Tuesday, 5 July 2011

TV: Shows You Need to See #2 - Battlestar Galactica


Show: Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Action, with hints of comedic relief (Oddly the same as LOST)
Concept: In an alternative space-faring human history, mankind builds the Cylons, a robotic race, which breaks free of human control and wages war against its creators. After years of system-wide war, a truce is called and the Cylons flee to the other side of the known space. Decades pass with no sign of Cylon existence, so humankind begins to dismantle their armies in the seemingly everlasting peace, but are ambushed  in a surprise attack by the Cylon armies. Can humankind survive?
Number of Episodes: 73 episodes over four seasons, as well as multiple mini-series.
Why You Should Watch: 
  • If you ever watched Star Wars, especially the original trilogy, and wished that somehow you could see what it was like to be a part of the rebel resistance, outside of the main Jedi plot, you'll connect with this show, as the premise is roughly the same.
  • People sometimes get scared away because of the whole "space" thing, and while there are lots of Sci-Fi ship battles and things of that sort, I put this show as one of the best character drama's out there, so don't judge it solely on its overall premise.
  • Similarly to LOST, this show has a massive backlog of canon and extra information for the people who love to "delve" into a series.
  • Very unique and inventive story arcs, both short term and long term - There is a plot and they aren't just floating around in space fighting a new enemy every episode like TV's Star Trek.
  • A very realistic take on space Sci-Fi, no big lasers and super-reflective shields - very gritty space action.

  • Well, have you ever seen BSG?
  • Your opinion?
  • Any suggestions for related show?
Let me know below!

18 comments:

  1. I watched all of bsg, season 1 & 2 were fantastic
    3 was good
    4 was rushed crap because scifi wouldn't let them have a 5th season with a full budget

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  2. haven't really seen it to be honest

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  3. hmm ive been looking for a new series to watch, might give this ago

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  5. I don't think that I have seen it/heard of it

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  6. Watched it because my gf brother wouldn't shut up about it. Glad I did, got hooked.

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  7. lots of people compare this to LOST, so i may check it out.

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  8. after I'm done watching all of star trek I'll check it out.

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  9. It seems like a good show, I might check it out when I have the time.

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  10. Battlestar is one of those shows people say you need to see, but it also still remains one of the shows I haven't seen.

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  11. I haven't watched BSg until know, but your post sound sinteresting. Next week I will spend some time watching this.

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  12. Haven't seen it, but will definitely be checking it out! thanks man

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  13. Never watched it, not a big fan of sci fi, but i guess i could give it a chance. followed

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  14. amazing show, ive only seen the first few seasons, though.

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