Friday, January 14, 2005

I'm really enjoying the first two episodes of the new Battlestar Galactica.

There's a scene between Adama (Edward James Olmos) and the President (Mary McDonnell) that goes into military and politics that's fantastic. This isn't an easy series --they make difficult choices and are in difficult places.

It's a bit disturbing that once again someone with a British accent is one of the enemies with Baltar (James Callis), as that's a bit of a genre cliche (especially when the actor playing Apollo -- who is also English -- does an American accent) but he's really quite good, especially one of the scenes with Starbuck.

Highly, highly recommended. Sci-Fi will be repeating the episodes during the week, check your schedules...

I said a year ago in some conversations with friends that I thought that the genre tv market was going to go down a bit, with the end of the various Joss Whedon series and the decline of Star Trek -- but with Lost, which almost certainly has some sort of SF/F twist, and now Battlestar Galactica, things are looking pretty good.

And that doesn't even include Doctor Who, which I have high expectations given what I know about the production and the creative staff.

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