Battlestar Galactica Reviews & Ratings

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An interstellar warship protects survivors of a decimated civilization with a race of android predators in hot pursuit in this dark update of the 1978-80 space adventure.
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Feb 22, 2016 2:58PM EST
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decent show

decent show

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Feb 16, 2016 11:02PM EST
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There are barely words to describe how captivating this story is. Amazed at how quickly I became invested. Never wanted it to end

There are barely words to describe how captivating this story is. Amazed at how quickly I became invested. Never wanted it to end

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Jan 14, 2016 2:34PM EST
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Liked every episode!
Strong decision to end it, while viewer stats were high, and with an episode that closes the door for any continuation. Loved it! One of the must see series of all times.

Liked every episode!
Strong decision to end it, while viewer stats were high, and with an episode that closes the door for any continuation. Loved it! One of the must see series of all times.

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Dec 29, 2015 3:39PM EST
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Absolutely top class SciFi. Wide-ranging themes, tense action. Brilliantly acted, written, scripted and shot. My only problem is the nonsense swearword "Frack" and all it's derivatives. It's jarring and annoying every time.

Well worth a watch.

Absolutely top class SciFi. Wide-ranging themes, tense action. Brilliantly acted, written, scripted and shot. My only problem is the nonsense swearword "Frack" and all it's derivatives. It's jarring and annoying every time.

Well worth a watch.

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Mar 10, 2015 11:17AM EDT
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This is probably my favourite TV series of all time and there is none that I watched as many times as this one. As you can read in the other reviews, season 4 over all and particularly the ending just don't reach the same incredicle quality of the rest, but it is still very impressive.

There aren't many series that deal as fearlessly with contemporary issues like terrorism and torture, freedom of expression, military dictatorship, faith or social injustice as BSG has done it. And more often than not, the protagonists don't hold the moral highground which has forced me to view these issues in a different light. Victim of these shifting moral stances is Felix Gaeta who always does the "right" thing and ends up on the wrong end of history.

The cast is generally excellent, with just a few notable exceptions: Every time I watch the series, Jamie Bamber's mannerisms become just a little more annoying. But especially Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos are terrifyingly good and over time I get to appreciate the acerbic but loyal Colonel Tigh (played by Michael Hogan) even more.

And I have to add, that I don't know any series, that has so many interesting, well written, complex, powerful female characters. If you think about it, the actions and roles of the men (except for Gaius Baltar) really shrink in comparison and are much more traditional and predictable than the character arcs of, for example, Laura Roslin, Starbuck, Caprica Six, Athena or just Admiral Cain. Interestingly enough, while many other issues are addressed in the series, gender equality or feminism never play any part whatsoever. The series just shows us a world where sexism doesn't exist.

(I'm from Germany, so please excuse me if my English sounds a little odd.)

This is probably my favourite TV series of all time and there is none that I watched as many times as this one. As you can read in the other reviews, season 4 over all and particularly the ending just don't reach the same incredicle quality of the rest, but it is still very impressive.

There aren't many series that deal as fearlessly with contemporary issues like terrorism and torture, freedom of expression, military dictatorship, faith or social injustice as BSG has done it. And more often than not, the protagonists don't hold the moral highground which has forced me to view these issues in a different light. Victim of these shifting moral stances is Felix Gaeta who always does the "right" thing and ends up on the wrong end of history.

The cast is generally excellent, with just a few notable exceptions: Every time I watch the series, Jamie Bamber's mannerisms become just a little more annoying. But especially Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos are terrifyingly good and over time I get to appreciate the acerbic but loyal Colonel Tigh (played by Michael Hogan) even more.

And I have to add, that I don't know any series, that has so many interesting, well written, complex, powerful female characters. If you think about it, the actions and roles of the men (except for Gaius Baltar) really shrink in comparison and are much more traditional and predictable than the character arcs of, for example, Laura Roslin, Starbuck, Caprica Six, Athena or just Admiral Cain. Interestingly enough, while many other issues are addressed in the series, gender equality or feminism never play any part whatsoever. The series just shows us a world where sexism doesn't exist.

(I'm from Germany, so please excuse me if my English sounds a little odd.)

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Jan 22, 2015 11:43PM EST
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Great show that I thoroughly enjoy rewatching.

Great show that I thoroughly enjoy rewatching.

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Dec 16, 2014 2:01PM EST
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there needs to be more shows like this

there needs to be more shows like this

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Dec 6, 2014 8:03AM EST
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Battlestar Galactica. One of those series out there that took up a series from around 30 years ago and getting the honor to be remade. And this time: good job. What the first BG could not deliver, good CGI, did get the stae of the art (ok, there is always beter) and the story was enhanced, also in a good way. A fleet of spaceships, mostly civilian, led by the battleship Battlestar Galactica run from the attackers, machines that turned on their makers, to find the legendary Earth, the 13th colony of the humans. Tune in and give it a ride!

Battlestar Galactica. One of those series out there that took up a series from around 30 years ago and getting the honor to be remade. And this time: good job. What the first BG could not deliver, good CGI, did get the stae of the art (ok, there is always beter) and the story was enhanced, also in a good way. A fleet of spaceships, mostly civilian, led by the battleship Battlestar Galactica run from the attackers, machines that turned on their makers, to find the legendary Earth, the 13th colony of the humans. Tune in and give it a ride!

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Oct 30, 2014 1:23AM EDT
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The single best show I have ever watched. Helps me think outside the box.

The single best show I have ever watched. Helps me think outside the box.

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by Lydia Lichlyter
Sep 5, 2014 11:30PM EDT
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Brilliant show, some of the best sci-fi there is.

Brilliant show, some of the best sci-fi there is.