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Old January 29 2012, 12:49 AM   #222
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Re: Talk of Bryan Singer's BSG project resurfaces

The premise for a new movie doesn't require apocalypse nor does it require Cylons. (Fatuous fatwas about what's cheesy and what's not don't count as rational thought, much less decide anything. It is the Cylons whose dramatic function as The EVIL that is cheesy, in the sense of a cheap substitue for drama, in the sense of wretched melodramatic excess.

In the new BattleStar Galactica, we got the same damn cheese. Even worse, in the later series, the "Cylons" were exterminated despite being people, except for the few who earned the right to exist by actively engaging in the annihilation of their fellows. And the in depth exploration of the human condition found that a shockingly high percentage of main characters weren't even human. It really is hard to top that for being cheesy.

The more any new movie gets away from the 9/11 fueled bigotry of the new series, the better it might be.
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