As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve started using Netflix to go back and watch some shows that I didn’t watch when they originally aired. This time, I’ve watched the first season of Battlestar Galactica. I’m not talking about the original Battlestar Galactica (although I did watch it when it originally aired), but the grim and gritty reboot by Ron Moore. For whatever reason, I just never started watching the series when it first aired in 2005. I’d heard both good and bad things about the show along the way, but decided that I should check it out. Let’s see what happens with season one.
Now that I’ve had a change to see 3 episodes of both Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Caprica, I thought I’d give an update on how the shows are. My initial review of Spartacus was less than complementary, while I gave a tentative thumbs up to Caprica. Have my opinions changed after a few more episodes.
Caprica, a prequel to Battle Star Galactica, made it’s preview on Syfy Channel last night. It appeared on DVD a few months ago in an unrated version, with the cleaned up version showing on Cable to start season 1. And since I never watched BSG (well this version, I did watch the original 70s version), I was unsure how difficult it would be to jump in. The good news was that it wasn’t too difficult, but I’m sure I’m missing some information on how it ties in BSG.