|While the last several Trek attempts at relevancy have been relatively weak, I agree that Firefly is PHENOMENAL, and Battlestar Galactica is AWESOME.|
But, they are very different shows. BSG is more military themed, and the stakes are the entire human race. It is almost never humorous, but instead, a very serious, life and death struggle in almost every episode. How can you beat cliffhangers like you get from episode to episode?
Firefly is damatic, funny, and very, very pro-individualist. The characters are real and dynamic in a way that BSG doesnt quite match. Every episode of Firefly makes you laugh, gives you action, drama, adventures, and all the intertwined plots, excellent.
I wouldnt want to have to choose between them, because they are both master works in my opinion. If I had to, I'd choose firefly. It is THAT good.