In your last two columns, two ...
In your last two columns, two different people have ranked Farscape
over Battlestar Galactica
as the best show ever on Sci Fi. Although I loved Farscape
, and realize it ran four seasons and a miniseries to Galactica
's one and a half seasons to date, I believe Battlestar
is the superior show. What do you think?Answer: Frack
— how in the world do you expect me to answer that question and live to tell about it? No way am I alienating either of those camps. Actually, it's a pretty easy question to duck, because the shows are so entirely different. Farscape
, which put Sci Fi on the map as a serious player in the original-production biz, was a fabulous escape. Whereas with Battlestar
, you often feel trapped in the grim action. If you take your sci-fi (literally) seriously, then Battlestar
's the show. If it's a wondrously entertaining and wild ride you're seeking, Farscape
's the ticket. But I love both shows, and think they're equal when it comes to ambition and sustained execution. Just because I understand more of what's going on in Galactica
doesn't necessarily make it a "superior" show.