Ash assures me that the new Battlestar Galactica is better than the original. I sure hope so. (I’ve never seen the original, so I’ll take his word.)
Battlestar is just Women of the Prehistoric Planet, which is a terrible movie that was featured (i.e. made fun of) on Mystery Science Theater 3000. The plot for both is that there is this advanced civilization in space in trouble that eventually ends up on a new planet, and that planet is Earth. That’s a big twist ending, isn’t it? The reason I think that Women of the Prehistoric Planet is better is because it only last 1.5 hours and there are robots making fun of it the whole time. Battlestar Galactica, on the other hand, lasted several seasons, comes with additional commentary and bonus features that double the length of suffering, and the robots aren’t as funny.
If your fanboy brings up Battlestar or insists on watching it, bring up Women of the Prehistoric Planet. You might get points for your own nerd-reference, or he might get insulted and change the subject.