Andersjt, I'm not slamming you but you should've said "Muslim extremists". Islam is fundamentally a pacifist faith (I've a good friend who's Pakistani). The vast majority of Muslims don't hate those of other religions. Unfortunately, the militant fundamentalists are the ones who get all the bad press and have managed to tarnish perceptions of the entire faith. Very sad. However, I think your analysis of the Galactica mythos is quite good. I'm also glad that some DO
like it. As I said, I'm mostly okay with it aside from a largely (to me) disappointing cast. I've one more observation on the old series. One of the great mysteries fans had to ponder after it was cancelled was the fate of the second Battlestar Pegasus under 'legendary' Commander Kane (the late, Lloyd Bridges) at the end of the 2-part episode, "The Living Legend". Leaving his daughter Sheba (Anne Lockhart) and others of his crew on the Galactica, Kane boldly went into battle with 2 Cylon Basestars. IN
the ensuing series of massive explosions which destroyed the Basestars, the Pegasus disappeared. In a later episode, when the Galactica encountered a mysterious, self-proclaimed 'saviour' named Count Ibli (British actor Patrick Macnee, best known and much loved, of course, as the debonair sleuth John Steed in the long-running British TV
series, "The Avengers"), Apollo, Starbuck and Sheba pursue him to a lost planet after events show he's not who he says he is. Upon landing they find an enormous crashed spaceship, which Apollo notes was "as big as a Battlestar". Upon looking inside the wreckage, he pushes Sheba away, saying "you don't want to see what's inside". I and many other fans took this to mean it was the wreck of the Pegasus, which must have also encountered the evil Count Ibli who led them to their destruction as he intended to do to the Galactica. Ibli then appeared, killed Apollo and was shot by an enraged, grief-stricken Starbuck. Ibli, being not human, was unharmed but was revealed to be actually a Satanic looking alien (in fact the alternate names he referred to himself-like Diaboles-when finally tipping his identity to Adama, made us think he WAS really the Devil. Ibli vanished and Apollo was later revived by angelic looking aliens (or really Angels?) traveling in fast crystalline lightships. At the end of this episode, Apollo, Starbuck and Sheba realized that the direction coordinates to the lost colony of Earth had been ingrained in their memories by the angelic aliens but the mystery surrounding the Pegasus remained. However, later at the aforementioned Space:1999 convention, Herb (Boomer) Jefferson Jr. dispelled our Pegasus theory by saying that the crashed ship was actually that of Ibli's own pig-faced kind and what Apollo saw in the wreck was actually one of the satanic aliens lying dead, not one of the Pegasus crew. He added that a proposed storyline for the aborted 2nd season would've had the Pegasus and Commander Kane returning. Anne (Sheba) Lockhart had no comment on this, partly I think because she'd been downing cocktails most of the night (BOY, could she drink!)
. Just a final tidbit for any Galactica die-hards out there!