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Raising a New Battlestar From the Ashes of the Old
by A.M. Dellamonicaon Battlestar Galactica
There are those who believe that being a Battlestar Galactica fan means always having to say “I’m sorry.”
That was how it once seemed.
“It was the helmets,” a friend confided, smirking. “Apollo’s making a parachute drop into a Cylon city and he’s wearing the exact same hockey helmet I had in my gym bag.”
Over time it went from bad to worse. Fans of allegedly superior SF offerings from Star Trek to V took delight in poking fun at everything Galactican: the robotic dog, Muffet, the unicorn-riding teen guerrillas of “The young Lords,” the way planets full of clones and even shipboard computers couldn’t help falling in love with Starbuck. And they did have a point. There was plenty to mock.
Critics were no kinder. When Galactica hit TV screens in 1978, the show was derided as a rip-off of Star Wars and The Ten Commandments. The hoots got louder when Galactica 1980–with … read more»
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Confession time: I love dragons, and have since the first time I heard of the mythical creatures who liked to kidnap princesses and test the princes who would rescue them. Only the best, bravest, smartest–smartest was always the key–could beat the evil, ravening, blazing beasts and free the princess. This … read more»
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Vince Howard became Coach Eric Taylor’s most daunting challenge. A kid with a criminal record, a drug-addicted mother, a dad in jail, and a tendency to hang with some super-shady dudes, young Vince had little genuine interest in playing football, much less becoming leader of his high school team.
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