Saturday, March 24, 2007

My thoughts on Battlestar Galactica, thus far.

As I've just started watching the series, I thought it'd be fun to kind of document my impressions and theories as I go. Just so I can look back and be all..."Well, I was totally wrong about that!"

But as far warning, I will discuss major spoilers. So from here on in:

Right. So far, I've really enjoyed watching it. My major fear is that the whole first season is going to be one crisis per episode. That is going to get old FAST. I'd like a peek into how the civilians are living. I know the show is all about the Galactica, but still. The entire human race just basically got decimated and now these 40,000 or so people have to make their homes on ships that probably weren't designed to live on. How do you manage? What do you tell your kids?

Other thing: They are getting quite a few things wrong about Ancient Greek mythology. They stated that Apollo was god of the hunt, which I'm pretty certain was his sister Artemis's job. They said that Starbuck worshipped Aphrodite and Artemis, but when they show her with the figures it's quite obviously Artemis and Athena. It's not difficult to get right!

But that makes me wonder, how the hell do they have Greek gods if the 'Earth' colony split off first. I'd like a bit more history on how all this developed. And why their legal system seems to be just like the American one. "I plead the 23rd" instead of "I plead the 5th."

Which also makes me wonder, how do the Cylons know about Christianity? Surely that's an Earth thing? But maybe I'm just not suspending enough disbelief.

I like the characters. I think they did a good job in casting. Commander Adama plays the powerful yet vulnerable so well. And I love the president. She is so good. Although, I think she had a lapse of judgement in not chucking the Cylon guy out the airlock just because she had a dream about him.

Which leads to: Is Adama a Cylon? And if so, which Adama? If the statement is true (which I'm betting on it not being) but if it is, I'm thinking it's Apollo. But the only motivation I can find for a Cylon revealing that is to sew mistrust, so that makes it a false statement.

Well, those are my thoughts, impressions, and theories so far. I'm excited to find out what happens next. There aren't enough hours in the day to catch up!

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