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Battlestar Galactica Ending
« on: September 30, 2018, 08:33:32 AM »
I've been rewatching this lately.
The ending is almost universally panned.
Do you agree? Is it really that unrealistic given what happens prior to it?

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Re: Battlestar Galactica Ending
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 12:49:32 PM »
It was all about the lack of payoff for me. The emotional impact with the characters were there, but there were just so much overlooked questions that were just difficult to overlook and left it feeling a little...incomplete.

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Re: Battlestar Galactica Ending
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 12:52:44 PM »
It's not so much whether it's unrealistic(though every last person going straight Luddite does stretch credulity), but rather than the narrative seems to take their side on this decision. The ultimate moral turns out to be that we all need to abandon science and live primitive closer-to-earth lives like God intended. Four years and the end message is essentially, "the Amish are right, though they don't take it far enough." The show effectively endorses Amish extremism.

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Re: Battlestar Galactica Ending
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 02:21:40 PM »
That's not the message of the show.

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Re: Battlestar Galactica Ending
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2018, 02:34:18 PM »
Amish?

AKA, i’ve heard the original mirrored the morman expansion into the west (or some shit);
does it have to do w. that in the reboot? ???

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Re: Battlestar Galactica Ending
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 01:40:12 AM »
The whole Starbuck mystery thing wasnt doing it for me. Other than that it kind of made sense.

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Re: Battlestar Galactica Ending
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 02:41:57 PM »
Too, too, too much ancient astronaut buggery in the final episodes for me.