"Our goal is nothing less than the reinvention of the science fiction television series.
We take as a given the idea that the traditional space opera---with its stock characters, techno double-talk, bumpy-headed aliens, thespian histrionics and empty heroics---has run its course and a new approach is required.
That approach is to introduce realism into what has heretofore been an aggressively unrealistic genre..."
-Ronald D. Moore, the Battlestar Galactica series Bible, Battlestar Galactica: The Official Companion, p.8-
"My first thought was that we had to do something that was as different from the original show, the various Star Trek shows and all the other contemporary science fiction series as we could possibly make it.
I felt we somehow had to use the extraordinary mythos of Battlestar Galactica and its timeless themes in a completely original way."
-David Eick, Battlestar Galactica The Official Companion, p.8-