And then there was Galactica 1980, but we try to ignore that...There were two big differences in the original and the remake.
The original had hope for the future, the remake didn't.
While I REALLY liked looking at Grace Park and Tricia Helfer, and just couldn't quite buy into the humanoid cylons.
The reboot was an excellent series, but I tired of it and quit watching after part of season 3.
Funnily, the budget for the pilot episodes/movie, "Saga of a Star World", was $8 million compared to *Star Wars*' $11 million. So "Poor Man's Star Wars" but they did mighty fine with what they had. The earlier episodes were poorer in quality because they had to scramble to write them after being picked up as a weekly series.The new series was way too woke and dramatic for me. The original series was the poor man's Star Wars. Loved it.