Battlestar Galactica made its mark on cinematic sci-fi by taking an uncharacteristic sci-fi approach. The show has not been so much about going where no one has gone before or exploring strange new worlds. BSG’s focus has been doggedly and stubbornly turned inward, toward its crew and the basic conflict between themselves and their Cylon coutnerparts. Gone are the voice-command computers, isolinear chips, and even the obligatory happy ending.
Welcome instead to hell in space.
All work and no play made Jack a dull boy? Better than a cylon, right? Who knows, we’ll find out shortly, as after nearly a year in hiatus, Battlestar Galactica returns! Be ready for an update including a quickie review and post-mortum…in about 2 hours.
Update: SPOILER WARNING
Unlike some previous BSG shows, the start of season 4 which premiered yesterday on the SciFi channel was unapologetically geared toward it’s fan base. Absent were the narratives and flashbacks detailing previous story lines. Which means if you’re new to the show and you missed, “What the Frak is Going on?” (Curious, link is dead for now), you probably also missed a good deal of what the rest of this entry is about.