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"Battlestar Galactica" post-show chat

Posted by Ronald J Agrella, Editor  March 20, 2009 11:59 PM

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The following is a chat transcript with TV critic Joanna Weiss following the finale of "Battlestar Galactica".

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9 comments so far...
  1. Battlestar Galactica was part of the beginning of the "dark" foreboding sci-fi from the 70s through starting with Soylent Green in '72 then Blade Runner in '81....How unlike the optimistic sci-fi of the original Star Trek, where Earth problems of the '60s had been resolved and in fact we had a Federation of Planets willing to take risks and venture out...Not only that, no Sci-Fi cast since has had as much fun acting in a series...all the other ones since have been boring, took themselves too seriously and too many obvious "messages"...I don't even count Star Wars because that was basically a WWII movie updated, entertaining but little else and it finally succumbed to the "dark" side in the last three episodes: boring, brown-toned and humorless. Maybe it was Nixon's election that started Sci-Fi down this road....maybe with Obama we'll snap out of it...

    Posted by Joe March 20, 09 10:31 PM
  1. Sad it's over...

    Posted by suzanne March 20, 09 10:33 PM
  1. Yes, would have liked a bit more background on the discontinued 7 and Kara's mom.

    Posted by tribesman March 20, 09 10:58 PM
  1. The best Sci-Fi television series ever made. Case closed. The series finale was unbelievable/amazing/out of this world!

    Posted by Philip March 20, 09 11:03 PM
  1. I love the show, but I have to admit the series should have been more like the final two hours.

    Posted by Patrick March 20, 09 11:04 PM
  1. Sorry I have to go with Farscape, best sci-fi.

    Posted by Chris March 20, 09 11:17 PM
  1. this show sucked, you nerds are insane.

    Posted by cantbelievethisintheglobe March 20, 09 11:26 PM
  1. It is so obvious that they (the series creators) had no clue how were they going to end the show. To increase the drama they complicated matters so badly that when they had to clarify them they had no time and imagination to do so.

    This is why in the end they simply relied on us the fans forgive them and "look the other way" to their logical and scientific glitches.

    To name just a few:
    - Abandon the technology - after fighting for survival for years, just because the new Earth was green and young Adama said so to dump all the advantages is against basic survival instinct.
    - Since the enemy cylons were dead so there was no threat to the humans, why didn't everyone return to the original twelve colonies which were very much habitable?
    - The whole series turned very mythological; why have they finished it ecological? They could have related this bunch of advanced humans landing in a primitive Earth to ancient gods (HERA = mother of the gods in ancient Greece) or to the myth of Atlantis, etc

    Posted by Florin H March 23, 09 05:09 PM
  1. second the motion on farscape as best tv series AND best sci fi series

    Posted by taderbone April 10, 09 04:05 AM

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