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May 25, 2013Watching the final season of Battlestar Galactica it is difficult not to feel that the creators had written themselves into corners they could not always get themselves out of in a satisfactory manner. Despite this the show did continue to deliver some superb drama in its closing twenty-two episode run and whilst not everyone will be entirely pleased with how it ended anyone who watched the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica from start to finish will know they have witnessed a show that ranks amongst the very best that the sci-fi genre has ever produced.… Expand
Nov 29, 2012Oh dear. So, up until this season I was thinking, "this is the greatest show I have ever seen." It so brilliantly and entertainingly captures everything about the human condition: family, technology, faith, friendship, love - even the meaning of being human. I never found the show heavyhanded, and in all of the characters I saw things to admire and things to abhor - the mark of good characterization. Expectations were high for the finale. I know that. And, unfortunately, they were not really met. I feel like there were some questions that has been built up for several seasons - namely, Hera's importance to the plot - that were given somewhat anticlimactic answers. The finale episode had far too many false endings and needless explanations, while in some of the bigger issues like faith, I feel like the writers were too afraid to commit, so they ended with a nonsensical, "maybe it's both" idea. Also, the overall message of the show certainly shouldn't be anti-tech. I think that it could have been handled better, but several characters like Rosselin, Boomer/Helo, and Baltar/Six were given perfect endings. It could have been much, much better - but those little complaints still pale in comparison to all there is to like about BSG. Watch it. Now.… Expand
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