I admit it. I was a fan of the original Battlestar Galactica, at least for the first season. Sure, it wasn’t the greatest show ever made, but the “rag tag fugitive fleet” searching for the lost tribe on a shining planet known as Earth was good for a few episodes. (Of course, I liked Space:1999, too. But after trying to watch a couple of old episodes a while back, I realize that I must have been on severe drugs.)

As any good geek knows by now, there’s a new Battlestar Galactica mini-series set to show up on SciFi Monday night. There was a special premiere in L.A. on Tuesday. I’ll give it a chance, I suppose, but how do you do Starbuck without Dirk Benedict? Or Adama without Lorne Greene? Or Boxey without throwing up?

Whoa! That ain’t how I remember Cylons

Hmm… hot babe… skin-tight suit… fembot… named “Number Six”… What an original concept!

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  1. Brian says:

    I liked Space:1999, too, but I attribute it to being 12 years old at the time. I wasn’t much of a Battlestar Galactica fan the first time around, so I probably won’t bother with it this time, hot babe in catsuit notwithstanding.

  2. GeekMan says:


    I, uh…

    (damn, but this is embarrassing)

    Hi. My name is GeekMan…




    And I not only owned, but actively used Battlestar Galactica bedsheets.


    I feel so ashamed!

  3. elfchick says:

    I have said that I will try and watch it without smirking or making gagging sounds in the background. Oh, and that Starbuck without Dirk thing…what about the Starbuck with boobs thing?!?! or is that just bugging me cause I’m a chick.

  4. Scott says:

    I could never get into Space: 1999.

    I have my own thoughts about something in particular regarding the Galactica ads I’ve seen; I’ll blog on it momentarily.

  5. Something I noticed in the lead up to Galactica

    Has anyone else who has seen the ads for Battlestar Galactica noticed that Edward James Olmos sounds a helluva lot

  6. Scott says:

    Boomer’s also a female in the new show, btw.

  7. *** Dave says:

    Let’s also be honest enough to realize that during the original B:G and S:1999 runs, there was shit-all for any serious sf on TV, except for various “Invisible Man” remakes and the $6MM Man. So our eagerness to absorb those particular shows can be likened to a man in the desert who’s offered a cup of brackish water — it’s not what he might choose later on, but it beats the hell out of nothing.

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