My rambling thoughts on BSG after a full series run-through

Discussion in 'Battlestar Galactica & Caprica' started by sonak, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Mars

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    I think you are reading a lot into those "tea leaves". I haven't seen any mention of 9/11 in the television series, Cylons might be an allegory to terrorists perhaps, in that terrorists "look, act, and feel human, and there are many copies".

    I also want to know in what way religion is not taken seriously in BSG, it did have a head Cylon who turned out to be an Angel and not actually in Baltar's head in the first place, also Starbuck apparently came back as an Angel after dying by plunging into a gas giant and somehow ending up dead on Cylon Earth.
     
  2. Robert Maxwell

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    :wtf: Why the hell would a TV series set 150,000 years before our time refer directly to 9/11?
     
  3. Deckerd

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    I understand that even with jump capability, although I never understood how base ships were actually powered, there would no chance of them ever finding anyone again, with the exception of each other. However it still niggled.
     
  4. Mars

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    Yes, why would it? The extermination of mankind is hardly comparable to a terrorist act. I don't know where he gets this Protestantism versus Jews thing either.
     
  5. Robert Maxwell

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    I don't even know what you are arguing.
     
  6. Mars

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    ^ He's throwing a lot of politics into BSG, that is not explicitly shown there. Especially the Protestant vs Jew thing, there were no Protestants or Jews in this show, it was just polytheists vs Cylon monotheists the Monotheist God was based loosely on the Christian God, but many interpreted it differently.
     
  7. gturner

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    Unless we're willing to completely trust what Khalid Sheik Muhammed said under waterboarding we can't accurately establish when the planning for 9/11 started. It could've been in the works for 150,000 years, divided into phases like getting humans out of Africa and into the Middle East, and getting other ones across the Bering land bridge and then to Manhattan, then selling Manhattan to the Europeans, and then selling them Seattle so Boeing could have a headquarters. Then the attack somehow leads to the creation of killer monotheistic robots.

    Okay, maybe that plot device isn't working too well.
     

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