Science fiction has been used as an escape for a long time for many people. I am no different. Though my first introduction to sci-fi was kid’s cartoons, I have grown up with science fiction. It has been one of the most watched genres of my entire life. It has kept me grounded and let me escape to other worlds or other times. Science fiction has allowed me to disappear when I am having a bad day. It is one of the best forms of self-care available to me. Read More Escape From Reality: My Favorite Sci-Fi TV Characters
Battlestar Galactica is not a show about liberalism. It’s primarily a show that acts as a metaphor for post-9/11 America. But in that exploration of terrorism, 9/11, and reactions to it, BSG offers rich ground for exploring the philosophy that underpins American politics (even the conservatives): liberalism. What’s more, the genre of science fiction in which BSG operates is a perfect medium for exploring an ideology that is rooted in a mythical state of nature. Warning: Major spoilers after the cut, so enter at your own risk.