Why Watch Battlestar Galactica: An Acrostic

Belief in the future of AI

Attention to human prejudices

Thought-provoking storytelling

Two great factions learning to collaborate

Leading ladies Mary McDonnell, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Katee Sackhoff

Extinction of the human race at stake

Serious ethical discussions about war, work, poverty, abortion, terrorism, religion, healthcare, etc.

Technology advancements and limitations that interfere with human efforts

Acknowledging human frailty and reliance on one another

Relationship complexities that mirror real-life complications

Gaius Baltar, magnificently portrayed by James Callis, and arguably the hero and central character of the whole series

Atheism, science, and spirituality in conversation through storytelling

Limitations that force ethical questions about human rights

Admiral Adama, brilliantly portrayed by James Edward Olmos

Col Tigh, First Officer, Rebel Leader, and all-around Adama fanboy, amazingly delivered by Michael Hogan

Twists and turns that hold the viewer

Intimacy in relationships


Angels among us.

Looking for a place to start watching? Try the Battlestar Galactica Miniseries (2003/2004). It is a two part introduction to BSG (2004), sometimes included as the first episodes of series one. Find out more at Getting Started with Battlestar Galactica. Also, be on the lookout for my upcoming book: So Say We All: Religion, Spirituality, and the Divine in Battlestar Galactica. If you are interested in other posts about sci-fi literature and cinematics, check out my blog and podcasts.

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