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Old March 19 2009, 04:58 PM   #31
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Re: "Daybreak, Part 2" reviews (mild spoilers)

I wept after the Seinfeld finale, but that was because it was awful.
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Old March 19 2009, 06:37 PM   #32
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I have a feeling I will bawl myself silly at Daybreak Pt2.
I have never cried during a TV show yet. I'm guessing if that were to ever happen, it'll be this Friday night. We'll see!
Considering that I have cried during practically every episode of BSG, I expect to be a total mess.

A bunch of friends have asked if they can come over and watch the finale at my place. I told them all no. I'm going to be too much of a wreck!
The last time I really cried was during Cally's final episode.

There was mucous and everything. I didn't feel right for the rest of the day.
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Old March 20 2009, 05:10 AM   #33
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http://www.calendarlive.com/tv/la-et...,3257116.story

Yes, that's right, all is finally revealed, though in a way that leaves the door open for hours of satiated, as opposed to angry and agitated, speculation, not to mention a whole new round of term papers. Moore and his team should win not only an Emmy but a special Medal of Honor for Not Copping Out on the Finale.
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Old March 20 2009, 10:36 AM   #34
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Re: "Daybreak, Part 2" reviews (mild spoilers)

Here's the first review that's not unabashedly positive:

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertai...ome&position=3

He gives it a B-, and calls it "wildly uneven".

The first hour features some of the most exciting, frightening action sequences captured for the small screen as Galactica faces down a fearsome assault from Cylon forces. It’s the dying ship’s finest hour.
However....

Moore has used this soapbox to explore the wages of war, xenophobia, torture, prisoner rights and abortion, to name just a few hot-button topics, in a manner that most other dramas wouldn’t have the temerity to approach. He’s also veered off on inexplicable religious tangents - Baltar as a Jesus figure with a dozen adoring female apostles was a particularly odious subplot. Tonight that fervor turns feverish.

It’s as if some assistant photocopying the script mixed in a batch of pages from an old “Touched By An Angel” episode. I won’t spoil the denouement, but these last shepherds of humanity make irrational decisions that fly in the face of everything they’ve struggled for.
The review is actually perhaps a bit too spoiler-y for spoiler-phobes. I mean, he doesn't come right out and telegraph the resolutions to any of the various dangling plot threads, but it is a bit more spoiler-y than any of the other reviews linked to in this thread, so I'd hold off on reading it until after the finale airs, if you want to be spoiler-free.
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Old March 20 2009, 02:28 PM   #35
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I read that article, you're right - very spoilerish. While he doesn't outright tell you what's up, enough is hinted at that has me nervous.
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Old March 20 2009, 02:38 PM   #36
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In any event, it certainly sounds unconventional.
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Old March 20 2009, 03:00 PM   #37
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Re: "Daybreak, Part 2" reviews (mild spoilers)

That review makes me a little nervous, especially the part about Starbuck. The review makes it sound like the resolution to her "destiny" is not going to be very good.
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Old March 20 2009, 03:09 PM   #38
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In any event, it certainly sounds unconventional.
You just enjoy rattling the cages of the prisoners :P
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Old March 20 2009, 03:10 PM   #39
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That review makes me a little nervous, especially the part about Starbuck. The review makes it sound like the resolution to her "destiny" is not going to be very good.
I have a horrible feeling it's going to be some variation on the Angels from "War of the Gods" in the original series...
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Old March 20 2009, 03:25 PM   #40
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You guys would still complain about the best ending there could possibly be. RDM is screwed no matter what he did.


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Old March 20 2009, 03:41 PM   #41
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In any event, it certainly sounds unconventional.
You just enjoy rattling the cages of the prisoners :P
Always.

But I'm also serious. The reviewer in question may not like some of the elements he mentions, but there's never any way to know how one's own reaction will compare with that of another viewer who you know nothing about. What can be told from that review with some certainty is that there are some unexpected sorts of things here - and the idea of the "coda" as described is one such example that intrigues me.
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Old March 20 2009, 04:14 PM   #42
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Here is the full review from the Boston Herald, not as nice as the other with some spoilers:

Edit, oops looks like Chrisspringob posted it already.. but still...here it is again..

