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July 14th, 2005, 11:11 PM
From Austin360:

'Battlestar' is back (http://www.austin360.com/news/content/movies/television/2005/07/15battlestar.html)

Get caught up with the hit sci-fi show.

By Joe Gross
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Friday, July 15, 2005

Click on the link to read the article.

Some excerpts:

So how does the second season open? Total chaos. (Deep breath.)

Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos, stoic as always), military leader of the fleet, has just been shot by Lt. Sharon "Boomer" Valeri, a Cylon sleeper agent. Adama had declared martial law after finding out civilian President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) sent his best pilot, Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff, sexy and tough) on a mission back to their devastated homeworld Caprica in search of an ancient artifact. Roslin, possibly delusional from anti-cancer drugs, thinks she could be the messiah, a claim that gains credibility when a fleet shuttle crash lands on Kobol, the colony's legendary homeworld. Adama's son Lee, aka Apollo (Jamie Bamber, doing a great Tom Cruise impression), is under arrest for supporting Roslin. The crashed shuttle contains Vice President Gaius Baltar, who seems to be hallucinating a really hot Cylon (model Tricia Helfer).

So Adama might be dead, Starbuck's on Caprica, Roslin and Apollo are in the brig, Adama's alcoholic first officer Tigh is running things, and the Cylons look like us.

Confused yet? Like any soap opera, "Galactica" is merciless on new viewers — heck, even longtime viewers find themselves lost. But like HBO's "The Wire" and "Deadwood," the show's complexity is part of its pleasures, rewarding close attention and devout viewing with compelling characters and surprisingly sharp special effects.

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