GalactiCon 3 : May 23 – 26, 2013
by Mina Frannea
Adventure…fantasy…possibilities…the epic battle between good and evil…a sense of something bigger than yourself — that’s how Battlestar Galactica resonated with me when I watched the original series as a young girl. I remember sitting on the edge of my seat when the Colonial Vipers engaged in battle with the Cylon Raiders. I cheered for every success, sat in angst when one of the squadron pilots was in trouble. Apollo and Starbuck were my heroes.
“Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, Galactica, leads a ragtag, fugitive fleet, on a lonely quest—for a shining planet known as Earth.” Even now, I can hear these words in my mind, imprinted with the musical score so familiar to Battlestar Galactica fans around the world. I’ll never forget that dreaded drone sound that the Cylons made when their villainous, laser, red eyes moved back and forth…so easy to despise…just machines, after all…big hunks of metal whose sole purpose was to annihilate all of mankind.
So when the “re-imagined” series of Battlestar Galactica debuted in 2003, like most other fans of the original series, I was a little skeptical. Continue reading »