‘Galactica’ journey ends with uneven finale'

By Mark A. Perigard

Ronald D. Moore has lost his frakkin’ mind.

Can you blame the guy?

The executive producer, writer and mastermind behind one of the most creative, mature shows on any channel has had so much pressure on him to deliver, he can be forgiven for fumbling in the long-awaited finale to his epic series “Battlestar Galactica.”

How could any non-toaster possibly fulfill the many expectations for one of the most complex setups any series has faced going into its finale? This isn’t some silly wrap-up to “ER” in which you just bring back a few old faces.

Will the rest of fandom be so understanding?

After tonight’s wildly uneven wrap-up, I think they’ll be looking for their own raptors.

Sci Fi (we don’t have to refer to it by its new STD-spelling SyFy for a few months yet) last week aired the first hour of “Daybreak,” the three-hour finale. It was never meant to be a stand-alone story. Why, example, was it necessary to see Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) in a flashback fighting off a pigeon in his own home? Viewers will get answers tonight. Sci Fi repeats the first hour of “Daybreak” at 8 p.m. and then airs the remaining two hours beginning at 9. (The channel generously supplied this viewer with a copy of the finale.)

A crew of volunteers, humans and Cylons sets out on what seems like a certain suicide mission to rescue Hera, the human/Cylon hybrid.

The first hour features some of the most exciting, frightening action sequences captured for the small screen as Galactica faces down a fearsome assault from Cylon forces. It’s the dying ship’s finest hour.

Along the way, there are more deaths, redemptions, reunions and one suicide I didn’t see coming.

Flashbacks flesh out more of the characters’ pasts and foreshadow their futures.

One longstanding dream is finally explained. Caprica Six (Tricia Helfer) and Baltar’s (James Callis) romantic moment is interrupted by the last two people they ever expected to see. The familiar notes from the original “Battlestar” theme play at one of the most heartbreaking moments.

Moore has used this soapbox to explore the wages of war, xenophobia, torture, prisoner rights and abortion, to name just a few hot-button topics, in a manner that most other dramas wouldn’t have the temerity to approach. He’s also veered off on inexplicable religious tangents - Baltar as a Jesus figure with a dozen adoring female apostles was a particularly odious subplot. Tonight that fervor turns feverish.

It’s as if some assistant photocopying the script mixed in a batch of pages from an old “Touched By An Angel” episode. I won’t spoil the denouement, but these last shepherds of humanity make irrational decisions that fly in the face of everything they’ve struggled for. I must go on record with my unhappiness regarding the resolution of the mystery surrounding Kara Thrace (Katee Sackhoff). She deserved better and so did we. Hera’s grand destiny, on the other hand, seems to be much ado about hooey.

Like many big-screen horror movies, “Battlestar Galactica” doesn’t know when to end its story and leave well enough alone. It jumps 150,000 years in the future for a perfectly silly coda (look for Moore in a silent cameo) that I, for one, shall now repress from my memory. All it’s missing is one of those cheesy endcards from a ’50s sci-fi film “THE END?” written in faux blood.

But when “Battlestar Galactica” was good, it was brilliant.

This series will be missed.

Series finale tonight at 9 on Sci Fi Channel.

"It jumps 150,000 years in the future for a perfectly silly coda (look for Moore in a silent cameo) that I, for one, shall now repress from my memory."

Oh dear....
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Old March 20 2009, 04:52 PM   #43
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Just to be 100% safe perhaps you could make it a link and/or spoiler-hide certain stuff.
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Old March 20 2009, 06:11 PM   #44
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L.A. Times has a review up:

Yes, that's right, all is finally revealed, though in a way that leaves the door open for hours of satiated, as opposed to angry and agitated, speculation, not to mention a whole new round of term papers. Moore and his team should win not only an Emmy but a special Medal of Honor for Not Copping Out on the Finale.
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Old March 20 2009, 06:50 PM   #45
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I honestly don't care what critics--or anyone else--think regarding the finale (or the show in general). If I enjoy it, its good. Frak everyone else.
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