The “Battlestar Galactica” finale: Frakkin’ fabulous or frakked up?

 
 

In some ways, the series finale for Battlestar Galactica was much more difficult for me than the end of The L Word.

BSG was one of the most consistently innovative, well-written shows on television. The finale was no exception, IMO. It didn’t resolve every question about every person, but by the end, I felt like my investment in the series was rewarded.

Spoilers ahead. Seriously.

I’m sure that being raised in the Bible Belt is a big reason why I was so intrigued by Battlestar Galactica. The finale reinforced my perception that the main issue explored by the series is how a rational, scientifically advanced world deals with the concept of a higher power/god. Specifically, that trusting technology to deal with human imperfections leads to failure. Even when those imperfections are hard to spot.

I’d love to hear your take on some of the finale’s highlights and revelations, like the fact that the “resurrected” Starbuck was an angel (or at least some kind of messenger of God) who fulfilled her mission and then frakkin’ vanished into thin air.

Or the discovery that the Earth on which Galactica landed was actually Earth 150,000 years ago.

I think my favorite part of the episode was the music, although the music always seems perfect. But Starbuck’s programming of “All Along the Watchtower” as the coordinates for the jump to Earth was inspired. I literally got chill bumps when the music played.

What did you think of the BSG finale? What was your favorite scene? Are you frustrated with any unresolved questions?

 
 

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