Registered: Oct 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
that doesn't mean we dont try. Its just that olde governments, those that control the masses, were formed in a time when the church, or other religious influences, had 'control' over them. and even if there is a seperate state, the churches, in particular the Christian chruches of the western world, are still deluded into thinking they have the right to control what the masses think. Slowly but surely they are being extracted from politics, social and communal beliefs, science et al, but you've gotta give it some time.
In relation to the show - you go with whats worked in the past - and Stargate is no different. In the same way the religion controled the government, they controled what the general public were privy to: media being a prime example. Only wholesome, good and clean television that promoted good, christian families and morals.
And so, the tv that has rated since then has been based on what came before it. Styles and genres changed, but with only a few exceptions, it's still about basic good and evil. And for thousands of years, the image of evil has been the devil, or its many associates.
Even if it wasn't intentional, if you've got a good thing, stick to it - and the writers, maybe even consciously in the case of a story so heavily steeped in ancient mythology, used the same formula.
Basically, this theory or analysis can be applied to anything. If you're being specific to one tv show, then you do start to look for things that just aren't there.
But then, isn't that what this fora is all about..?
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