Friday, April 25, 2008

Battlestar links

At Galactica Watercooler, fans offer their theories as to what's really going on. For example, from one Cinnibar:
Anders’ right eye was scanned. Tigh’s right eye was removed as either a deliberate or unconscious decision on the part of the Cylons to prevent him from exerting control/dominance over them.
And at the Harvard Crimson, columnist Allie T. Pape sees in Galactica evidence that "TV is Art":
As people, we consume entertainment not just out of boredom or a need to keep up with the Joneses, but because of a love of characters. We’re fascinated by other people, and the more real they seem, the better. We empathize with Holden Caulfield, Elizabeth Bennet, and Jay Gatsby; we agonize over their fictional decisions with a rigor comparable to the way we analyze our own. “Battlestar” has amazing characters, so numerous and well-developed that I could spend an entire extra article telling you about how terrific they are. But what’s the point if you’re already set against the medium in which they appear?
And Boston Globe magazine columnist Miss Conduct, Robin Abrahams, likes BSG's realistic portayal of religious diversity:
Some characters are atheist, and find relationships and the natural world give them a sufficient moral compass, sense of reverence, and reason to live. Others are true believers, and there is even diversity among fundamentalists (something I've very rarely seen portrayed) with the Geminese following a different interpretation of scripture than the Saggitarons.

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