The Eighth Law of Science Fiction: It was Boomer all along! (See: Planet of the Apes, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Sixth Sense, Brazil.)
So that's it, kids. All in all, I'd give it a nice, solid B. And as far as comparisons to the original are concerned, well, my best advice would just be to not make any at all. In truth, there were only three things I wanted to see from the original: Vipers in the launch tube, pulsing red eyes, and "By your command." I got all three, so I'm a happy camper on that score. If this does go to series, however, I'd much rather they spent their time dealing with the fleet and the humans, instead of the Cylons and their wacky humanoid schemes. The original is remembered fondly for a reason, and let's just hope Ron Moore doesn't forget that. And now with that said, I bid you all a fond farewell. Somebody wake me up when they remake Buck Rogers. That purple spandex jumpsuit changed my life.