Following the box office success that was Star Wars, the gateways to science-fiction on the big screen were opened. Glen A. Larson’s television series, Battlestar Galactica became part of the silver screen in 1978. Although originally it was met with praise, the series was cancelled after just one season. Fortunately for Larson, this was not Firefly. A series of telemovies were done, and in 1980, the Galactica was back on the screen with a continuation series (just under a different title). But, once again, the series was short-lived, and by the early 80s, it seemed that Larson’s intergalactic epic was a lost cause.
And then there was Syfy.
Originally brought back as a miniseries, Ronald D. Moore’s re-imagining of the cult classic brought critical and financial success to the Syfy network. Numerous telefilms, books, video games, and even board games have been inspired by the BSG reboot. The series is one of my personal favorites, and if you’re like me, then you’ll gladly spend the almost $200 for the entire series, on Blu-ray, that comes in a Cylon head and a collectible Cylon too. (My collectible Cylon has made very good friends with my toaster.)
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