Constance December 17th, 2006
AÂ while back I finished watching the first season of the renoed-for-the-contempo-world BS – G .Â O.K.Â Have I got this right?Â This is really Bull Shit Galactica?Â This is Neo ConsÂ Galactica?Â Â With that leering, snarky lust for sluts in stilettos that neo cons like Gingrich think are really women?
Sheesh, the president and her followers believe in their ‘gut,’ rather than rationality for making decisions.Â They are determined to go after the mythical earth just like the neocons’ guts told them that Weapons of Mass Destruction were in Iraq, because — THEY SAID SO.Â So much preposterous pseudo mystical bull shit in this show that it makes the narrative implausible at best, as implausible as what’s been fed the nation out of the Oval Office for years now.
And women in the show — ye ghods and leetle fishies!Â Have you ever seen such a line-up of femaleÂ stereotypes in your life from the fucked up self-destructive , 6, who doesn’t even merit a NAME?
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The femme fataleÂ even comes in two flavors: pole dancing porno wet dream blonde and mysterious Asian sweetheart, who betrays the good honest white guy with her wiles.Â Â Additionally, weÂ have the military wife stereotype,Â Colonel Tigh’s aggressively promiscuous, cheating alcoholic enablerÂ blonde bombshell.Â President Laura Roslin (and to be sure you get she’s female, she has not one but TWO female names)Â is filled with fooky visions from her breast cancer lotuslala therapy.Â She’s as much a school teacher as Laura Bush was ever a librarian.Â Her advisor, like Nancy Reagan’s, is a clarivoyantÂ — AND just about the ONLY BLACK PERSON in the cast.Â (No black Cylons were evidently created either ….)Â The other black person in the cast opens her mouth so easily to the ministrations of the president’s aide trying to get inside info on the fleet commander, Adama.
The Cylons are monotheist terrorist genocidal maniacs, whilst our good white humans are — get this! worshippers of old Greek gods and goddesses, among other lalala sounding powers — and let us not go into that Mormon cosmology the show uses as aÂ structuralÂ organizing principle, as well as some sort of political breakdown.Â What muddy mess of faux mysticism this is.
Does Season 2 get better?Â Is there any reason for me to watch Season 2?Â Â
So far, sir, this is no Babylon-5.Â But this is just exactly the scifi channel quality for sure.Â Blech.