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Battlestar Galactica broke the mold of standard science fiction story telling via a TV medium. May 14, 2007

Posted by Me in TV.
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I just had to post this one.
Taken from: http://forums.scifi.com/index.php?showtopic=2270103

From the beginning the show has been surrounded by controversy and negativity. The diehard fans from the original series were furious over Ron D. Moore’s choice to cast Starbuck and Boomer as women. They were furious that the Cylons looked human and were hot. There was controversy surrounding the parallells to our own story and in particular 9/11 and the aftermath of such a tragedy as well as the correlation between Cylons and terrorism.

Since day one people have complained, protested and utterly despised this retelling of an old tale. But then the mini-series aired. The story instantly garnered a loyal fanbase and after the story went to a series many people were hooked. They were mesmerized by this show that was gritty, dark, emotional and real. People could identify with the characters as well as the stories. The personal relationships were wrought with drama and pain (much like real life). Survivors of a holocaust fled from their homeworlds in search of a mythical planet called Earth. It was the beginning of what seemed to be an amazing journey and one helluva ride. (more…)