Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica ★★½

review for the entire show:

peak deranged liberal psychosis. the chosen ones as qualified professional technocrats, understanding the world as a physical manifestation of the begrudging compromise, any ideological principle that steers from the status quo representative of abject selfishness or callousness. democracy and fascism existing on a sliding spectrum, the former only being ordained to the extent to which the ruling class has the pragmatic luxury of letting the unscrupulous masses call the shots. the moral code of the military as an absolute upheld by god. honestly, i should hate this, but it's such a well-made, engaging articulation of an ideology so relevant to the modern world that i'm generally inclined to value it as an anthropological document.