I'm surprised there isn't a thread on this, as I just got finished watching the pilot. I won't go into too much spoilers, but I didn't care for it. The plot was all over the place and felt a lot more like an Outer Limits or Twighlight Zone episode guest starring a Cylon then anything else. Nor did I care for the uber-importance of Joeseph Adama in the grand scheme of things, making the Adama family essentially the most influential family in the universe to which the fate of the entire human race lives or dies by their actions. I think the series greatest failure is that after watching the pilot, I both don't care if I ever see another episode nor do I like a single character. While I complained up the wazoo about some of the "stupid" and deeply flawed characters and questionable ending of BSG, I at least liked the characters, and had fun watching the pilot all those years ago. In addition, the technology was IMHO so advanced that it seemed like it was a decade or more ahead of BSG's latest tech, despite having taken place 50 some years prior. The virtual reality and avatars, the computer paper, sensor units, and robot butlers all seemed excessively advanced. Granted, some of it was in the hands of one of a Tony Stark kind of character, but still, 50 years later, you'd expect to have seen some of that technology to have filtered down, especially on a military ship, doubly so for the computer paper and the security systems. Bottom line, I'm disapointed and I have no inclination to watch it as a series unless I'm really bored. I had heard that they were going to do a series from the POV of the Cylons, hopefully they do, and it's good. I'm going to go into a bit spoiler heavy here, so if you don't want to be spoiled, stop now! I'm a bit fuzzy on if there is a single Cylon or two. There's obviously the Zoey-Cylon, who failed, awoke in the lab, and called Lacey, but was it a seperate one who performed in the military demonstration or was that Zoey-Cylon as well? I also don't recall Bill ever talking about his Tauran roots, I recall the farmer bit, but not the Tauran bit. Nor anything on the sister or mother backstory, so I don't know if there are any contradictions, but you'd think that would bias Bill later in life, especially with talk about a One God. I was also a bit surprised by the amount of, well, not porn, but "adult" situations in the pilot. BSG isn't kid friendly, but it seemed like they did it just to do it with all the themed virtual rooms. I'm not saying it's necessarily good or bad, I'm just surprised to see it at all. There's also some issues of mechanical proliferation that seems odd. The Graystones seem to have technology all over the place, with the robot butlers, the sensors on the tennis courts, computer paper, etc. However, I didn't really see any technology outside of their home and work. To be honest, I was partly expecting to see a world kind of like Detroit in TFA is, with machines doing all sorts of labor, as severely limited intelligence machines. While Ann Veal (Arrested Devlopment!) - err, Zoey was an interesting character, again I'm not all that fond of her, or the likely fact that she will be responsible for the Cylon Holy War due to her beliefs; it just doesn't seem "right" with the story of BSG. I don't know, maybe I was expecting the belief in The One True God to come from Earth and the human Cylons after they made contact with the colonies Cylons, or maybe as part of what caused the Cylon revolution to go from servants of man to battling them, but with Zoey's beliefs and being the first Cyclon, it doesn't seem right to me.