(urth) BSG Spoiler
hammstu at sbcglobal.net
Sun Mar 22 15:13:58 PDT 2009
The History Channel just aired a 2 hour "Ancient Astronauts" speical with Erich Von Daniken that was pretty interesting....
--- On Sun, 3/22/09, James Wynn <crushtv at gmail.com> wrote:
From: James Wynn <crushtv at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: (urth) BSG Spoiler
To: "The Urth Mailing List" <urth at lists.urth.net>
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2009, 2:37 PM
> I think you underestimate the hardship of a subsistence lifestyle, no
> the fertility of the area you reside in and cultivate.
Of course they would not last a month as farmers. They would have to beg their
way into the indigenous tribes and learn to be hunter gatherers in order to
survive. Anyone who wants to understand how impossible it would be for 99.999%
of Americans and Western Europeans to go back only 150 years and start a farm in
Kansas should read the first couple Laura Engles Wilder books. Those people
spent their entire lives learning to subsistence farm and that was with steel
plows and tools.
However, having the colonists interbreed with pre-historic humans is the only
thing about this ending that I didn't mind. It's TVish and hokey but it
works thematically. You'd have to be at least in your 40s to remember the
"Chariots of the Gods" documentary movie that so influenced the
original BSG. But the ending works at that level.
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