One of my favourite shows as a kid was the old Battlestar Galactica from the 1970s. It was such a fun show.
I was happy when I heard they had rebooted and I watched it when it originally aired about fifteen years ago. The mini-series blew me away and the regular series was amazing.
I just rewatched the entire series. I wanted to see how well it had aged and how I would see it knowing who were the secret Cylons. I would say I loved it even more.
This is not just because it is great science fiction. Yes the battle scenes are amazing, whether in space or on some planet.
What makes this a great series is the solid writing. It is not just about action. It is about politics and ethics and religion and about psychology. The characters change, develop, have regrets and find redemption.
Are there some weak episodes? Of course, every show does. The second watching was better than the first as it didn’t seem like they were making it up as they went. Or at least not as much.
I found Battlestar Galactica to be both entertaining and intellectually and emotionally satisfying. The acting was superb. Even the special effects have held up well.
I can say with certainty that the Battlestar Galactica series was one of the best pieces of science fiction ever produced.