It’s not widely known that Ernest Hemingway penned a script for Battlest… hang on… nope, nope, I’m being told that’s not correct. Which is too bad, because this episode could have used some help from ol’ Papa…
Aka “Doctors Without Morals,” aka “Rick promises to stop ragging on episodes he thinks are going to be bad.” Because, save for the one bonkers plot-point that kicks this whole thing off, this is great stuff!
Once again we face some Big Questions: Is it ethical to destroy an entire civilization, even one that means you harm? Is biological warfare ever acceptable? Is it possible to enjoy being tortured? (It is now, nudge-nudge!) Oh, and Grace Park joins us on the podcast. NONE OTHER THAN SHARON/BOOMER/ATHENA HERSELF!
The word “exodus” comes from the ancient texts, and loosely translates to “Go bye-bye now.” Which is exactly what the human residents of New Caprica want to do. Curiously, it seems like the Cylons wouldn’t mind that option, either.
Before there was “Caprica” (the TV series), there was New Caprica, the setting for most of Season 3’s opener. Unfortunately, the Nazis — er, Cylons — have occupied the settlement, so things aren’t looking good. For the humans, anyway; for the viewer, things are very good.