Sunday, July 20, 2008


When it was first announced that 'Battlestar Galactica' would be returning in a new version, I insisted that it would have to be placed into an alternate TV dimension, most likely that of the Land of Remakes, because the original (along with its sequel 'Galactica 1980') already existed in Earth Prime-Time.

And even when accolades were poured on the new series for its visionary take on the human condition, serving as a reflection of ourselves in this age of terrorism, I stuck to my guns. The original 'Battlestar Galactica' may not have been very good in comparison, but it was still the first. And besides, it linked solidly to 'McCloud' (Sgt. Grover) and tenuously to 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman' (TV network UBS, home of 'America 2Nite').

So now, with the mid-season finale finally aired, I'm feeling pretty good about that decision. In fact, it looks as though I'll have to relegate the new "BSG' to yet another dimension because of what awaited the series regulars when they landed.....

Toby OB

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