Wednesday, February 3, 2010

So Say We All *

I am not a big science fiction fan. Generally, whenever I realize that there is a spaceship involved, I instantly lose interest.

Martin, being the geek that he is, loves it. He started watching the revamped Battlestar Galactica when it first aired. Since it involved spaceships, I paid no attention. He recently decided to re watch the entire new series from beginning to end.

Some of it creeped in and I got interested. Not because it involves spaceships, but because it has an intricate, interesting story. It involves sociology, culture, politics, religion, courage, and tolerance.

The characters are well-developed and complex, with lots of back story. There's a bit of romance and lots of action and adventure thrown in. Good guys turn out to be villains and villains turn out to be good guys. When Martin started watching it, I declared it The Soap Opera On The Spaceship, but it's not at all. Any student of history will find it fascinating.

So yeah, that's where I've been.

* "So say we all" is the Battlestar Galactica catchphrase, much as Capatin Picard, aboard the Enterprise during the Next Generation, used "Make it so."

2 comments:

fvracer_x said...

Actually "So say we all" is just about the same as "Amen". They use it for religious reasons as well as using it as a sign of unity for important decisions or even very weighty statements.

So say we all.

fvracer_x said...

On another note, I'm glad you are enjoying BSG Lisa. It IS an excellent story and it is so well told that it does become difficult not to put yourself in the position those poor remnants of humanity are in. It boggles the mind, it really does. If only all remakes could be a 10th this good.