every fan of space sci-fi should watch and it is appealing to non-sci-fi fans as well.
This "mini-series" disc is also on Disc 1 of Season 1, so you do not need to get this one before jumping into the series.
On the whole, I am really liking this show and am glad I started watching it. The last series we watched was a cop drama The Wire, so its a big jump from Baltimore to space. What I like about this show is that it seems very "real." The technology is advanced but not much sho that it becomes unbeleivable. The characters are also very grounded and likeable. The characters aren't perfectly smart perfectly moral people, so they seem normal.
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.