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The Tally Ho

Monday, February 14, 2005

BSG

Below Elwood mentioned that the only show that he is currently watching was the new, updated, Battlestar Galactica. He isn't the only one as 3.2 million viewers tuned in for the 4 February episode. Shows like BSG must operate on many levels to have a broad audience. But what Elwood states below is true
The only show I care about now is the new Battlestar Galactica. Laugh all you want, it's the only show that takes on post-9/11 America head on. Nothing says 21st Century America like a sexy suicide bomber.

This past episode deals with a suicide bomber and the government, military, and civilian reaction to that and the idea that more Saboteurs are among then. This results in a commentary on military tribunals, fear/paranoia/panic/suspicion, and the need to assign blame. If you missed the mini-series that kicked off the first season, it starts with a genocide of the human race - a nuclear holocaust. A total of 50,000 human being survive and become refugees with lack of protection and a lack of resources, among other things.

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