Goodbye Battlestar Galatica

Tonight marks the series finale of ‘Battlestar Galactica.’ I was a latecomer to the show.

I didn’t start watching it until sometime during season three. Before some of you purists have a fit let me clarify by saying that I didn’t just jump right in to the show. Thanks to the magic of Netflix I was able to start from the beginning and catch up.

Initially I was a bit hesitant to watch. I watched the original series and figured that there was no reason to watch this one. I have fond memories of taking the Universal Studios Tour and going through the BSG section. I still remember that cylon that would talk to us.

Anyway, I didn’t get caught up in the questions about whether the show spent too much time moralizing or preaching. I don’t watch sci-fi for lessons in morality or ethics. I get that sort of stuff from more appropriate places.

It was the interaction between the characters that really drove the show for me. The people made it fun to watch. So tonight I’ll be curious to see if it really does a good job of tying up the loose ends. Tonight we’ll see if they answer what happened to Starbuck and all of the other questions.

I rather expect that it is going to end a bit like The Sopranos. Some of us are going to love it and some of us are going to hate it. For now we’ll just have to wait and see.

Battlestar Galactica

I was a bit late getting into the current incarnation of Battlestar Galactica but I am quite glad that I have. While the cylons aren’t as much fun as those I used to see at Universal Studios it has been a lot of fun.

I am not going to spend any time discussing whether the show offers a metaphor for what is happening in the real world. No time talking about whether Cylons are really Soviets and Humans are Americans.

In general I stay away from that sort of crap. I watch television shows for one of two purposes. It is either educational or entertaining. It just kills me to spend time talking about what the writers really meant. Sometimes water is just water and a red shirt is just red.

Life is far too complicated as it is.

Anyhoo, I loved this latest episode. I like seeing the momentum build towards the final few episodes and I still don’t buy into who they have set up as the final cylon.