You know what I love most about being a fan of Battlestar Galactica? Waiting a year between seasons, getting new episodes for three months, and then having to wait another year for the series to wrap. It doesn’t help that Ron Moore and company have created one of the best science fiction series in the history of the genre, or that the actors are one of the best ensemble casts on television today. Maybe if this were some other show, like Perfect Strangers, nobody would give a crap. I can wait a few years to find out what’s going to happen between Balki and Mary Anne.
I know there are a few people who were pretty pissed about Friday’s mid-season finale. I know there are people who have complained that season four has been a little uneven. I know there are those who say that BSG has been sliding downhill ever since season two. Not me. I don’t care what Ron Moore and company churn out. The Galactica could have reached Earth, and Adama, Lee and all the rest could have swooped down to the surface on their flying motorcycles, found Charlton Heston screaming at the Statue of Liberty and I would have eaten it all up and asked for seconds.
Since we’re all obsessive nerds let’s take a few moments to ask pointless questions…
1. Earth? – Some say that this isn’t Earth. That we saw no identifying landmasses. We didn’t see the Moon. The Fleet didn’t detect any satellites. This is just another bait and switch put on by the show’s writers.
2. Earth. – Others say that yes, they’ve reached Earth. Ron Moore is quoted as saying that the show would end with the Fleet reaching Earth, but he didn’t know how long that story would take to tell. The implication being that they might reach Earth before the last episode. So, here we are.
3. Only 4 in the Fleet? – D’Anna said that only four of the Final Five are inside the Fleet. That dashes any speculation that Adama or Roslin or any of the other regulars would come out proclaiming to be the fifth and final Cylon.
I’m sure some of you can think of many more things you’d like answered. Now, as we settle in to the long, cold 8-9 months before the second batch of episodes picks up, there is a bit of good news. The Watcher reports that the second half of BSG’s fourth season might be expanded another hour to accommodate Ron Moore’s super-sized series finale script. Also, at this point, at least one of the three proposed BSG TV movies looks like a sure thing. Ahh. Just the thought makes me all warm inside.
So, how’d you like the finale? Tell us your opinion in the comments section.