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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Once Again: BSG--WTF??

I love this show, but I'm getting a little tired of all the propaganda. Particularly because the analogies are flawed and make little sense. I was going to write a post about this, but Michael over at Battlestar Galactica Blog does a nice job, so read his post. I added my take on this week's episode in the comments. As always, spoilers are present.


Robert J. Avrech said...

I knew they were losing it when they started with the homicide bombings. Stopped watching soon after. Stick to "24" where Republicans and intelligence rule.

Jessica said...

As much as I enjoyed this show at one point, it is getting somewhat stale. Like Lost has become.

I don't entirely buy the Sagitaron = Muslims comparison; I think they represent just a whacked out sect within the colonies.

I must admit that I wish they would wrap up the show before it becomes a total sucky joke.

*sigh* it's so sad because Mary McDonnell is so awesome.

PsychoToddler said...

I wish they would get back to the story and leave the Iraq analogies out of it. The situation in BSG has NEVER been a good comparison to Iraq and whenever they try to connect them it ends up completely illogical.

A better comparison to what's going on in the world today would be Babylon 5's story arc. Even that had more to do with WWII than the cold war or modern politics. But it does offer insights into how the media's increasingly invasive effect on the war alters its outcome.

Anonymous said...

I think it is very unfair to say that the writers of BSG are drawing parallels to Iraq. I see that they have created multiple cultures, creeds, and societies, and are posing questions concerning the best way to govern them. I personally did not see a parallel to Iraq, or Iraqis, or Arabs, but I saw them carve out a description of a race, as told by different people, with differing views. It was a stroke of brilliance on the writers part. You see what you want to see, and I'll see what I want.

PsychoToddler said...

I'm sorry, anny, but when you use terms like "the occupation," "suicide bombers," "sectarian violence," "the insurgents" etc in your military space show, you are trying to draw parallels to the current situation in Iraq, as all of those terms are in employ there right now. The fact that the actual situation depicted in the show makes the comparison a poor one just reinforces my point.