Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Top 3 Reasons to watch Battlestar Galactica

If you are a thinking adult aren't watching Battlestar Galactica, you should be ashamed of yourself. It isn't just a Sci-Fi show, it's a drama that hits on issues across the board. There's so much to talk about here, but I'll give you 3 reasons for watching (maybe sometime I'll expand it to 10):

  1. Compelling characters - The Adamas, Starbuck, Colonel Tye, the President, the Chief, Boomer, Baltar. The actors are amazing, and you feel what they feel. One character you love to hate, the next you hate to love. They make you think and rethink about who you identify with in the show.
  2. Compelling story - Battlestar isn't just about humanity fighting for survival against machines bent on destroying everything, it's about humanity fighting against itself for survival. Will humanity be guided by might, or right?
  3. Compelling issues - The writers take on issues like torture, abortion, rigging elections, unethical politics, militarism, statism. I'm hoping to work on a paper with Rod Long of the Mises Institute on this stuff.
In short, this show is unlike anything I have ever seen on television. Most television is vacuous and anti-thinking, but not Battlestar Galactica.

Why not check it out at While you're at it, see director Ron Moore's blog.