So, BSG.

A few things for my fellow Battlestar Galactica fans:

  1. What did you think of the finale? I don’t know what I was expecting, except that after the darkness of so much of this season, I was fully prepared for Galactica to explode and kill them all. But I’m glad that wasn’t what happened. I thought it was a really good ending, on the whole. What were you all expecting? And what are you going to watch now that BSG is no more? Discuss!
  2. BSG rendered in Legos, here and here.
  3. Someone designed a BSG sock pattern! Complete with chevrons that suggest the Vipers and an Eye-of-Jupiter-esque cable. I must knit some to go with my Adama[‘]s Shawl.

7 Responses to “So, BSG.”

  1. Overall, I thought the BSG finale was pretty good, even though it depressed the hell out of me – because not only is the series over, the whole premise is over; I can’t pretend in the back of mind that it still exists and they’re still going on, somewhere in an unreal universe! So, honestly, I’m grieving the end of the series! But yeah, I thought the finale was pretty good – I am glad it took the route it took.

  2. Bronwen says:

    I love those socks. I guess I figured that BSG would either end with near-total death and destruction ~OR~ pull a Restaurant at the End of the Universe. It actually seemed much more hopeful than I was expecting, and seeing the punched up color in all of the Africa shots was really kind of shocking after spending five years looking at grey walls.
    If I had a bone to pick, it would be that a lot of the science fiction elements seemed to give way to fantasy at the last minute, but I guess Ron Moore was going with a pretty literal interpretation of deus ex machina.

  3. Dianna says:

    Errr… I don’t know. My husband and I aren’t exactly satisfied with the conclusion of the Opera House prophecy – he’s pretty cranky about it, truthfully.
    I’d definitely want to watch the extended cut before I pass full judgment, but… well, I’ve enjoyed watching it, and the first two season at least were some of the best TV I’ve seen (though I’m not a TV watcher as a whole). I wish that they had another season if only because I think they could have used the extra time. Farscape, which also was 4 seasons but has a six-hour mini series to close it off, had a much better ending, I think.

  4. Amanda says:

    Yes, in retrospect, the “let’s abandon technology and start over!” idea seemed a little on the silly side, as did the notion of Head Six and Head Baltar as angels (and Starbuck too, apparently). I kind of liked the opera house resolution, though — it made sense to me, in a “Cylon projection crossed with crazy dream logic” kind of way. What about it bothered you, Dianna?
    Agreed that all the color when they reached Africa was really startling after the palette of the entire rest of the series — even the colors on Caprica were dark and dull and washed-out by comparison.

  5. Meilee says:

    I’m just catching up with your blog, so I thought I’d offer belated thoughts.
    1) Baltar’s speech to Cavil was a little heavy on the God talk, but I suppose BSG has always had a thing for theology. Not my thing, but OK.
    2) It was pretty.
    3) I love Baltar and Six together, but I could have done without the last five minutes of the show: it was little much, and I kept waiting for Baltar to speak to the camera.
    4) I did not like the rationale for Starbuck’s return (she’s an angel? what?). I had hoped her father (Slick) was actually Daniel, making Starbuck the first true Cylon-human hybrid. But oh well.
    5) Overall, I thought it was a great ending for a great show. I enjoyed the opera house resolution, and I teared up a little with Adama and Roslin. I’ll definitely miss it and look forward to The Plan.
    Are you going to watch Caprica?

  6. Amanda says:

    I thought they sort of left the “Starbuck is Daniel’s daughter” option open, even after they went for the “Starbuck was an angel” thing. But that may be wishful thinking on my part.
    Is Caprica going right to DVD? If it is, my good friend Netflix will probably bring it to my door.

  7. Meilee says:

    I read somewhere that the producers actually didn’t want to pursue any possibilities of the Starbuck-as-Daniel’s-daughter idea because fans all over the Interwebs had been discussing the theory, and the producers wanted to do something surprising. But I think I’d rather buy into your optimism about them leaving it open!
    I think they’re releasing the two-hour pilot for Caprica in about three weeks on DVD. I don’t think the series (with the pilot) will premiere on TV until January 2010. Having seen the previews, I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I’ll definitely give the video a chance.