Battlestar Galactica (BSG) is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore as a re-imagining of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica television series created by Glen A. Larson. The series first aired as a three-hour miniseries (comprising four broadcast hours) in December 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel, and ran for four seasons thereafter, ending its run on March 20, 2009. The series features Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, and garnered a wide range of critical acclaim, which included a Peabody Award, the Television Critics Association's Program of the Year Award, a placement inside Time's 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME, and Emmy nominations for its writing, directing, costume design, visual effects, sound mixing, and sound editing, with Emmy wins for both visual effects and sound editing. In 2013 TV Guide included it in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time.
I am going to do my challenge this year and make it simple, television shows that I loved and these shows cancelled before I think they were ready. What are your thoughts, did you watch this show... do you miss it and why? And as a bonus a song from a band/group that fits with the letter and may not have anything to do with the show above.
So the WALKING DEAD Season III is over and I didn't watch one episode, I know I should be shot, hanged or dragged by my toes in the village square. I hope those who watched it, enjoyed it... I will catch up sooner or later... I wanted to say... if you like this place, feel free to join my family. I am going to make some needed changes after the challenge is complete, it will be new place.-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
One of my fave shows ever. I grew up on the original. you and I so far are TV twins. LOLReplyDelete
I could never get into the new BSG. I liked the older version better.ReplyDelete
The Walking Dead is one show I really like, but never watch. I'll wait until it comes on Netflix or catch it On Demand and spend a whole day catching up. My wife, on the other hand, watches religiously.
I think BSG was good, but it could have been better.ReplyDelete
I never watch TV shows while they're actually on TV, but wait till DVD. Until recently I didn't even have a working TV. I do now but I still am not watching much TV at all. Maybe I'm broken for good!!! (I do have towers full of DVDs though. hehe)ReplyDelete
I haven't seen all of BSG but what I did see I thought was awesome.
I still think the new BSG was the best show on TV at the time during the first two or two and a half seasons. If only the writers strike had not happened when it did. I believe BSG could have continued to shine and ran several more seasons.ReplyDelete
Charlie @ The Semi-Retired Gamer
Zakk Wylde! Nice finishing touch.ReplyDelete
I really liked the first two seasons of Galactica but thought it started to bog down in too much drama by the third. We finished watching just because after all that, we had to see them reach earth. (And then my wife was pissed that Starbuck was dead and she and Apollo never got together. I was still too busy watching Number Six to care...)
I found with the newer version of Battlestar G I kept mentally trying to make the connection to the first one. The only saving grace, to me, was the special effects were better.ReplyDelete
As far as the Walking Dead series goes, BANG! you're dead and have officially become part of the herd. Not a retro-zombie but a newer version.
I've not seen this one either. I watched the first few episodes of the Walking Dead but it was a little too gloomy for me!ReplyDelete
I loved the old Battlestar Gallactica. I haven't seen the new one yet.ReplyDelete
I never watched but my dad loves this stuff. BTW... Number Six's "one" and "two" are barely in that dress. ;)ReplyDelete
I tried watching BATTLESTAR but it was just too monotonous.... not that I didn't enjoy Bamber..... indeed I have.....ReplyDelete
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I'm a huge BSG fan. Fantastic show.ReplyDelete
I am not much of a scifi fan, but I do have my own list of shows that I thought were cancelled before their time. I even spent time writing letters to have them continued, but alas, they weren't heeded. Oh well. God bless, Maria at Delight Directed LivingReplyDelete
The Engineer watched Battlestar Galactica like a fiend when he found the version you just described. I'd have been right with him had I had the time.ReplyDelete
I've only watched three episodes of WD Season 3, bought one at a time. Been waiting for the whole season to come out and save a few bucks. I hope it won't be long now...
Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
Like Mark Means above - big fan of the original series - couldn't get in to the new one. But I liked Tricia Helfer in a lengthy recurring run on Burn Notice!ReplyDelete
BSG made a big impact on the SyFi world. A good choice for your theme's Letter 'B', and Number Six's B's make for a 'B HatTrick'.ReplyDelete
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Not a huge Zombie fan, but you have a great blog and nice write-up :)ReplyDelete
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I agree with Alex's wife. I was mad that they killed Starbuck. More mad that she and Apollo never got together. And then it was a real kick in the pants how it ended. Everyone pretty much ended up alone instead of sticking it out together. I hate to end a series mad as spit, but that was how BSG ended for me. Of course, as soon as *the proof was in* that Starbuck was really dead and something fishy was going on, I knew I wasn't going to be a Happy Camper. Loved the first two seasons... As soon as Starbuck's plane exploded and Apollo got out of the pilot's seat, it was downhill flying.ReplyDelete
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I've only just gotten into BSG and love it! I almost didn't want to since I really loved the original too, but they really did a fantastic job with it.ReplyDelete
I've got some favorite TV series I wish were still around. Thanks for sharing your favorites:)ReplyDelete
not top of my list, but I've seen it and liked it then. and when i watch through all these posts about movies and i can say I've seen each of them I start realizing why my writing time is so non-existent.ReplyDelete
Ralph McQuarrie's artistic visuals for BSG are totally awesome.ReplyDelete
I never watched BSG but definitely heard about it. I never knew Mary McDonnell was in it? Love learning fun trivia like that :) Popped in from A-Z challengee (Lucy from Lucy's Reality, Number 1942 on that wonderful list!!!)ReplyDelete
My sister has been after me to watch Battlestar for years! Not to mention Firefly. I know, I'm a bad sci-fi fan for not having watched either of those shows, but I'm adding it to my list and will get to it soon!ReplyDelete
I grew up with the original one but I didn't watch this one. I've heard great things about it though.ReplyDelete
You aren't the only one who hasn't watched the Walking Dead.
Nice song. I saw Mr. Wylde on That Metal Show, he was very cool.
I know it's geek heresy to say, but I haven't been able to get into the new BSG. It's not that it's not good. I've seen the first third of the first season. It's just so freakin' depressing. I always see it on Netflxi, and the thought of watching it is like the thought of slogging through mud. But I always feel guilty for not watching it. It's one of those shows that every geek is supposed to like, and not watching it is like not watching 'Star Trek.'ReplyDelete
I never truly appreciated Battlestar Galactica in its original form - recently I attended a wedding and the best man kept quoting lines from BG in his speech that had everyone cracking up!ReplyDelete
I really thought I was going to be disappointing in this because I loved the original series so much as a teenager, but the V2 was really excellent. I appreciate the fact that they didn't try to recreate the 'cheese' factor of the original and took it to a much darker place. Though I'll admit, I was disappointed in the ending. I felt should have ended as soon as they landed on earth and found it desolate. That would have satisfied my re-visioning of it more. Great post for the 'B' day!ReplyDelete
Hey there Retro,ReplyDelete
Ah yes, Battlestar Galactica. Remember it well and the original movie with Jane Seymour. Here are some 'facts' about it and a certain other show.
Did you realise that it was a couple of Canadians who basically sorted out the Universe? Please allow me to explain. Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek fame, is Canadian. You remember this famous line? 'Space... the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship 'Canada eh'. Then again, there was also Commander Adama, another Canadian trying to get things sorted out in space and the leader of a noble mission. Do you recall him saying this? 'Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, 'Galacticanada', leads a ragtag, fugitive fleet, on a lonely quest for a shining planet known as Earth." So there you go, some overwhelming 'proof' just how vital Canadians have been in our space type adventures.
Gary, host of the alternative alphabet challenge :)
This is my hubby's fave. I'm not that into it ;).ReplyDelete
Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013
I can guarantee a lot of people think I'm strange for not liking the new BSG. I absolutely abhorred it.ReplyDelete
Starbuck is NOT a girl!!
Oh my god is Tricia Helfer unbelievably hot!! I could hardly read the rest of the post. Was there more??ReplyDelete
Never really watched BSG on a regular basis...wasn't Lorne Greene on it originally?
Chuck at Apocalypse Now
I loved and watched all of the 1978 Galactica. The new one I just got to see one episode. I didn't like much the new rewrite.ReplyDelete
Yay, I'm not the only one who hasn't watched any of Season 3 of The Walking Dead :)ReplyDelete
I've seen portions of the old BSG but couldn't watch the new ones. Just couldn't get into it.ReplyDelete
Jessica @ Visions of Other Worlds
Twitter: @jmarcarelli, #atozchallenge
BSG is one of my favorite shows of all time!ReplyDelete
My dad loved this show! I never watched it, but I did borrow the soundtracks from my dad. The music was fantastic, by composer Bear McCreary.ReplyDelete
Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines
I just finished rewatching the entire BSG series from start to finish with my husband. We spread it out over the course of a month and really enjoyed it all over again. Sigh! This show was interesting and fun on so many levels. It provided fodder for many ethical debates, since the characters faced so many awful choices. That, to me, is the mark of good sci-fi. Well, sometimes (as with Firefly) I just want a fun story!ReplyDelete
Happy A to Z to ya! Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day.
I love the 80s version too, but I'm sure you knew that already!ReplyDelete
Yup - loved the rebooted BSG... I have to admit it felt like they rushed the last season, I think it could have gone for another year. I was also around for the film version of BSG that I can remember going to at the cinema. Guess that dates me!ReplyDelete