Directors: David Eick, Ronald D. Moore
Galactica (BSG or Galactica) is a military science
fiction serial drama television series. It is re-imagining the
Battlestar Galactica TV series from 1978 (Glen A. Larson). The
series began in December 2003 and ran for four seasons thereafter,
ending on March 20, 2009.
civilization of humans lives on a series of planets, the Twelve
Colonies. It had created a cybernetic race, the so called Cylons,
which revolted against their masters and began their own evolution
and improvement. With the unwitting help of the human scientist
Gaius Baltar, the Cylons launch an ambush on the Colonies, laying
waste to the planets and devastating their populations.
Of all the Colonial Fleet, the Battlestar Galactica appears
to be the only military capital ship that survived the attack.
Under the leadership of famed military leader Commander William
"Bill" Adama, the Battlestar Galactica and its crew take up
the task of leading the small fugitive fleet of survivors into
space in search of a fabled refuge known as Earth.
Time described Battlestar Galactica as "a gripping sci-fi
allegory of the war on terror, complete with monotheistic religious
fundamentalists (here, genocidal cyborgs called Cylons), sleeper
cells, civil-liberties crackdowns and even a prisoner-torture
scandal". However the society trying to survice is not an urban
one. It is nomadic to the bone, until the (in my opinion) quite
unlikely final scene and solution.
me most of all the series form an epic adventure. They
show the tensions and even ruptures inside a society, both military
and civil, may it be so small and threatened as in this case.
explanations and belief systems, which are widely extended,
do not proof to be reliable basements for decisions. The most
interesting question is, if the heroes really act and
have choices, or are more driven by irrational forces. One of
these forces is sexuality, others are connected with dreamlike
visions of rescue.