This week we have a sexy Tuesday geek girls guide (GGG)! This time, I’m going to talk about BattleStar Galactica (BSG). This is one of the best shows that I’ve ever seen. I binge watched it in record time, and I was pretty sad when I arrived at the feared end. Cylons are sexy, Starbuck is a girl, and Baltar is damn hot. However, there is another BSG that began it all: it’s cheesy, Starbuck came from the A-team, Cylons are pretty dull, and Baltar is… well… Baltar is Baltar. And yes, you guessed it! I saw all the episodes. So, let me introduce you to one of the most amazing shows ever, and one of the most fraked fandoms on planet Earth. Remember my words: all of this has happened before and will happen again.
This is a short guide. I’d love to make it longer, but this is exactly how I felt for it. I love the show, I love the new words, I laughed a lot with the original one, but I must admit that I am not as crazy about it as other fans might be. However, I do binge-watch it from time to time because I consider it a masterpiece. I first crossed paths with BSG when my sweetheart told me that this was a brilliant show. But he insisted that before watching it, I needed to watch the old one first. You can imagine my face when I first saw the cheesy original series.
So, let’s start with the fun! [I will introduce you to the fandom as my sweetpie did with me, and if you follow the steps, you’ll have loads of fun for sure!]
1. Watch the Original Series first.
It’s fun! I highly recommend you to watch the entire original show. It was a hit in its day, and even though it is very cheesy, it is still very fun! You can watch BSG without needing to watch this old version; however you would be missing some good fun!
2. Watch BSG!!!
I loved it! Plus the music was perfectly matching to the whole show. I must admit that Caprica Six and Gaius Baltar were my favorite characters by far. This duo made the show spicy and very hot. And, they were so cute and complicated together.
3. Ship Caprica Six and Gaius Baltar.
These two had such a complicated relationship! The more you watch the show, the more sexy scenes you want with them! I won’t spoil the details, but these two are the hottest couple in the whole show!! Okay, maybe my opinion is totally biased. Starbuck and Apollo or Agathon and Athena were cute too. But, I’m just in love with the villains. Or, are they really villains?
4. Start using the Frak word!
Every time you stop being nice, just start using “frak,” the equivalent of the F-word in the show. It comes in handy, and it will give away your true cylon colors. You can also use “toaster” if you consider that one of your friends isn’t human 😉
5. Explore BSG fanfic.
There are tons of fanfic. You can start by taking a look at Galactica Fanfic. You will find pictures and fanfic from the old show onwards. Yes, there are literally tons of fanfic.
6. Explore the diferences.
Explore the differences because the characters have changed, and so has the story. The original Starbuck is a guy, in the new show a sexy woman. Boomer is a black guy but in the new show she is an asian woman. You will find out many differences that were hot potatoes when they were out for the first time. How could Starbuck be a woman? What happened with Boomer? To decide, explore them by watching both shows. Each one of them is amazing. Just remember the time in which they were aired the first time, and the technology available. Old cylons are quite crappy compared with the new ones. Sorry, I said it! I know! But as Funko figurines they’re pretty cool!
7. Get the Funko figurines!
They’re too cute!! I don’t have them all, just the Cylon. There are none made for the new show [that I know of]. I’d love to have Caprica Six and Baltar! Come on, Funko! What are you waiting for?
8. Get some BSG fashion!
It’s hard to find BSG fashion. You can certainly find tees, but if you want to have some replicas it’s hard and expensive! Think Geek used to have Starbuck tank top. Other sites like Anovos have some. Since most of the clothing was quite normal, you can play and try to have a similar look to the characters you love the most.
But it’s hard to beat this tank-top!
9. Find your cozy place on Social Media.
There are forums, FB pages, fan clubs, etc. that you can join to talk with other fans about your favorite episodes, what you loved and disliked, or just find a cozy place where you can hang around.
And above all: say frak out loud!
Enjoy the show and cry out loud frak, frak, frak for the sake of it! I know, the show will feel too short once you’re in love with it. Enjoy the ride, ship Caprica Six and Baltar, and have loads of fun! At the end of the day, we’re all toasters 😉
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