(Minor) SPOILERS for the first two seasons are in this post. The further down you get, the bigger the potential spoiler. FYI.
I unapologetically love most sci-fi TV series. Star Trek in most of its incarnations, Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Farscape, V, The Event, Firefly, The 100, and most recently The Expanse, but out of all of them, Battlestar Galactica is my favorite.
I’m currently in the process of watching it for the second time, keeping an eye out for answers to some of the stranger aspects (Starbuck, anyone?), and keeping track of the 12 Cylon models as they’re revealed as well.
I might do another post after I finish my binge, if I reach any new conclusions or develop any theories . . . I guess we’ll see.
And regardless of any lingering questions, IM-humble-O, BSG is infinitely superior to the rest, and this is why:
1. I hate AI. They hate AI.
It’s just that simple.
Okay, maybe it’s not that simple, but it also kind of is. The exceptions are clearly exceptional, and that’s all I can ask of the writers.
2. The idea that humans are elsewhere in the universe, that somewhere far away is the world of our origins, where we went our separate ways thousands of years ago . . . is just cool.
Perhaps the original hot mess, she’s equally badass, and I love her. Baggage and all.
Why do all the nice guys pine after the hot messes? I don’t know, but it sure as hell keeps you invested.
Also, he’s frakking hot.
5. XO Tigh:
Honestly, I don’t know why I like him so much. I just do. Maybe I’m partial to the damaged, complicated characters.
BSG – Defining Moments (up to S02E18):
1. When President Roslin threw Leoben out an airlock after promising to let him live if he told the truth about the bomb.
A promise is a promise. To whom or to what the promise is made is irrelevant. What matters is whether or not you believe your word is worth upholding.
2. Helo not killing Sharon.
Even though I hate (FEAR) AI, Sharon is obviously different. And I’ve always been a sucker for star-crossed lovers.
3. Tigh declaring marshal law. *edvard munch face*
4. Petty Officer Dualla’s conversation with Adama (about putting the fleet back together). *wipes away single tear*
5. Chief Tyrol engineering the Blackbird.
B/c hope for the hopeless.
6. Finding the Battlestar Pegasus.
That. Bitch. Is. CRAY.
But beyond that it establishes Adama and Roslin, and by extension the rest of their fleet, as being better than them.
7. Sharon’s baby’s blood healing Roslin.
If ever there was a perfect example of something being as creepy/questionable as it is exciting, this would be it.
What (WHO) I hate on BSG:
He’s a tiny narcissistic sex addict with freakishly small hands. I loathe him. L O A T H E.
As a human, her insecurities would be pathetic. As a Cylon, they’re terrifying.
THERE ARE ONLY 12 CYLON MODELS:View Spoiler »1. Six
2. Leoben Conoy
3. Aaron Doral
4. Lt. Sharon “Boomer” Valerii
5. S02E05 – Simon
6. S02E08 – D’Anna Biers
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What about you? Are you a sucker for a good sci-fi we’ve-colonized-the-galaxy show? What are your favorites?
ALSO: all four seasons, including the two-part introductory miniseries are on Hulu for your viewing pleasure.