Friday, January 16, 2009

 

Battlestar Galactica's last gasp

Battlestar is finally finishing it's last season starting tonight. The final ten episodes were held back after the Writer's Strike delayed the season. They didn't want to compete with the fall season and fall sports for some reason. This show has been exceptionally good in both individual production quality and story, but also in episodic arcs and long term character development.

The problem with a show that has a destination such as "We want to get off the island" or "We need to find our way home" or in this case "We want to find Earth" is that once you achieve that the show is over and if they don't it kind of spoils the entire series. ST:Voyager ended well with the return to Earth. Quantum Leap slipped into oblivion when Sam never made it home. But Battlestar surprised twice at the mid season finale last year. First by actually finding Earth with half a season still to go. But also by finding a dead and empty planet. Tonight promises to reveal the identity of the final Cylon. I've managed to avoid spoilers so I have no clue. I'm hoping for Billy or Gaeta.

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