Don’t waste your time lamenting the cancellation of Enterprise – the show’s been a dog since the first time that sappy theme song aired. If you want to see the best science fiction on television, watch Battlestar Galactica on the Sci Fi Channel.
It was beautiful. Spooky. Personal. Dark. Imagine a robot that looks like a human having a conversation about God with a human scientist who’s given up on his humanity. Imagine spaceships that travel silently through space with maneuvering thrusters that account for actual physics – the ships keep going when the engines go out as they would in space. And, of course, imagine menacing mechanical evil – not the cheesy Terminator kind, and not the sprawling dirty Matrix kind – a truly robotic kind, scary because of how little of it is revealed.