When it comes to the point where a show has run it’s course and show creators, viewers, and producers all decide the time has come to finally culminate all of the stories and characters you’ve seen over the seasons to an end, its a beautiful thing. As an example if you look at the popular anime series Cowboy Bebop, you’ll find that the it is relatively short but ends exactly where it should, without dragging on the story to the point where you’ve lost interest or creating some kind of spinoff series with one character from the show. All too often your favorite show is cut out early, left forever in stasis in your mind, and you’re stuck wondering how it would have all turned out in the end.
Certainly Battlestar managed to do present a number of parallels between the future and the present. The idea of living in fear certainly resonates with viewers in a post-9/11 world. Of course on top of that we also got plenty of adventure and great action sequences. Watching an everyday Joe Schmo morph into a hardened veteran of war was enlightening, and the series constantly skirted the line of good and evil. Even characters we were thoroughly convinced of being villains suddenly turned out to be acting out of sincerity.
If you’re interested, check out the first part of the finale and gear up for the second. If the first half was any indication, it may not be all that uplifting of an ending. Expect to see some of your favorite characters fall in the name of humanity. One author believes that we’ll likely see some sort of human/cylon coexistence, but I’m not so sure.
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