Sunday, October 08, 2006
Battlestar Galactica Finds Earth.
Hmmmm. Does any of that sound familiar?
BSG, or the best show on TV, as we fans refer to it, has flirted with contemporary wartime events over the past two seasons. This was successful in the past because the writing hinted at current events more than paralelling them. With this new season it looks like the writers may have decided to tell stories "ripped from today's headlines" as those awful unoriginal shows on broadcast television do.
It's too soon to tell from one episode whether the show will turn preachy and convey an overt message about the war. To date the show has avoided that temptation and that's one reason it is so good. Good fiction doesn't preach. Good fiction tells stories that let the viewers or readers come to their own moral conclusions. Time will tell if the writers remain committed to producing good fiction or if they have decided to produce sermons.
Technorati: Battlestar Galactica, Science Fiction, war.
Labels: Science Fiction
Personally I'm liking this turn in events; it shows the producers have some guts.