Does the 2008 presidential election have something to do with the final 5? Is Battlestar Galactica giving us subtle hints about the last Cylon? Are we about to elect a Cylon into the White House? These questions and others may be answered right here, right now.
(SPOILER ALERT for those who aren't up to BSG season 4)
First of all, we have a secret Cylon aboard the Battlestar Galactica. Colonel Saul Tigh was revealed as a skin job at the end of Season 3, Crossroads Part 2. He also bears a striking resemblance to presidential candidate John McCain – in more ways than one:
Colonel Saul Tigh –XO – Cylon
Hot blonde wife Hot blonde wife Captured in Hanoi, tortured by the Vietnamese Captured on New Caprica, tortured by the Cylons Naval Aviator Naval Aviator Grew up in a military family Grew up in a military family Secretary named Lincoln Secretary named Kennedy Favors extreme military measures Favors extreme military measures Occasional ill-considered remarks Overall gruff manner Creepy old dude Creepy old dude Horseshoe baldness Horseshoe baldness Has never publicly said that he's NOT not a Cylon Secretly a Cylon
Then, we have a known Cylon — Number 4, Simon, was revealed in the Season 2 episode, The Farm. Doesn't he kind of resemble another presidential candidate?
Number 4 – Simon – Cylon
African American Caprican American (you know what I mean) Campaigns as a "Washington Outsider" Only cylon model that has not been used as infiltration within the fleet Plays basketball Assume he plays basketball – or, er, Pyramid Comforting voice Comforting voice Has two daughters Worked at a human/Cylon insemination facility on Caprica Attended Columbia University & Harvard Law School Model based primarily on human intellectualism and logic Barack frakking kills a Starbucks grande soy latte every morning One of his models is killed by Starbuck Kinda looks like a Cylon – but he’s so damn inspiring A known Cylon
Finally, we're left with one presidential hopeful and one potential Cylon. Are the BSG writers giving us some frakking clues to the identity of the final Cylon?
President Laura Roslin (Cylon?)
Wants to be President Female President (it's space, anything can happen) Hair always perfect in time of crisis Hair always perfect in time of crisis Important guy named Bill in her life Important guy named Bill in her life Big on education Big on education Loves power. I mean she's a woman, right? Am I right? Loves power. I mean she's a woman, right? Am I right? Lady Suits Lady Suits Has hope for America's future Has hope for future on Earth Writes memos on paper Writes memos on eight-sided paper She's not as hot as Six – but definitely frakkable Definitely frakkable – the final Cylon?
Tags: Barack Obama, Battlestar Galactica, Hillary Clinton, John McCain