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milkshake_b
milkshake_b
Milkshake Butterfly
Sat, Mar. 21st, 2009 12:22 am
The BSG Finale

It is not often that in my cynical expectations of TV, I am impressed by just how mind-bogglingly stupidly a show manages to end itself, so tonight I salute you, Ron Moore. That was really very fantastically moronic and so predictable we called it as soon as we realized "Adama" was pronounced "Adam-a" as in "Adam-a and Eve". (BTW, since mitochondrial DNA comes from the mother, Hera got hers from Athena, so all that ending really means is the Eights outbred the Sixes, or at least outlived them.

I feel somewhat bad for people who liked and had a solid commitment to the show and were believing into the very last half-hour that somehow this was gonna pull out and be okay. Somehow. Or that at least that it wouldn't end with a serious argument that throwing away all your civilization and technology to lead a "simple" life was a brilliant idea.

So how many survivors of the colonies do you think survived the subsistence farming and rampant illness of the next several decades? Fifty? A hundred?

I'm really, really glad I never got invested in this show.

ETA: You just know that Romo Lampkin/Badger kept checking in with people every few months after that until enough of them went, "Okay this whole 'clean slate' thing seems to come with a lot of ABSOLUTE SUCK, nevermind," and then they all went off and built his city and eventually blew it up, and this is where we get Atlantis from.

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jenavira
jenavira
Jenavira
Sat, Mar. 21st, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)

....ahahahahahahaLOL

I'm still really fucking invested in the first season and a half. Damn, I'm glad they canceled BSG after the first season and a half. Home Part 2, then...silence.


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milkshake_b
milkshake_b
Milkshake Butterfly
Sat, Mar. 21st, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)

I've been IMing people going, "Okay, so the show's basic premise is that a ragtag fleet of humanity's survivors lead by a guy named Adama--pronounced Adam-a--has been searching for the mythical planet called 'Earth'. What is the most cliched thing you can think of just from that description?" There's been a lot of "......" and "NO"ing.


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jenavira
jenavira
Jenavira
Sat, Mar. 21st, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)

I'm a little astounded I didn't think of it myself. But then, I haven't been thinking of it much.


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milkshake_b
milkshake_b
Milkshake Butterfly
Mon, Mar. 23rd, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)

A bunch of people have acknowledged they went, "Hey, I wonder if they'll turn out to found humanity on Earth?" and then went, "Nah, too obvious," and were extremely relieved by how when they found Earth it was a nuclear wasteland.

(And no, the finale never did address how this planet and the previous "Earth" they found mysteriously have the same continents. It didn't need much, Ron: all you had to have was someone going, "...wait, this is familiar," and someone else going, "DON'T JINX IT. D:")


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sainfoin_fields
BEATRIX EVELYN MOSBY >:(
Sat, Mar. 21st, 2009 08:54 am (UTC)

I have always maintained that the show ended at the next episode, "Final Cut." It has "FINAL" in the TITLE! My logic is bulletproof, bam.


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jenavira
jenavira
Jenavira
Sat, Mar. 21st, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)

Your logic is excellent.


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milkshake_b
milkshake_b
Milkshake Butterfly
Mon, Mar. 23rd, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)

I don't know--I've been told good things about the Pegasus arc, and I have some interest in a crazy lesbian Admiral Ro Lauren.


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sainfoin_fields
BEATRIX EVELYN MOSBY >:(
Mon, Mar. 23rd, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)

All I currently have it in me to say is LOL NO. Also, Ensign Ro wasn't officially gay until the "Razor" miniseries two years later.


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azarias
azarias
Two boats and a helicopter.
Sat, Mar. 21st, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Best part of the episode!

Tori: SO GUYS let's agree that we have all done things that we regret! Like, Saul, you've had the space crabs, like, ten times, right? And Ellen, you remember that time you drank all the space tequila and puked yourself to death and we had to resurrect you again? Good times, man! And -- and Chief! Haven't you ever accidentally thrown someone out an airlock? Like, you know. Maybe you didn't so much do it on accident but then afterwards you realized it was kind of socially awkward and maybe you were embarassed about it? You know, those times you threw peoples' wives out airlocks. JUST A MISUNDERSTANDING.

And then ♥Chief♥.


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azarias
azarias
Two boats and a helicopter.
Sat, Mar. 21st, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
re: ETA

It helps that obviously Anders got as far as Venus before going Wait a minute! and turning back around. He and Badger worked out a deal.


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alethialia
alethialia
Alethia
Sat, Mar. 21st, 2009 07:28 am (UTC)

at least that it wouldn't end with a serious argument that throwing away all your civilization and technology to lead a "simple" life was a brilliant idea.

::seethes:: I didn't even get all that invested and I'm still PISSED AS HELL. What. The. FUCK?!

then they all went off and built his city and eventually blew it up, and this is where we get Atlantis from.

Heh. I kind of love that, actually.


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milkshake_b
milkshake_b
Milkshake Butterfly
Mon, Mar. 23rd, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)

I'm angry and I stopped watching five episodes into Season 1. (The magic of osmosis and catching bits of random episodes here and there has kept me pretty informed, mind.) I think it's because the way it ended was so insulting: it was cliche compounded with cliche, and Adama didn't even go out gazelle-ramming, which was what I bloody well thought he was going to do there.

I would have at least liked to go "Well, at least Adama went out trying to make a Katamari with his Raptor as the core."


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azarias
azarias
Two boats and a helicopter.
Tue, Mar. 24th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)

The Donner DANCE PARTY, you mean.

Break it down!


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