Saturday, April 5, 2008

BSG is back

Last night, after a year long hiatus, Battlestar Galactica finally came back. In honor of the last season of the best show on TV right now (unfortunately The Wire is done), I give you a list of reasons to watch.

-Edward James Olmos: Whether as the creepy police officer that knew Deckard was a replicant in Blade Runner or as an inner-city calculus teacher in Stand and Deliver, Edward James Olmos has always been the man. Plus he's one-fourth Hungarian and married to a woman 30 years younger than him. He's amazing in his role as the commander of Battlestar Galactica and if in the future humanity ever engages in a brutal war against our former robotic slaves, I'd want Edward James Olmos leading us to glory.

-Timely social commentary: Thought that television was going to provide respite from constant news about Iraq, Abu Ghraib, or a populace on edge about terrorists from within? Well too bad. Battlestar Galactica does a great job of having our heroes be both insurgents and the authority. You'll have to watch to see what I mean.

-It's entertaining and is an interesting story.

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