Review: Battlestar Galactica miniseries
Overall, the characters were a lot less sympathetic. It was almost like the writers were trying to make sure we saw how disfunctional relationships were. Remember, if you are going to have an ongoing series, we have to care what happens to the characters.
Something else worth noting... I'd guess that the folks that worked on the CG space shots also worked on Firefly. The cinematography style is the same, with snap zooms and at times an unsteady hand-held camera appearance.
Oz's rating: 3 of 5 flying monkeys