Hail Aurora

Okay, I just watched tonight’s episode of Galactica. (And if you haven’t seen it yet – if you taped or Tivo’d it for later, and you’re SPOILER-averse – well, STOP READING.)

Starbuck Anyway, seems to me my earlier speculations were pretty much on target. Back on Galactica 1980, in what was perhaps the only good story arc in that ill-fated spinoff series (see the last filmed episode plus its unfilmed sequel), the original Starbuck was lost, believed dead, marooned on a planet with only a Cylon for company, then recruited by an angel from the Ship of Lights and raised to angelhood himself, evolving to “another plane of existence,” whereupon he returned, much later, to aid the Colonial fleet.

The events that befell the new Starbuck on tonight’s show don’t seem far out of sync with that trajectory; hence something tells me we will be seeing Kara back next season.

(Also, the being who appeared as Leoben but evidently wasn’t Leoben reminded me of Kosh on Babylon 5 appearing to Sheridan as his father.)

8 Responses to Hail Aurora

  1. Administrator March 5, 2007 at 5:56 pm #

    Hm, just thought of another idea that the new BSG borrowed from the old one. On the original BSG the Cylons’ Imperious Leader sought to destroy all humans. But then he was killed in an explosion, and his replacement adopted a different policy: to incorporate the humans into the Cylon Empire rather than killing them. (That’s when the Cylons decided to put Baltar in change of a basestar and have him hunt down the Galactica, rather than executing him as they had originally planned — and as they did in one version of the pilot.) Anyway, that change in Cylon policy seems to have inspired the more recent one that Boomer and Caprica-6 inaugurated.

    Maybe the reason Leoben keeps saying “your destiny has already been written … this has all happened before” is that he’s familiar with the original series!

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