We received this from our Slice Fan Mailbag and, on a certain level, we agree with the writer.
The re-imagined “Battlestar Galactica” is not your 1970’s BSG and is not intended for all members of the family. It is darker, grittier, sexier and more realistic to the basic flaws of real human nature, where, like in real life, it is hard at times to distinquish the good guys from the bad guys. Life onboard this Galactica is fraught with multi-layered shades of grey with little clearly marked black and white road signs. Which is one reason why, around here anyway, we love it as much as we do.
Have listened to all your ‘SliceofScifi’ podcasts. Thanks, by the way.
I know you guys are big Battlestar fans but just wanted to let you know another viewpoint.
BSG isn’t a program I can recommend to my kids or watch with my young family.
Second, each time I watch it I get the strong impression that these folk don’t deserve to
You see, dark and darker isn’t everyone’s choice – Battlestar’s taking dark to a new level.
Maybe you could just not swoon so much at BSG and acknowledge that perhaps there
are some other fans out there who aren’t so into dark.
What I’m suggesting is a little more balance.