January 16th, 2006


Why I love the new Battlestar Galactica, Part 2

Last Sunday, I wrote a short essay on what I find so great about the new BSG and why I wouldn't give it up for Lost or money.

Today I'll be a bit less formal and give you an example by way of review, from this past weekend's episode:

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Well, that's about all I had to say about BSG this time around.

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1 If you are a serious Tolkien reader, you may recall that Mandos acts as a sort of reflector for fear, though there is Ainuric judgement involved in actually setting the "countdown to reincarnation". It's never been quite explained to me just how it is that Orcish fear transmigrate - particularly how they get out so quickly if they get the same opportunity for reincarnation as their Elvish forebears. If so, we can infer at least that the "sentence" is not purely a judgement of sin or purity, nor Namo's role intercessory (for Elves). Time in incorporeal form seems to be a function of "fundamental nature" as much as impact on Arda, good and ill deeds committed in life, manner of end, even personal choice.