Battlestar Galactica Series Finale: "Daybreak, Part II"

Discussion in 'Battlestar Galactica & Caprica' started by Agent Richard07, Mar 18, 2009.

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Grade the episode...

  1. Excellent

    71.9%
  2. Above Average

    14.2%
  3. Average

    4.8%
  4. Below Average

    4.6%
  5. Poor

    4.6%
  1. Apogeal Alpha01

    Apogeal Alpha01 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    After reading that article, I'm thinking that I should have given it an Average, rather than excellent. Anyway, given all the glaring faults of the finale, I was/am still very impressed by it.
     
  2. Agent Richard07

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    From the article...
    If he thought about it a little more, he'd probably come up with a better answer. Maybe humans were transplanted to different worlds at some point in the past. Or maybe they moved around on their own in some past cycle. Also, their societies look the same because they were created out of the same "collective unconscious". To be fair though, that was explained by Moore and wasn't actually in the show. However, what was in the show was the whole "it happened before and it'll happen again" theme. I think that's a good enough way to explain why the same society keeps popping up again and again if you're not into examining the issue too deeply.
     
  3. Atlantia

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    G'Day All

    One of the aspects of the last episode that got my interest was the Rebel Centurions departing, then 150, 000 years later. It makes for interesting speculation on what happened to the Cylon civilisation without resurrection technology during that time? That could be a very interesting to find out.

    Also, conserning the loss of knowledge of the past by humanity, it has been proven that man can quickly revert to the barbarian faster than become that which we think of as civilised. When the overridding instinct is survival, nothing else matters.
     
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  4. Agent Richard07

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    Here's an altered version of a banner I made which almost went in the live commentary thread... Just thought I'd post it.

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    Originally, I had Africa blocked out by a lens flare since it was only intended to represent "the hand of god" along with "the search for a new world". I didn't want any Earth continents visible, especially since I didn't think we'd see our Earth. Oddly enough though, leaving Africa visible makes the banner fit even better with the spirit of the episode.
     
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  5. Mr Awe

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    I'm English, but I think one my ancestors on my dad side was Scottish, so I like to think I'm a descendent of Galen Tyrol :D


    Also, this isn't really Daybreak related but as its BSG related I'll post it here. Went to a casino with some friends on Saturday night, and I'm not really a gambling man so I wasn't gonna play, but I decided to have a little spin on the Roulette, and (first time) I put £2 down on a random number. I chose "33" simply because of the BSG Season 1 opener, and hell yes it came up! :lol: £39 return! So thank you Battlestar Galactica for that :)
     
  7. N-121973

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    When Kara jumped the Galactica I thought she'd taken them back to the Earth from the mid-season cliffhanger. Once it became clearer that they were going to settle here on our Earth I kept hoping they'd follow through with a final scene in modern day Earth and they didn't disappoint in that respect. I really loved it. Here's to the release of a complete NUBSG box set containing Seasons 1,2,3,4,4.5, The Mini, Razor (and its extras), the webisodes and the Plan.
     
  8. Chess Piece Face

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    Oh, sorry Mr Awe...I meant I would have changed my grade if some of the things from the article were addressed in the finale.
     
  9. Chess Piece Face

    Chess Piece Face Commodore Commodore

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    This is actually one of the points in the article that didn't bother me. I can accept stuff like this just because it's a tv show...the same way I can accept that everybody we see sounds and looks like they are speaking English.
     
  10. Agent Richard07

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    ^ In BSG's case, they probably are.
     
  11. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    Any direct answer stated aloud by a character, say Head-Six or Head-Baltar, would've been pedestrian and not as interesting as what we the audience come up with to "fill in the blanks," imo.

    I agree with you, "all this has happened and we'll happen again," is all I need to get that the same culture, society, and mistakes keep popping up time and time again.
     
  12. RoJoHen

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    That would have been depressing as hell.
     
  13. Myasishchev

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    Re: Was the ending realistic?

    Networked computers = evil?

    It was a tactical mistake, to be sure, but hard to say it's a moral one.:confused:
     
  14. Aragorn

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    ^ I dunno, have you seen the people who play World of Warcraft? :p
     
  15. Harvey

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    Re: Was the ending realistic?

    No--networked computers, plus the attitudes of most of the characters in the Miniseries equals Cylons all over again--if the Cylons hadn't intervened. The networked computers were just the first step towards recreating Cylons. I can speak of my view only, of course, and it is just speculation.
     
  16. Agent Richard07

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    As of this posting, we have 400 votes and the "Excellent" rating sits at exactly 72%. That's fourth place after "Revelations" (84.06%), "The Oath" (82.44%) and "Blood on the Scales" (79.66%).
     
  17. RoJoHen

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    It should also be mentioned that "Below Average" and "Poor" sit at a combined total of 9%.
     
  18. Gregsmack

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    ^ Interesting. Although the 'excellent' rating isn't as high as 'The Oath' or 'Revelations', I think the truth lies in the Average, Below Average, and Poor counts: less than 5% each.
     
  19. Roshi

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    Out of how many voters? I mean for The Oath, Blood on the Scales and Revelations?
     
  20. Agent Richard07

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    By the way, I should clarify that the finale came in fourth place this season.

    Anyway, here's the info...

    1) "Revelations" - 276 votes, 84.06% Excellent
    2) "The Oath" - 262 votes, 82.44% Excellent
    3) "Blood on the Scales" - 290 votes, 79.66% Excellent
    4) "Daybreak, Part II" - 402 votes, 71.89% Excellent
    5) "Sometimes a Great Notion" - 276 votes, 71.38% Excellent