I’ve finished the remade Battlestar Galactica and it is to Sci-Fi what Sarah Palin is to a competent political career.
Though mildly entertaining it was more of a Thornbirds in space or Dynasty with rocketships than it was anything close to Science Fiction. The story was internally inconsistent and the writers had only one formula for conflict resolution – direct face to face conflict usually incorporating some manner of physical exertion.
Plot development was arbitrary and the BSG universe made no inherent sense. e.g. a society that had developed faster than light travel was unable to develop weapons more devastating than bullets and nuke-u-lar bombs? Then again Colonial society was in the process of dumbing down with each generation. The residents of Kobol were able to make Cylons, and even make them in a human form, this technology was then lost to (and forgotten by) future generations. The show ends with all the colonials giving up all the technology they had and integrating with the indigenous population on Earth. Bah. Not one person resisted? When the entire show was built upon someone taking great offense to every decision that was made? Stoopid stoopid ending to a stoopid stoopid show. At least Battlestar Galactica remained consistent in that regard. The first episode sucked. The last episode sucked. The episodes in between were able to bridge the sucky ends by being iterations of suck. Ahh.
If you liked the show great! If you think the show is good Science Fiction then you surely also believe that Sarah Palin resignation from being Alaska’s Governor is due to her amazing plan to make herself president in the next election. Good Luck with that.