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Still, some of the sci-fi about this popular show, seems a bit...off.
For frak's sakes, they have artificial gravity, but current-era surgery. Can you say: What? Despite the irregularity of the science I honestly don't care. I ignore it for the incredible character struggles they show in every episode. I found myself comparing it to Stargate Universe for a while, but eventually I realized that while SGU may have taken some of the concepts (far from home, supply issues, crazy brilliant guy,etc.) BSG is so much more beyond SGU. I've hit season 2.5 and yet nothing comes off as stale or boring. Their absolute best trait is how well they know and work with their characters.
Let's look at weapons. Shell-based projectiles and nukes? That's it! They can jump about the universe, but that's ALL they have for weaponry? I liked the explanation of the lack of modern wireless tech in the first episode, but why would they forgo better weaponry in a universe that had experienced a long, drawn out war with an advanced adversary. Better yet, why hadn't they been upping the anté ever since, during those fifty years of peace. I know our own governments don't like to sit so placidly—peace, or not.
Does it make you wonder what is truly important in a good story? Is it believable science? Amazing magic? Intricate political struggles? Or just REAL people, conflicted with real problems making difficult life-and-death decisions every day. That's drama for you. Second to practically none.
If you haven't seen the series, get it on DVD, or jump on over to NetFlix. It's worth a watch.