Space battles and sexual tension, what's not to love?
Battlestar Galactica (the new one, not the cheesy 70s version) united all geek-kind with it's space battles, intricate plot, ethical quagmires worthy of a college-level philosophy course, tragically flawed heroes, and of course the unbelievably gorgeous cast. There were a few tears shed by the devotees when it all came to an end last March.
But thanks to the DVDs hitting shelves tomorrow, everyone who didn't pirate the episodes can relive the entire cliff-hanger-fest of a final season once again!
For the uninitiated, here's the breakdown.
We created a race of robots--the cylons--to work for us. They revolted (you'd think we'd have learned by now), we went to war, and under a truce, divided up the universe. We hadn't heard from them for decades. It turns out that in the intervening years, they figured out how to make themselves look like humans, infiltrated the human planets (Earth is only a legend in BSG world), then blew up most of humanity.
The last 50,000 or so real humans are now aimlessly flying through space following a crazy prophecy that their president will lead them to the legendary Earth. Also, in BSG world, the favored F-word is "frak."
When the final half of the last season aired this past winter, a group of friends--none of us voted prom royalty--gathered around an enormous flat screen every Friday night to find out which humans might actually be cylons, if the survivors would be lost in space for ever, and if Kara and Lee (pictured above) would get all hot 'n heavy again?
The final 10 episodes are mostly a long set-up for the finale. So if you haven't been watching the show already, now isn't the time to start. But for fans, there are extended versions of a few of the better episodes as well as the finale, not to mention the opportunity to relive the end of your favorite show in all its nerdy glory. "So say we all!"