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Old March 21 2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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Am i alone?

I personally loved the finale. I thought that by not pulling a "No Exit" (ie: explaining God and Religion to the characters and what is correct etc) was great and i loved that we have to connect the dots ourselves. BSG has always been known as being true to today's society, in todays society we still dont know the truth of our own Religions, so how unnatural would it have been for these characters to know

However, everywhere i look: Left, Right and the disproportionately marginalised center, everyone is bitching about the finale and saying its a travesty and its making me feel bad for liking it. As if another No Exit info dump would've made everything better after everyone complained about that

This can be merged with some other thread in due time, i just needed to know quickly, am i alone in liking the finale?
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Old March 21 2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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Re: Am i alone?

The internet hates everything. It thinks it's smarter than it is, and it loves to argue.
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Old March 21 2009, 03:35 PM   #3
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Check the grading thread, lots of love there.

I loved it. It was perfect. You're not alone.
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Old March 21 2009, 03:38 PM   #4
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Definitely not alone, man. Thought it was marvelous. I don't need complete closure on every little thread, and I'm happy to let some things be a bit mysterious.
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Old March 21 2009, 03:40 PM   #5
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You havn't looked much if you think that. I've started like 3 threads complaining about aspects of the finale, but I still loved it.
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Old March 21 2009, 03:43 PM   #6
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* I liked. I wanted answers about Kara, but if was a thing-like god, it´s ok. Use god in sci-fi is a valide way. Arthur C. Clarke made similar things with Rama and The City and the Stars.
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Old March 21 2009, 03:45 PM   #7
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I loved it.
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Old March 21 2009, 03:47 PM   #8
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You're not alone. The haters are bitching about minutiae and missing the actual heart and soul of the episode. And, ultimately, the reason they dislike it is that it's ambiguous. The final sequence is about asking a question -- "Are we worthy of survival?" -- rather than giving an answer. It's very Brechtian in that regard; there are no reassurances, only hard questions we have to ask about ourselves.
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Old March 21 2009, 03:55 PM   #9
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Of course you are not alone. In fact those of us who didnt think it was great are the minority. I have said in other threads I didnt hate it all. I just wish they went a different route with the last hour. It was pretty much the most unoriginal way to go with it. Again no surprises for me becuase I and just about everyone had thought about the past earth scenerio. I much would have seen them carry the "earth is gone" scenerio to the end. Afterall this show has been about the unconventional from the start right? Why all of a sudden the last epsidoe disregards that?? It was a qucik fix. No surprises.

For those who are compalining that those who werent satisfied are somehow missing the point. Thats unfair. You can like it well enough but some cant hate it? To each his own as they say, but there is nothing wrong with debating the good and bad of the episode.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:08 PM   #10
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You havn't looked much if you think that. I've started like 3 threads complaining about aspects of the finale, but I still loved it.
This made me laugh. It's just the embodiment of the internet: even if we love it, we still have to complain about it. Maybe that, generally, is why the OP was wondering if anyone truly liked it?

I liked it. I thought it was interesting, entertaining, left some things open, and was overall true to the series.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:09 PM   #11
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I don't get why so many people are disappointed that a story is ending the way they thought it would end. Did LOTR suck because they destroyed the ring? Was Jaws anticlimactic because they killed the shark? For me, it it was always more about how they were going to get there. And in that regard, I think they did it in a very satisfying way.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:24 PM   #12
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For those who are compalining that those who werent satisfied are somehow missing the point. Thats unfair. You can like it well enough but some cant hate it?
I wouldn't mind if I thought that most of the people who hated it were actually giving good reasons to hate it. But in my view, most of the people who hated it either obviously didn't understand or even try to think about the episode and its deeper meanings and themes (seemingly being upset that EVERY LITTLE THING wasn't spelled out for them), or they became fixated on petty minutiae, or both.
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Old March 21 2009, 04:35 PM   #13
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Around here, most people seem to have liked it very much.

I thought it was excellent.

A lot of what one likes or dislikes about a show like this - okay, maybe all of it - depends on the expectations one brings to it. Most of the criticisms I'm seeing of it (the ones that aren't just ranting) I either agree with or understand. It's simply that I don't object to a lot of the stuff that's annoying some folks.

Moore really did the only thing he could do that would be unexpected of this series: he delivered a virtually flawless happy ending. In some ways it's even pat.

As Eccleston's Doctor once enthused "Just this once - everybody lives!" Not literally true, perhaps, but the one death I can think of for a major sympathetic character - Roslin - was long expected and delivered as a fictionally perfect "good death" in the closing moments of the series. Pretty satisfying in wholly traditional terms. She made out better than Moses.

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Old March 21 2009, 05:04 PM   #14
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You can tell this is a Star Trek forum though, with everyone whining about little details that do not matter.

The only thing I didn't like was the constant flashbacks to the opera house, I'd prefer if they left this to the viewer to dot together.
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Old March 21 2009, 05:14 PM   #15
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The only thing I didn't like was the constant flashbacks to the opera house, I'd prefer if they left this to the viewer to dot together.
After two years, though, they'd still have to replay the Opera House somehow, for those of us without eidetic memory.
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