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So Say We All: The Battlestar Galactica Blog Carnival, vol. 8

June
3

So, despite the fact that I have absolutely no free time anymore, I’ve managed to find the time to ponder and come up with a totally out there Final Five theory that is probably totally wrong and is based on a guess Aaron Douglas has that he mentioned in this interview.

After my insane ramblings, stay tuned for the weekly So Say We All: The Battlestar Galactica Blog Carnival.

We’ve wondered for a while now where the whole idea of “All this has happened before and will happen again” comes from. What does it mean?

What if the Final Five are actually the Original Five?

What if the Final Five have not merely been to Earth but are from Earth?

What if the Final Five were created by Earthlings in the Diaspora and set out across the Universe to find the other 12 Colonies after a huge war between the Humans and the Earth Cylons?

They’re different, and yet the same.

My view is thoroughly bleak, but it’s perfectly in keeping with the series, which has been as bleak as it’s been brilliant.

Once upon a time, Cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled.

And at the end of a devastating war, the ragged remnants of humanity fled across the universe to escape the Cylons, who pursued them.

They settled on a planet called Kobol, then eventually settled in the 12 Colonies. In time, the story somehow got turned around; Earth was the lost colony and became a beacon of hope to a newly defeated humanity.

The Cylons who had pursued them somehow programmed themselves or were programmed (OK, this is where it sort of breaks down a bit) by someone to go dormant, basically become human, until such time as they needed to be reawakened.

Which is now.

So, whaddya think? Am I completely insane? Would a good, long vacation on the Mediterranean do wonders for my mental state?

With that, I bring you So Say We All, after the break.

David Bird puts us in a little time warp, reminding us that Roslin’s trapped on the Base Ship with Baltar, jumping to … who knows where … and sums up the previous episode eloquently in Galactica Log: Guess What’s Coming To Dinner, Part 1 posted at David Bird.

Roberta gives us one of her wonderful lists, touching on all the salient points one needs to know to jump back into the story, in BSG – the story so far posted at CouchSlobs – A Monument To Human Idleness. My favorite? “Baltar has a proclivity for walking around in bathrobes and being the resident guru.” How true, Roberta, how true.

James Newberry is a lucky bastard because he got to watch the episode several days before the rest of us on SkyOne, but was kind enough to warn me not to read The Adventures of Husker and the Searider Falcon posted at NewbSpeak before I watched the episode if I didn’t want to be spoiled. I second his joy at seeing Romo Lampkin back, even in such an odd storyline.

MaryAnn Johanson mourns Romo’s cat and what it represents, in ‘Battlestar Galactica’ blogging: “Sine Qua Non” posted at FlickFilosopher.com. She also enjoyed the fistfight between Tigh and Adama as much as I did.

M laments the slower pace of the episode, in When the Pacing Does Not Match the Drums posted at Ms. Smarty Pants Know It All. After the intensity of JUMP! and a hiatus of two weeks, she was hoping for a bit more. Don’t worry, M, Moore & Eick are gonna show us the unboxing of D’Anna. We’re not just going to find out about it after the fact. They wouldn’t do that to us.

Norman Doering expresses his disappointment with the episode and the humanization of the marvelously devious Romo Lampkin, in The Dark Side of Hope posted at A Blog from Hell. I have to admit, upon my first viewing, I felt similarly, but on repeated viewings I realize this episode was, yes, a transitional episode, but it set up one hell of a roller coaster ride for the upcoming episodes. I have to agree, however, that I did like the Romo who was always one step ahead of everyone else better than crazy dead cat-toting Romo.

Well, that’s it.

My partner in blog carnival crime, Len Neighbors, had the gall to take a vacation and didn’t have a chance to blog on this week’s episode. That’s OK. He has to host next week’s carnival, on Athens Exchange, so he’ll get his.

Photo courtesy of NBC Universal.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 at 10:55 pm by Amy Vernon. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Battlestar Galactica, Blog carnival, Cylon, Cylons, So Say We All

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