Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Frackin' good stuff

Seriously folks, those of you who haven't seen the new Battlestar Galactica tv series, you're missing out on one of the best shows on tv these days. The first half of Season 2 is now out on DVD and I finished all ten episodes between Saturday and Monday. Trust me, this is nothing like the hokey original BSG show that ran in the 70's and was nothing but a Star Wars knock off that only lasted one year. Even if you generally don't like sci-fi tv shows you might probably end up enjoying this one. Fact is there's very little Sci-Fi in the show compared to others like Star Trek. It's a very intense action packed drama. Very smartly written. And much more aware of current politics than any other show on tv. If you like intense shows like 24 or Lost you should check out Battlestar Galactica. Start with the 3 hour miniseries which you can get on amazon.co.uk for just £5.97


Mindazi said...

I agree, this is one of the best shows on TV right now. The Pegasus cliffhanger was really good, but you already know how it gets resolved if you watched the original series.
24 and Lost are not intense, at least not anymore. The new seasons are garbage.

Chulupu said...


Do I have to see the mini series. Or I can straight ahead go with Season one and two?

muscati said...

The mini-series is basically an extended pilot episode for the show. It sets up the whole thing. If you don't see it you won't know what it's all about. Plus it's quite good and cheap too so no reason not to watch it. And if you don't like it you won't have to waste your money getting Season 1 and 2..

Chulupu said...

Thing is, in order to save the shipping cost, I would need to buy the entire lot, it only makes sense. I trust your judgment and its seems our taste kinda match.

However, you sure its as good as 24 & lost knowing that after all its a SPACE thingi, how is that so?

muscati said...

To each his own. I like sci-fi and happen to think that this is the one sci-fi show that's so good that even non sci-fi might like. I could be right. I could be wrong.

Anyhow, if you don't want to pay shipping buy it from cdwow.com, they ship free anywhere in the world. They sell it a bit more expensive than amazon.co.uk. I think they have it for £8.99. That's just over 5 rials. Same as the cost of two movie tickets. If you don't like it don't buy the other discs. By the way season 2 is not out in the UK so you'll have to order it from amazon.com but there the mini-series is $17.99

illogicist said...

agree with mindazi, new lost is a little weak.

Whats the title of this battlestar galactica Muscati? I mean of this series. The 'official' title.

muscati said...

Chulupu - apparently if you buy the Region 1 version of Battlestar Galactica Season 1 from Amazon.com it includes both the miniseries and the first season.

Illogicist - It's just Battlestar Galactica. They didn't call it The New Battlestar Galactica or anything like that. It's a joint production between the UK's Sky TV and the US Sci-Fi Channel. It was actually shown in the UK first and became a big underground hit in the US because of bit-torrent downloads before Sci-Fi premiered it.