Best movie of this year hands down!
Why so much hype?
Too much of everything
An unexpected masterpiece
Used to love this as a kids. It still has a certain charm.
So many good actors and great episodes.
Battlestar Galactica protects the surviving ragtag convoy of two hundred plus refugee ships from the Twelve Colonies after the devastating conquest by the Cylon Empire. Commander Adama (Lorne Greene) leads the search for the mythical thirteenth colony Terra. Captain Apollo (Richard Hatch) and Lieutenant Starbuck (Dirk Benedict) are the leading Viper pilots. They struggle to escape the traitor Baltar (John Colicos) and his Cylon cohorts under Lucifer.This Star Wars inspired franchise stumbles from time to time but at the end of the day, this is good sci-fi TV especially for its day. The biggest stumbles are the various human settlements that the convoy encounters. It puts the central premise under problematic rewriting. The basic premise is that these are the last of humanity looking for salvation. That's the drama. All these other human populations punch holes in that premise. They could stop at these places or gather up these survivors. It doesn't help to have unicorns either.The best episodes are probably Battlestar Pegasus and Fire in Space. The human settlements episodes are repetitive and degenerative. I'm also not a big fan of Boxey and Muffit. The Ship of Lights is memorable and could be expanded. The idea for Ice Planet Zero is classic but flawed at its core. It's a stationary weapon after all. There are quite a bit of recycling in the action FX sequences but that's to be expected for TV. One does grade on a curve and this is one of the better ones in its era.
Yes it's very well put as my Mother Mary E.(Garvey)Baer put it "People who like it like it allot but most people don't."She even told how there was this Priest at Stonehill College who just so that he could finish watching Battlestar Galactica Changed The 9:00pm Mass to the 9:10 pm Mass.My sister Maureen who was The first of 6 siblings of mine out of all 9 to go to Stonehill.It has Special very good effects and as Some people might put it like my sister Denise did "I swear it's just like Starwars."She was the 3rd of 6 siblings to go to Stonehill The others going down the line were Kevin,Denise,Michelle and Jenny.Karen went to Tufts and Mark and I went to Framingham State.I went to Massbay too.Also to think as I read elsewhere on This IMDb site George Lucas The Producer of Star Wars had turned involvement in it down.Before Galactica 1980 would come next year a theater Movie of Battlestar Galactica would come next.In The Book of Rating The Movies they'd even tell how The Movie was inspired by the TV show of which wasn't too hot to begin with.So it makes sense why this wasn't too good either.Possibly, Stephen "Steve" G. Baer a.k.a."Ste" of Framingham,MA.USA
I always wanted to see original version of Battlestar Galactica, i was never impressed by new one, so i finally watched it and i loved it, yes maybe special effects are outdated but still this show has a soul, heart and message, you also really got connected with the characters, and they are all very interesting and cool. The outstanding performance comes from legendary Lorne Greene as Captain Adama, you really have a feeling he is a leader and commander of Galactica, brilliant casting, also Terry Carter as Colonel Tigh is great, also performance from Richard Hatch(Apollo), Dirk Benedict(Starbuck), Herb Jefferson, Jr. (Boomer), John Colicos (Count Baltar), are worth mentioning. Story is solid, i was only disappointed with the ending but they planned to do second season. Loved also the design of spaceships and Cylons, Cylons in original version looked better 100 times than CGI ones in new series, and their vocoder voices just amazing. Through the series in some scenes we see clear moral and ethic messages and influence of Mormon faith(creator of the series was Mormon). I really enjoyed this serial, and really don't care for the new ones, but because of bad reviews i am not planning to watch Galactica 1980. I am recommending this one to all lovers of 70's sci-fi, space opera and generally people interested in retro things. my Grade 9/10.