Discussion in 'Battlestar Galactica & Caprica' started by LOKAI of CHERON, Sep 27, 2013.
Nah, that'd be Star Trek: The Original Series.
Wow. Uh.. people who value storytelling on any level?
Its reputation has been pretty severely trashed by the lackluster response to the finale, TV movies and Caprica.
And I actually liked Caprica.
I value storytelling quite a bit. BSG told a very compelling story about a group of people who faced insurmountable odds. The larger story about prophecies and god-like alien manipulators was less compelling, but safely relegated to the background.
As for the 'lackluster' response to the finale, I don't think that word means what you think it means.
There were elements of the finale that didn't work and it proved quite divisive, but it was anything but lackluster. BSG went out much as it arrived: middle finger firmly extended as RDM told the story he wanted to tell. Like it or lump it, it was his vision.
To paraphrase RDM, you gotta be tough enough for BSG.
Well, in the fandom circles I hang around in the NuBSG and Lost finales are the ones most frequently bought up as disappointing cop-outs. This thread kinda proves that this is a fairly common view. If you want a finale that most people like, then look to Breaking Bad, Babylon 5 or Ashes to Ashes. Thoughts on NuBSG's finale are mixed at best.
The problem with finalé's is that there is a danger that no matter what you do you could annoy a portion of your fanbase.
"Ashes to Ashes" has been mentioned which in the UK aired the same week as Lost's finalé did. Ashes to Ashes was the better final episode, but then again when you have two shows which end with a similiar theme for the end, the one you watch second might seem slighlty dissapointing.
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