Friday, February 24, 2006

The Poltics of "Galactica"

Here's my NY Post feature on Battlestar Galactica, which focuses on the politics of the show and how it tweaks the expectations of both the left and the right. It's the best show on TV and tonight's episode is -- typically -- a doozy. (I've got the two-part season finale in hand and can't wait to watch it.)

6 comments:

Jimmy said...

Great article. I wish the show could get more attention from major news outlets and the Emmys.

You're right, last night's episode was a great one. I think it says something about the quality of show (which has been in the toilet up until recently) that I am often dismayed at the choices made by these fictional characters. I think you're article makes a valid point about personal politics. For example, my liberal sensibilities are often taken aback by the complete disregard for Cylon life. They are referred to as "toasters" and "machines" even though they bleed just like humans. The Cylon-hybrid baby is called a "thing" and "it," while Roslin actually contemplates killing it! Which is what sets this show apart from something like Star Trek, in which the more liberal viewpoint would get greater play. However, in the end, these characters almost always make the "correct" choice. As in last night's episode: the Cylons might think the baby is dead, but Roslin chose instead to put the child into the hands of what we hope is a good mother. Great show!

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Anonymous said...

Anyone know where Michael is? He didn't move into that apartment from Dark Water, did he?

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tjames said...

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tjames said...

Hi.this is james.this is the good article on a television.you have publish the news on television.The politics of Battlestar Galactica. People have been talking about how the events of Battlestar Galactica relate to real world politics.
===================================
james
California Dui