Battlestar Galactica’s new series (as in 2003, not 1970) is fantastic. I decided to watch the first season to see what all of the hype is about, after someone commented on it. If you have been around me lately, I am sure that you have heard me going on and on about it. I will attempt to get someone else to watch it by telling you a little about it below. Then I will have someone to talk to about the series, and I can have my peace 🙂
The new series begins 40 years after the war with the Cylons has come to rest. No one has seen or heard a Cylon since the old war. The Battlestar Galactica is about to be decomissioned because of its age and archaic equipment, along with all of its fighters and munitions. During the ceremony, the Cylons resurface and wipe out life on five planets with nuclear weapons. There are no demands, and no surrender being accepted. As they put it, the children of Caprica are returning home.
The red eye that moves back and forth on the Cylon visors instantly disables any electronic systems, so during the counter attack, most of the fleet is wiped out. The only ship that is immune is the Battlestar Galactica, because of its age and its security measures. For 40 years, the commander has refused to allow networked systems on the ship – now it is paying off.
Many interesting questions are raised during the series about AI impersonating life. How can you prove you are human? Can a robot have a soul? The Cylons are deeply obsessed with God and doing his work.
Anyways, just check this one out – you will be glad you did.