That's utter nonsense regarding why the original series, of which I am a proud fan of, is still fondly remembered. FIrst off, it was not a "rip off" of SW. That is George Lucas disinformation caused by a lawsuit he filed that was dismissed as being totally without merit. Second, the show was NOT a camp silly show in the tradition of a show like "Buck Rogers" or "Lost In Space". Conceptually, it was a much more serious, grandiose kind of show, and produced a number of outstanding episodes, such as the two-part "Living Legend" with Lloyd Bridges as Commander Cain, "War Of The Gods" with Patrick MacNee in his best known TV role outside of "The Avengers" and the last episode "The Hand Of God." These were epic style examples of storytelling that were not done for silly laughs (one of the greatest falsehoods perpetrated about the original is the notion that it was all about robot daggits etc. when in fact the screentime of the not fondly remembered Muffit was minimal) and in fact are far better examples of sci-fi storytelling than many an episode of original Trek (no one is ever going to say with a straight face that episodes like "Patterns Of Force" constitute better storytelling). Galactica In Name Only, was simply a politically correct rip-off that removed all of the things that made the original special. (1) Sympathetic characters (2) A universe that dared to present a conflict in the terms of moral absolutes of good/evil without falling back on the smelliest of stale cliches, "We brought this all on ourselves" (3) A universe that was actually sympathetic to the broader concept of a traditional Judeo-Christian perspective about religious matters. It was written by a person who had zero understanding of the original series (by his own admission he had watched only one episode since 1979 when he first put things together) and who treated the fanbase that had kept interest in the property alive for 25 years and who had simply hoped to see some closure to the series they had enjoyed, with the shabbiest contempt and condescension I have ever seen from an individual (and now this person has taken to referring to himself as the "creator" of Battlestar Galactica, which he is not entitled to do) Yes indeed, people are entitled to their opinion, but the condescending arrogance of the GINO fanbase as to why their show is viewed with total contempt by those of us who feel otherwise, in which they presume that we are somehow fans of this show for reasons borne out of an obsession with 70s hair and kiddie-fare (which Galactica was not) and are somehow not appreciative of so-called "good writing" is the most inexcusable thing about this controversy I've seen. No one bats an eye when one expresses a preference for the original Planet Of The Apes movie over Tim Burton's dreadful version, and it's no different for those of us who defend the original and the REAL Battlestar Galactica. Consider me among those who will never understand the obsessed determination to call GINO some magnificent work of art immune from all forms of criticism.