So I got the DVDs for the new Battlestar Galactica’s first season, including the opening miniseries. Watching the miniseries with a much higher resolution than my tape of the broadcast showed me something I had to go back and make sure I saw. Turns out I’m not the first one to spot that in the first scene with Laura Roslin in the miniseries, a Firefly class transport is shown coming in to land. So if you’ve seen Serenity, as I think you know you must, you’ve seen rather a lot of those ships.
Just a cool little bit brought to you via Zöic, the same company that did the effects in Firefly, the short-lived series that begat Serenity. Interestingly, they developed the handheld-camera-films-spaceships technique that is so characteristic of Battlestar Galactica for Firefly, though it wasn’t used at quite the same level.
The only thing else I think is, thank the Lords of Kobol that they didn’t carry forward the kid Boxy into the series. He really didn’t work in the first Battlestar Galactica, either.
Now I have to wait ’till January for more. Suck.