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03-21-2009, 09:34 PM
I assume other people watched it as well. What did everyone think? I personally thought it was good...definitely made you think about what they were trying to get across. However, the whole Starbuck thing was too much. I also thought it was interesting that we finally learned whether Baltar was complicit in the attacks or if his system was hacked.
I dont want to spoil it for anyone who has it saved to watch later, but what is everyone's opinions?
03-21-2009, 11:45 PM
One of the best series finale ever made, at least for a scifi show.
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I loved the Starbuck ending - yeah it's a bit much, but if you think about it there's no other way it could have ended without being terrible. But I know what you mean, the whole Starbuck thing sorta turned a realistic show into a supernatural show and that's disappointing...
But it was very satisfying.
03-22-2009, 12:23 AM
Starbuck = "The Angel in the Outfield". :D
Otherwise... a great ending to a great show.
On a side note... in a kidding fashion... I just wonder WHY did the director replace most of the main BLACK characters from the original series (i.e. Col Tighe and Boomer were both black...) and they killed off just about every relevant "person of color" before the end.
They killed off "Anastasia "Dee" Dualla" about 6 episodes before the finale (wow... suicide... c'mon!!! Why???)
They killed off the Hindi girl (one of the final 5) right before the end and they killed off the Black Cylon dude, Simon or Number 4 (although he might still have a few copies left probably.... unless they are all gone too.)
Hmmm... was the director tryin' to tell us something? (Like "no colored people will live on 'New Earth' when we do this all over again...")
(BTW... I'm just kidding in bringin' up the racial slant. But it does come to mind considering the outcome of the show.
03-22-2009, 07:16 AM
They killed an awful lot of white people over the past 4 years.
And I dunno that you can count the Cylon of color. I mean, it's like complaining they destroyed the black toaster. Is a black cylon a racial thing, or a design decision? I mean, he may be black, but is he Black? He's not african american, he's factory built.
03-22-2009, 11:17 AM
I know... but I'm just sayin' that there were far fewer Blacks to kill to begin with and in the end, they seem to have gotten them all (like they were "targetted" :heh:
(They originally killed off that Black lady who was President Laura Roslyn's spiritual advisor. I was really shocked by that one back in the day. :D )
In a way, it's kinda like the "stereotypical kill the Black guy first" in the movies... That's all I'm saying.
03-22-2009, 12:43 PM
well, it is true that black cylon was killed like 3 times in the final. Once by boomer, and twice on the ship.
03-22-2009, 05:42 PM
I thought it sucked, but I've been pretty disappointed with this show all season. Afterward I read an interview from the show's creator, and he was very clear that he didn't care about the plot of the show, only about the characters.
Don't get me wrong, I really really liked the first two seasons of this show, when I thought it was going somewhere, and there was tension and space battles and when something new was revealed it was all "ooh, that's cool, I wonder how that fits into the big picture".
In contrast, this season every revelation felt like the writers were just pulling things out of their butts with no regard to what had already happened or what was coming next. Characters changed completely from episode to episode. There was almost no space "action", and all of the tension was generated from whiny characters that were shells of their former selves.
I'm glad it's over, and I just rewatched my Firefly dvd set to get the bad taste out of my mouth.
03-23-2009, 05:34 AM
see, I see season 4 as a pretty solid flow from the previous seasons. I didn't see anything that didn't fit with what had happened before. There was a really valid reason why they might have been shells of their former selves - the two races had almost wiped each other out. The last season was about survival, plain and simple.
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