An Analytical Guide to Television’s Battlestar Galactica by John Kenneth Muir

By John Kenneth Muir

whilst the distance drama Battlestar Galactica debuted on ABC in 1978, it used to be anticipated to be the most well-liked new application of the yr. as a substitute, it used to be attacked as a Star Wars scam and canceled after a trifling 17 tales. the writer recognizes the convey used to be choked with dramatic clichés and medical inaccuracies, yet regardless of those shortcomings, Battlestar Galactica used to be a dramatically resonant sequence choked with precise and person characters, similar to Commander Adama (Lorne Greene) and ace warrior Captain Apollo (Richard Hatch).
the writer contends that Battlestar Galactica was once a memorable try and make technological know-how fiction available to mainstream tv audiences. the bright paintings of artist John Dykstra introduced a brand new international of lighting tricks to community tv. Battlestar Galactica additionally skillfully exploited legends and names from either the Bible and old mythology, which additional a layer of intensity and adulthood to the weekly drama.

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