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Democracy through Battlestar Galactica

12 February, 2009 (23:25) | Uncategorized | By: Lancer Kind

I’ve got this essay about the conflict between the military that runs the Galactica and the President who presumes to represent the civilians.  I’d love to just post it below but if I do that where just anyone on the Internet can see it, then I’ll have troubling selling it to a magazine.

But I can post it in such a way that subscribers can read it.  This gives the editors comfort that only people who care about what I think would read it, and that can’t possibly be a large enough number for them to worry about the “freshness” of the article.  So the below article will ask you to register to continue reading.  I know it’s a pain, but think of the act of registering as a commitment to pretending that you care what I think.  Don’t take registering as a commitment to actually caring–maybe you love the TV series and want to make sure I didn’t screw it up.  That’s OK too.  A list of subscribers who pretend to care will make me feel loved.

Democracy through Battlestar Galactica
by Lancer Kind

Battlestar Galactica 1978

The new Battlestar Galactica signaled from episode one how different it would be from the 1978 original series.  Its daring peaked in a scene with the sexy, tall Cylon named Six standing next to a human mother.  The mother allows Six to hold the baby.  Six cradles it in her arms and coos to it, making noises of admiration.  Then she puts her hand beneath its head and snaps its neck.  Soon after that, the Cylons nuke the cities on Caprica.  Contrast this scene with the opener of the original series where the largest emotional impact was seeing people dodge laser blasts and a boy’s dagget (dog) being killed off camera.  Times have changed.

New Battlestar Galactica

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