It has been more than 40 years since the humans of the 12 Colonies of Kobol did battle with the Cylons - a sentient robot race who turned on their creators with deadly results. The robots have observed the armistice that ended the Cylon War, but the promised diplomatic relations between man and machine never materialized. Silent for years, humanity's deadliest enemies are now re-emerging with a vengeance - and this time they have taken on human form. Following a swift and deadly attack, the human race is once more reduced to a ragtag fleet of fighters, facing a final unwinnable battle. Do they make one final stand against the Cylons, hoping to triumph against all odds? Or do they flee in search of another hospitable world?
More than sci-fi
- Battlestar Galactica review by Jawbreaker
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You rated this film: 4
Such is the widespread praise of Battlestar Galactica that I had to check out the television series for myself. Science fiction is an immediate turn off for many, yet beneath this futuristic exterior is a series about relationships, politics, suspense, drama and survival. This film sets out the initial premise and major characters before the human race embarks on its escape plan. The cast handles the material well, and I quite enjoyed the mixture of old and new technology. Battlestar has a real gritty and current feel and is far more interesting than any Star Trek series I've seen.
- Battlestar Galactica review by Shatner's Bassoon
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You rated this film: 5
Forget the rather cheesy 70's film and TV series on which it's based, the new 'Battlestar Galactica' is a dark, tough and gritty Sci-Fi series, with high production values and quality writing. The basic plot summary involves humans who created a race of robots, (the Cylons), to serve humanity. As time passed the Cylons turned on their creators and tried destroy them. Following a long and bloody struggle, the humans and the Cylons signed a peace accord and the Cylons departed into deep space to form a world of their own. 40 years have now passed, and the Cylons have evolved to include a model that is almost entirely indistinguishable from human beings, and are now planning a surprise revenge attack to wipe out humanity for good. Anyone looking for a decent Sci-Fi show with lots of action, suspense, and emotion should definitely give Battlestar Galactica a look.