^ Of course both versions were of their time. You could not make a TOS-style BSG today, and you sure couldn't have made a nuBSG-ish version back in the 70's. It doesn't make one show more 'real' than the other, it's just a product of the times, nothing more. They say every decade gets the movies it deserves - the same thing applies to TV.
That being said, I totally love the idea of The Second Coming
and it still pisses me off that Hatch didn't get to expand it. The fact that he just made that one little bit of it, though, is amazing. He paid for the whole thing out of his own pocket, didn't he?