Saturday, January 20, 2007

Battlestar Galactica

Recently saw the mini-series and first three episodes of Battlestar Galactica. Not bad. It's dark and brutal and is based on an interesting idea -- which is basically... hm, terminator meets blade runner meets star trek... meets BtvS. There is the war against machines (terminator) and the human-like machines (androids, replicators, cylons, whatever) themselves than may not know they are machines (that's Blade Runner) and it takes place in space with space ships and life on board those (that's Star Trek). Lastly, like in BtvS they take things beyond certain established borders, like having the good guys abandon or killing innocent people, or having lots and lots of people put in jeopardy without any "last minute"-saving (i.e. they die like flies) that is so common and boring in TV shows like Star Trek (although ST has other values).

Well, that's my view so far.

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