People often overlook this show because of two things…
- It has a really weird name.
- It aired on a network that didn’t have nearly as much of a viewership as some of the other major networks it could have aired on.
I am here today to show you that once you get past the name, you see a truly impressive drama show that demonstrates every human emotion and motivation possible. This show is a powerful representation of what it really means to be HUMAN. It is an epic series in every way possible. It has changed my life so immensely and inspired me in so many ways, that I couldn’t even try to discuss them all here… If I did, it’d be longer than all of the blog posts I’ve written so far, combined… In that case, I might as well just write a book! Okay, I won’t do that… but what I will do is DARE YOU to watch this video. If this trailer doesn’t turn you onto the show, there’s really no hope for you… ;)
To be honest, I cry when I watch this show. It has an AMAZING soundtrack composed by one of my FAVORITE musical minds out there, Bear McCreary. Yes, his name is BEAR. HE IS A GENIUS, so DEAL WITH IT! He is currently composing the music for another show that is gaining a pretty amazing following, The Walking Dead. If you like the music in that show, you probably liked the music in that trailer that you just watched, AND you’ll probably love Battlestar Galactica because it is even more of a drama than The Walking Dead… it has more of that amazing music in it, and it has movie-level CG in every episode. I’ll remind you, it was a weekly show, with FEATURE FILM LEVEL GRAPHICS. The show masters the handheld/documentary look because it was one of the first to go down that route. It FEELS like you are there… as if you can TOUCH the characters and all their vices and self-loathing.
When you think Sci-Fi, you often think clean, crisp, and perfect… This is a show that proves that science-fiction is the very opposite… It is dark, it is heavy… It is the story of humanity fighting for it’s very survival. The Battlestar Galactica is humanity’s only hope as they travel through the lonely empty darkness of space with nothing behind them but charred bodies, their fallen civilization, and the Cylons.
Look past the name, watch this show. It is a character-driven drama with guns, romance, war, politics, and everything else you need… It just happens to be set in Space. I’ve not seen ANYTHING like this show in my life. You are missing out on something wonderful every moment you spend having not watched it.
– Tommy Maverick