Battlestar Galactica (1978): humanity fleeing the stars

Battlestar Galactica (1978): humanity fleeing the stars
Humans fleeing the stars, treacherous androids and a spaceship that guides the last hopes of the human race in search of a new world to call home. These are the ingredients of Battlestar Galactica, a name that has always been very dear to fans of television science fiction, capable of spanning more than a decade with promising narrative cues intertwined with the classic science fiction story, the son of the years in which the vision of cinema prevailed future of Lucas and Star Wars reaped continuous successes in theaters.

Battlestar Galactica has had more than one life, always remaining within the television medium. Born within the sci-fi revolution that affected small and large screens from the mid-70s up to the recent serial dimension, which allowed Glen A. Larson's original idea to fully explore their ideas.

Saving the Human Race The release of Star Wars to the cinema was an epochal event, for science fiction. The change of pace compared to the classic sci-fi film made of treacherous alien invaders and mad scientific experiments became a memory, bringing the anticipation narrative definitively beyond that B-Movie conception that had characterized it in previous decades. A first effort in this direction had been made by Gene Roddenberry with his Star Trek, which in the mid-60s had tried to rewrite the myth of TV science fiction.

An idea that had inspired another famous name of television seriality to follow a similar path: Glen A. Larson. In the late 60s, in fact, Larson began to conceive his own sci-fi series, Adam's Ark, designed to offer a different vision of science fiction, which was very clear for its creator

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