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#1 Posted on 23.3.09 0744.25
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NOTHING? Really, nothing on this after the weekend?

Heckuva finale. Say what you want about it, but it wrapped a lot of things up and provided closure to the series. For that, I am quite pleased.

I will agree however, that the decision to 'throw everything away and start from scratch' was definitely insane and unrealistic. Also, the whole 'God guided it all' thru HeadSix, HeadBaltar, and Kara being an 'angel' was also somewhat disappointing. But, an answer is an answer and that's the one they decided to supply. I can live with that.

In the 'great' side though, the attack on the colony was faaaantastic.
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#2 Posted on 23.3.09 0820.06
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I liked most of it.
The battle was impressive and really chaotic. Very cool.
I LOVED that when Baltar/Caprica/Hera made it to the bridge, you saw Adama kicking ass in the background.

The whole "150,000 years later" thing and the talk about it all being cyclical (with shots of robots development) was to be expected. No problem with that.

And I don't mind 'headsix and headbaltar' being angels (though they sure as hell had a devilish side to them as well) though I am still not sure what Starbuck was.
If she was an angel, she sure as hell wasn't aware of it.

The start from scratch idea is a bit far fetched.
But then again, these people have lived in a space ship for years now, chased by robots. I think I too would like a break from things (and *shrug* they might cheat a little and use some tools...and create mysteries like the pyramids)

The near-ending when Baltar told Caprica he knew how to farm was brilliant. I felt so bad for the guy.

The only emotional scene that didn't really do much for some reason was Adama & Roswell, probably because we knew she was gonna die and it would be something tear-jerkerish like this.
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#3 Posted on 23.3.09 1027.17
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I think if you look at everything as a mythology tale, which isn't really that hard to do, then it all works pretty well. I know the Sci-Fi crowd tends to dislike subtleties when the supernatural is interjected into their science fiction, but the answers were never going to please everyone.

I thought this the finale was really well done. Sure, I wasn't totally happy with all of it, but, for the most part, I was pretty happy with how things played out.

Here's a great interview from Ron Moore which helps explain some things that from his perspective:

Battlestar Galactica: Ronald D. Moore finale Q&A

    Originally posted by Ron Moore
    Moore: It's exactly like Boxy. Kara, I think, is whatever you want her to be. It's easy to put that label on her: Angel, or Messenger of God, or whatever. Kara Thrace died and was resurrected and came back and took the people to their final end. That was her role, her destiny on the show... We debated back and forth in the writers' room for a while on giving it more definition, and saying, definitively, "This is what she is," and we decided that the more you try to outline it and give voice to it and put a name on it, the less interesting it became. We just decided this was the most interesting way to go out, with her disappearing without trying to name what she was.

    (On whether any of the Cavils, Simons or Dorals survived the attack on the Colony)

    Moore: The final (edit) came out a little less clear on that level than I sort of intended... The idea was that when Racetrack hits the nukes, they smack into the Colony and it takes it out of the stream swirling around the singularity, and it fell in (to the singularity) and was torn apart. But as we were cutting the show for time, and taking out frames, one of the things that became less apparent was that the Colony was doomed. The intention was that everyone aboard the Colony perished.


    (On whether Head Six and Head Baltar are angels or demons)

    Moore: I think they're both. We never tried to name exactly what the head characters were, we never looked at them as angels or demons. They seemed to periodically say good things or evil things, to save people or to damn people. There was a sense that they worked in the service of something else... that was guiding and helping, sometimes obstructing, sometimes tempting. The idea at the end was that whatever they're in service of is eternal and continues, and whatever they are, they too are still around, with all of us who are the children of Hera. They continue to walk among us and watch.
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#4 Posted on 23.3.09 1419.32
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I was mostly disappointed with the final season, and I hated Daybreak Part 1 (last week's episode), but I found the finale much better and reasonably satisfying. The final battle and its twists and turns were well done, and things were resolved and brought together as much as could be expected. I didn't need all the flashbacks to Caprica but I liked a lot of the interaction among the characters and the start of their new lives on our Earth.

For all the hoopla about getting Hera back, nothing much happened with her once she was back.

Did everyone catch the Star Wars reference? Very cute.

Overall I would say that BSG had some very fine moments, but it lost steam in the last two seasons and ultimately isn't in the same league as, say, Star Trek TNG or DS9, or Babylon 5. Maybe if it had had less Baltar and Six...
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#5 Posted on 24.3.09 1714.26
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Sure, not much happened with Hera... on the screen. Yet her inclusion as "Mitochondrial Eve" suddenly made her relevant.

I know they're supposed to produce spin-offs and other crap, but I couldn't care less. Yet I'd be totally on-board for a spin-off show of Bill Adama and Saul Tigh sitting on a couch and shootin' the shit. Those two codgers MADE the entire series for me. Old Guys Rock and I'm now okay with getting old, gray, wrinkly, fat and even losing an eyeball

Oh..and "Chief" Galen Tyrol said he'd be on a island, somewhere far north, away from people? My guess is that Tyrol (who was known to be pretty handy and could command a work force) gave birth to the legend of Santa Claus.

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