Battlestar Galactica : Season 1

I’ve finished watching the entire 1st season of Battlestar Galactica a few days back but somehow I put off blogging about it till today. All things said, I do like the series, I am a big fan of it now. However, if you ask me, which one I prefer — it will still be the original series! Actually, watching the new BSG made me appreciate the old one even more! There are some very interesting characters changed / added to the series which make it very compelling to watch. So, a cylon attack on the 12 colonies means that the remainder of the humans must make their way away from their home space. Led by ‘Commander Adama’, the humans set out in various spaceships surrounding the lone surviving Battlestar, the Galactica, in search of a lost mythical 13th colony, Earth, and a new home. My fav addition to BSG is the character Karl ‘Helo’ Agathon, played by actor Tahmoh Penikett. ‘Helo’ gave up his seat on a raptor so that ‘Dr.Baltar’ can escape to the Galactica. He survived on the radiation poison filled Caprica by injecting antidotes and later captured by Cylons. He was rescued by a copy of Sharon and falls in love with her.

watch field of dreams online The two of them make their way to Delphi, where Helo sees another replica of Sharon and realizes that she is a cylon. He runs away but she catches up with him and says that she loves him and that she is carrying their baby. Meanwhile on Battlestar Galactica, the new President Laura Roslin butt heads with Adama, while winning the loyalty & respect of his son Apollo. Apollo and Starbuck have a complicated relationship due to the death of Zack – Apollo’s brother and Starbucks’ former lover & trainer. Col.Tigh is an alcoholic (played brilliantly by veteran actor Michael Hogan, plagued by his promiscuous wife’s behaviour and her pushing him towards greater power. He also is very unpopular, especially with Starbuck & Apollo.

Commander Adama, played by James Edward Olmos, so very different that the almost grandfatherly original Adama (played by Lorne Greene, is a loyal & deeply respected man. He sometimes makes decisions that he does not like but has to take for the best of everyone. He gets shot by Sharon – which leads me to her! Sharon is actually a cylon, one of the several bearing the same likeness. At the end of season one, she shoots Adama in an assassination attempt that fails, when her cylon self is awakened while on a mission. Baltar becomes a part of the crew and even becomes popular & the vice-president to Roslin, all the while being coaxed & guided by a version of Number 6 in his mind.

Number 6, portrayed by Tricia Helfer, is a sex kitten, steaming my computer screen as I watch her sway past in various sexy outfits. The season ends on a gloomy note when Adama is killed and a raptor crashes on Kobol. Number 6 leads Baltar to a location and shows him the child that they are both about to have. Starbuck travels back to Caprica in search of the Arrow of Apollo, which is supposed to lead them to Earth. Roslin confronts Adama on the fact that although he claims to know the location of Earth, he actually liked and does not believe that Earth exists! He only said that to boost the morale of his people and for them to have something to hope for. Roslin hires Starbuck to find the arrow and she leaves for Caprica and finds Helo & Sharon alive on the planet. Sharon leaves them both on the planet on a cyclon ship.

So what is gonna happen next? I’ve already started viewing Season 2.

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