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From Now On - by twister10


Oh, right, that's why I tend to avoid unfinished fandoms these days: the snap declarations, apropos of nothing, that a show has "jumped the shark."

Now, it's entirely possible that I am simply too trusting, but - perhaps we should reserve our judgment for a bit, hm?

Has anyone considered the religious implications of Roslin's apparent remission? Our Madame President rallied support among the people using a prophecy that spoke of a dying leader. If she is no longer dying, was Roslin wrong to identify herself as that leader in the first place? Is the prophecy itself wrong? How are the religious in the fleet going to react to the news of Roslin's recovery? Will they feel betrayed and misled?

I don't know whether to be amused by or irritated with our premature doom-sayers. When B5 was just getting off the ground, people told JMS to get rid of "the guy with the stupid hair." Five years later, they certainly weren't saying that about Londo anymore. Likewise, BSG is a relatively young serial. We are looking at individual jigsaw puzzle pieces here - not the full plan. And while it's fun to scrutinize each individual piece and float speculations about the future, saying that the show has been "ruined" by this, that, or the other thing sounds like a rather silly final judgment on a work that's not even done.

I'll reiterate: RELAX. Please. At least until a fuller picture is in view and we can truly say that RDM has screwed it up. Believe me, if that day comes, I will gleefully take things apart with the rest of you (see also: my B5 meta).


Who is to say she's the leader spoken of in the prophecy?

Exactly. Roslin has declared herself to be so, but that doesn't make it true.

Roslin's gonna get flak for identifying herself as that leader though.

Precisely - but weirdly, much of fandom seems to be incapable of seeing this potential.
Did anyone notice that Adama excluded himself when he said, "Those who believe in the power of prayer, pray. While those who do not will join me...".

I think he's atheistic or agnostic at best.

BTW... did they reveal who wrote the "there are 12 cylon models" note yet? Or is my memory playing tricks on me? Also, will there be a Count Iblis? The gods of Kobol seem to have existed alngside humans. It seems to me like they'll eventually introduce the higher being back to the show with them being the gods of Kobol. Obviously the humans didn't leave Kobol becuase of an evironmental collapse. There's a lot of questions and I hope RDM starts answering them in season 3.
Also there's always a retard contingent in every fandom. There are some people who are absolutely sure that some characters who have 30-40 years of back history will be revealed to be cylon agents despite it being firmly established that human cylons only started infiltrating about 2-3 years ago.
and one more post before heading to sleep.

Elosha said: "She(Pythia) also wrote that the new leader suffered a wasting disease and would not live to enter the new land"

Didn't say she'd die from the disease now did she? ;)