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View Poll Results: Grade the episode...
Excellent 300 71.94%
Above Average 59 14.15%
Average 20 4.80%
Below Average 19 4.56%
Poor 19 4.56%
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Old March 21 2009, 04:43 AM   #136
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Re: Battlestar Galactica Series Finale: "Daybreak, Part II"

Also, anyone else slightly disturbed by the idea that the colonials were gonna breed with primitive humans? Isn't that kind of gross and/or unethical? Like rape or something?
Well, that was Baltar's suggestion and he's a sick frak.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:43 AM   #137
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Oh yeah that reminds me, why the hell did Leoben only appear AFTER the big final battle? Why wasn't there a single Leoben involved in the battle? I'd forgotten about him and then whoop! there he was looking at the Earth info. Weird. And what was up with Leoben and the Hybrids in the end? Were they contacted by Not-God? Were they contacted by Not-God's Angels? ... I also thought that sending off the Centurions was a questionable move. Here you go, remorseless killer robots... the only FTL capable ship in existence! Have fun!
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Old March 21 2009, 04:43 AM   #138
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Anyone who voted "Poor" for this episode has no soul.
Well, I wouldn't go quite that far. No show, or film, or book, or whatever, is so good that someone, somewhere will not dislike it. The reverse is also true. Does it mean that those in the minority had no souls? Hardly. People just have different tastes.
It was just a bit of hyperbole, you know.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:43 AM   #139
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Excellent. Can't put it in better words. Still digesting.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:44 AM   #140
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You seem to be in the minority on that opinion.
To a certain extent yes I probably am.

Also can't imagine EVER watching it again (at least without wearing out the fast forward button). Although that's probably not the least bit surprising.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:44 AM   #141
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Absolutely frakking excellent.

I figured they were going to end up finding Earth in our past--showing up in our present would have been cheesy as hell, as Galactica 1980 already showed us, and it would have been really hard to convincingly pull off showing the fleet arriving in our future. The whole first half was just intense and exciting the whole way through.

While they didn't explicitly tell us what Kara was, as soon as she vanished I figured she must have been an angel, sent by God to see humanity to Earth. The human Kara Thrace we knew from the Miniseries was dead. Her father wasn't a Cylon, and neither was her mother. She was simply chosen by God to lead humanity to its end--which she did. As soon as the survivors began to breed with the prehistoric humans on Earth, both species came to an end and created a new kind of human: us.

I do think it was a little too easy that there wasn't any disagreement on the whole "let's abandon our technology and start anew" issue, but I suppose if I'd just gone through four years of hell because my ancestors were unwilling to break the cycle of destruction, I might have gone with the idea, too.

I wish they'd used Bob Dylan's version of "All Along the Watchtower" at the end. His was the first, and Hendrix's is overplayed (still awesome, though, of course).

Farewell, BSG. While you had a rough patch there in the latter half, you were still one of the finest shows I've had the pleasure of watching.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:45 AM   #142
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Oh yeah that reminds me, why the hell did Leoben only appear AFTER the big final battle? Why wasn't there a single Leoben involved in the battle? I'd forgotten about him and then whoop! there he was looking at the Earth info. Weird. And what was up with Leoben and the Hybrids in the end? Were they contacted by Not-God? Were they contacted by Not-God's Angels? ... I also thought that sending off the Centurions was a questionable move. Here you go, remorseless killer robots... the only FTL capable ship in existence! Have fun!
But if Ellen was right, then the Centurions, free of the skinjobs, given their free will and belief in God, they should be fine. Plus, they know the humans they left on Earth gave up all their technology. What do they have to worry about? Not much, by my reckoning. Although there is a seemingly inevitable sequel in which we travel to the stars and encounter our ancient Cylon brethren... who have also spent the last 150,000 years evolving.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:45 AM   #143
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Also can't imagine EVER watching it again (at least without wearing out the fast forward button).
Yeah I'd fast forward through the flashbacks for sure. Some of them were nice, others were useless.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:45 AM   #144
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Wow. That was terrible. What the heck was that?

There were some promising parts here and there. The first half was better than the second.

But overall, it was too drawn out, too boring and too odd to be any bit enjoyable. Just, really, really strange. It's hard to believe this is the same show from the mini/season one (but I'm content in that I decided to come back and finish what I started with the show).

I mean, really, I'm at a loss for words. I'm somewhere between Below Average and Poor. I thought it was better than last week, but that's really not saying much.

Odd.
I have to admit that I'm surprised that you (and many others) find season 1 so brilliant and everything after that so unwatchable no matter what they do. Thanks for you input though. I was wondering if any former fans would pop in.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:45 AM   #145
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Bring on the Bluray set!!!!


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Old March 21 2009, 04:45 AM   #146
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""Also, and this is a biggie - WHO BUILT THE TEMPLE OF THE FIVE? Why was it built after the final five rolled through town?"" As I vaguely recall this was addressed in the Ellen/Cavil flashback episode. Cavil said she and the Final Five created the temple or altered it to be a road map to their Earth or something like that.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:46 AM   #147
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Kara's father was God. Kara was the living embodiment of God. It's happened before, it will happen again. There's some recasting a man as a woman type stuff for you right there.
I think she was just brought back after her death as an angel because she didn't fulfill her destiny.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:46 AM   #148
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At the end, given the music they were playing when showing the advances in robotics, it seems strongly implied that we are about to repeat the same mistakes. Which meant that the show ended true to its form.

Very good episode. Gave it an above average.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:47 AM   #149
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I don't know. Also - Daniel (#7) was never explained either.
Yes, you can assume things, we still have brains right?

Daniel is dead, what do you need to be explained?
I don't need anything explained about Daniel per se...it just seemed like a puzzle piece that they could have used to come up with something better than "these guys are angels, that's all."

A puzzle piece which they teased and decided not to use, which is ok...if the ending wouldn't have been so bland.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:47 AM   #150
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You seem to be in the minority on that opinion.
To a certain extent yes I probably am.
Maybe not as much as you think.

(well, partly. I mean, I did like these episodes. But I'm still pretty far from being a fan. And, last time I checked, I still have a soul. )
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