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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Science Fiction and Religion

I ran across an interesting article about Battlestar Galactica and Religion.

The Souls of Cylons
Ron Moore, executive producer of Battlestar Galactica, talks about the theology behind the Sci Fi Channel series.

The Cylon named Number 6 seems to be suffering from a Madonna/whore complex, talking about sin and redemption while leading Dr. Baltar to bed.
Part of that is who those characters are within the Cylon pantheon. We’ve said that there are only 12 models of Cylons, because the Cylons look at humanity and say there’s only 12 different kinds of human, when you get right down to it.

Six’s belief system and the way she practices it is very specific to her character and her model of Cylon. She is sort of a Madonna/whore made real and has a very strict, if odd, sense of God and what God wants. Leobon is more of a thinker and has a more esoteric idea of how things work in the universe. But they both proceed from the same root, that they both believe there is one God who sets everything in motion and has a real sort of impact and interaction with the universe.

This is a really good article. You should check out the whole thing.

[Listening to: DPC2C_169_060605 - Michael & Evo - Dragon Page C2C (0:-1)]


At 11:16 PM, Anonymous Loren Javier said...

Will check out!


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