Discussion in 'Battlestar Galactica & Caprica' started by chrisspringob, Mar 18, 2009.
No more greased up females
I'm finding it hard to contain my excitement about this.
TNG is the standard in which I judge Series Finales. If BSG can beat that, it will prove a lot in terms of longevity of this series. And it will make me really happy. I'm glad the reviews have been pretty good.
I think the understated nature of TNGs ending will be hard to beat in almost any show. It made me sniffle where frankly I bawled myself silly at B5 and SFUs final episodes, but still.
I have a feeling I will bawl myself silly at Daybreak Pt2.
TNG and Quantum Leap finals made me weep the most.
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!
BSG has been patchy but when it's good, it's brilliant! And, generally it knows how to do grand finales. That, plus the positive reviews, and I'm looking forward to it even more.
Now I wanna Frakking Cry!!!!! :'(
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!
I know what you mean - I quite frequently have a lump in my throat while watching moments in BSG that would have passed me by with no emotional engagement on other shows - sometimes for characters I didn't realise I liked or cared about before.
B5's "Sleeping In Light" made me weep uncontrollably when I saw it a couple of years ago, so I'm holding that up as the gold standard that "Daybreak" has to challenge.
Anyone else expecting a similar level of emotion, after all the "suns coming up" imagery in Sleeping In Light is very powerful and, well... "Daybreak"??
I wept after the Seinfeld finale, but that was because it was awful.
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.
Here's the first review that's not unabashedly positive:
He gives it a B-, and calls it "wildly uneven".
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.
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.
In any event, it certainly sounds unconventional.
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.
You just enjoy rattling the cages of the prisoners :P
I have a horrible feeling it's going to be some variation on the Angels from "War of the Gods" in the original series...
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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