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Apr 23, 2013At the beginning of each early episode, we were told about the Cylons, "THEY HAVE A PLAN." Humbug. The writers clearly had no idea what was actually motivating the schizophrenic behaviour of the series antagonists. Emotional and emotionless, well planned and erratic, secular and religious... the Cylons personalities throughout the series were based entirely on narrative economy.
BSG had extraordinary potential at the start. Gradually, this was dragged down into a morass of pointless, meandering plots. Then, with the series finale, they really put the nail in the coffin with Baltar's utterly stupid attempt at religious enlightenment. If the writers had the balls to take a stand on any of the issues they addressed (religion, technology, survival, etc.) it could have been a great series. Instead, they repeatedly started off in one direction only to double back and double down on the ambivalent and convoluted aimlessness that destroyed the show.… Expand