Many of you who know me have laughed (cruelly!) at the fact that I watched Battlestar Galactica faithfully ("Nerdfest!" you said). I maintain that it was one of the best shows on television, though. They looked human frailty and tragedy square in the face and didn't settle for easy answers or cliches (though some were disappointed with the finale).
Anyway, I point you to several theological reflections on the show, in an attempt to get across to you that it really was not a cheap knock-off show, but a real work of art, with some interesting implications behind it.
- On Exodus, the Land, and the Gods, or: Why Battlestar Galactica is the Best Show on Television
- "All Manner of Things Shall Be Well": Saying Goodbye to Battlestar Galactica
- So Long, Battlestar Galactica (from church and pomo blog)
If you've never watched the series, go rent the DVDs (we have the first season) and enjoy! And don't be scared to say you like a sci-fi show, even if people start saying "Nerdfest!" around you. So say we all!
Sivin Kit says
So say we all … I thoroughly enjoyed the new BSG.
All good theologians have a love for sci-fi!
Brad E. says
Thanks for the kind links. Glad to continue to find fellow theological appreciators of BSG!
I will wait to add comments until I’ve watched this show, as the first three discs from Season One arived in the mail today from Netflix 🙂