Battlestar Galactica Final Episode

Spoilers ahead
First, let me say that I started watching BSG really late… As in, “last summer late”. I watched each episode through Netflix and DVDs, and caught up to the final season in time to watch all of those.

I don’t think I ever really “got” what other people enjoyed in this show, but I do have to say that I did enjoy most of the finale episode last night. Just about everything was resolved, although I’m not sure what the “angel” Caprica 6 and Baltar were around 150,000 years after they landed on the new earth. I’m also not sure why Cavil blew his brains out instead of going out while trying to take everyone else with him. Also not quite sure why Adama felt the need to isolate himself at the end either. The “let’s charge the weapons just in case/accidental firing of those same weapons” was a bit hokey… And I never did like Rosalyn’s character – probably even less so last night.

As far as the rest goes, I enjoyed it, and the choices that were made. I really liked how Moore pulled together the cathedral sequences, I liked that Tory finally got what she got coming to her, I liked the way that Kara’s story line was resolved. Especially that, I think – staring us right in the face the whole time, and I didn’t have any idea that might be what was going on.

It was a fitting ending to the series. What about you die hard BSG fans? What did you think?

Battlestar Galactica – The Oath

spoilers ahead
Good show tonight – more action, less hand wringing than usual. I still don’t care for that whole “worship” cult Baltar has going… not sure he does either.

Really not sure how things will really resolve, but I was surprised to see that the president was able to escape (they really need to stop showing previews that ruin the suspense of the cliff-hangers they just broadcast). Plus they let something slip during that preview that is a big deal… if it’s true.

Until I saw that preview, I was pretty sure the president’s transport was going to get shot down by the fighter Felix sent after her.

Ah, well… it’ll be interesting to see who actually survives this. Felix is a goner, Zerak too, I think.

What did you think?

Battlestar Galactica Theory – Earth and Dying Leaders

Spoilers ahead – Don’t read this if you don’t want a theory that might be true!

John, a good friend of mine, and I were talking about the latest Battlestar Galactica, “The Disquiet That Follows My Soul”, and he pointed out something I completely missed:

In this last show, Adama was popping pills, and the ship’s doctor even mentions that Adama doesn’t look too good.

Adama might be the “dying leader” that will lead his people to Earth. John told me this theory, and I was floored. Sounds exactly right to me.

What do you think?

Battlestar Galactica – A Sixth Cylon?

Spoilers ahead…

I’ve already admitted I’m pretty new to BSG, but I have to ask….

Anyone else think that Kara might be a Sixth Cylon?

OK, follow me on this.

The “final five” were somehow able to get back to the original twelve colonies. I think it’s highly unlikely they somehow either got off-world or downloaded to new bodies with no help whatsoever. Maybe they downloaded to an orbiting ship (or a land-based facility), and then just all took off by themselves, but I doubt it.

I think they were sent, by Cylons we have yet to see, with the specific purpose of getting the rest of the “12 tribes” back to the 13th tribe.

I think these Cylons detected Kara heading to Earth and were able to “save” her by downloading her mind before she ended up crash landing on the surface.

They uploaded her mind into a new Cylon body, threw her into a duplicate ship, and sent her back with the same mission as the “final five”. Get the 12 tribes back to Earth.

We might go through a story about Starbuck’s identity crisis – She’ll probably end up nearly offing herself, until someone (Tigh?) stops her. That’ll be a good way to throw people off track.

Anyway, any other guesses about how to explain Starbuck and that ship?

Battlestar Galactica – Sometimes A Great Notion


Spoilers ahead!

The most recent episode was called “Sometimes A Great Notion”. What a great way to sum up this series.

OK, I admit it. I didn’t start watching Battlestar Galactica until late last year. While everyone else was sitting around wondering what was going to happen, I was powerwatching my way through all the episodes so far (Thanks, Netflix). I finally caught up today.

I have to say, I’m not really sure what the appeal of this show is. I think it must have something to do with not watching all the episodes back to back, because while I was watching it, I kept thinking “What’s the big deal?”

Don’t get me wrong. I love SCI-FI. Good science fiction, campy science fiction, … just about everything. I just don’t see what the big deal is about this show.

There are a couple of things that bug me.

First, the utter hopelessness of the show made me want to call it “Screwed in Space”.

Second, it seemed to wander off down story lines that were OK for what they were, and then would club you over the head to beat in the idea they wanted to get across. (See, “Razor”, for what I mean by that).

Now that they’ve finally gotten to Earth, and didn’t find what they expected, I took that as a good sign. And what’s this? Kara finds her own body? I expected a twist… so, is the twist that there was no twist? No… wait a bit and…. WHAT? The Fifth Cylon was WHO? Tigh’s wife?? Really?

I thought they pulled that one out of thin air. Deus Ex Machina (strangely appropriate phrase for this show). Very disappointing.

I’m not sure where this is going, or how Kara’s going to find out she’s NOT a Cylon (I did like that twist), but this show better have a great payoff, or people are going to be as upset as the sudden switch to black that hit the Sopranos.

Seriously though, can someone tell me why they’re such a fan of the show? I’d seriously like to know, because I’m just not seeing it.

Battlestar Galactica To Appear in Theaters

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If you’re always wanted to see one of your favorite shows, Battlestar Galactica, on the big screen, you’re going to get your chance if you’re lucky enough to live in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas or Seattle.

The SciFi Channel will be showing the first two hour episode, Razor, for free at those theaters. If you miss the premiere, it’ll be shown on the SciFi channel, and then released on DVD ten days later.

The theater showings will be free.

Via Variety.