October 6, 2006

Battlestar Galactica

Filed under: Battlestar Galactica, Not Tech, TV — Chris @ 5:59 pm

Go forth and watch it. I beg you. 9 PM EST on the Sci Fi Channel. Check your local listings. If you don’t believe me, there’s a fairly convincing case towards the end of this post, written by a real honest-to-god professional.

Don’t let the channel scare you: there’s almost no science in this fiction, really none in the “if we reverse the polarity of the positrons we can inhibit the valence of their gamma ray field!” vein. Yes, it is set in space. But here’s what it’s really about: a human race on the brink of extinction, making hard choices, and being scared out of their fucking minds. Go watch! Good good good!

[UPDATE 10/6/2006] There’s an official primer. Season 2 marathon all day today on Sci Fi. “The Story So Far” airs at 5 PM. All previous seasons are available on DVD.

You have no excuse! Only your milquetoast aversion to high quality television!


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