Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Battlestar Galactica Is Back!

Some hiatuses seem longer than others...

The new season of Battlestar Galactica is back. Once again, the writers and producers are tackling the tough issues: what does it mean to be human? When is it acceptable to break the chain of command? When is it necessary to kill another human being?

And then there is the whole question of relationships. Two men love the same woman--only she's really not the same woman. Another man has finally admitted he loves and cares for his woman, while yet another man cannot admit his love to himself or to the woman he cares about.

There is even a blossoming of love between the older male and female lead, born of hard earned mutual respect.

All this against a backdrop of a competing religions: the human one modeled after the Ancient Greeks and the Cylon one, which is monotheistic.

Question of the week:

Adama: Why do the Cylons hate us?

Sharon (Boomer): [Long speech which I've shortened to one line] What makes you think that humans have the right to live?

You just don't get that sort of writing from network TV.