James Callis

Screenshot from 33, the pilot for Battlestar Galactica

Greatest TV Pilots: Battlestar Galactica’s “33” sets the tone for a bleak, relentless journey

Remakes and reboots have become reliable staples of the Hollywood blockbuster genre for decades, but TV has had far less success recycling older series, with recent attempt like Knight Rider and Charlie’s Angels among the more notable failures. When word came out that Star Trek Deep Space 9 alum Ronald D. Moore was reimagining the Star Wars-inspired ‘70s sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, reactions were mixed from both fans and detractors of the original.

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