They Screwed Up Battlestar Galactica. (Spoilers)

October 7, 2006

I know I sound like a disgruntled nerd, but I didn’t like it.  In fact, I was 2 seconds away from turning it off.

Spoiler alert.  If you haven’t seen it, stop reading.

At the outset, the acting was good, and the characters were believable.  The topics the writers chose however, made me nauseous.

I absolutely hate casting humans under Cylons in the light of contemporary politics.  And what a heavy hand too.  At one point, I yelled:  “I get it!” at the TV hoping that they would just stop already with the parallels.  Look, part of the appeal of Sci Fi is escape from reality.  We see the middle east drama every day, I have absolutely zero interest in seeing it in fiction as well.

The Starbuck/Casey drama is what almost made me turn it off.  If I hate politics in fiction, I completely despise using kids as a manipulative plot point.  It was contrived and despicable.  Again, we read about news stories where bad things happen to kids.  I don’t want to see it on shows that I watch voluntarily.   It’s upsetting.

I don’t mind being upset for a plot point.  Good drama involves the full range of human emotion.  But don’t pull stories one and two from the front page and cram them down my throat.  It will only make me barf and that’s pretty much what I did after I watched the show.


One Response to “They Screwed Up Battlestar Galactica. (Spoilers)”

  1. Steve Says:

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