I've started watching the more recent Battlestar Galactica series. I watched a bit of the late 70s series when I was a child, which never really grabbed my attention.
So far, I've seen the 2003 miniseries and the first episode of the show which began in 2004, and I'm deeply impressed. The worldbuilding is outstanding, and the stories are well-written, acted, and directed.
I suspect that Stargate: Universe (an excellent show in its own right) is derivative of it. Both feature the same shaky-camera documentary style cinematography. And central to both shows is that the characters have been thrown at random into the unknown with minimal resources.
Have you seen Battlestar Galactica? What did you think of it?