If there’s one thing the internet loves, it’s a mash-up. We’ve seen Prometheus melded with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Doctor Who given a magic carpet ride with The Big Lebowski. Even a gorgeous Pixar facelift given to our beloved Star Trek. But the real challenge for a successful mash-up is to combine two thematically dissimilar properties in a way that looks organic. And you can’t get much more dissimilar than Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica and NBC’s one-time sitcom juggernaut Friends.
Kudos, then, to YouTuber MugAGum for managing to find enough silly-looking material to create a BSG version of the Friends opening credits, accompanied by the relentlessly peppy strains of The Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There for You.” Let’s face it, Battlestar was a pretty damn dour show on the best of days, so it’s not material that lends itself to frivolity. Nevertheless, we’ve got Starbuck having a water-hose fight, Baltar flexing for the camera, and Admiral Adama slurping spaghetti. Good times.
So wait, if Battlestar Galactica is Friends, what does that make Caprica? Just Shoot Me? Suddenly Susan? God help us — The Single Guy?