It was a random Saturday evening in January 2005. I had nothing better to do that night so I flipped on the TV and turned to NBC (usually one of the first channels I’d turn to).
I had no idea what was on that night, and even more so when I actually saw what was on. Whatever it was, it seemed interesting so I tuned in for the rest of the 2 and a half hours. People in military uniforms, a sexy lady in a red dress (at one point accompanied by some robot thing), space ships, a very dark (literally) atmoshphere… what was this? Some Star Trek movie or something?
I would soon find out that what I had watched was actually an edited version of a miniseries entitled Battlestar Galactica that aired on the Sci Fi channel a little over a year before. NBC aired it on the usually dead Saturday to boost the premiere of the episodic series continuation of the miniseries that was going to begin on Sci Fi that week.
So I read up on it, learned about the original late 70s-early 80s series, remembered that some space show was in development at Fox a few years before, and decided I would check out the series. Continue reading