Friday, January 21, 2005
And while there is an element of "stunt casting" here, obviously playing Richard Hatch's Tom Zarek character against the new Apollo, it works. The behind-the-scenes knowledge adds a little bit of added weight, really.
I'm kind of curious about what the connections between the Colonial religions and the myths of Earth -- apparently Zeus and Apollo are among the "Lords of Kobol". Obviously, that makes some sense, as their are clearly connections between Earth and Caprica and the other colonies -- it's part of the series. Obviously this series tries to really make our society even more like theirs; this is supposed to be a very recognizable society and not that different from our own.
I also maintain that the new series Starbuck is more like the original series version than any of the other characters -- perhaps precisely because it is played by a woman instead of a man.
But really, this isn't a series to watch for nostalgic reasons -- it's addressing modern issues and the flawed societies that we live in, and the compromises that we have to make.
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