Like those new fries at Wendy’s or the first ten minutes of Up!, Battlestar Galactica sucks you in with its all-encompassing awesomeness. For two and a half seasons, it thunders forward like an unstoppable juggernaut of brilliant social commentary, only to go up in flames and perish a poor imitation of itself. Knowing what I know now, would I watch it again? Absolutely. I’ll take two and a half seasons of greatness and one and a half seasons of arsenic before I’ll digest consistent mediocrity. Some things are just too good to be ignored, even if they ultimately leave you staring at the television wondering what the fuck happened.

Sound like a good time to you? If it does, take careful heed of this story. BBC America has just acquired the rights to broadcast Battlestar Galactica in the United States. The reruns will be shown as part of the network’s Supernatural Saturday Night line-up beginning June 18th at 7 PM EST/ PST. There’s no word yet on whether the episodes will air in sequence or at random, but for the sake of people who haven’t seen the show in its entirety, I really hope they roll them out in order.

According to Deadline, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the deal was for the mini-series and all four seasons. Way to have your priorities together, BBC America. As much as I’d like to see another hour of Graham Norton, in absence of that, I’ll certainly accept this.

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