Comments: This is not your father's Galactica

(psst., Michael-- sorry for posting here, but there's no email address listed. Any chance of adding me to your blogroll?):)

Posted by Tony Iovino at December 9, 2004 06:33 AM

Kudos for writing the only review of the new "Galactica" that I've read that doesn't talk about the show's parallels to 9/11.

Not that I'm complaining about the fact that the show clearly draws a lot of inspiration from recent events, nor that I'm complaining that people point this out. It's just nice to read a review that isn't a carbon-copy of all the other reviews.

Myself, I can't find enough adjectives to describe this show. It's over-the-top good. It's got tight, unrelenting storytelling, engrossing characters, and a distinctive look and feel that pulls you in. I hope it's able to find the audience that it deserves.

Posted by Jeff Harrell at December 9, 2004 11:39 AM

With a reference to the original 12 Human colonies, I feel a Biblical undertone to Galactica, ver 2.0.

At least we wouldn't have to put up with intergalactic discomania! ;) (sheesh!)

Posted by Jacques Vader at December 14, 2004 12:46 AM

I'm fairly sure the 12 colonies with earth as the 13th were part of the original story. I haven't seen anything yet in the religion of the colonists that wasn't already there. What's interesting in the new one is that the Cylons have a religion, and they're monotheists (unlike the colonists, who seem to have multiple deities, but I'm not exactly how that works; the Lords of Kobol may just be a group of prophets who have achieved worthiness of being prayed to, though I did think I heard someone saying something about "the gods" at one point).

Posted by Jeremy Pierce at January 15, 2005 11:58 AM
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