I have so far not been enticed into watching this show - I rarely get into a show in its first season (as I mentioned here). But I think it's because it takes a while for really interesting characters to develop. It sounds like Adama might actually make Galactica worth sitting down and giving a try. Thanks!
I've also been drawn into that show, not being a member of the generation of the original. Sure, sometimes the 'hollywoodness' of it gets annoying but it's a great show nonetheless.