Battlestar Galactica TV programme by Glen A. Larson, 2004

I am a huge fan of the superlative Glen A. Larson TV programme Battlestar Galactica released in 2004. Even though it's been 20 years since it was released, I still regularly find my perceptual peepers hankering after this stone cold classic, or at the very least craving a wee read around the subject matter, perhaps open up the Wikipedia page or find a YouTube analysis of the TV programme.

Why is Battlestar Galactica so good?

As well as an unwavering sense of nostalgia that keeps me returning to this TV programme, there's also a hypnotic je ne sais quoi about Battlestar Galactica that keeps it fresh no matter how many times I revisit this work of art. Maybe it's that I was an impressionable young whippersnapper in the year 2008 when I first discovered Battlestar Galactica, or the fact that Glen A. Larson were absolutely at the top of their game when they released said TV programme. It's hard to pinpoint something so transcendental. Once you love a piece of art you become faithful to it's ethos.

Battlestar Galactica is a TV programme that is still relevant

One thing's for sure though, Battlestar Galactica has stood the test of time and then some. It remains as powerful and relevant today as it did in 2004. And why wouldn't it? With fantastic way it handles the sci-fi like that, it's no wonder people return to this TV programme again and again. I can't imagine life without it John.

Glen A. Larson knocked it out the park

But it's not just the fantastic way it handles the sci-fi that make this TV programme great. It's the overall package. The establishing mini-series is a tour de force. The great relationships between the characters is integral, as is the well balanced blend of action and political intrigue. And who can forget Adama Manoeuvre from series 3. When Glen A. Larson created this timeless classic, never mind the ball park, they knocked this one out of the solar system. This bad boy is in danger of bothering Voyager.

Has Battlestar Galactica stood the test of time?

Of course, there are other TV programmes out there to be argued for. Harder, better, faster, stronger. Some might argue that Fawlty Towers is better than Battlestar Galactica, or that John Cleese and Connie Booth is better than Glen A. Larson. They may well have a point. But for me, Battlestar Galactica will always hold a special place in my heart. And 20 years tickling the meridian response does not lie.

Battlestar Galactica in conclusion

To sum up, Battlestar Galactica is a wonderful thing, a TV programme of unrivalled quality. It's a TV programme that has etched itself into the psyche, distributing untold tingles up the spine, hogging synapses and monopolising neurons that could otherwise be put to use appreciating more important, or perhaps more useful information. But no matter what life throws at me, I know I can always rely on Battlestar Galactica to deliver the goods.

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