Joshua BishopRoby lays out why BSG rocks:

…every episode, and I mean every episode, picks a couple characters and the issue or conflict that most applies to them, and proceeds to stomp on it, applying excrutiating pressure on it, then adds more pressure, and then more pressure.

In addition to being fantastic in its own right, BSG is amazing fodder for gaming (sci-fi or otherwise). BSG Season 1 and the first half of season 2, BSG Season 2.0, (affiliate links) are out now on DVD.