Sunday, March 22, 2009

150,000 years in the making

Okay, BSG fans, spill it. What did you think of the finale?


Overall, I thought it was great. It was fast moving, poignant in the extreme and it left me with a sense that they story had been told. So many finales don't do that, so kudos there.

BUT...I was also left with a lot of questions, maybe because I'm a little slow on the uptake sometimes. Maybe you can enlighten me...

1. If Baltar is not a cylon, how come his 'ghost/angel' kept showing up? I kept saying to DH, "So Baltar has to be a cylon, right?' and he just looked at me like I was nuts. Was he there because he's the 'human' half of the equation?

2. So once Caprica Six lost her baby, Saul lost all interest in her? [I get that he had his wife back, but still, this bothers me.]

3. What the heck was Starbuck? Was she a Cylon? Why was her body on old Earth and why did her father teach her the Cylon music? How did she just disappear when Lee was talking to her?

4. How come Lee/Apollo seemed to age backwards? Was I the only one who thought he looked about ten years younger in the finale than he'd been looking? [And I don't just mean the flashback scenes to when he WAS ten years younger, I mean the ending scenes on 'new' Earth.] And what was with that hair?

5. How come they never unveiled the 'Daniel' cylon? I was sooooo hoping to find out who he was. 13 colonies, 13 cylon models...hello?

6. So 'mitochondrial' Eve was Hera? This means, humans have always [or nearly always] been part Cylon anyway.

7. I have to say, I love the 'long time ago in a galaxy far, far away' idea. Soooo much better than, dare I say it, Galactica 1980. LOL. The writers really outdid themselves by tying the whole story back to human history on Earth. Very nice work.

8. So we suppose the people who will spring up on Gaelen's island in the northen highlands will be speaking 'Gaelic'? ROFL.

9. Did we need to see Adama throwing up in the street after drinking too much with Saul? Bad form. Not necessary. Why waste the audience's time with crap like that?

10. Who's going to be watching 'Caprica'? And how come the people in the 'prequel' series have more advanced technology than the people in BSG?

11. Are you a Cylon? Apparently we all are...just a little.


Cora Zane said...

So many questions!!! Yes, I haz them too. And Lee, you're right about Lee de-aging. He's not my type, but he did look tons younger and more handsome at the end with his scruffy hair. :*)I posted a bit spoiler on my blog as well with all the moments that stood out to me.

Hopefully they'll solve some of these riddles when they get to BSG The Plan and Caprica. I've got my fingers crossed.

Shelley Munro said...

This is one series I've never watched. One day...
I'm only just starting on Buffy :)

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Oh, Shelley - enjoy Buffy! It's such a hoot. DH and I are still singing the songs from the musical episode! And then be sure to watch all of Angel too - [sigh - I still miss Angel even though David Boreanaz has a new show].

Anna said...

I just finished watching the finale. Like you I thought it was great, but so many questions went left unanswered. I don't know about anyone else but I'm looking forward to watching Caprica.