So, which do you guys prefer? The old or the new one better?

@starr4all (2865)
December 13, 2006 1:26pm CST
I watched the old one while growing up but I find the new one better.
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@kstanley7 (1172)
26 Dec 06
I like both so to say, with the new series your correct, it is more intense, but I'm more used to the old ships of battlestar galactica, take the battlestar for example. in the new one the hanger bays retract into the ship for tvr drive, but I still like the old battlestar compared to the new one.
@starr4all (2865)
26 Dec 06
I talked to my mother yesterday who is a huge sci-fi fan. I asked her which she preferred and she refuses to watch the new ones. She says she was too much a fan of the original. Also, she can't get over the fact that in the original starbuck is a guy and now they changed starbuck into a girl. Thanks for responding!
• United States
27 Dec 06
That was my initial reaction when I first started the new ones as well. But, I decided to go and watch it anyway and found it so good that I haven't stopped.
@padewy (129)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I watched the old one in reruns and it was good but the new one is just very intense. it blows the old one out of the water It is hard to compare the two because they are difernt type of shows for a differnt audience. Plus the old one leaves a bad taste in my mouth because it spawned that awful show Glactica1980 which was the worst show ever put on tv or at least close to it.
@starr4all (2865)
13 Dec 06
I watched the miniseries with great reserve. But while watching it I started getting goosebumps because it was so good! I don't think I watched Galactica1980 though. Thanks for responding.
• United States
27 Dec 06
That Galactica 1980 was pretty stupid, and embarrassing if you are a galatica fan.
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
16 Dec 06
Hello. The old and new what?
@starr4all (2865)
16 Dec 06
Battlestar galactica
@seamonkey (1982)
• Ireland
14 Mar 07
I think the new one blows doors on the old one, but that's the way with all of these old shows being revamped, isn't it? They still have their nostaligic place in my heart, none the less. It was a shock to see Starbuck cast as a woman, though!
@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I grew up watching the original and I do watch the new one as well. Trying to compare the two really is like trying to compare apples and oranges. Shows were so different back in the 70's. Not just effects but what story lines were allowed, language, the style of shows people liked. Now they can do the more darker episodes or push the envelope a bit more on what is allowed. Both are great shows just very different. Thirty years seperate them and we've come a lot way since then. I enjoy both but I can't really say one is better then the other.
@Paqman (1)
26 Jan 07
Loved the old one as a kid, but looking back it was a bit "disco in space" :) Definately like the new grittier version. Although I think they should have left the cringe-inducing pseudo-expletive "frak" back in the 70s
@jayperiod (870)
• United States
21 Jan 07
The amount of time between them make it hard to make comparisons. As for fx, the old one can't compare. Cheesy explosions, miniatures and strings that showed on the screen, but it was what we wanted in the Star Wars era. The stories are similar, but not at all the same. The premise is the same, but the cylons are new and different, the characters are different sexes than the original, none of the episodes are at all similar. I love this new one, but sometimes I find myself watching an oldie just for fun.
• United States
27 Dec 06
When I first saw that Starbuck was a woman, I nearly turned it off. But, I kept recording it. I ended up watching the whole miniseries that started the new series and loved it! I still come across the old episodes, but they are campy compared to these new ones.
• United States
26 Dec 06
I refused to watch the new one when I heard about the changes from the old show that I had loved as a kid. My father finally convinced me that the new one was worth watching, and I was hooked right off the bat. I'm very impressed with the depth in the writing, and I'm thrilled to see that Jane Espenson from Buffy and Angel is now writing a second BSG episode. For nostalgia I still love the original series, but I am very impressed with the new one as well. The issues they face are not so black and white, the characters are conflicted and flawed and more realistic, and the political aspects of life in the fleet seem more much realistic to a people on an exodus than what we saw in the original series.