Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Cylons and Religion of Battlestar Galactica

Concurring Opinions concludes its three-part interview with Battlestar Galactica creators Ron Moore and David Eick. In this third interview, they discuss the identity and perception of cylons and the religion portrayed in the show.

In Part III of our interview (the final part in this series), we discuss the cylons. How do the humans view the cylons? As mere machines? As quasi-human? Are the humans heading toward a recognition of more humane treatment of the cylons? Why did the cylons choose to try to annihilate the humans? How do the cylons govern themselves? What role does the cylons' religion play in all this? We explore these questions and more, including what political and philosophical books most influenced Ron and David in their creation of the show. We learn why Adama changes his views about Boomer and accepts her as a person. And we try to coax out spoilers for the upcoming season.

Part III of the interview is 16 minutes, 15 seconds long.
See my previous post on The Law and Politics of Battlestar Galactica and The Politics and Economics of Battlestar Galactica.

Read why I like the show and see all of my BSG posts here. More thoughts from another fan.

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