Battlestar Galactica Miniseries

So I finally saw the Battlestar Galactica miniseries which begins the reimagined version. All I can say is wow.

Humans created the Cyons, but they rebelled. A war was fought, and eventually a peace of sort agreed upon. But on one fateful day, the Cyons attack, killing most of humanity. Only about fifty thousand survive. Guarding these survivors is the Battlestar Galactica. It was actually used in the war against the Cyons, and was about to be decommissioned when the Cyons struck.

There are several intriguing things included. First, Cyons used to be recognizably machines, but now they can look just like humans. Which explains how they got all the information they needed for one massive strike. Another is the fact that older ships actually do better against the Cyons, since they are harder to electronically infiltrate. For example, computers not being networked means that they can’t all be taken down at once. And everything is printed out. Commander Adama’s speech at the end is rather impressive. And the idea of thirteen colonies of humans, with Earth being the thirteenth lost one, is fascinating.

Intriguing ideas, interesting cast of characters complete with flaws, the end of the world, lots of emotion, there is a lot to like about this miniseries. It is definately worth seeing at least once since it isn’t every day you get to witness the end of civilization.

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1 comment so far

  1. neatnik2009 on

    “The Plan” depicts the actual attack. (It is stunning in a devastating way.)


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