I’m disappointed to note that I believe Battlestar Galactica has Jumped the Shark.
Almost the entirety of season 3 has been disjointed and weird. The beginning credits note that the Cylons “Have a Plan” but even they don’t seem to know what it is.
Battlestar has moved away from what made it so good during the mini-series and first season. The strong roles played by each iconic character against the backdrop of the evil human-destroying cylons made it a great series. Now they’re taking valuable time to develop nebulous concepts and explore interactions amongst minor characters. This would normally be great, except the set of Battlestar is way too small to do this.
Alas, I am not a professional critic. I am a professional science fiction appreciator though, in that I pay myself to do it. And my opinion is that if the next couple episodes don’t get better, I’m not going to watch any more.
3 Responses to Shark Jumping: Thy Name is Battlestar