Few people who have watched the new Battlestar Galactica series doubt the show’s brilliance or social relevance in today’s (or any other day’s) world. The issues addressed, as in any good science fiction, are universally human issues, that play across every time and strata of the human experience.
But aside from all that high-falutin’ social commentary, Galactica was simply a good show. The writing was excellent, the acting was fantastic, and the pacing was taut and sharp. In fact, it is in the pacing more than any other aspect, that the re-imagined Galactica outshines it’s 1980’s counterpart.
Now I know I will be labeled a heretic for saying this, but I was never really that big a fan of the old show. I was a voracious consumer of all things fantasy and sci-fi, but 80’s Galactica never really held my attention. (Though I loved the Marvel comics adaptation.) Looking back on it, I think it was just too slowly paced. In fact, I have found an example here we can all look at. Comment below and let us know your opinion!