I hear what this reader is saying, but they’ve earned my trust at the outset. So we’ll see:
Ever since the astounding conclusion of last season’s BSG, I was pumped for this
year’s new episodes. However, I’m getting a very bad vibe about it being a
multi-episode Iraq war bashfest. In particular, the webisodes – which, in all
honesty, I’ve only seen the first five or six – draw complimentary parallels
between the jihadi “insurgents” and the human resistance forces on New Caprica.
Plus, there’s a story on Zap2it.com where Mary McDonnell, in discussing this
season’s plot arc, commends the BSG brain trust for their “brave and beautiful
act” in putting together this year’s series.
A “brave & beautiful act,” I believe, is vapid actorspeak for “speaking truth to
power.” To quote Krusty the Clown, “Oooooo, this is always death.”
So I’m afraid for this one. Any words of encouragement?