Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Frakkin' BSG Post
I love Sci-fi shows. During the Tom Baker years, I would watch Dr. Who. I also caught War of the Worlds (both seasons), and of course, the original Battlestar Galactica.
During the years the new BSG was on, I would jump in and out. I was there for the Election of Gaius Baltar and New Caprica. I returned for the whole of the last season as the Final Five were bandied about. The destroyed Earth and the final battles (Cylon and Human).
Every action had a reaction. The Cylon Civil war gave way to a coalition of Humans and Cylons, which beget Gaeta's Mutiny, which in turn, almost destroyed Galactica. After the final battle against the Cylons (Dean Stockwell rocked as John Cavail), Galactica ended up on our Earth.
Starbuck turned out to be a Ghost from G-d to lead this Tribe home. A literal Duex Ex Machina. Given the introduction to the original BSG, it seems the writers wanted this Tribe of survivors to be Ancient Astronauts.
It would have been interesting if Gaeta's Mutiny suceeded and then finding our Earth, but they needed Starbuck's internal memory to find it.
My questions is, did the writers rely too much on the idea of a "G-d" finding a home for humans and Cylons? Or was G-d the whole point of the journey to Earth? Did Baltar pay for his sins of twice betraying Humankind (once on Caprica, again on New Caprica)?And will history repeat itself?
So Say We All!