Many, many moons ago, when life in the late 70’s was simple, disco sucked (it still does, btw….), Apple Computers was a computer company, and people were worried about global cooling, I started watching a science fiction TV series about robots with crimson LED eyes that sought to exterminate the last remnants of a human race that created them.
The series was short-lived, campy, and horribly acted by performers who used to be someone and those who would be nothing more. But as a 13 year old boy who grew up reading his fathers Isaac Asimov books about robots and pretty much anything else sci-fi related, it was the best show ever.
Those were the days….
Fast forward 30 years and I am anxiously awaiting the 4th season of the New Battlestar Galactica season. A much higher quality show that has a great cast and actually addresses some social issues. I didn’t think the series was going to be any good when I first heard about it. But when I heard that Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell were principal characters I decided to give it a shot. The show has turned out to be very well done and surprisingly aware of what is going on in the real world. I continue to watch the show because of the quality of the actors and, the social commentary and….
Oh…who are we kidding here…..the most important thing is….
I have to know who the final Cylon is…..
I have speculated, theorized, guessed, and been completely wrong every time on who the cylons are. THAT alone makes it a good show because it has not been predictable. Starting April 4th I will get to start guessing again and hopefully be completely wrong until they reveal.
Even better news on the Battlestar front is the new prequel that is planned. According to this article over at Wired we might see the first episode of the prequel in the fall. I hope it does get lost in itself and that the producers aren’t chasing a money trail just to try to get a few more dead presidents out of the franchise.
So Say We All…