calipendence via email:
Have you seen start of new Battlestar Galactica season yet?
I just saw the first two hours of it a bit ago. We've been talking about the relevance of V for Vendetta and Amerika a lot the last few weeks to what's going on now. Damn, but the opening episodes of this season of "New Caprica" is a complete metaphor for what's going on in Occupied Iraq! Damn it's good! Complete with the thorny questions of suicide bombing as a tactic for insurgency or not. Basically the human race on New Caprica is made to look like the Iraqi insurgents in Iraq against an overwhelming occupying force (they Cylons), who claim to be there for "peaceful reasons", but of course are there for nothing but that.
As some on this Democratic Underground thread said, this is another in the line of real high quality entertainment that hopefully will get through to those stationed in Iraq and the other mindless folks out there that need "waking up"!
A few reviews:
EW.com and Free Internet Press
Damn this is good! Good art will never die!
I can put this in my bundle of DVDs for Amerika too!
We should start a thread on this. Don't know if you all can get those episodes out there, but perhaps we can do a KTM and Battlestar Galactica "swap" meet! :)
And on a related topic, one thing I've noticed is that I can't think of hardly anyone doing a serious effort of making a truly good analogy of what's happening in Iraq, and in our country as a video game. There are so many video game addicts out there, that don't even tune into TV or films, news, etc. that are lost to us and the other "violence worshipping" video games with no meaningful message substance.
Even if it has to live with the violence most games are used to, if there could be a huge game hit that takes shots at Bush and our Iraq policy, perhaps that could also be a big swing in the right ('er left) direction!
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