“All this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.”
Beginning Saturday, June 11, BBC America is bringing back one of the greatest television series of all time — Battlestar Galactica starting with the epic three-hour miniseries that changed everything that we thought science fiction television could be.
When the show debuted in 2003, the gritty, world(s)-at-war story hit home in a way that no one seemed to expect. It was a show where everyone seemed human — and I’m not just talking about the Cylons. Adama, Apollo, Starbuck… these weren’t the cocky, confident stereotypes of much of science fiction at the time. These were reluctant heroes thrust into a situation they couldn’t control with people they could not avoid. It was science fiction television like we had never seen.
While some of us were fans from the very first time we saw Six show up to end the armistice, much of the critical acclaim didn’t come until well into Season One — meaning that there were lots of us who never saw the show from the very beginning.
Well now’s our chance to relive it again or for the very first time. Because like all great stories, “all this has happened before…”