Battlestar Galactica season premiere was awesome! This is how you kick it off in style. I’m sure this episode will be talked about for a long time because of the bold political commentary hidden behind the New Caprica resistance story. Writers really went where
no few other shows on TV dare to go lately and they asked all the right questions.
How far would you go if you were fighting for survival of your people and your way of life? What are acceptable methods of resistance? What would you do if you were on that planet? Would you join the extremist resistance and fight for the right cause using methods you do not necessarily condone? Would you join the other side, and trade your principles for safety from prosecution? Or would you just sit there and do nothing?
Viewers can experience an interesting role reversal when watching the show. On Caprica the suicide bombers are the good guys. We are in the position where we can’t do anything but root for the human insurgency, and we cheer whenever they blow up toasters. We get the unique experience of completely identifying with the “terrorists” and completely understanding why they do these things.
I suspect because of the political relevance of the story, Galactica may well get noticed well outside of our little fandom. But even if we forget about the politics, it is still a gripping story. It’s painful to watch at times, but damn intriguing.
Oct 7, 2006 by Terminally Incoherent
Galactica is definitely one of the best shows on TV at the moment.
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