seeing the hype coming up on astro, i quickly got down to watching my copies of BSG as well. i finished the miniseries and the first season in about 2 weeks. it's that darn good. or should i say fracking good ?
IMHO, it's the best scifi series i've seen since Babylon 5. it's realistic, its believable, its engaging, it thought-provoking, its exciting and its addictive. just watching the miniseries got me converted as a fan. i like the old-school fighter pilot feel they have, similar to (the short-lived) Space Above and Beyond series, Babylon 5 and maybe even a little Wing Commander 3 (the PC game).
never watched the original series, but the comparison of the changes made as mentioned by Hisham earlier on, i think its the right way to go. Besides, Apollo, Starbuck, Boomer make great callsigns rather actual names.
well, season 2 is up in a matter of days, July 15 to be exact. I know i'll be scouring my favourite sources to watch it.