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2006 Culture Awards

The Year in TV


5. Robot Sci-Fi as a Metaphor for Iraq and the War on Terror
Specifically, Battlestar Galactica on Sci Fi, which features the human race duking it out with the robots (Cylons) they created as a servant class. This show actually wonders out loud how we’re supposed to distinguish between terrorists and freedom fighters. Not only that, but in this parallel universe, human beings are the suicide bombers, Cylons detain them without charges or trial, prisoners are tortured on both sides, cells sleep, and genders bend.


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