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Best dystopian robot saga: 'The Terminator' or 'Battlestar Galactica'?
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"The Terminator" and "Battlestar Galactica" portray dystopian futures where robots are at war with the human race. "The Terminator" gave us Schwarzenegger as the ur-cyborg assassin, plus Sarah Connor and Skynet. But "BSG" fans love its dark premise: the cylons have already triggered a nuclear war, and several thousand survivors are fleeing the robots intent on their destruction. Which is your favorite man-versus-machine saga? 🤖

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"Terminator" loyalists say director James Cameron made a horror sci-fi mashup. While subsequent "Terminator" installments have received some critiques, the original T-800's relentless pursuit of Sarah Connor through 1980s LA set the standard for dystopian thrillers and still holds up today. "BSG" is great, but it did not change film history.

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When asked which franchise delivers the goods, "BSG" fans say there's no fracking debate here. "BSG" has the edge with the awesome space battles, constant fear of cylon infiltration and the sheer darkness of having the Twelve Colonies wiped out.

Discover Magazine's Corey S. Powell and Stephen A. Cass wrote:

You want shiny metal killing machines? Check. You want good-looking cyborgs? Check. How about a struggle in which the stakes are nothing less than the survival of the human race? Check. So pretty much everything Terminator has, Battlestar Galactica has too—plus fleet-on-fleet space combat, an insightful allegory to our post-9/11 world, and a wickedly layered narrative.
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While not every installment in the "Terminator" franchise has been met with critical or fan applause, "T2" is widely considered one of the best sequels ever made.

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But BSG fans say their series is the superior one. #SoSayWeAll

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 The nuances of "Battlestar Galactica" and its cylons appeal to many fans more than the black-and-white world of "The Terminator."

Slate's Miles Brundage wrote:

Battlestar Galactica contains many subplots about the vast range of possible configurations of humans and technologies—for example, the Cylons on the show have broadly humanlike emotions and values, but also have unique capabilities such as the ability to immerse themselves in virtual reality at a moment's notice, reminiscent of the visions of modern “transhumanists.” 
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But there is no TechNoir sequence in "BSG"! "Terminator" truly changed science fiction forever.

FINAL RESULTS
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Best dystopian robot saga: 'The Terminator' or 'Battlestar Galactica'?
#TeamTerminator
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamBSG