• Battlestar Galactica and the 2008 Election: Vote or Be Resurrected

    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:

    John McCain
    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?

    Barack Obama
    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?

    Hillary Clinton
    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


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