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I'm re-watching Battlestar Galactica, and events around the beginning of the third season, on New Caprica, very much impressed me. Humans have found a planet and began colonizing; then the cylons arrived. They tried to live together, but the cylons convinced the humans to join a police force, which ended up terrorizing other humans in night raids to kidnap "insurgents".

There was even a suicide vest used by the humans to take out a graduation ceremony, eliminating new police as well as some cylons (which just resurrect so it's only a temporary victory).

The part that really impressed me, though, is that the cylons are a metaphor for the elite: instead of us living in harmony, the elite force a police force on us which terrorizes us. All for the goal of keeping us under control.

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