Friday, January 06, 2006

Battlestar Galactica on SciFi: What is a Cylon Anyway?

I watched the original Battlestar Galactica. It was cheesy and fake-looking with the worst special effects and some of the crappiest dialogue ever.
But I enjoyed it.

The new Battlestar Galactica is decidedly.....different.

For instance, the cylons are not mechanical automatons hellbent on humanity's demise, they are human looking inside and out; they bleed, have babies, think, feel and dream just like we do.
You might wonder what the difference is between humans and cylons. So do I.

Also, they have mastered the ability to create human life from nothing (they created the cylons) and travel faster than the speed of light in fantastic starships, but they apparently can't cure breast cancer because one of the major characters is dying from it.

And finally, whomever decided shooting the space battles with a handheld camera should, in my humble opinion, be pushed out an airlock. You spent a ton of money on those digital effects, I sure wish I could see them clearly.

But I'm's still better than Enterprise...

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