Let the nerdiness begin.
I thought this through while I was watching Star Trek. It would seem that it would happen the way you said at first, and if the Enterprise ever got close it would indeed go down that way. But let's remember the Galactica has an entire airwing. That is the key to victory. The Galactica can just instantaneously jump around, and so can its Raptors, until it finds the Enterprise, lay an ambush with its air wing or deploy the air wing them jump away. One nuke from a Raptor should be enough to disable the Enterprise to the point that the Vipers could finish it off. The Enterprise has no weapons suitable for use against lots of independent small craft in all directions.
Basically its like the Prinice of Wales and the Repulse (a fast battleship and a battlecruiser) off of Malaysia in 1941. If they had ever gotten close to the Japanese fleet they would have gone through them like tissue paper but they were destroyed by naval aviation before they could even find the enemy much less get within gun range. It's basically just the classic carrier vs. battleship situation in space.
All in all you're probably right but mind, there has been some classic films made over the decades that successfully comment about issues of the time.
Charlie Chaplins ' the Great Dictator" ? Satirizing Nazi Germany, On the Beach, Dr Strangelove, To Kill a Mockingbird, Twelve Angry Men. to name a few.
Can anyone recall the name of the movie which I thought was a bit to cheesey to waste money on seeing at the theatre,( I thought I might look for it with my free DVD hire voucher at the local video store) about the American Nuclear Aircraft Carrier that gets transported back into time into the WW2 Pacific war locale. What was the name of the carrier that appeared in the film?
Whats you guys opinion on the tV series of the terminator, I never watched more than the ist 2 episodes of the 1st series.