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Battlestar Galactica Finale – What The Frak Was That? Starbuck an angel? Let’s fly all our ships into the sun? March 21, 2009

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After all the excitement – 6 years of TV dating back to the original mini-series in 2003. This is how it ends.

Starbuck isn’t a Cylon – she’s an ‘angel’? what was her ship that came back then?

The first hour of this show Season 4 Episode 20 Daybreak (Daybreak, Part 3) was great – the assault on the Cylon colony – centurions fighting centurions classic and new…guns blazing in all out slaughter.

The deal with Cavel – also brilliant..as was Tyrol going nuts when he realized who killed Calli that was all neat up until they jumped away.

Then the show went right to hell.

Lets fly all our ships into the sun because technology is bad?? WHAT THE FRAK IS THAT.

(yes it was cool to hear the classic Battlestar Galactica theme though as the ships sailed into the sun though).

The visions of Caprica and Baltar were just angels too? I’m not sure about that.

The whole idea that the Galactica’s crew then goes on 150,000 years later  to help seed humanity on Earth — that was kinda neat and it was neat to see Ron Moore at the newsstand in New York City.

This is it? Really?

So yes there were some redeeming moments to this series finale for sure. Yes it did try and tie up as many loose ends as possible. But it was in our view still somewhat disappointing.

Battlestar Galactica in this new creation has always tried to take a high moral ground and be about more than just science fiction. But to say that technology is the root of evil is just wrong. For the colonists to give up their ships and technology entirely makes no sense. For Starbuck to just be an ‘angel’ makes no sense.

Of all the great BattleStar Galactica episodes – and there have been some 80 hours of it at this point – this is not Galactica’s finest hour. Not by a long shot.

It’s a mediocre and unsatisfying end to a magnificent series.

We will miss you Galactica and we will remember the good times, the great times, the fantastic characters and scenarios and we will be grateful. It will be hard for anyone to ever replace you.

SO SAY WE ALL.

Battlestar Galactica Daybreak – One Episode to Go March 14, 2009

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The thin red line…wow.

Daybreak, Part 1 – what we are calling Season 5 Episode 9 (SciFi calls is Season 4 Episode 19) The second last episode ever of Battlestar Galactica was all about setup for the final and ultimate showdown.

Instead of Galactica going out with a whimper she will go out with a bang.

Instead of limping away to try and find a hiding spot for humanity.. Galactica will make one last attack against the Cylons.

It is as it should be.

The show will end will on big final battle to end all battles between the Cylons and the Humans and Galactica will go out in a blaze of glory with her guns firing into the Cylon beast.

Just awesome.

Not so sure about all the Caprica flashbacks in this episode – neat to see that Caprica 6 cared about Gaius’s dad..the other stuff…not so sure.

The red line across the dead was a brilliant dramatic angle for sure too.

And when did Tyrol end in lock-up? sure he belonged there but…

Hard to believe that after all these years we’re almost at the end – even harder to believe that the end WASN’T Earth but is something else…likely the death of the Battlestar Galactica itself and everyone on it.

Battlestar Galactica Season 5 Liam is Dead February 21, 2009

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Battlestar Galactica Season 5 episode 6 (SciFi calls this season 4 episode 16 Deadlock
) Hera is the savior of both the human and cylon races.

There is no other.

We’ve been guessing for years that Hera would be the savior and now there is little doubt that is the way it will be.

No this episode did not have the stunning revelations of the last episode – No Exit – but we do have some stunning developments.

Finally Baltar is relevant again – and for the first time in YEARS he has Caprica in his head again! Baltar was one of our favorite characters in the first three seasons – then he became less interesting – but now as the show winds down HE’S BACK.

Will the cylon goop end up busting Galactica? I sure think so…

Will the Cylon’s jump away? Not likely but before the end the other Cylons will jump back in for a massive battle royale the likes of which we have never seen.

Where cylons fight cylons and humans.
Deadlock