Of course, I was a fan of the First BG. Who wasn’t at that time. Star Wars had just been out, and then _here is some more Sci-fi for you on TV_ (right on!). I remember getting Pizazz magazine (only source of a link for this worth anything) promoing BG. In this issue they had a two page view of a Cylon standing on a bridge taking a shot at Starbuck, Apollo or something. I remember thinking to myself, That silver guy is a total rip off of Darth Vader.
Well when it finally came on IIRC, Jimmy Carter broke in during the 2 hour premiere. After nagging my parents to let me stay up and watch it, the President breaks in with news on the Iran Hostages. Being a kid at the time, and having my own priorities, I was pissed (No disrespect intended). So I missed the last part of it.
Anyway, getting over that, I totally loved that series and I am really getting into the new one. It is more gritty, real, the ships are dirty (like Star Wars) and the characters are playing well off of each other. I have to say Edward James Olmos is awesome at playing Adama. He has that presence of a commander feel about him. I was sceptical about Starbuck being a woman this time around, but Katee Sackhoff is holding her own. Also interesting is the dynamic they have with a government and the miltary. It is well written, and following Ron Moore’s BG blog over at scifi.com I get the feeling that he is really into it.
If you haven’t seen it, give it a shot and here is to a Second season!
It wasn’t the hostage situation at all, but it was Jimmy Carter:
*In some parts of North America the series premiere was interrupted for over an hour due to the signing of the Israel / Egypt peace accord by Israeli Premier Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, which was overseen by U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
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