Another topic thread for you folks: at BATTLESTAR's end, Baltar, Caprica Six, and their "Head" dopplegangers were explained...sort of. What did you think of these revelations? Are we seeing angels? Demons? Projections? Hallucinations? God(s)? Aliens?
I'd like to quote BSG/CAPRICA writer/producer Jane Espenson here, from a Q&A she did at Boston Globe's Viewer Discretion blog earlier today:
Question: Starbuck an Angel??? Really???
Espenson: I'm going to answer re Starbuck and the "head" people, too. Well, here's how I always saw it. If someone from a far-advanced culture somewhere in the universe took an interest in humanity, isn't it possible that with their advanced tech that they could have abilities that would seem to us miraculous. Maybe we'd think of them as "Angels." Maybe they're the whole reason we have a myth of "Angels." But that's just me. The great thing about great novels (or tv series) is that some things are left open to your own philosophical solutions.
...That final ending was an image that Ron had in his head since Season One, which amazes me. He always felt that the show ended with a Six and a Baltar walking through Times Square.
Question: I was wondering if the angel Baltar in Times Square was actually Lucifer.
Espenson: I can see that -- there is something very much like the ol' bar bet about Job going on there, isn't there? There's something very appealing to me about Head Baltar having been the original source for the Lucifer character.
Question: ...I'm still a bit stuck on the Kara Thrace story...I don't make the conection on how she was the "Harbinger of Death" - it would seem that she was quite the opposite. Can you elaborate?
Espenson: I took that to be a reference to the fact that she led us to the place at which (pure) humanity ends -- from here on out, what we call human has Cylon DNA in it.