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Battlestar Galactica Reviews

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December 1, 2012
I may be biased, but you know what? F-you.
½ November 18, 2012
Great nostalgic feelings come with viewing this.
September 29, 2012
Hopeful for lasting peace following centuries of intense warfare, the Twelve Colonies gather to sign a treaty with their dreaded enemies, the Cylons. But after an act of treachery on the eve of the ceremony, the Cylons launch a devastating surprise attack, destroying the Colonies' home planets and most of their military strength. A lone flagship battlestar, the Galactica, remains to aid the surviving colonists on their epic journey for a new home to a far-off legendary planet - Earth.

stars Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Jane Seymour, Dirk Benedict, Rene Assa, Lew Ayres, Ed Begley Jr, Geoffrey Binney and Terry Carter.

directed by Richard A. Colla.
August 20, 2012
A feature-length story, cobbled together from old TV episodes, this isn't much cop. Standard TV acting and direction from the mid-70s, and a not all that engaging story, it is TV sci-fi at its poorest.
½ June 25, 2012
An intriguing premise fails to materialise into anything very special, playing out like a video game with so-so special effects and an assortment of actors with varying degrees of talent. Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict and Jane Seymour deliver fine performances and are quite likeable throughout, but the plot isn't all that interesting, and the film simply comes across as nothing more than an excuse to capitalise on the success of 'Star Wars' (1977).
½ June 20, 2012
Cheesy "Star Wars" rip-off that serves as a charming time capsule for a specific period of time in which filmmakers were struggling to redefine sci-fi in the wake of The Force.

Not very good, but fun enough for nostalgic film/ sci-fi geeks like me, and it should be a prerequisite for anyone who watches the modern show.
½ June 17, 2012
As a Space Opera this was excellent. Seeing this in Sensurround was mind blowingly awesome! The New TV rendition is not even worth the airtime to bother watching it.
½ May 30, 2012
Just finished watching all 24 episodes of the original series. What a fun ride down memory lane. Was a great time.
May 14, 2012
very good for the time it was made
March 23, 2012
As great as the TV show was, this is just a couple of episodes crammed together, and it shows. It could have been a lot better.
December 6, 2011
This is the story of how the 12 colonies of man are destroyed after a 1000 year war with the evil Cylon Empire. Through deceit, the Cylons are able to destroy the Colonies' entire fleet, except for the Battlestar Galactica, captained by Commander Adama (Lorne Greene). Adama gathers up the few remaining humans left on all the twelve worlds and embarks on a journey to find the mythical planet Earth, the supposed thirteenth colony of Mankind, lost millennia ago when humans first left the motherworld, Kobol. With food and fuel running out, the fleet heads for an ore planet, Carillon, hoping to get what it needs. The Ovions, who populate the planet, are being controlled by the Cylons, who set a trap for the Galactica....

Was inspired to resee the "Battlestar Galactica" tv-pilot and it wasn´t what I remembered it to be... This is a halfassed carboncopy of "Star Wars" with very poor fx, backdrops, wobbly acting and a not that of an intriguing story. However, there are things I do like with "Battlestar Galactica". Gotta like the characters Capt. Apollo (Richard Hatch) and Lt. Starbuck (Dirk Benedict), their outfits and Vipers. Gotta like Commander Adama (Lorne Greene). Gotta like Athena (Maren Jensen). And I reckon the platform for a solid story is there, but with obviously not the right peope in the production seat (and enough money) this just became as said a halfassed "Star Wars" copy. Nothing more, nothing less.
½ December 3, 2011
Sunday afternoon back in the day watching Battlestar Galactica & wanting to give that Baltar bastard a right good kicking.

I remember the beginning of the A-Team showing Cylons with Dirk Benedict & thinking it was genius,
November 23, 2011
A favorite show of mine as a kid but now it feels rather corny. A must have for any Sci-Fi fan though.
½ August 21, 2011
Maybe it's just childhood nostalgia but this fairy tale melodrama epic is just soooo much better than the new version. Ok, there's a lot of differences but the new series got bogged down in the soap opera where as the early Galactica movies had a nice balance of action-drama- and sillyness. The theatrical version is an extended pilot TV movie that played 1st in Canada and then later in the US and elsewhere. Major irony moment in the original how the Cylons managed to kill all the dogs in the Colonies but missed the humans. And how come the Colonists didn't have cats?
June 29, 2011
May 30, 2011
I would like to see how it compares to the remake.
March 20, 2011
As great as the TV show was, this is just a couple of episodes crammed together, and it shows. It could have been a lot better.
Super Reviewer
½ January 5, 2011
This is the film which started the classic TV series. In fact, it may have been better to leave it as a film, or film series, and not gone to TV, but that's just my opinion. I really liked this movie, it's exciting, fun, and a sometimes unintentionally very funny. It's not a fantastic movie, but I enjoy it.
½ December 9, 2010
This is decent for time that it was made but the new show blows this away in every respect.
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