And so the learner becomes the master. In 1978 the original Battlestar Galactica
was one of many space operas riding the coattails of Star Wars
' success; in 2003 the Sci-Fi Channel aired a three-hour "reimagined" Battlestar Galactica mini-series
with more drama, excitement, and pathos than all three of Lucas's prequels combined. Catch the mini-series on DVD and the Sci-Fi channel's Battlestar Galactica: Season One
marathon on July 6, and you'll be set when season two premieres July 15.