From [The San Francisco Chronical](http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/06/DDGQHLIDD91.DTL:)
…you are hereby notified that the sci-fi geeks are not kidding this
time. ‘Battlestar Galactica’ not only lives up to its sci-fi gold-standard
reputation but also should be considered straight up as one of television’s
most appealing dramas, no matter the genre.
Yes, it really is that good.
The acting in [[Battlestar Galactica]] is superb, the characters nuanced and multilayered, and the issues broad, deep and current. In fact, if you tune in to the story now, you’d be hard pressed not to find parallels with the war in Iraq, among other political hot buttons.
What makes [[Battlestar Galactica]] cross over to non-sci-fi fans is that stripped of the space conceit and relatively few sci-fi elements, it’s a top-notch drama with fascinating characters, solid writing and an eagerness to explore complicated social, political and philosophical issues.