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I remember discovering that "Hero" and "Good Guy" are not synonymous.

This season's episodes of BSG have reinforced that lesson.

Strong and strange characters have been a hallmark of this new series, and the performances have stood up to the writing.

Michael Hogan's Colonel Tigh has been amazing the last few weeks. He hadn't been one of my favorites, but when someone can argue the virtues of suicide bombings and have me agreeing, they're acting their heart out.

Tigh's life has always been complicated, and the harsh conditions of Caprica scarred him both literally and figuratively. We have seen him lose an eye viciously, and take his wife's life for being a collaborator with tenderness. He may hate anything remotely connected to the Cylons, he may be a fierce warrior and unforgiving juror, but underneath it all there has been nobility.

As Tigh closed the episode "Torn", he acknowledges not only the changes in himself, but that he has integrated these changes into who he was. He is a new person, grown from what had seemed complete without discarding his former self entirely. In literature class they call that a Hero.

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I remember discovering that "Hero" and "Good Guy" are not synonymous.

This season's episodes of BSG have reinforced that lesson.

Strong and strange characters have been a hallmark of this new series, and the performances have stood up to the writing.

Michael Hogan's Colonel Tigh has been amazing the last few weeks. He hadn't been one of my favorites, but when someone can argue the virtues of suicide bombings and have me agreeing, they're acting their heart out.

Okay, better late than never… so it is said. 

Actually, I never liked this version of Colonel Tigh. There are a few times I might sympathize with him some, and even agree with some things he says, but I will probably never like him.

I did not agree with Colonel Tigh’s arguments for suicide bombing even though I understood them. I found it interesting that the writers chose to put the Colonists in a very similar position as Muslim extremists face here on Earth, and then have them make the same kind of revolting choices to fight for their cause. I wonder how many people, who watch the show, supported the Colonists actions but violently disagree with what the Muslim Extremists have done, and are still doing, in the name of their cause?

Anyway, I am not sure how much longer I will follow this show. It is just too dark for my tastes. I will hang in there for now though.

A reminder for those who watch Battlestar Galactica: If you did not know, the show moved to Sunday’s at 10 PM (9 PM central) and fresh episodes begin again this next Sunday, January 21, 2007. Personally, I think SciFi made a mistake moving this show. SciFi Friday is rather weak right now.

 

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I have NEVER liked Tigh (this version, the original was good), I tried and I tried, but his disease (the alcohol) and his wife (the slut? Well, no, I think everything she did was to put Tigh into a higher bracket in life, she just was a bit, disgusting?) kept me from liking him.

Unfortunately, that is exactly what they did, make the colonist the real life Muslim extremists. I do not agree with EITHER of their way of 'fighting'. However, I am also equally against those that joined with the Cylons to control there own as if the humans were in the wrong. but then; I am not the biggest fan of ANY police force. So, in that respect, I can understand, that is; I can SEE where both sides are coming from. What I do NOT agree with is the aftermath, the secret trials and the airlock discharge of those found guilty. That was NOT the way to do it, that was NOT a 'real' jury trial, that was more like what Saddam held and what was held on him! There was no real justice there. Now, had this trial been public, the 'crimes' tried in public, with witnesses and evidence, and THEN they decided to toss them out of the lock, that would have been better (in my opinion, but I do tend to e a bit bloodthirsty, with justice added in).


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I agree
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