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Four Weddings and a Cylon

I mentioned in podcast #8 that at least four weddings between main characters have taken place off-screen since the fleet’s settlement on New Caprica: Starbuck and Anders, Chief Tyrol and Cally, Dee and Apollo, and…Helo and Sharon. In the Season 3 premiere episode Sharon is formally inducted into the fleet (again), given a uniform, and […]


Shake Off This Mortal Coil

Something has been bothering me about the cylon for some time now and I haven’t quite been able to put my finger on it till now. With Audra’s last post about cylon on cylon violence it struck me. One of the things that make us human is the fact that we get one go at […]


Cylon-on-Cylon Violence

In the Season 3 premiere, I thought it was intriguing that D’anna Biers (Number 3) points out that Caprica Six was the first Cylon to commit violence against another Cylon. (As you remember from Episode 218, “Downloaded,” Six cracked D’anna over the head with a giant rock and then freed Anders.) But immediately after this […]


Sharon’s Baby: Hera/Isis

We received a call today reminding us that Sharon actually named her baby “Hera” — after the Greek goddess, we’d imagine. In Podcast #5 we refer to her as “Isis.” Technically, both of these names are correct as far as we can tell. Though Sharon originally named her “Hera,” her name was changed to “Isis” […]


We Are the Worlds

I’ve noticed that people who appear to be from certain ethnic backgrounds on BSG tend to be from the same original colonial planets, and I can’t help but be fascinated by the relationship between ethnicity in the show and in real life. For instance, I think every character we’ve seen from Geminon is played by […]


Kill ‘Em All — We’ll Make More

I spend a lot of time here at GWC pointing out how similar the Cylons are to humans in terms of their capacity to think — and therefore their capacity to possibly (in some far, theoretical future) make peace with humans. But, as I’ve said before, that’s not going to happen any time soon — […]


Good Will Always Triumph…

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. Martin Luther King, Jr., accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 In digging up the quote by Dr. King I was trying to recall in our fourth podcast (see […]


Religious Tolerance in the World of BSG

There’s beena lot of talk about the creating and casting of strong female characters in BSG, but that’s not the only area where BSG has broken from the past to some extent. Though religion plays a very important role in the show, not all the main characters are religious — and the other characters in […]


Answers To A Few Questions

Just a couple of quick things, the answers to a few of the questions we have been shooting back and forth for a bit. I reviewed some of season 2.5 for guidance earlier last night. The first question was how many people are on the planet? The answer is 39,579. Leaving the rest, somewhere in […]


Head Games, Not Just For Humans Anymore

While skimming through a bit of season 2.0 I stopped at the scenes where Six and Boomer wake up in the pod-of-goo. I was struck by two things. The first was how much connection both of them upon waking up had with their former lives. They seemed to be very concerned with what (to them […]


Cylons vs. Pod People – Who wants to be a human-heir?

I just watched Invasion of the Body Snatchers for the first time the other night (I know, I know) and it was awesome. As you might guess, I was intrigued by how many common themes the movie shares with BSG, especially when they discover the pod people Look Like Us Now. A really weird scene […]


Three Meals Away from Anarchy

We’ll have another podcast out to you tomorrow with lots of discussion about webisode eight, but I couldn’t wait to weigh in with a few thoughts. First and foremost: What? Aaron’s sorry that they killed 10-or-so “innocent” humans in the temple? If he’s sorry about that “tragedy” he must be downright apologetic about murdering 20 […]


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