While I enjoyed the first few seasons of the new Battlestar Galactica, nothing in it compares with the first run's 2-part story arc "The Living Legend" about Commander Cain, played by Lloyd Bridges.
Cain and the super cool Battlestar Pegasus have miraculously survived the destruction of the "Fifth Fleet," during the surprise Cylon attack. These badasses have been harrying the robots ever since. Unburdened by the responsibilities of keeping a rag-tag fleet of survivors safe, Cain and his crew are far more bloodthirsty, and out for revenge! Upon running into their old comrades-in-arms the Galactica, Cain and Pegasus have a hard time fitting into the new human society.
These 2 episodes were just wonderful. The side story of other survivors really expanded the Galactica universe for me, and Lloyd Bridges was such a contrast to Adama!
Today the Youtubes decided I needed to see these 12 minutes of deleted scenes. I am glad they did.
RIP Richard Hatch.
Roko’s Basilisk is a notorious thought experiment regarding artificial intelligence and our own perceptions of reality, particularly as it relates to a hypothetically powerful AI. It’s kind of like Newcomb’s Paradox, with a little more Battlestar Galactica-style AI genocide. If you want to know more about it, feel free to click the link. But be warned: […]
The existence of daggits, the original Battlestar Galactica’s space-dog, bought that show a special place in my heart. I just learned Muffit the daggit was played by a chimpanzee, named Evolution, in a really uncomfortable suit. I spent a lot of years thinking “Galactica knew humanity couldn’t survive without dogs!” not knowing they’d jammed a […]
Richard Hatch, who starred in the original television science fiction series ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and the mid-2000s reboot, died today of pancreatic cancer. He was 71. Hatch was nominated for a Golden Globe award in 1979 for his performance as Captain Apollo in the iconic science fiction series.
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