Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Galactica tops EW's list of best Sci-fi of the past 25 years

As has been widely reported, Entertainment Weekly recently ranked the best SF films and TV shows of the last 25 years. Battlestar Galactica was the highest ranked TV show, coming in second overall just behind The Matrix and ahead of Blade Runner (which, incidentally, is one of Tahmoh's favorite films and one of the first films he remembers his dad taking him to).

"[I]n keeping with science fiction's grandest tradition, BSG tapped into the power of allegory to enrich its outer-space dogfights and military pomp with the gravity of issues like abortion, terrorism, stem-cell research, racism, even the war in Iraq. The dysfunctionally awesome cast gives it all the ring of authenticity...

POP CULTURE LEGACY: The damned thing won a Peabody award for its second season. It's proving what sci-fi fans have known for decades: Science fiction is as legitimate a vehicle for human drama as any other genre.

THE BEST BIT: While any given episode of Galactica is better than 90 percent of what's on the air, the thrill of discovery makes the first season (including the miniseries) the way to go."
To read the full write-up, pick up Entertainment Weekly at your local newsstand or check out the article on their website.

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