Today I saw another episode of the new “Battlestar: Galactica” and finally found out why I think it is so bad:
First, you have a story about human kind facing a great danger and, instead of fighting for survival, they run. I mean, if you look any other story (any, it could be another series or a movie or even a book) where the human race is put on a corner, they will find that mystical force, put themselves together and win. On this BSG they scream like little girls and just run.
If you look at the old series, they where going to another planet, a place where the Cylons still didn’t touch. They didn’t have enough resources and they needed to go non-stop. But, when facing the Cylons, they would always fight back. In the current series, they simply run.
Second, every character is flawed. There is no one that you could use as a model. Here, take a look:
- Commander William Amada: commander of the Battlestar Galactica, he seems to only love his sons if they become pilots. The typical stereotype of the father in the army.
- Starbuck: a fine pilot, but has more serious psychological issues than me. She blames herself for killing Zachary Adama, which is true.
- Lee Adama: seems that he is always trying to look better than his dead brother in the eyes of his father.
- Dr. Gaius: the first contact of the human-like Cylons, he gets information from then inside his head. But he never told this to anyone and, when trying to help, always do this a little bit too late.
- President Laura Roslin: took the power when all the other elected political faces died, is dying and is not telling anyone about this. Or doing anything. Right now, it looks like she just goes to her cabinet and count dead people.
All I wanted is a character with something positive. Like someone who would do anything for love. Actually, there is a guy in the series like that, but he is lost in a planet, dying, is being controlled by the human-like Cylons (that looks like his girlfriend) and doesnt’ appear to much. Right now, I think that, if he dies, nothing would change in the history.
Third, there is no “savior”. If you go to real life, you know that “a chain is as strong as it weakest link”. On movies, they put problems like a cement slab, hanging in the celling by cables and putting the Innocent below the slab. So, to keep the slab, you need a lot of cables or a few strong ones. On BSG, there are no strong ones. And just a few cables.
Fourth, the “Blair Witch” camera. For gods sake, that suck! It looks like directors think doing that is “edgy”. Well, guess what: is a real PITA trying to follow a history when the camera goes: focus character 1, focus table, focus character 2, focus wall, focus character 1.
Four bad reasons and zero good ones is enough to make me stop watching it. I’ll keep my “Star Trek: Enterprise”, thank you very much.