For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,

When we have shuffled off this mortal coil?

Wonder no more, Hamlet. The Cylons know. And their story is about to be told, from the very beginning.

Since the days of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, my amazement, admiration, and envy have been without surcease or stoppage for Mr. Moore. Mr. Moore was by all accounts the driving force behind the majority of the elements that contributed to the critical acclaim and fan success of DS9.

He and Mr. Eick provided justification for my love of science fiction more recently with their unheard-of and beautiful re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica, requiescat in pace. (As a matter of fact, one of the reasons I loved the show was that it didn’t drag things out, like so many shows seem to.)

And now it looks like they’ve done it again. This pilot is beautiful, bringing to mind the miniseries that started this whole saga of re-invention off, with lush production values, gorgeous and capable actors, three dimensional plot and characters, and lastly, crisp, compelling, and believable dialogue.

Since I know that Messrs. Eick and Moore will keep it up, I can rest easy, assured once again of at least one intelligent science fiction show on the air.The world would be a bit poorer were it not for these shows. Our hats are off to you, sirs.

FYI: the show starts airing on fri. jan 22nd, at 9/8c, on *shudders* Syfy.

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