Television: Small-Screen Star Wars

Battlestar Galactica seems strangely familiar

What much-ballyhooed show has the following elements: 1) a wise old man whose mission is to save the human race; 2) an unusually nasty villain who wants to destroy the human race; 3) two handsome young bucks who trade good-humored gibes; 4) the most huggable little robot in the universe; 5) a bizarre barroom populated by inhuman creatures on a desert planet; 6) lots of gray spaceships whishing around against a brilliant blue background?

The answer, as anyone knows who has been watching TV promotion spots lately, is ABC's...

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