Battlestar Galactica (2003) : Season 3

  • Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 8, 2003
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 299 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 299

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  1. CylonsRule
    Aug 17, 2009
    5
    I am on the second season now. While I am enjoying the chance to revisit the concept that captured my imagination as a child, I do have to poke pins in my legs every time I watch an episode to keep from scoffing at the heavy-handed use of character cliche in this series. The drama seems highly synthetic, and much of the dialog is predictable. But, the show remains enjoyable enough for its I am on the second season now. While I am enjoying the chance to revisit the concept that captured my imagination as a child, I do have to poke pins in my legs every time I watch an episode to keep from scoffing at the heavy-handed use of character cliche in this series. The drama seems highly synthetic, and much of the dialog is predictable. But, the show remains enjoyable enough for its special effects. Expand
  2. MattA.
    Apr 7, 2008
    4
    More with MonoApe on this one than the critics and most of the users. All of MonoApe's points are valid and even the most devoted can't deny the cheesiness factor here. Yes, a cut above other TV sci-fi dramas, but that isn't saying much.
  3. js
    Mar 31, 2009
    4
    If you like this Babylon 5 is better. Not as flashy not as expensive, not as new but not as rubbish and boring. Babylon 5 was so ahead of its time and is an amazing story both of how it struggled by for 5 seasons and the tale itself. This is just to silly, the way artificial intelligence is portrayed is so ridiculous, I often feel the need to spank Sci Fi writers on the butt with If you like this Babylon 5 is better. Not as flashy not as expensive, not as new but not as rubbish and boring. Babylon 5 was so ahead of its time and is an amazing story both of how it struggled by for 5 seasons and the tale itself. This is just to silly, the way artificial intelligence is portrayed is so ridiculous, I often feel the need to spank Sci Fi writers on the butt with Asimov's the complete Robot. The Cylons, being more advance more intelligent killing machines should just kill the damn thing like that. The whole way through the fact that they should all be dead already just makes it unwatchable. Expand
  4. Jun 11, 2013
    5
    What an utter piece of crap. Luckily, I recognized the downward trend and prevented my time and energy to go to waste. The 5 is for the first 5 episodes. I tried to like it but could only go as far as episode 12. The stupid executives ruined a brilliant show by turning it from a serial drama into an episodic villain-of-the-week joke of a narrative. There were more filler episodes than IWhat an utter piece of crap. Luckily, I recognized the downward trend and prevented my time and energy to go to waste. The 5 is for the first 5 episodes. I tried to like it but could only go as far as episode 12. The stupid executives ruined a brilliant show by turning it from a serial drama into an episodic villain-of-the-week joke of a narrative. There were more filler episodes than I was accustomed to. I lost interest about halfway and didn't bother to resume. Expand
  5. DW
    Dec 8, 2009
    4
    I really wanted to like this. I really, really did. Even now I know I should give this a 2... but I can't quite.... Realism. Gritty. Believable. Sci-fi (but grown up). Hardcore. Deep. Sophisticated. Not for the faint hearted. This is all that Battlestar Galactica purported to be. Instead, in practice it more resembles Star Trek (albeit with worse lighting and cameras). Oh, it is even I really wanted to like this. I really, really did. Even now I know I should give this a 2... but I can't quite.... Realism. Gritty. Believable. Sci-fi (but grown up). Hardcore. Deep. Sophisticated. Not for the faint hearted. This is all that Battlestar Galactica purported to be. Instead, in practice it more resembles Star Trek (albeit with worse lighting and cameras). Oh, it is even like Star Trek insofar that it throws in a whole load of empty moralisation. Battlestar Galactica. I wish you were good - but all the wishing in the world cannot stop you being fracking rubbish. Expand
  6. AnnO
    Oct 22, 2006
    5
    Sinsiter and depressing. This is entertainment? Folks call BSG "Science fiction for people who hate science fiction." Hate is the operative word. I love science fiction, but BSG is none of that. It's social commentary on the very bleak side, definitely space opera with all the pew-pew-pew laser gun trappings, AlleGORY with a capital A and a capital GORY, but sci-fi it's not. Sinsiter and depressing. This is entertainment? Folks call BSG "Science fiction for people who hate science fiction." Hate is the operative word. I love science fiction, but BSG is none of that. It's social commentary on the very bleak side, definitely space opera with all the pew-pew-pew laser gun trappings, AlleGORY with a capital A and a capital GORY, but sci-fi it's not. Watch Rome or The Wire instead. Expand
Metascore
94

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    91
    Any show that can accommodate decadent cruelty, tragic bravery, and political divisiveness is one you ought to be watching, frakkin' spaceships or not.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    100
    One of TV’s boldest and best dramas.
  3. 90
    [The] third season... provides a[n] unpredictable, fascinating take on events dominating real-world headlines.