In my previous post I jokingly asked if Dylan was a Cylon, after his song All Along The Watchtower was used as the wake-up call for the 4 of the remaining 5 Cylons in the fleet. After thinking about it, I realized that Dylan can really be a Cylon...
In Battlestar Galactica, the Cylon warships, named the Basestars, are just like other Cylons half machine half human. Each base star is for the sake of control and identity is a hybrid:
Hybrids control the whole ship with their subconscious mind. Their consciousness, stuck between life and death utter incoherent sentences, which a certain group of Cylons interpret as words of god. Here is an example of their utterances:
"Two protons expelled at each coupling site creates the mode of force the embryo becomes a fish that we don't enter until a plate we're here to experience evolve the little toe atrophy don't ask me how I'll be dead in a thousand light years thank you thank you Genesis turns to it's source reduction occurs stepwise though the essence is all one. End of line. FTL system check diagnostic functions within parameters repeats the harlequin the agony exquisite the colors run the path of ashes fifty-two percent of heat exchanger cross-collateralized with hyper-dimensional matrix upper senses repair ordered relay to zero zero zero zero."
Now I have taken pieces from my favorite Dylan album, Blonde on Blonde, and re-organized them:
"The ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face. And punched my cigarette. Now your dancing child with his Chinese suit. In the empty lot where the ladies play blind man's bluff with the key chain. The one was Texas medicine. Upon the street where mothers weep. The cracked bells and washed-out horns. You can tell by the way she smiles. The silver saxophones say I should refuse you. The drunken politician leaps. Well, I return to the Queen of Spades.He spoke to me, I took his flute. He just smoked my eyelids. Now the rainman gave me two cures. But Mona Lisa musta' had the highway blues. The other was just railroad gin. Blow into my face with scorn."
Do I have to make it obvious? Dylan is definetely a Cylon ....