Maybe I’m reading too much into the Cylon occupation thing, but it looks to me to be a thinly veiled take on the Iraqi situation. Creating a local police force to deal with the resistance (and the problems that are caused by it), the moral dilemma of suicide bombings, etc. Just a thought really, but seems plausible.
I wouldn’t be suprised if future episodes showed the resistance infiltrating the New Caprica Police like the various sides in Iraq have done with the Iraqi police (or atleast the media has led me to believe so, but I’m not sure if there is such a thing as an unbiased news source anymore…).
I absolutely agree. Its hard to ignore the parallels w/ the Iraq war. If this show was seen by more people or was on a major network, there would probably be a lot of complaints that it was using the Iraq war as a vehicle for entertainment(not that I feel this way).
My friend was offended by the suicide bombings on the show…said it glamorized the situation. Did an of that look glamorous to you guys? The insurgents were shown in a pretty ugly light. This show is actually a good reminder of how grim the Iraq situation has become.
…And lets not forget Adama’s kick ass mustache. The mark of a true leader!
I agree. The parallels with Iraq are obvious. The show handles it in a good way. Shows both sides with no preaching or judgement.
I saw no glamour in the suicide bombings, just horror.