Exploring BSG: Six of One

Review of: Battlestar GalacticaEpisode 4.2: Six of OneOverall Rating: 7.2 C 8.0 B- Battlestar Galactica

Episode: Six of One was suspenseful with some fascinating surprises, actually two that really got my attention, and some obvious expected surprises. I found some moments to be very touching and poignant but nothing really grabbed me. The philosophical / spiritual questions put forth are touched on but not as compelling as for instance Babylon 5. I appreciate and enjoy them bringing up the subjects and that they don't give definite answers to questions like self determination and god or gods personal involvement in personal affairs. Overall: a pretty good experience and I will continue to watch the show, though it will sit lower on my list of things to watch.

This episode is about Starbuck's struggle to correct the direction that the fleet is heading in, she feels strongly that they are going farther away from Earth. The other plot line running through this episode is the debate amongst the Cylons trying to decide what to do about the Cylon Raiders.

Battlestar Galactica is a Military Science Fiction / Drama about:

the journey of the last surviving humans from the Twelve Colonies of Kobol after their nuclear annihilation by the Cylons. The survivors are led by President Laura Roslin and Commander William Adama in a ragtag fleet of ships with the Battlestar Galactica, a powerful but old warship, as its command ship. Pursued by Cylons intent on wiping out the remnants of the human race, the survivors travel across the galaxy looking for the fabled and long-lost thirteenth colony: Earth. (via Wikipedia)

Season Four opening credits Twelve Cylon models. Seven are known. Four live in secret. One will be revealed.


  • The debate between Starbuck & Roslin

  • What they are doing with the Cylon's path to self discovery and the idea of self preservation and revolution that gets brought into an orderly programmed society when choice is given to something that is predisposed to resolve conflict through violence.

  • The phrase "I want to hear Admiral Atheist say it."

  • The revolution.

Dislikes / Concerns

  • Having Starbuck act bat shit crazy

  • The camera work: I appreciate that they are trying for a feel and mood with it and commend them for taking the effort but some of the choices go to a degree that distracts from the scene and story instead of furthering it.

*** update***

C. E. Dorsett is right, I did unfairly give this a C and I have corrected that.  The rating of  C would be a show that I would not mind watching if it was on and I was in the room, a B and above would be something I would take some effort to watch and would finish watching the whole episode.