I watched the TSCC unaired pilot back to back with the official season premier.
The official season premier is cut a bit tighter, and the new scenes are very meaningful. The new Charley Dixon sets the right tone, he’s a lot more defensive about Sarah with Agent Ellison.
But what amazed me is how big a difference the musical scored made. The unaired pilot felt so out of place compares to the official episode with Bear’s music. It gave the show the sense of urgency. And very subtle with emotional scenes.
Makes me wonder how big a difference it would have made if BSG didn’t have Bear scoring for it.