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July 14th, 2005, 12:07 AM
From The Boston Globe:

'Battlestar' goes where we are now (http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2005/07/14/battlestar_goes_where_we_are_now/)

By Suzanne C. Ryan, Globe Staff
July 14, 2005

Some excerpts:

A terrorist attack has people on the run. A computer virus threatens to undermine the survivors. Meanwhile, enemy forces are mingling undetected among the rank and file, planning genocide in the name of their god.

Those could be today's headlines. In fact, they're some of the story lines on television's most unlikely hit, ''Battlestar Galactica," which begins its second season tomorrow night at 10 on the Sci-Fi Channel.

In April, Time magazine named it one of the six best dramas on television.

Now the show is ranked as the highest-rated series in the Sci-Fi Channel's 13-year history. During its first season, it averaged 2.9 million viewers per episode, a solid showing on cable.

''Battlestar" follows the adventures of a group of humans who survive a nuclear attack on the 12 Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a robotic race that has the ability to take human form. As the survivors race through space in search of the 13th colony -- a mythical planet called Earth -- they're relentlessly pursued by an enemy that has already infiltrated their ranks.

Chillingly, the Cylons are driven by their belief that their mission is God's will. Many of the colonists believe in multiple gods.

Altman says an endless chase around the universe would also grow tiresome.But Eick says not to worry. ''The colonists will become more focused," he promises. ''They're going to get off the defensive and stop running."

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:p ;) :) :D

July 14th, 2005, 07:24 AM
It seems like I'm going over to just about every BSG thread and saying, 'OMG! I CAN'T WAIT!'

... :P

July 14th, 2005, 10:22 AM

July 14th, 2005, 10:40 AM
See, one of the things that's cool about the show is that yet it's scifi, there aren't aliens.

Rebelling robots! :P