今週は、私が長年大好きなテレビ番組「バトルスター・ギャラクティカ」を皆様にご紹介します。本作品は、サイエンスフィクションのクラシック作品のリメイク版で、伝統的なサイエンスフィクションの常識をくつがえしたといっても過言ではない作品です。古びた戦艦ギャラクティカが、“サイロン”と呼ばれる機械の「種族」による壊滅的な核のホロコースト攻撃を生きのびた後に、人類がサバイバルする様子を描いている物語です。ビル・アマダ艦長(エドワード・ジェームズ・オルモス)とローラ・ロズリン大統領 (メアリー・マクドネル) は、残された5万人の生存者を率いて地球と呼ばれる未踏の新天地への逃亡を目指します。


まだ、私のおすすめが信じられませんか?それなら、是非一度ご覧になってこの作品が今世紀最高の作品のひとつに挙げるべきドラマであることをご確認ください。こんなにおもしろい作品を見ないなんて、「frakking crazy (フラッキング クレイジー)」ですよ。So say we all. (ここに そう願う!) 

Hulu Staff’s Favorite Picks

We’ve got a wide variety of employees in our Tokyo office at Hulu, with interests ranging from baseball to playing the trumpet. But there’s one thing we all have in common – an unbridled enthusiasm for great TV shows and movies!

To that end, we’re excited to share with you our “Hulu Staff Picks of the Week.” With more than five thousand films and TV episodes currently on our service, we know it can be overwhelming to find your favorite content…and we’re adding more and more content every week! So in addition to helping you find great content through recommendations, personalization, and search, we are excited to highlight some of our favorite shows for you from April.

This week, I’m happy to share with you one of my favorite TV shows of all time: Battlestar Galactica. This recent remake of the classic sci-fi series pushed boundaries beyond the traditional science fiction realms. Battlestar Galactica is the story of a rag-tag fleet of humans fighting for their survival, after living through a devastating nuclear holocaust started by the cybernetic Cylons. With only 50,000 humans remaining, Admiral Bill Adama (Edward James Olmos) and President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) must lead the small fugitive fleet of survivors into space in search of a mythical refuge known as Earth.

Battlestar Galactica (also known as “BSG”) is memorable not for its sci-fi special effects nor outlandish aliens or fancy space ships. Instead, BSG is known for its drama. Human emotions. Love. Hate. Betrayal. Hope. These are the tenets of great storytelling that we cherish at Hulu. BSG is drama at its finest, created in the mold of great television dramas like “The Sopranos” and “The West Wing” – this one just happens to take place on a spaceship.

Don’t believe me? Well, then you’ll just have to watch it for yourself in order to realize it’s one of the finest dramas of its time. You’d be frakking crazy to pass this one up. So say we all.

April 5th, 2012 Jason LeeKeenan Interim Managing Director