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cultural vandal | by maryann johanson

‘Battlestar Galactica’ blogging: “No Exit”

(lots of spoilers! assumes you’ve seen the episode!)

(previous: “Blood on the Scales”)

Quick catch-up on the previous two episodes before tonight’s new one…
Lots of random thoughts:

New opening bit! “This has all happened before, and it will happen again.” Do they mean again again, or by “again” do they mean the again that happened with the Cylon attack on the 12 colonies? My head hurts.

Ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod: Ellen downloaded!

Ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod: Daniel? The Seven? A sensitive artist type? Sounds dreee-meee

Man, Cavil is bitter, twisted fuck, ain’t he? I mean, more so than we ever realized.

Man, there’s something weird and disturbing about fatherly Saul Tighe going goo-goo over a baby.

The fleet has a ship called Incheon Valley? Can we take this in the same way as we took the Bob Dylan song, as a stand-in for something that resonates for the colonials in the same was as the Earth references do for us?

Galactica is falling apart! “Her bones are rotten”… I predict Galen will tell the Old Man that the ship’s got one good jump left in her, and that’s that. You know, to force the fleet to finally stop and settle somewhere (and so end the story).

John Hodgman as the brain doc: he must have been in geek heaven.

So the final five came by sublight to the 12 colonies. I’m a tad confused: are we still missing a colony? Kobol? Is there still another potential home full of humans and/or skinjobs out there for the fleet to find?

“These old planets,” says Lee, “that’s not who we are anymore.” So true, and so important to get past that in order to create a new civilization…

Cavil speech about wanting to see gamma rays and feel solar wind… Someone’s been reading Vernon Vinge and Charles Stross. All of the skinjob stuff about downloading and resurrection has always incorporated concepts of the Singularity and posthumanism, but this is the most explicit explication of those concepts yet.

And hey, will the final five re-create resurrection, and if so, why not extend it to everyone? We’re down to 39,556 survivors. Not counting Cylons, of course. Shouldn’t they start counting Cylons…?

(next: “Deadlock”)

(Watch full episodes and get recaps at Sci Fi’s official site for the show.)

MPAA: rated TV14-SV

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