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Old September 14 2012, 04:47 PM   #82
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Re: My rambling thoughts on BSG after a full series run-through

Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
Except the showrunners said publicly they intended it as a 9/11 allegory.

I don't know why you guys are arguing, honestly. Ron Moore wasn't exactly quiet about this. It's not that it was meant just as a direct allegory of the 9/11 attacks, either, but the things we dealt with after it, as a culture, like the limits of freedom, dealing with a "hidden" enemy, and things like that. Much of it was thematic rather than direct transposition of events into a fictional universe (though there was some of that.)

As the show went on it had the "ripped from the headlines" vibe going on with issues like Abu Ghraib, which if not fallout from 9/11 then I don't know what the fuck it was.
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