One thing that makes Battlestar Galactica
brilliant is the way its story lines often parallel real world events. You won't find another show on television that contains such fascinating insights on topics ranging from the war on terror to the dangers of religious intolerance. The folks behind BSG
have created a sci-fi world that often acts as a commentary on our own, though the series never makes the parallels too obvious.
may be on hiatus at the moment, but at least one fan has found a way to tie the show into current events. With the presidential election coming up tomorrow, a fan-made video has popped up online posing a very interesting question: Are John McCain and Sarah Palin Cylons?
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No matter who you plan to vote for tomorrow, it's hard not to find this short little video amusing. It starts with the text crawl that opens every BSG
episode, but it replaces shots of the show with shots of McCain and Palin. I never realized how much McCain resembles Colonel Tigh until watching this video, but he really is one eyepatch away from being everyone's favorite grizzled Toaster. As great as the McCain-Tigh comparison is, the best part of the video comes near the end, when the text reading "there are many copies" is pasted over a shot of Tina Fey and Sarah Palin. Check out the video for yourself below:
It was recently announced that the final 10 episodes of Battlestar Galactica
will begin airing on the Sci Fi Channel on Friday, January 16. The highly anticipated series finale will air on March 20, and will later be followed by a prequel movie entitled The Plan
, which is directed by series star Edward James Olmos
. Production has also wrapped on the pilot for the BSG
, which may become a series if ratings demand it.
We still have over two months to wait until the return of Battlestar Galactica
, but for now we can pass the time watching the election and pondering who could be a robot in disguise.
- Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Video Source: YouTube
(Image courtesy of ABC News)