Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Praise for BSG in TVGuide online

TVGuide's Watercooler reviewer loved BSG again. Here's what they had to say about our favorite hero:

Meanwhile, Helo says that no matter how close to human the new-generation Cylons get, they'll never be the real thing: "No human could do the things they've done — kill billions of innocent people." One of his first illusions is shattered when he figures out Boomer's a "toaster." His second, the one about the genocide, will have to wait till he makes it to Earth and reads our history books.
Matt Roush also had nothing but praise for the series:
What I find so invigorating about Battlestar Galactica is that while I believe the ultimate endgame of this series is to reinforce humanistic values of survival, loyalty, love and faith (perhaps not that different from the Star Trek ethos), the experience of watching BG is much more riveting than the typical Star Trek experience (especially in recent years) because you can't always predict the outcome. Life is much more fragile and the stakes seem so much more desperate here, which makes (in my mind) for superior TV. Plus the characterizations are more vivid and extreme than we've seen in the last few Trek ensembles.

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