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Feb 3 09 3:16 PM
Feb 3 09 7:32 PM
Therefore Kara (Starbuck) is actually the 'final' Cylon.
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Mar 24 09 3:48 PM
I don't know that I've got a whole lot to say about the finale, but since I've read in a few places that it was 'controversial' I
thought I did want to at least say my peace on it.
I thought it was brilliant. I do think that somewhere along the way this show jumped the shark (right around when they decided 4 random characters were
cylons despite the fact that it made no sense) - but I'll be damned if they (the writers/creators) didn't make it work. Galactica itself WAS the Opera
House (which actually makes sense when I started to connect the dots to how the final 'four' were hearing the music in the superstructure of the old
ship itself), and I loved how that all came together during the final battle. Those scene's we've been witness to so many times before, finally played
out in real-time. It's one of the first time's the 'final five' really worked for me, as we see them in the context of that moment.
Apparently everyone loves the final battle, but are not as enamored with the 45 minutes that comes afterwards. I too thought the battle was fantastic, and I
was wondering what the hell they were going to do with another 45 minutes after that - but I wasn't disappointed. It reminded me of all the codas at the
end of Return of the King - the kind of stuff that's usually so missing from the finale to a series (like what was missing from Star Trek Voyager's
finale for instance). The true wrap up. I LOVED how Kara disappeared. Frakking Loved it. She's an angel, and finally realizes it at the end. Maybe
she's even THE angel of death. But that played out well, even if some folks might have wanted to see her and Lee wind up together. Helo and Athena (and
maybe Baltar and Caprica) are the real 'romance' figures at the end. I'm glad Helo lived. Probably the only thing I'm most sorry about is Adama
- I'd have reversed things a bit for him - have him take Roslin away from the very beginning, so she can see the world - only to have her ask him to bring
her back to her people, so she can see them one last time before she dies - and then HE stays with his son. Still, everything else was well suited.
I loved that this is our Earth - that the 'other' Earth from the mid-season finale was the Earth of the 13th Colony, but that this one is ours, and
that they are all a part of our ancient history. I loved the flash-forward to the present, with Ron Moore reading the blurb about the 'Eve' recently
found in Africa - our shared genetic historical mother, connecting her to Galactica as Hera. I loved the idea of the angel 'Baltar' and 'Six'
talking about humanity and our fate - and it STILL sets up the idea that this can all still happen again.
And for the heck of it, I'll end with the Galactica itself, and the fleet flying off into our sun, with the original theme music playing in the
background. Just awesome. They didn't use that music enough during this entire series, but at least when they did, they did it right. The music was pretty
intense throughout this finale, and I loved the use of the 'old' model cylons - it was a great way to end the show. I may have to revisit which scifi
series is my all time favorite (Battlestar or Deep Space 9) but for now, I'm more than content with the way this show managed to wrap up.
And I still get at least one more movie (The Plan) and a new series (Caprica) - so there's always those to look forward to.
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Mar 26 09 1:51 AM
How would they explain the earlier Homo species and the numerous different Australopithecus, Ardipithecus etc species in BSG universe? They couldn't. Nor
could they explain why the different societies, that of BSG and ours, would end to be so similar, as it would be extremely unlikely event.
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Mar 27 09 8:31 PM
I loved that this is our Earth - that the 'other' Earth from the mid-season finale was the Earth of the 13th Colony, but that this one is ours,
Mar 27 09 9:23 PM
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Sep 30 09 5:42 AM
Holy effin shit. How did I never ever know this was here? WHY DID NO ONE EVER TELL ME THIS WAS HERE.
I thank AS2 profusely for showing me it was here.
I... have so much to say praising BSG, but feel as if I'm late to the party and no one will listen anyway. Damn my tardy lateness in getting to this
thread. And damn you all for not informing me sooner. I really am upset I missed this thread. But hey, I'm gonna party like its still in its heyday.
I... absolutely loved the finale. And I won't apologise for it. In fact, I loved the final fifty minutes over everything the came before. I hesitated to
say this, but I would throw out words like "unequalled" and "perfection." And I don't use those words lightly. Too many times I have
been disappointed by series' finales (ST: Enterprise, ST: Voyager) or the series I love get their asses cancelled and so we're left with epic
cliffhangers (Carnivale) and this is one of the few shows I am devoted to that got a decent ending (like Buffy).
I was magnetised to those final fifty minutes. I wasn't left with ANY questions whatsoever and there was a sense of finality to it, but also a sense of
continuation/hope. That's a tricky combination to pull, and BSG did it. And I totally crapped my pants to realise it is "our" Earth and Angel Six
+ Angel Baltar capped off the series with a coda set in present day NYC. I bow down to the literary genius that is Ronald Moore and the BSG writing staff.
I also am in man-love with Edward James Olmos. Basically any other actor in the history of acting would've delivered that final line ("It looks
heavenly. It reminds me of you.") and it would've sounded trite, cliched, and/or false. With EJO, it does not. Epic casting.
The flashbacks to the lives of our characters on Caprica before it was slammed by the Cylons was also deftly handled, and they were so interwoven withe present
day storyline that it was very Lost-ian in its style and structure.
The final scene between Starbuck and Lee was OMG SO EPIC I WILL HAVE TO TYPE IN CAPITALS, and was a beautiful coda to their relationship.
About the only thing that threw me for a loop was the pigeon. What was that about? The way I finally worked it out in my mind was that the pigeon was a symbol
of Starbuck and how Lee kept trying to get the pigeon out of the house, and it was only when he left it alone that it flew out the door. So, the analogy would
be of Starbuck and how Lee always kept trying (and I suppose she did too) to kind of have this, "We'll almost get it on but we never will" thing
and then when he finally stopped, she found her destiny and flew away on the wings of an angel (her own wings that is).
Hera is the Mitochondrial Eve. BRILLIANCE.
I actually LOL'ed when Cavil was all, "Frak" and then committed suicide by gunshot in the mouth. I don't know if that was the intention, but
his facial expression was priceless.
Saul & Ellen... Okay, no matter what you accomplish in life, you will never ever be as awesome as those two. Deal with it.
Tori.... got punked by Tyrol. Despite Tori being a Grade-A bitch, I liked her. She had... sass I guess you'd call it. Poor Torri (but SERVES YOU RIGHT for
airlocking Cally. Cally is awesome).
Ah... nobody will probably ever read this so I will stop here.
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