Despite having five kids and two wives (my real wife and my job), I still find time to watch TV I’ve downloaded to my trusty iPhone. Recently a friend introduced me to Battlestar Galactica.
Holy Cow! It’s totally different from the 70s feel good drivel I watched when I was a kid. It’s hard core and that’s not to mention the intentional similarities between the current political climate and the rest of the world.
The re-imagining is set 20 year or so after the events of the old series. The humans have settled new planets. The human’s mortal enemy, the Cylons, have new upgraded centurions (or Toasters) and get this: they also have a breed of cylons that look and feel like humans (or ‘Skin-jobs)’. This appears to be a perfect recipe for human ass kicking and a cliff hanger.
Within the first 5 minutes of the new BSG series, an innocent baby is spared (by mercy killing) the (almost) annihilation of the planet’s population (ethnic cleansing?). The survivors scarper looking for ‘Earth’, whilst the ‘toasters’ clean up the mess and claim it as their own – now where have I seen this before?
Just finished season three. It’s addictive. DAMMIT! I need to know who the next skin-job is!