Incredible as it is to say, I am actually overjoyed that Battlestar Galactica will get a second season. I guess, oddly enough, I would recommend the series, although I tend to think one can only appreciate it if one begins at the beginning. Yes, it has its shortcomings (some of which are enforced on it by the demands of a television series -- characters who have no business surviving their predicaments survive; commanders who have no business risking the entire fleet for one life get away with it; one is reminded of Miss Prism's comment from Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: "The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means."
Still, I find the series a lot of fun -- best not to let one's intellect get in the way of one's pleasure.Posted by Ideofact at March 1, 2005 12:24 AM