Streaming classic Battlestar Galactica episodes

Started by Rico, March 10, 2008, 08:31:42 AM

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Not sure if this got posted before.  NBC is streaming the older, classic BSG episodes now.  Check it out here:



I thought I saw someone mention this already:

Netflix giveth, and unfortunately, Netflix also taketh away – and with October starting tomorrow you can bet that some good titles will be departing the company's popular Instant Watch streaming service. The biggest of the bunch is arguably Ron Moore's updating of Battlestar Galactica, which will be gone by 3 AM Pacific Standard Time October 1st. Don't bother rushing to your TV with the hopes of binging through the entire run of the show now – you're already too late.

Moore's re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica, based on the 1970's TV series created by Glen Larson, has been heralded as one of the best sci-fi shows to emerge in years. As our sister site Giant Freakin' Robot points out, the reboot took the original series, which was little more than an attempt to cash in on the popularity of Star Wars, and broadened its focus – lasering in on bigger human issues against its sci-fi backdrop. The show also gender-swapped character Starbuck, who was played by Dirk Benedict in the original series, and Katee Sackhoff in the new version.

As great as the new Battlestar Galactica is, it was not without its problematic moments. The most notable being a final episode that left many fans disappointed -- and often gets compared to Dexter and The Sopranos when the topic of "great shows failing at sticking the landing of the final episode" discussion comes up (which is almost daily on the Internet). That problem aside, Battlestar Galactica really was something special – the way it handled subjects like racism and religion was a great reminder of how science fiction can serve as a mirror for our modern lives while entertaining us with futuristic stories at the same time. Plus, the show was just completely addictive – as this hilarious Portlandia segment demonstrates.