Friday, March 20, 2009

The Final Sit Rep


Wow. Just wow.

Frakkin' excellent -- absolutely frakkin' superb -- and I can't believe it's over. Not that they'll read this, but I want to thank the cast and crew of Battlestar Galactica for five great years.

For one last time: So say we all.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent! And sort of what I predicted. But what was Starbuck in the end?

Lex said...

Best science fiction show ever? No.

Best fiction show ever? Yes.

Lex said...

Wait, now that I look back at it...

Where the heck was Lucy Lawless? She wasn't in any of the final episodes.

Anonymous said...

They never explained how Starbuck's ship blew up in one place and then ended up on Earth.

They never explained how Starbuck was resurrected. Did I say resurrected? Maybe she's a Cylon like the Six that Baltar sees.

At the end, Baltar says "...this earth or the other real earth." What does that mean?

If Hera is a mitochondrial eve on earth, then we are all half human and half Cylon (in the show).

Has anyone considered that when Starbuck punched in the coordinates into Galactica to jump the ship, it took them through a wormhole that warped space/time and sent them back to earth 150,000 years in the past? Remember, they kept saying "this has all happened before....and it will happen again".

NoMoreCheese said...

So Say We All

however, have to ask: while the series was entertaining, wasn't, for example, even 'V' better SciFi?

Nika said...

I think Starbuck was an angel of the Gods like Head!Six and Head!Baltar. I guess she never really came back after "Maelstrom."

Anyway: Sweet God! What an absolutely fantastic ending!! I was sobbing when Kara said goodbye to Sam (great send-off for the character, btw) and flat out bawling by the time Adama put his ring on Roslin's finger. I could've done without the "150,000 years later" bit. But this is one nit I will not pick.

"What do you hear, Starbuck?"
"Nothing but the rain, sir."

So say we all!

Anonymous said...

That was a ballsy end game that just knicked the goal post, and went in, just over the outstretched hands of the goalie.

Bravo BSG, from someone who loved your show, but also someone who loves even more to hate on what seems like an amazing show (Lost), but never really goes anywhere.

Blenderab said...

Couldn't agree with you more. As I raise my glass for the best cast, writers, crew, etc., on television.

Goodnight ol' girl.

Thanks for the ride!

(I think I hear my T.V. & TiVo sobbing.)

revmuddswife said...

My only complaint was the commercials in the last half.

Nice tip of the hat from the writing staff to the former show concerning the 'angels' of the plot.

memphisto said...

No More Cheeze asked: "however, have to ask: while the series was entertaining, wasn't, for example, even 'V' better SciFi?"

Are you using the term "SciFi" in the pejorative sense of being more space opera than science fiction? If not, what are you talking about? The series dealt with the question of how mankind is affected by technological and social change, which is the essence of SF.

I was happy they tied everything up as well as they did. Every plot thread except Kara's nature was resolved. The epilogue actually put a nice button on the series, IMHO.

Cheetah Chrome said...

Postscript: One month later, Chief - dead of exposure in his northern paradise. Adama - dead of a heart attack after trying to drag the 2nd 440 lb log up a hill to his "cabin." Lee Adama - dinner for a sabertooth tiger. Remaining colonists - wracked with malnutrition, dysentery, scurvy etc. stare at their perfectly tilled fields wondering "where is the feed store where we buy our carrot, onion and tomato seeds?" Baltar - looks from his gorgeous Cylon babe to a mono-browed, hunter-gatherer chick who actually has HAIR ON HER TITS and says "The human race can eat shit, I'm not fucking that!" -THE END!

Chez said...

I actually really liked the fact that they didn't resolve what Starbuck was. She was whatever they needed her to be, from beginning to end. It fit perfectly with complex nature of her personality throughout the entire show (as evidenced by the flashbacks of her trying to get Lee to do her on the kitchen table -- lucky fucker).

schwa242 said...

At the end, Baltar says "...this earth or the other real earth." What does that mean?

I'm guessing he's referring to our Earth and the first Earth they found where the Cylon population was wiped out.

Has anyone considered that when Starbuck punched in the coordinates into Galactica to jump the ship, it took them through a wormhole that warped space/time and sent them back to earth 150,000 years in the past? Remember, they kept saying "this has all happened before....and it will happen again".

I don't think so, since they said they sent a raptor to get the rest of the fleet.

Tania said...

I haven't been so moved by a series finale since Six Feet Under. It was all I'd hoped.

I loved the little tribute to the original show in the music as the fleet went towards the sun....

Chez said...

Loved that.

And yes, I blubbered like a little kid when Adama put the ring on Roslin's finger after she died.

I just can't say enough good things about it. Honestly, the most satisfying series conclusion I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

For me, it was "whadda ya hear, Starbuck?" Even though I suppose I should have seen that coming, it still broke me up.

Well played by everyone involved. I'm still emotionally hung over.

Hardeep said...

That was indeed a final worthy of the series. I never thought that they could pull it of; I thought there were too many plot lines that needed resolving to possibly end it in that one episode, but they did just that. I think I can count on my fingers on one hand the number of series that I have see end well. Bravo to the cast and crew!

Doc said...

I thought in the scene where they are spotting the 'locals' and Baltar misses the jab about always having sex on his mind, Tigh should have stood up and said 'Let's get frackin' them!'

*Sigh* You can have Starbuck, this nerd boy still wants his Helo/Sam sandwich. :)

Big finales never satisfy completely. No way they can. Good episode. Good series. I didn't watch the first few years so still have those to watch someday and enjoy.

And with two TV movies and Caprica coming up they'll be humping BSG's corpse well into next year.

Anonymous said...

God I hope this ends the trend of nerds on the internet saying "frak" instead of good old fashioned fuck.

C.L.J. said...

And so say we all!

Yes, they got it right. I can't frakkin' believe they got it right.

Someone piped up about Starbuck's death and apparent resurrection not being explained: but I think it was explained. Baltar was right; she really was an angel. And the way she simply disappeared? Perfect.

This was everything I could have wanted from Battlestar Galactica.

J9 said...

I agree, I thought it was pretty blatant that Starbuck was understood to be an angel. But I completely missed the reasoning behind why they sent the ships into the sun. Can someone recap that logic for me?

FabMax said...

They wanted to break the cycle of destruction. That's why they sacrified much of their technology.

Jerry said...

I really liked the old battlestar theme as they took the ships away.
It felt like a nice throw back to the original series voice over in the title sequence
"There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive somewhere beyond the heavens."

Chris said...

I loved how they threw in the old Battlestar theme, too. I had to point that out to a few people...

I'm glad they left a few questions unanswered. Not every question needs to be answered. I'm sure I'm not the only person to still be thinking about it.

I LOVED that last battle of Galactica. Just amazing.

Izar Talon said...

I'm sure it was wonderful. I've heard nothing but goo things about BSG. And I LOVED Deep Space Nine, which Moore turned into the best Star Trek ever.

But I never watched it. I will not watch the Sci-Fi channel or anything they make, because it's still the channel that killed Farscape, and the Invisible Man before that. And then gave Farscape's timeslot to Tremors: the Series. And THEN showed PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING.


So, well, I'll live with missing something worth watching once in a while to stick to my guns. Just wait and see the utter crap they come up with to replace BSG.

Nothing will ever make up for the loss of Farscape.


Yes, I'm sill a little bitter. Could you tell?