There is a new documentary coming out which many of us may enjoy which is highlighting the craziness associated with the fanatics who follow Battlestar Galatica.
Clearly, some fans take it further than others. Some devotees wear casual Viper pilot gear, while others actually refer to themselves as Cylons. One fan told Rein he believes human brains are “living computers” (see preview clip above) and that it wouldn’t be a leap to suggest that some humans actually have Cylon DNA.
At this point, and I say this as a Trekker, one should never watch that show again. Or any show.
So, some have taken it to the next level.
It’s not real.
On the other hand, it does highlight some interesting insights, such as social/corporate memory and the like. And, I really liked the evolution of monotheism in the show. And the explanations of Mitochondrial Eve… but it’s not real….
Or is it?
Alternatively, I enjoy silently thinking about mimesis and the rise of religion in science fiction.