It's frakking great.
Battlestar Galactica is beloved by many sci-fi fans, but it hasn’t had the massive crossover success of a series like Star Trek.
Even fans will admit BSG has its issues, but here’s why you should watch this all-time great sci-fi series free on Peacock.
Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space 9 writer Ronald D. Moore was the showrunner for BSG, but it was a very different series.
BSG was a darker take on sci-fi, unafraid to tackle intense subjects like torture, abuse, and all manner of violence.
The cast of BSG is in a tough spot to start as some of the last remaining humans after an attack from the robotic Cylons.
From start to finish, they’re in a fight for survival, which keeps tensions high and emotions at their boiling point.
Even with all it has going for it, BSG wouldn’t be remembered as fondly without great characters. Fortunately, that’s its biggest strength.
BSG’s characters range from caring to callous and from heroic to villainous, with individuals often moving between those extremes.
Despite not sticking the landing, Battlestar Galactica is still worth watching or rewatching today — even if you don’t follow it to the end.