29 May, 2008

Battlestar Galactica

Anybody not watching the final season of Battlestar Galactica has rocks in their heads. Both thoughtful and fantastical, BSG outclasses most other Science Fiction films and TV series I've ever seen.

Like the Sopranos in space, it captures relationships between families, friends and lovers - real, dysfunctional relationships - relationships between political ideals and the realities of government, between religion and faith, between every shade of political idealism, cynicism and pragmatism, as well the relationship between the state and the military. And all of this, with robot baddies!

Check out this
primer on the show at Salon.com to find out what you are missing/get up to speed and this guide to the Last Supper picture above.