Belief in the future of AI
Attention to human prejudices
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.