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Essay: The Battlestar Treatment

February 25, 2008

In 2003, Ronald D. Moore and David Eiek headed the production team that returned Battlestar Galactica to television. It was bold and fresh. It was dynamic and compelling. It took the fun, campy genre of the space opera and turned it on its head, giving us sci-fi fans a serious, well-written, well-acted and all-around brilliant dramatic series. Audiences loved it. Critics loved it. And not only did most of the 70s’ Galactica geeks eventually get over the changes to the source material, they loved it too. Battlestar Galactica became one of the most successful sci-fi TV shows of recent years.