Anthony is on hand with his recommendation of what to watch whilst in self-quarantine.
To help beat the coronavirus blues, for the foreseeable future, members of team Future of the Force will be on hand with our recommendations of awesome entertainment to check out whilst in self-quarantine. Whether its the best TV shows, ultimate movie marathons or lesser-known gems, we’ll be here to keep you entertained during this difficult time.
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Battlestar Galactica (2003) is, without doubt, one of the best TV shows ever made. It won critical acclaim and awards. Time magazine listed it as one of the Best 100 TV Series of All-Time.
The honours are spot on because the reimagined Battlestar Galactica is seriously good.
During its run fans watched a desperate crew of disparate characters – plus a small fugitive fleet of survivors – trying to escape the genocidal Cylons. Onboard remained humanity’s last 50,000 souls, all seeking a fabled 13th colony known as Earth.
There are many excellent characters to follow. Admiral Adama, President Roslin and Dr Gaius Baltar are incredible. The fantastic expanded cast of personalities (including Starbuck, Saul Tigh and Apollo) are brilliant, too.
The show is an allegory on the war on terror; the post 9-11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It can also be described as a political drama, religious debate or psychological thriller. The fact it’s set in space is irrelevant because it is so well written and acted. Dark, shocking, intelligent and heartbreaking, Battlestar Galactica is my favourite sci-fi show of all time. I love it. Hopefully, you will also.
Look out for my in-depth feature about Battlestar Galactica coming soon to The Future of the Force. At the moment, I’m too busy rewatching the show! “So say we all.”
Let us know if you have any suggestions of great movies or TV shows our readers should check out and we’ll feature and share them with the FOTF community.
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Anthony Murphy is a new addition to the Future of the Force roster. A child of the 80s, Anthony is a Lucasfilm fanboy. A weekend watching Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Willow is considered bliss. When off duty being a dad and hubby, you’ll find him watching football, searching for the perfect Kuwahara BMX online and writing his Star Wars website, Rebel Briefing. Find him on Twitter @Anthony08042015 trying to make sense of the world, both real and imagined.