Curious why people don't like BSG or B5 This is something that has bothered me for a while and has been mentioned a few times in various threads. Having just watched the Battlestar Galactica episode Pegasus I am now prompted to ask the question. Why do some people claim that Battlestar Galactica is boring and that it doesn't have as much action as Star Trek? I have heard the same accusation levelled against Babylon 5. This stance makes absolutely no sense to me, especially when the same people that claim BSG or B5 don't have enough action also claim that DS9 was the worst of the Star Trek franchise. How can anyone claim that these don't have enough action, especially compared to Star Trek and TNG? Is a one minute scene that consists of a shaking set and the occasional beam of light coming from the Enterprise somehow more exciting than the huge dogfights in BSG or the massive fleet invasions of B5? Where is the action in Star Trek that is supposedly missing in BSG, B5 and DS9? Is it a matter of format? BSG, B5 and DS9 have, more or less, a single continuing storyline with each episode building on those that have gone before and with a definate end point. For the most part, aside from the occasional "remember what we did with the Tribbles that time?" kind of comment, Star Trek is more focussed on endless self-contained episodes with only the barest of ongoing story. Is it that BSG abd B5 are a lot darker in tone than Star Trek? If so, would that mean that the people that claim BSG is boring think that the original series was exciting with it's lighthearted approach? Do some people just think that a fight against cute and furries is good TV but large scale space warfare and the brutality associated with it is not? Are flawless characters that never make mistakes better than flawed, very realistic, characters? Hmmm... interestingly there is an alcoholic character in both BSG and B5, but not in Star Trek. I'm prompted in asking this in part because of Pegasus which didn't actually have much action in it, except at the cliffhanger (when I actually yelled "No! you bastards don't end it there!"), but was an incredibly tight and fast-paced episode with tension in abundance. There was torture, rape, a fistfight that resulted in the torturer/rapist getting killed, characters bragging about raping a POW, an unstable and probably psychotic new character that is literally a cat amongst the pigeons, summary executions... I don't know. In terms of action it is a different kind of action than the big dogfights or the land battles, but it is still action packed. I just don't understand how some people think it's boring and that Star Trek is somehow more exciting. I just don't get it.