Monday, June 6, 2011

Battlestar Galactica Comes to BBC America

This weekend I was pleasantly surprised to see a commercial announcing that BBC America was going to begin airing the entire Battlestar Galactica series, the 2003-2009 drama that originated on Sci Fi Channel (later redubbed Syfy). The award-winning series was a critical and fan darling, for good reason. It had great writing and fantastic actors; it was one of the most mature dramas ever to air on TV, not to mention as a science fiction program. And unlike many series that tried to have multi-year story arcs, it did a great job keeping the storyline fresh and tension-filled, without stalling (I'm talking to you, X-Files).

The announcement was especially pleasing to me, because my head has been stuffed full with Galactica lately. That is the result of a long article on the Ronald Moore-produced Galactica series that I've been compiling for the second edition of my digital science fiction & science magazine Galaxis. (The first edition of Galaxis is already available – free – online for reading and downloading.)

Galactica begins airing Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 10 p.m. Eastern time on BBC America. If you missed this show during its first airing on Sci Fi/Syfy, then be sure to catch it on its new home and see how it earned its high reputation.

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