Does Graystone live next door to Baltar's house or what?
The first part of the pilot was kind of goofy, I'm not sure how much I like the Holoband, or the group of teens. After the teens made their 'exit' things started getting better. Adams and Graystone meeting seemed kind of awkward, with the "Let's get coffee. There is a coffee place around the corner" dialogue.
That they threw some nice female nudity in there was a bit shocking. Could have used some of that in the extended Razor. I guess I can hold out some hope for seeing some of our favorite Cylons naked for some reason in "The Plan," right?
Anyway, some of the later stuff was pretty cool. So Tauron is pretty much Mexico, nice! I didn't expect Bill Adama's uncle to be a crazy ass gangster, but it all worked pretty well.
I think the prototype Cylons stole the show for me. Especially the first test where they didn't have a decent AI brain for it. Reminds me of my college days trying to program robots to do seemingly the most simple things only to have them fail miserably. Cylon Zoe was a great Frankenstein type moment.
Polly Walker plays a monotheist of all things, and keeps her clothes on. Kind of a waste of her talents shown in HBO's "Rome", oh well.
I'm pretty curious to see what direction this thing will take. How long is it until the first Cylon war starts? Since the show proper starts a good year plus after this DVD pilot, will the show jump a bit in time as well? I didn't expect to see any of the first cylon war in the show after hearing about it, but after viewing it, if the show isn't canceled I could see it showing it, or leading into another miniseries/spinoff about it.
Oh, and I thought Bear's score fit very well. Even threw in a little bit of the Adama Theme, very nice!