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Vid Title: Love is the Plan the Plan is Death (Sons and Daughters)
Vidder: [personal profile] futuransky
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Summary: A downloadable history.
Reccer's Comments: Battlestar Galactica at its best often dealt with the question of blurring lines between human and Cylon, but this vid reminds us that Cylons are not human, they are something different, and they are coming to swallow humanity. As [personal profile] futuransky says in her essay about this vid and why she hearts the Cylons: "Violence is what the Cylon collective does. If the plan is love it is always also death." This vid, especially given the perfect song choice, portrays the Cylons as a young race, trying and erring, even sweetly optimistic about their plans to lovingly, violently make your children obsolete (irony!). This is their history, their perspective, and the vid skillfully merges their naive, even innocent, optimism with the horrific parts of their plan and the horrifying things done to them in turn, to create this sweet, creepy, tragic, horrifying story about their growing pains.
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Vid Title: Unnatural Selection
Vidder: [personal profile] charmax
Fandom: Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles/Battlestar Galactica
Summary: That body was made to look like a person. We were made in God's image.
Reccer's Comments: This vid, I never get over how beautiful it is visually, how clear its message is. It blends robots and religinos through two shows, seamlessly, with breathtaking editing, including still overlays, text work and even some seamlessly integrated voiceovers. In a beautiful cascade of devastation, it asks us where the boundries of our evolution lie. If we are, ever, toolbuilders, if that is the adaptability that gave rise to our global dominance, when our tools surpass us - is this outside the bounds of nature? It's thoughtprovoking and wonderful.
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Vid Title: When I Ruled the World
Vidder: em1983 (LJ user)
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Summary: No summary given by the vidder.
Reccer's Comments: This is a wonderful Gaius Baltar vid taking place in season 3. Vidded to Coldplay's Viva La Vida the vid really let me see the world through Gaius' eyes and have sympathy and more understanding of him. He had a real chance on New Caprica or at least he thought he did amongst the threats, the hookers, and the corruption. Gaius was almost king and it cost all of them but him too. This vid helped me see the subtleties of Gaius's character, how he somehow managed to combine hubris and lack of self-awarness all at once. Very interesting vid to a great song.
chaila: Diana SWORDFIGHTING in a BALLGOWN. (cylons)
[personal profile] chaila
Vid Title: Ghosts
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Summary: Caprica Six is a love letter no one has ever read.
Reccer's Comments: This vid completely transformed the way I view Caprica Six, and made me forget that I didn't always see the specifics of this heartbreaking story about her for myself. I always loved her, but this vid makes her the main character and her thoughts and feelings the central focus in all her scenes and ties everything she did together into one coherent story. It doesn't read against the show exactly, but I do think it analyses this character with more purpose and thoughtfulness than the show always did, to make a vid about her capacity for love and her yearning for a connection, her reaching out for people and things--Baltar, Tigh, Boomer, Athena, Hera, the incorporeal Opera House--that vanish through her fingers, like smoke.

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