Finally a gay male character on Battlestar Galactica

Felix Gaeta from SciFi’s Battlestar Galactica

Apparently my geek antennae haven’t been properly tuned as there have already been four special Battlestar Galactica webisodes aired. And as a special bonus the show’s first gay man is revealed in the first few minutes. And, as many already suspected, it is the aptly named Felix Gaeta who gets to be the pioneer.

This token gift from BSG creators for a gay character, which gay fans have been screaming for since the show’s beginning (nay, since the dawn on sci-fi TV) is both refreshing and a bit annoying. I don’t mean to complain because I am glad to finally have some acknowledgment, but it comes in the form of an addendum. Yes, BSG watchers are almost all fanatical enough that we would all watch webisodes as well as regular episodes but you can’t disavow that it was clearly an afterthought.

Nevertheless, this cavalier attitude also bodes well for the future. So far the episodes are engaging and there is added mystery swirling about whether Felix Gaeta, one-legged, nerdy and now gay, could be the final, and most powerful cylon …

New webisodes are released each Friday on the Sci Fi channel website. Check out the first episode below:

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