It was for about the first season, and then it crashed and burned for every reason that Benedict described. The moral ambiguity is the worst. The queers in Hollywood couldn't stand to have clearly defined good and evil, even when one of the sides tried to annihilate the other by way of a nuclear sneak attack. That's what makes that show now unwatchable. They even had an episode where the humans had the perfect opportunity to wipe out all the Cylons at once by use of some kind of virus, but one of the wussy male pilots decided that we just didn't "have the right to arbitrarily wipe out a whole species". Never mind the fact that the Cylons tried to do exactly that to humans and were almost successful and never mind that the Cylons are freaking machines. It's disgusting.
The whole point of the show was if humanity has the right to exist. What makes the humans better than the machines? It's not much different than humanity today. That example was a strong part of the plot line. The humans didn't wipe out the Cylons. And later in the show, the Cylons realized that the genocide of the humans made them just like the humans so they stopped. THat's why they occupied New Caprica. I believe one of the underlying ideas in the show is that humanity and the cyclons need to reconcile or neither will survive.
posted on 01/20/2009 1:18:38 PM PST
(Democrats are to morals what an Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
The whole point of the show was if humanity has the right to exist.
Well, there's your problem, right there. Why wouldn't they have a right to exist? Only a hand-wringing liberal show would even bother to ask such a question.
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