i am not a television watcher, but i just watched all four seasons of battlestar galactica over a span of two months earlier this year, and I’ve got to say the series rocked. There’s so much in there, I wish I blogged about it throughout each season.
I don’t want to give away too much if you haven’t watched it, but it’s a sci-fi oriented post-apocalyptic drama – a bit like the explorations of noah’s ark in space. It sounds kooky but the characters and the questions it provokes are phenomenal.
What I loved about the show:
How humans have an incredible capacity to survive the toughest conditions
Questions of why we of all species deserve to survive?
How humans were either atheists or polytheists, while the ‘evil’ robots were monotheists
What it’s like to become that which you hate
pressing the limits of what it means to love and value – regardless of beliefs and even origins
How they managed to mix themes of technology and progress with mythical stuff like angels
The cyclon robots seemed to have a type of militant evangelicalism.
Themes of Islamic jihad and even Buddhist reincarnation were explored (ie. the downloading to new bodies)
Questions of who your creator is, why he made us, and what good is he?
I didn’t like Baltar’s christ-like evolution, but I loved the subtle bits of him despising his farm boy childhood and re-embracing it.
Whether we truly value the soul, or the shell it’s encased in?
I could go on and on. Anyone else love Battlestar? See incredible themes that tie in issues of faith and humanity?