TEN FAVORITE BSG CHARACTERS
└ 01. Samuel T. Anders
"It’s perfection. That’s what it’s about. It’s about those moments when you can feel the perfection of creation, the beauty of physics, the wonder of mathematics. You know, the elation of action and reaction. And that is the kind of perfection that I want to be connected to."
30 Days of Women: Day 10: Favourite female character in a sci-fi/supernatural show | Laura Roslin, Battlestar Galactica
Laura Roslin was not born to politics. She was a school teacher first, but when circumstances forced her to rise to the position of the president, she stepped into the role without hesitation and put the priority of her citizens above all else. She spends the four seasons of the show struggling with a seemingly unwinnable war, breast cancer, and the day to day moral decisions that come with being the leader of the only humans left in the universe.
And despite this, she remains recognizable as the kind, well-intentioned woman who only came to the Galactica to witness its decomissioning. Her story arc is one of the best things about this show, and I love that she is such a capable leader.
flawless shows - 1/~ battlestar galactica
God is not on anyone’s side. God is a force of nature. Beyond good and evil. Good and evil, we created those. Want to break the cycle? Break the cycle of birth, death, re-birth, destruction, escape, death. That’s in our hands. In our hands only. Requires a leap of faith. Requires that we live in hope, not fear.
In recent months, the Cylons have been recruiting and training humans in an attempt to establish a human police force. It is hard to think of anything more despicable than humans doing the dirty work of the Cylons, led to believe they were merely taking the civilian security out of the hands of the Cylons. And members of the human police have since become an extension of the Cylons’ corporeal authority. And while their names are kept deeply confidential, there is no question some of them are people we might least expect. Hundreds of us have been rounded up by the Cylons, held in detention, questioned, tortured. Others have simply vanished. In recent weeks, we’ve been gaining access to some very important documents from a source within Baltar’s administration. No one knows who this mysterious benefactor is. But he communicates with the insurgents by means of a secret signal. We pray every day for the men and women who risk their lives to fight the Cylons. They have everything to lose. And such little hope of something to gain. I pray they will not falter in the days ahead.