Younger Than That Now: Caprica Thread



If you have that kind of information, if you know that the tracks
run out and people are going to die, it’s not only your duty to use it,
but your purpose on this earth. To be in the world, but not of it. To
help, and to heal, and to save the world, and in so doing, save
yourself. Or, as a lovely harsh woman will say years from now, to
fulfill your destiny: to love them, and take care of them, show them
the glory of peace. To see your infinite mercy matched only by your
power, and complete control. Isn’t that the definition of the righteous
man? The saint? The martyr? Kara Thrace, Laura Roslin, Tory Foster,
Natalie Six, D’Anna Three; Ellen Tigh, in her resurrection. Gaius,
Zarek, Felix. Terrorists, if Antigone’s a terrorist: to give up the
right to walk in this world, for a duty that must be obeyed for our
souls to stay intact, unbending.

If you saw the roller coaster heading toward the gap, if you were in
the middle of that nightmare, wouldn’t you do anything to stop it?

Spoilers after the jump. Sorry I didn’t get this up last night, this week just totally got away from me.

5 thoughts on “Younger Than That Now: Caprica Thread

  1. The parts with Young Bill and Uncle Sam reminded me of A Bronx Tale.
    And yeah, I’m not enjoying the preaching bout sex & drugs myself.

  2. Did anyone catch Sam rather casually outing himself (to the viewers; he obviously was out already). Thought that was interesting, and done well — show didn’t make a big deal about it, just mentioned it in passing.

  3. A-
    Thanks for the post and re-introducing me to Jacob’s recaps at TWOP! I’ve forgotten how much I enjoyed reading his work and thinking back when BSG still lived. Caprica has potential, if only for Jacob’s expositions on “what it all means.” Who cannot appreciate this:
    What’s most amazing about the millennial fundamentalisms, which every single religion has, is their basic intent on going “back to basics” in some fashion, while completely ignoring the fact that there aren’t actually any “basics” to go back to. The stuff they want to accomplish, for all of us, the walls they want where a body meets a body, the rules be which we must abide, never actually existed. They’re syncretistic fantasies about control, mental lockdown, revisions to decisions that no moment can erase. Every single fundamentalism is synthetic, reaching backwards for an imaginary grace.
    the franchise has always done its part to say, like it or not, terrorists generally have reasons, and you’re better off figuring out what they are, because ignoring it on the grounds that they are evil is not a great way to make it go away.
    These are the big meta-theme current running under BSG, and I’m glad to see them back again on a TV show. One that makes you think.

  4. Thanks for the post and re-introducing me to Jacob’s recaps at TWOP!
    Seconded; Jacob’s writing is almost as entertaining as the show itself, even if I still couldn’t disagree with him more about BSG’s finale.

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