Battlestar Galactica

The Sci-Fi Channel has decided to resurrect the old series Battlestar Galactica and the star of the series has stirred up something of a controversy by suggesting that fans of the original series not watch the new one: Mercury News | 07/10/2003 | ‘Battlestar Galactica’ may be in for a fight on home planet
Frankly, for me, that’s makes me actually want to see it because I remember the original series all too well. It sucked.
Despite spending millions on the first season (much of it pumped into sets and special effects for their two hour premiere movie) the show was cancelled before it completed its first season because its ratings weren’t justifying its expense. The fact that the writing was crappy, the acting so-so, the same special effects shots were often recycled for use in half a dozen episodes, and half the characters seemed to have been stamped out of merchandizing molds would have been better reasons to put it out of its misery.
So here’s to remaking something that actually deserves to be remade! We don’t need another Psycho, King Kong, or Double Indemnity, the original was quite good enough. Let’s just remake the crappy stuff that had some promise.

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