If there's a sci-fi person out there who isn't watching this show already: What are you doing? What are you waiting for? The new Battlestar Galactica
is right up there with Firefly
as a space opera that transcends all the usual boundaries and limitations of television. It puts Lost
and Star Trek
and everything else to shame; absolutely the best sci-fi on TV, and possibly the best show overall.
I've been holding off on praising the show too much because I've been expecting it to all come crashing down. But last Friday's conclusion to the [REDACTED] arc was the best episode in the entire run of the series, nearly pitch-perfect.
The show really is as good as everybody says it is -- maybe better. This is how you do it right. And it's only improved with age.
Here's some Wikipedia background
, as well as Amazon links to the miniseries
, first season
, and the first half of the second season
. Knowledge of the schlock-fi classic original series
is rewarded, but by no means required.
It's available from Netflix
Start watching this show.