The Inner Light



There are those who believe…that life here began out there, far across the Universe…with tribes of humans…who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians…or the Toltecs…or theMayans…that they may have been the architects of the Great Pyramids…or the lost civilizations of Lemuria…or Atlantis.
Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man…who even now fight to survive–somewhere beyond the heavens! —-Battlestar Galactica Introduction 1978

Neb and I have a pseudo feud about Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica. We grew-up watching both series on re-runs.  One can only be so harsh while critiquing  a shows that were originally broadcast in the 60’s and 80’s respectably.

Most of you are familiar with the mega successful franchise ST, ST MOVIES, STNG, ST Deep space 9, Enterprise. Unfortunately Battlestar Galactica was sabotaged by narrow-minded  TV executives who favored blow-em up car chase shows like The A-Team. In time ST was revamped as STNG, it  had a great cast and characters that made it an instant pop culture classic. BSG had to wait a bit longer before it got its chance in 2004. Screenwriter and producer, Ronald D. Moore, of STNG fame re-envisioned the series which had a huge following and critical support but much like the 1980’s series the fans were left in the cold by the network executives.

BSG is a tough series on people’s emotions. You have morally gray main  characters. Genocide, terrorism, rape, destruction—every imaginable evil mankind can commit, so why all the rave reviews? because throughout the heartache there is always hope and that is always the first step to great things.

If humanity EVER reaches a utopian like society like that of Star Trek it will only be after going through a Battlestar Galactica Period–honestly looking at the world I say we are close to it.

Beyond all the pseudo-bickering I think one of the finest moments on sic-fi TV came from  STNG season 5 episode 25, The Inner Light. I won’t do a spoiler because it’s one of those things you MUST see yourself.

Favor BSG or ST who cares in the end they both are about the same thing— who we are as a species and what we can accomplish.

About Jack Cassidy

Don't worry I'm not trying to be a Legitimate blogger.........no time for it and no money in it, just have fun.
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496 Responses to The Inner Light

  1. nebdem says:

    Greetings! I must confess that I cannot let it slide any longer. If HP wants to smear Speaker Boehner, well they have another thing coming.

  2. CobaltBlueDawg says:

    Living close to NH, I get a lot of NH commercials. Man, is Kelly NR-Ayotte getting a spanking!

  3. Haruko Haruhara says:

    A gang of thieves hacked a bunch of banks, got debit cards sent to them, then also hacked the maxiumum you could put on the cards per day, then managed to steal $45 million from ATMs that way. They did this around the world at two banks.

    It sounds like an implausible Hollywood script!

    It really sounds like this movie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzJNYYkkhzc

  4. Haruko Haruhara says:

    Boy, oh, Boy, Jon Lester a no-hitter in the sixth!

  5. BoyInBOYCOTT says:

    One of Tanz’s more LIMITED socks (NeverClever) is attacking me with multiple Disney, and my little pony images.
    OH MY STARS! how will I make it through the night?
    ROFLMQAO!!!!
    led zeppelin immigrant song Shrek

    full version

  6. BoyInBOYCOTT says:

    btw they can ban me from SodaHead, but it turns out SodaHead has a twitter account you can reply to any of their stories……sounds like BAD planning…..LOL!

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