I feel vaguely indulgent posting meta about Battlestar Redactica
. And kind of guilty, like I'm cutting out everyone who hasn't seen it from the discussion.
But I figure I'm gonna have to get over the first issue, or what's the point? And the second issue, well, firstly it's kinda true and for that I apologise. But secondly, everything
in Redactica comes from the original show. And I mean that more than literally because it's a re-edit. I mean that the only major changes are things vast tracts of fandom were expecting and then never got. So like, perhaps this can also read as AU speculation on themes and ideas that were/might have been present in canon and a discussion on what those
might have meant/might still mean?
So. To get on with it -
Something rather extraordinary just happened here
's journal. Somewhere in that mess of comments, chaila43
and I, um, fix the Opera House in the context of Battlestar Redactica. I am still somewhat in shock. ( Three reasons this explanation works. Spoiler: One is the moment Redactica became a shared universe. )You guys. For the first time in so long I am excited about BSG Mythology.
All right. I've talked it up, I'd better explain what we made up. ( Some background, discussion on having to use metaphor, and a quick recap of the last five minutes of BSR. )( What Chaila did that blew my mind: Who is the Revolution? What is hybridity? Life/Death & Human/Cylon. )The Opera House is the cybrid event horizon; the point of no return. Sam's speech isn't just a prophecy regarding the shape of things to come, it's a welcome speech to the shape of things as they are right now, because it's already happened.
So, if, either coincidentally, or, as my preference, through the act of realisation and acceptance, Kara has effected the cybrid event horizon, how does that answer:
1) All those prophecies?
2) What the Opera House is and why everyone's chasing Hera? chaila43
and I were shocked to discover that upon positing each question against the above basic hypothesis, answers came very easily. ( What is the Opera House? )( Why is everyone chasing Hera? )
Which only leaves;
You are the harbinger of death, Kara Thrace. You will lead them all to their end. ( Is she? Does she? What's Kara's role? )
So there you have it folks.
Kara brings about the Cybrid Apocalypse because she accepts she's half robot and lets Baltar tell the fleet she's half dead. Same way she accidentally woke up the Five and gave everyone creepy visions about the day she'd bring about the Cybrid Apocalypse, otherwise known as Hera Agathon's Bright, Shiny Future.
Hera is the Revolution.
Athena doesn't want her three year old to be the Revolution.
Caprica shows Hera the Cybrid Event Horizon, but Laura's not allowed to set foot in it.
The Opera House is all things alive, dead, human, cylon and generally out of its mind, but at least Sam Anders is there to welcome us.
I'm....fairly impressed with us, myself. chaila43
: If I got anything wrong or misrepresented your awesome opinions and ideas, please correct me.