Thursday, February 11, 2010

Galactica 1980 #2 - #4

SPOILER LEVEL: Medium - High

Remember when you were a kid and ABC ran commercials for the upcoming premiere of Galactica 1980? And it was full of shots of the Cylons blowing up the Hollywood sign and buildings? And how exciting it felt, that not only was Battlestar Galactica coming back, but promising such incredible big things for what Galactica finding Earth would mean?

And remember what a let-down it was to see the actual episode and realize that all that stuff with the Cylons was just a 60-second "simulation" created by Dr. Zee?

This comic series delivers on that promise. Big time. If you ever, ever, ever liked the original Battlestar Galactica, you owe it to yourself to read this mini-series.

I have a few fanboy quibbles with it-- mostly NuBSGisms creeping into it, such as Adama being referred to as "Bill" and the occasional "Gods Dammit, what the frak?!?" But everything else about it is so well done that I can forgive those.

The story has a very definite ending, one that's full of promise and potential for plenty more stories. And just when I thought it was over, the comic closes with "To Be Continued In Galactica 1981." I don't know if it's a joke or it's serious, but my gods, I hope it's true.

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