If you saw the show, you know the music and you'll automatically buy this CD as memorabilia. Stu Phillips tries to elevate his TV music to the level of a John Williams movie score by using the Scottish National Orchestra. It almost works, but not quite. These are epic-scale, grandiose performances, but they reveal the limitations of the original score, which is really meant for the small screen. Most of the memorable themes are short motifs, such as "Red and Blue," a jaunty short scale representing speeding Colonial Vipers crossing their paths in space, or the crushing "Imperious Leader" theme which rips off John Williams' Death Star motif with pounding timpanis. "Sex at Last" is a great title for the love music for Starbuck and Cassiopea, but the music is anything but torrid--it's gentle, restrained, and fairy-tale like. Of course, the main theme and end credits are glorious and benefit from the mighty horns of the SNO, but it makes me want to hear a more developed theme, because Phillips had the makings of a great symphonic concert piece. The "Theme to Battlestar Galatica" is structured in classical 3-part sonata-form: opening horn fanfare, middle formal statement with horn and strings, and resolution. It has the potential to outdo Star Wars. Maybe something to shoot for if and when the new movie comes out.