I first read Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five at some point in college. Published in 1969, Slaughterhouse-Five is commonly lauded as one of the top 100 literary works of the 20th century. Billy Pilgrim is a man who has come unstuck in time, bouncing through episodes of his past, the present, and even to his death in the future. Abducted by aliens from Tralfamadore for a display in their zoo, Billy learns that while human beings experience time in a linear fashion, the Tralfamadorians perceive all of time at once. This provides them with some interesting insights into the divisions of the sexes:
After six years of Battlestar Galactica, it’s hard to adjust to a different show with a whole new look and feel. But after the pilot and just two episodes, Caprica is starting to turn into something interesting in its own right.
After a passing comment in last week’s episode that was easy to miss, this week revealed one of the characters as both married and gay. What makes this different from most American TV with married gay characters is that he’s married to another man…
[SPOILER ALERT – Don’t go any further if you don’t want to know who it is…]