[SPOILERS] Battlestar Galactica is Over!

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  1. smilingsaint

    smilingsaint [08] Mercenary

    do not watch the finale. if you have been a fan of the series then just think of your own ending, it will be better and you will be denied the frustration of theirs.

    in truth, i suspected that the writers didnt really have it all planned out, and they admitted as much in thier "last frakkin special" but wow.

    it was insultingly stupid.
     
  2. DC97

    DC97 [10] Knight

    battlestar galactica finale was terrible

    Prepare for Jaxel and KDZ to destroy you.
     
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    IgnisPhaseOne Premium Member

    battlestar galactica finale was terrible

    Guys?

    We're allowed to say the words "fuck," and "fucking." THEY'RE not allowed to say it cause they're on TV.
     
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    battlestar galactica finale was terrible

    Except for the whole idea of an Industrial Society converting to an Agrarian Society; which simply can't happen, I think the ending was great. (a PERSON can do it, a SOCIETY can not) Yeah, it may not have been how I would have ended the series, but this was possibly the ONLY way the series could have ever had a happy ending. I've been saying for weeks now, that there was no way this series could end happy; somehow they pulled it off. And I've always thought the series would end in present day Earth, which it did.

    Of course, if I was writing the series, I would have killed off Gaius Baltar in the final episode. Interesting though, that according to the final, we can all consider ourselves part cylon. We know of TWO part cylon societies that survived. The first being Hera, as mitochondrial eve and the birth of life in Africa. The second being Gaelen Tyrol, as the founder of the Gaelic Tribes of Scotland.

    One of the things I dont like though, is how we get final confirmation of what Kara Thrace really was. While Caprica and Baltar were angels only seen by their sexual counterparts, Kara Thrace was an angel seen by the entire fleet. I didn't like the whole confirmation that they really were angels. I was just hoping that they were mass delusions by people in the fleet simply looking for answers, or hope.

    Really, there were only a few ways they could have ending this series and made people happy; this wasn't one of them. But I'm going to assume that I'm one of the few who were actually satisfied it because it gave a TRUE and ABSOLUTE ending with no chance of a spinoff.
     
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    battlestar galactica finale was terrible

    um... Scientology, anyone?
     
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    IgnisPhaseOne Premium Member

    battlestar galactica finale was terrible

    Shouldn't either the thread or all the content in it have a giant "SPOILER" tag too?

    Just, in case my friends haven't seen it...
     
  4. DrDogg

    DrDogg [09] Warrior

    battlestar galactica finale was terrible

    Isn't Caprica technically a spinoff?

    Anyway, I was okay with the ending. I didn't think it was bad by any means. I think they hyped up Hera and the whole Cylon/Human breeding thing. Considering there was life on New Earth already, we didn't need Hera or the Cylons to survive in the end. They also didn't address Starbuck as the Harbinger of Death, and I thought it was unnecessary for Admiral Adama to leave the main group.

    I would've been fine with a sad ending, but I wasn't displeased with the ending we got. I'm looking forward to the Blu-Ray boxset release later this year.
     
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    battlestar galactica finale was terrible

    Oh yes... the whole "Opera House" scene in the final episode was like watching a work of art constructing itself in front of you. We've been witnessing the journey of the opera house for several years now, and then suddenly seeing it come together to the end during the last episode was simply one of the most stunning things I've ever seen.

    They addressed Starbuck as an Angel, which they confirmed in the final episode.

    And Caprica looks like CRAP.
     
  5. DrDogg

    DrDogg [09] Warrior

    There's a big difference between saying Starbuck is an angel and saying she's the Harbinger of Death.

    I also liked the "real" Opera House scene, but they ignored Helo, Athena and the Pres getting left behind. Well... not ignored, but it had no bearing on the outcome at all.

    ...and I agree that Caprica doesn't look all that great, but it's still a spinoff.
     
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    Marginal Chikara Sashimi

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    battlestar galactica finale was terrible

    Not to mention the rebel base star which jumped away to who knows where.
     
  6. smilingsaint

    smilingsaint [08] Mercenary

    ok so you are ok with the it all actually being a divine plan from thier great god, deus ex machina? seriously? i mean seriously you are ok with the series finale being one big dues ex machina, followed by time travel, followed by a painfully boring melodramatic half hour of the futuristic society voluntarily deciding to become cave men and closing with AGENTS OF GOD!?!?!?! in modern new york??!?!?

    the opera scene was art coming together? it didnt just feel like a convoluted, tacked on resolution to something that they introduced a while ago but had no idea what to do with?

    in thier "last frakkin special" they admitted at the end that they didnt know how to close this all up, then they had their revelation, "it's not about the plot, it's about the characters". they actually admitted that they had no plot for their last episode.

    they should have just made it all a dream. it worked for newheart after all, but at least there it was clever.
     
  7. KDZaster

    KDZaster [09] Warrior

    If it were all a dream, I would've found the producer and punched him square in the ballsack.

    The final words of William Adama proved his worth as an actor.
     
  8. CyberEvil

    CyberEvil [09] Warrior

    I enjoyed the ending, actually, if for no other reason than Cavill blowing his own brains out randomly. To each their own.
     
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    Yeah, right after Cavil blew his brains out my father and I looked at each other and asked, "Why would he do that?" We didn't get it.
     
  9. KoshTheKoala

    KoshTheKoala [01] Neophyte

    It wasn't a literary deus ex machina.

    A classic deus ex machina would be war of the worlds or signs or andromeda strain.

    This was built up to for a very long time, as were the hallucinations baltar and caprica saw.

    And there was no time travel. What they found in the middle of season4 was a planet called Earth, but it was not this planet. They find our planet in the series finale and decide to name it Earth.
     
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    Marginal Chikara Sashimi

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    As I saw it, Cavil not only watched any hope of resurrection tech go down the tubes. What made it worse was that it mainly happened because he decided to mess with the final five's memories in the first place and plop them in with the humans. Every aspect of his plans blew up in his face at once.
     
  10. Wyzt

    Wyzt [08] Mercenary

    It fit his personality in my opinion. He beat himself over the head with a rock to kill himself faster back when he was lying in a ditch on New Caprica. Offing himself kept the humans from doing anything else to him.

    Didn't they say something like "You know he doesn't like being called that"...which implies that its not god in the sense of a judeo-christian god or whatever. I've also seen a bunch of people(on other forums) complaining about them using god because it somehow supports people who believe in god in real life(I don't know exactly how to word that, but you get the idea)...but I think thats funny considering its one of the biggest points in a completely fictional sci fi show.
     
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    Marginal Chikara Sashimi

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    Head Baltar said "...It doesn't like being called that."
     
  11. Wyzt

    Wyzt [08] Mercenary

  12. So I've never seen this series... the new series. Should I honestly start it? It sounds like it ends up as some crazy scientologist or mormon support film or something.
     
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