September 07, 2006

BSG Fans Rejoice!! is broadcasting ten 2.5 minute Battlestar Galactica "webisodes" leading up to the October 6th season premiere to whet the fan's appetites. Titled "The Resistance", each part will be launched every tues and thurs for the rest of the month and the first week of October.

Part One is here. Click the link that says "The Resistance: Part One" in the archives. After it runs, it will automatically advance to Part Two, which premiered today.

Very reminiscent of Nazi-occupied Europe during WWII. Cool stuff!

Posted by: Gary at 02:15 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 I couldn't believe how long I had to wait until the new season; but now that it's upon us, I can't believe how fast time flies. It seems like it wasn't too long ago that it was the 2004 Election.

Posted by: wordsmith at September 07, 2006 01:51 PM (nrGCx)

2 Yes, the writers of BSG have turned out yet another fine product - one that portrays 'insurgents' as the good guys. Hmmm..perhaps these webisodes are a reflection of the writers view of 'insurgents' in Iraq today? Watch them and decide for yourself.

Posted by: Skye at September 07, 2006 06:54 PM (MfeOa)

3 No, I think the writer's are making more historical comparisons, say to the French underground during WWII. Tyrol, Tigh and co. are "insurgents" in the sense that they are freedom-fighters. They're fighting to escape the oppression of the Cylons. The insurgents in Iraq are not freedom fighters. They are terrorists who are fighting against freedom, because that's what they fear. Freedom is what they wish to defeat, so they can impose their warped view of Islamofascism on the people of the Middle-East.

Posted by: Gary at September 07, 2006 07:34 PM (Z0vta)

4 I completely agree with you, Gary. Terrorists should NEVER be compared to freedom fighters in any way, shape or form and I get the historical reflection of Vichy france being played out in the fictional setting of New Caprica. Yet this comparison to Iraq is being heard loud and clear by the fans..I quote a response from Skiffy's thread discussing the Webisodes: Well, the Cylons on New Caprica don't really seem like the Nazi's. Anyone who they interrogate is "legitimately" a military target, and their presence in New Caprica is no different than the presence of the US in Iraq. They treat the people equally "nice" and have very similar goals for occupation. And this is "New Caprica" we're talking about here, if we were talking about the original attack then I'd partially agree with you. What's next? A colonial suicide bomber? The more informed posters on Skiffy have challenged this statement in later posts on the thread. These posts and other discussion boards that I frequent echo a similar political parallel to Iraq. Do I think they are right? Absolutely not. I feel the writers have crafted this story (webisode & series) with ambiguity to allow this type of comparison.

Posted by: Skye at September 07, 2006 09:41 PM (MfeOa)

5 I think ambiguity is exactly what they've intentionally done. I still think back to the original BSG pilot, where the Cylon appeasers and the pacifists made it possible for the destruction of the Colonies to take place; and then when that ambassador guy on that bug planet (sorry, it's been a long while) ordered all Colonial Warriors attend festivities on the planet in dress uniforms, unarmed. They musta all been democrats. Thankfully, Adama and the military were wiser than that. What I'm not getting, is if the Cylons were vicious and evil, why didn't they slaughter and make example of, anyone who served in the military? Tigh should not be a free man, with his military service record. Ah, well. I'm sure all will come clear when it airs. Ok, not really.

Posted by: wordsmith at September 07, 2006 11:06 PM (nrGCx)

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