Awesomeness Galactica

August 13, 2005 at 10:06 am | Fan Opinion

Just ran across a wonderful blog post from Derek Powazek about Galactica. It was written back in February, but really captures the essence of what makes the new Battlestar Galactica so great.

When writer/producer Ron Moore announced that he was “reinventing science fiction” with a Battlestar Galactica mini-series on the Sci Fi Channel last year, I wrote it off as yet more bombast in a particularly bombastic medium. But then I actually watched it.

It was beautiful. Spooky. Personal. Dark. Imagine a robot that looks like a human having a conversation about God with a human scientist who’s given up on his humanity. Imagine spaceships that travel silently through space with maneuvering thrusters that account for actual physics - the ships keep going when the engines go out as they would in space. And, of course, imagine menacing mechanical evil - not the cheesy Terminator kind, and not the sprawling dirty Matrix kind - a truly robotic kind, scary because of how little of it is revealed.

Derek Powazek: Just a Thought: Awesomeness Galactica

3 comments on “Awesomeness Galactica”

  1. Thanks, Galacticaa! Glad you liked my little review.

  2. Galacticaa says:

    Not a problem, Derek. Nice blog, btw.

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