You are, because the real theme, used everywhere for the entire show, is a british lady singing the ancient hindu Gayatri mantra which has significance to the show because the show has religious aspects as both Cylons and humans are portrayed as being religious. A hindu mantra makes sense because the humans in BSG are polytheistic while Cylons are monotheistic, something rare for a western show.
Originally Posted by loco
I think I may be one of the only people that feels this way, but I much prefer the US Season One theme. Much sadder and more dirge-like than the new-agey one they use now. I think it's more appropriate for the show, musically.
IMHO, not only does the theme used for the BSG everywhere except US Season 1 sound better, it works better for the show.
P.S. It's also interesting because the Gayatri mantra sounds very monotheistic, so it could be argued that it is being applied by the show to either humans, cylons, or both. I suggest you google gayatri mantra along with battlestar to find out more info. It's not simply "new-age," if anything, it's quite retro as I think it pre-dates Christianity by a wide margin.http://www.awgp.org/english/gayatri/gayatri_mantra.html
Om bhurbhuvah swah tatsaviturvareñyam bhargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo yo nah prachodayat.
Om – Brahma or Almighty God, bhur – Embodiment of vital spiritual energy (praña), bhuvah – Destroyer of sufferings, svah – Embodiment of happiness, tat – That, savituh – Bright, Luminous like the Sun, vareñyam – Best, Most exalted, bhargo – Destroyer of sins, devasya – Divine, dhimahi – May imbibe, dhiyo – Intellect, yo – Who, nah – Our, prachodayat – May inspire.
In short it is a prayer to the Almighty Supreme God, the Creator of entire cosmos, the essence of our life existence, who removes all our sins, pains and sufferings and grants happiness; beseeching His divine grace to inculcate within us His Divinity and Brilliance which may purify us and guide our wisdom on the righteous path. (Excerpts from "Yugshakti Gayatri Ka Abhinav Avataran")