Battlestar Galactica is back

If you're one of our US-based readers, you will have seen the first episode of the new Battlestar Galactica run last night. Titled "Sometimes a Great Nation", it will hit UK screens on Tuesday 20 January at 9pm on Sky1 .

So: have you seen it yet? io9 was blogging it live as it broadcast. Meanwhile here's the LA Times review of the episode, including a look at how grim the season is shaping up to be:

'Battlestar has never been a bright and breezy show. Its characters are, after all, the few survivors of a nuclear genocide wandering the universe in search of sanctuary from the still-not-satisfied Cylons. So everyone has a lot of emotional baggage... "Sometimes a Great Nation" makes every previous episode look like "The Music Man." Dark, despairing, despondent, all the big D words would work here.'

Follow the countdown to the final episode over on the official Battlestar Galactica website . Some of these links may have spoilers if you're going to watch at UK pace. Let us know what you think of Battlestar in the comments below, or in the Battlestar thread on our forum .