Babies

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Vid
Title: Babies
Creator: aycheb
Date: Nov 2006
Format: xvid .avi
Length: 2:46 minutes
Music: "Babies" by Pulp
Genre:
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica (2003)
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URL: vid announcement
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Babies is a Battlestar Galactica vid by aycheb. The vidder provided extended audio commentary on October 20, 2009 at the vid commentary LJ community.[1]

Vidder's Summary: "Love is the plan, the plan is… Shameless plagiary of James Tiptree Jnr, sexual conflict, evolutionary theory and gratuitous space porn."

Vidder's notes: "The original idea for it came from hearing the song for the first time in ages and getting hung up on the “ I want to give you children” line in the chorus relating to the whole BSG cylon/human hybrid plot. I laid the clips for the three choruses first, one line per couple, and filled in the verses before getting the idea of starting all male and ending all female. The final section was the part that changed around the most, having not used Starbuck for either verse she kind of took over the ending. My Kara has issues but I like her for that."

Reactions/Reviews

  • "I love, love, love this vid SO MUCH. For starters I love the song (Pulp fan from way back) and the fact that you vidded the Cylons and their children-obsession to it is just genius. The vid managed to both amuse and move me--it moved me in the creeped-out way that the Cylons and their reproductive agenda do on the show. But I also enjoyed giggling at the frakked-up-ness of Gaius and Six and Helo and Eight and Kara and Leoben, etc, etc. I thought it worked well as an ensemble piece--it painted the overall picture of the Cylon obsession. And I loved your use of the explosions/space dockings and other phallic or fertile imagery to support the mood/theme of the piece." ~ feedback at the vid announcement.
  • "This is just awesome. :D The metaphorical imagery, ship and otherwise (hee!), mixed with the creepy single-mindedness of the Cylons is fantastic, but you don't vid the Cylons without sympathy and that's the icing on the cake. And the creepy-factor that kicks in with the crescendo of the nuke going off and moving into Sharon and Kara hits perfectly. I also adore the pacing in general with all the swoopy ships and camera movement intercut with the character shots." ~ feedback at the vid announcement.