Thesis: Gaius Baltar is the worst. I need some primary sources
May 29, 2013 3:51 PM Subscribe
Battlestar Galactica: There is no fictional character I hate more than Gauis Baltar. Two part question about media/fan reaction to him.
posted by Ideal Impulse to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
UGH HE IS THE WORST. First part of my question: any good blog writing, message boards, articles, etc about him? I specifically looking for rants ripping him apart, but I would also be interested in analysis of his character, or even defenses. I'm at the beginning of season 3, but I'm not super averse to spoilers.
Secondly, I am only watching the show for the first time now, but was familiar with it when it was airing, as I had friends were into the show, and I visited blogs that also sometimes discussed it. I also was big into Veronica Mars at the time, and there was a fair amount of overlap between those fandoms on boards I visited. During this time, I never ever heard of Baltar. I heard of Adama and son, sexy lady Starbuck, Roslin, the Cylon who was also the host of Canada's Next Top Model, and was vaguely aware of some human/Cylon love triangle. But I never, ever heard of Baltar, which is weird, because to me, he's clearly the protaganist of the show. He's in almost every episode, and we see more from his POV than any other character. Am I just misremembering? Did the actor/character get much press coverage when the show was out? If not, why?