With the upcoming summer from hell (Euro 2008, Wimbledon, Olympic Games, Tour de France and more taking over the Dutch tv channels) I thought I'd try out Battlestar Galactica. I've been hooked pretty much from the start of the mini-series. Unfortunately I'm now already mid-way season 3, so I fear I'll have caught up way before the summer starts. For lots of background info, try the Battlestar Wiki.
The story opens with a genocide, an apocalyptic destruction of 12 planets. Billions of human lives are lost. The survivors run away, fleeing an implacable enemy, the Cylons, who are determined to destroy them, and they're looking for a mythical place called Earth.