Battlestar Galactica: Novelization Of The Scifi Channel Miniseries
The SciFi Channel’s hit series, Battlestar Galactica, was a major ‘reimagining’ of the 1978 series-very different in tone and character from the original. If you’re a fan, come relive the four-hour miniseries that kicked it off. If you’ve never seen the TV show, this is a great introduction to a very human cast of characters, struggling to lead humanity to survival in the face of attempted genocide by evolved robots. The Cylons have become too nearly human, and they have a deadly agenda.
The Cylons were created by Man. Created to make life easier on the Twelve Colonies. They began as simple robots-toys for the amusement of the wealthy and the young-but it was not long before they became useful, and then indispensable, workers. As their sophistication grew, the Cylons were used for the difficult and dangerous work that humans preferred to avoid: mining, heavy industry, deep space construction.
And finally, perhaps inevitably, they were used for war. Not against enemies from without, but by human against human, as the Twelve Colonies found reason to wage war against one another. The Cylons were the greatest soldiers in the history of warfare. They were smart, fast, and deadly. Successive models had become increasingly independent, capable of making decisions without human orders. And they were utterly without conscience. Killing, to the Cylons, was simply one of the functions for which they had been superbly designed.