I’ve been marathoning Battlestar Galactica (2003) Season 1 since yesterday and I must admit I have found it quite enjoyable … and quite addictive. It isn’t even the actors that draw me but the stories themselves. I did recognize some actors from other shows/movies. Capt. Lee “Apollo” Adama (Jamie Bamber) was in Band of Brothers, Number 6 (Tricia Helfer) was Farrah Fawcett-Majors in The Charlie’s Angels Story, Lt. Karl Agathon (Tahmoh Penikett) was in Dollhouse, and Gaius Baltar (James Callis) was in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
This version is not quite a continuation of the 1978 version. It is really more of a remake. If you’ve ever watched the original version, I think you will enjoy this one, too. The difference, though, in my opinion, is that this version should have a PG-13 rating. There are a lot of sexy/sexual scenes interspersed within the show. Quite a bit of nudity. Adults, particularly adult males, will have a blast watching this show — intrigue, action sequences, and nudity — all the elements needed to attract the male audience.
Lt. Kara “Starbuck” Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) is one tough chick — but she is also pretty, strong, efficient, and an ace pilot.
Lt. Sharon “Boomer” Valerii (Grace Park) has a child-like beauty …. possibly because of her being Asian (Korean, I think). I speculate that she may be related to Linda Park (Ensign Hoshi Sato of Star Trek: Enterprise).
Capt. Apollo and Lt. Karl “Helo” Agathon (Tahmoh Penikett) is eye candy for the ladies.
A big surprise for me is the appearance of my warrior woman, Lucy Lawless, yes! This probably made me happiest. I miss Xena, Warrior Princess, so I am glad to see Lucy working again after the series ended after 6 seasons.
It doesn’t seem like Battlestar Galactica will be shown on local TV anytime soon, so for now I will have to be content with downloads. I wish more people could get to watch this, though, if only so I have more people to talk to about it.