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Old March 25 2009, 12:39 PM   #598
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Re: Battlestar Galactica Series Finale: "Daybreak, Part II"

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Lee can hook up with that lady doctor that appeared out of nowhere this season. Apparently she has a thing for men that look like Jamie Bamber.
She wasnt a doctor, she's a nurse/medic. She was the one who operated on Adama in Scattered and has been in the show ever since then.
Ha, yeah that would have been cool. Maybe we'll see that in the extended DVD version


btw, nice review from SFX magazine here
The series that smashed the SF rulebook so completely that even so-called highbrow critics stood up and took notice comes to an end, and does so with a dignity rarely associated with “last ever” episodes. While some will claim it’s too contrived, too neat and requires a few too many leaps of faith, this conclusion is exactly what Galactica deserved. It’s huge yet intimate, explosive yet thoughtful, and works as a kind of televisual catharsis, providing a massive release of positive emotion after four seasons of almost relentless doom and gloom.
It’s a testament to showrunner Ronald D Moore’s writing – and some of the finest acting you’ll see anywhere on telly – that so many disparate elements hang together. After weeks of money-saving ship-based episodes, the budget’s splurged on screen in a space battle so spectacular it competes with the liberation of New Caprica for edge-of-the-seat thrills. With the crippled Galactica clearly doomed, all bets are off on the survival front, meaning you’re never quite sure if one of your favourite characters is about to bite the big one. That so many of the principal cast make it to the end comparatively unscathed is something of a surprise.
But considering that what marked the show out early on was its non-stop action, the remarkable thing here is that it’s the character stuff that hits you hardest – a reminder, perhaps, of how much the programme has evolved. It takes a steely resolve to suppress a tear through the inevitable losses and poignant farewells (the unexpected standout is Roslin’s heartfelt goodbye to a Dr Cottle who reveals he does actually have feelings).
Even the Colonists’ arrival on our Earth avoids falling into the trap of cheesiness. Yes, the notion of abandoning technology in favour of an entirely clean slate 150,000 years in the past seems like an overly hippyish ideal (and maybe even Golgafrinchan), but in context it feels entirely right – these are people from a civilisation destroyed by machines, and logically this is their happy ending (or endings – this rivals Return Of The King for sheer quantity of closing scenes).
My one quibble is with the angels, demons or whatever the hell Head Six, Head Baltar and Kara are. I have no problem with the principle – the existence of some higher power in the Galactica universe has been clear since very early on – but Starbuck’s disappearance, and the Head couple’s arrival in present day Earth remove some much-needed ambiguity. Yet this hardly counts as jumping the shark or nuking the fridge, and I for one will be very sad to see the back of one of the best TV shows ever. It’s been one hell of a ride. We may never see anything quite like it again.
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