April 25, 2009

WE ARE ALL DESIGNISTS NOW:

Series Finale of "Battlestar Galactica" Complaints (Gregg Easterbrook, 4/22/09, ESPN: TMQ)

In the final episode of this six-year television project, the survivors of a nuclear attack against a distant star system destroy the stronghold of the evil cyborgs, thus winning the war, then fly their fleet to Earth, arriving 150,000 years ago. Finally we know when the events of the series were taking place. Landing on the African veldt at a time when Homo sapiens idaltu was learning to use tools -- we see a hunter-gatherer party in the distance -- the 38,000 remaining members of the Kobol society vote to scuttle their super-advanced starships into the sun and forsake technology. They vow to stop building factories and cities, and live as simple farmers: One character declares that science always leads to war, and they must not infect Earth with that dark impulse.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 25, 2009 7:24 AM
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