Thursday, January 13, 2005

I went ahead and watched the Battlestar Galactica mini-series, this time with the commentary track.

I wasn't sure if the commentary track would be interesting, but I was pleasantly surprised with it. It's one that touches on the production decisions behind this as well -- getting a series different from Star Trek or Farscape, the issues going into the changes from the original series and all of that sort of controversy related to it, and some hints towards what might be picked up in the series.

I think they overstate their originality at times -- while it's a quality miniseries, and they execute things well -- there are a lot of elements that are familiar to people that have seen shows like Space: Above and Beyond or Babylon 5 or Farscape. It's not completely derivative though -- and it's relevance to the modern political climate is more unique, and I think handles things a bit better than how Enterprise handled it.

I'm looking forward to the series starting tomorrow.


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