I figure any kind of analysis of the finale of Battlestar Galactica on this blog wouldn’t compare to the full on geek debates that have been raging on the web so I’ll forgo that and just say that I’m going to miss BSG.
I have to admit, I didn’t start watching from the moment it came on TV. Even though my brother watched it and it was definitely a show that someone like myself would watch, I didn’t bother with it. My coworker/friend convinced me to start watching it and I was hooked from the miniseries that started it all and berated myself for taking so long to get into it. I quickly caught up with it and by the time the second part of second season started, I was ready. Not every episode has been perfect but overall, it’s been a great show. It was so much more than just a science fiction series.
Here are some random moments/things from the series (SPOILERS!) that ‘got’ me in one way or another (not comprehensive by any means):
-The fact that only around 50,000 people in the entire human race were left after the initial cylon attack in the miniseries.
-Bill Adama’s rousing speech in the miniseries that he WILL lead them to Earth. So Say We All! (although he didn’t really believe an Earth existed).
– That President Roslin’s justice involved ejecting a cylon out of an airlock.
-Boomer completely unexpectedly shooting Bill Adama after a successful mission when he was going to shake her hand.
-In the episode ‘Downloaded’- finding out that Caprica Six saw a vision of Gaius Baltar the same way Baltar would would see a vision of Caprica Six.
-The entire rebellion on New Caprica – I particularly remember when Roslin was being held captive and Baltar insisting that there was no torture being conducted.
-Galactica’s rescue mission on New Caprica. Oh man, the part where Galactica descended and then jumped out? Whoa.
-The reveal of 4 of the 5 final cylons.
-Realizing that the Earth they have been searching for was a radioactive wasteland.
-Dualla blowing her brains out after a pleasant evening with Lee to avoid dealing with the above point.
-The role of All Along the Watchtower.
-The fact that Kara Thrace had known the notes to the above since she was a little girl.
Maybe I didn’t entirely get everything that happened in the series finale but I was still pretty satisfied with the way things turned out.
Also, I just want to say that I loved the relationships in BSG, especially the father/daughter one of Bill Adama and Kara Thrace.
Least Favorite Episode: Black Market