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    i thought it was great exept some of the flashbacks

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    Default Re: was i the only one that enjoyed bsg finale

    I quite liked it... just not the whole religious thing...

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    I loved it. The only part I didn't like was the stupidly over-the-top robot montage at the very end. Dammit Ron Moore, the point was made by just showing New York and having the Angels chat!

    Quote Originally Posted by chrono trigger View Post
    i thought it was great exept some of the flashbacks
    I loved the flashbacks. The juxtaposition of where they came from to where they are now was *brilliant* IMO. They might even have been my favourite part of the whole thing, occasionally I pop on "Daybreak" just to watch those scenes.
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    Default Re: was i the only one that enjoyed bsg finale

    I loved it. Incredible end to the best show on television.
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    Default Re: was i the only one that enjoyed bsg finale

    I wasn't a massive fan of the flashbacks, but I do understand why they were there.

    I thought the BSG finale was one of the finest finales for a scifi series ever.

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    Default Re: was i the only one that enjoyed bsg finale

    The BSG finale was just spectacular.

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    Default Re: was i the only one that enjoyed bsg finale

    I thought it was excellent up to about the last half hour where Ron Moore proceeded to shoot himself in the foot, repeatedly.

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    Default Re: was i the only one that enjoyed bsg finale

    I loved BSG. I had a family member "warn" me about the finale since I didn't get to see it when it first aired. I got the chance to rewatch seasons 1-4.0 before watching 4.5 on DVD. I love all kinds of sci-fi and consider myself a sci-fi geek so it takes a lot for me to really hate something sci-fi. I'm one of those Star Trek fans that enjoys ALL the tv shows. Yeah I have some gripes about some things but overall they were enjoyable to watch and rewatch.

    With BSG I loved the character development. It gave me great drama with some pretty cool space battles too. I was not spoiled about the ending of the series though I came close several times to being spoiled! I'm glad I wasn't because it was so much more awe shocking for me not knowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrono trigger View Post
    i thought it was great exept some of the flashbacks
    I loved the flashbacks.... and the Series finale made me cry. Roslin looked hawt in the fashbacks for her

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    Default Re: was i the only one that enjoyed bsg finale

    I enjoyed the finale from start to finish. It's really hard for any show to have satisfying ending, but I think that BSG came pretty damn close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mighty 6 platoon View Post
    I thought it was excellent up to about the last half hour where Ron Moore proceeded to shoot himself in the foot, repeatedly.
    Word.

    The entire finale was Over The Top and convoluted but fun to watch.

    But many things totally sucked and betrayed the series as a whole:

    - Baltar & Six are/will be/were angels.
    - God did it.
    - Starbuck is something related.
    - God did it.
    - Boomer wrecking part of Galactica with a jump, but then the squadron of Raptors causing no damage when they did the same...
    - God did it.
    - Giving up all the technology, like ALL of it
    - God did it.
    - Implying the Colonists would/could mate with the indigenous pre-historic (probably pre-lingual) humanoids.
    - God did it.
    - The nauseating flash-forward to "now" with its pithy message.
    - God did it.
    - So many questions and sub-plots left unresolved.

    I DID like many things though...

    - Cavil's totally unnecessary-yet-hilarious suicide.
    - Centurions going hand-to-hand
    - Some very, very cool visuals.
    - Sense made of the Opera House, finally.
    - Cyborg Anders quoting High Flight.
    - The Flashbacks (neatly setting up Caprica).
    - Racetrack and Skulls finally bite the bullet like they said they would.
    - McReary's brilliant scoring
    - Etc...

    But for me, this was a poor ending and not in keeping with the original austere premise of the show; S1 and S2 were all about the gritty realism of survival and how we'll continue to screw each other over even with only 50k people left. Similar "grit" from the Cylon side of things too. It was all too much, too over the top, too.... easy.

    I think Daybreak (and indeed a lot of S4) shows that RDM et al simply didn't have a plan afterall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoletsi View Post
    - Boomer wrecking part of Galactica with a jump, but then the squadron of Raptors causing no damage when they did the same...
    You should watch it again. The Raptors caused explosions and probably massive decompression in the flight pod when they jumped.

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    I loved the finale. Until the last hour of it, I was getting pissed off at the flashbacks - but that final hour made me realise that most of the rest of it was not the important parts. The finale had two roles: close out the plotline of the show, and close out the characters. I feel as if the middle hour (of the three) closed out the plotline fairly well and the last hour closed out the characters.
    After all, the show was about the plot AND the characters.

    Yeah there could have been some things done better in the finale, and there are some holes (like why are ALL cylons on the Colony? etc), but it doesn't matter to me because they closed the plotline and the characters journey's off pretty well.

    The religious element of the finale didn't get to me too much, not being a religious person. They've had a religious / spiritual element to the show prettymuch since day one - they were following religious texts for 3.5 seasons after all. To expect there to not be any religious element to the finale kind of explaining some of the things is a bit stupid to me if you watched the show since day one. I think my acceptance of the religious bits and Kara etc. is because I understand that those things dont need to be explained away - because they can't be.

    So yeah, liked the finale. Wish I could watch it again for the first time.

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    best series finale I've ever seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilSpaceAlien View Post
    You should watch it again. The Raptors caused explosions and probably massive decompression in the flight pod when they jumped.
    I did not realise that!

    I have no desire to watch it again though
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    Quote Originally Posted by g.o.d View Post
    best series finale I've ever seen
    That's not what you said at the time mate!

    Edit: I think the ending to The Sopranos is brilliant, because it's so understated. A good sense of finality, while allowing you to continue making your own interpretations. I wonder if people who love the BSG ending like the Sopranos ending, and vice-versa?

    Edit II: None of my mates here in the UK liked the BSG finalé. Is it a cultural thing? Educational thing (all have good degrees and jobs)? Or even an age thing (all are around the 30 mark)? I just don't understand how it can be so polemic. Or rather... I just don't understand how anybody can think it was awesome and properly did BSG justice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoletsi View Post
    That's not what you said at the time mate!
    and what did I say?

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    Sure I remember you being quite critical.

    I must've misremembered.
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    i LOVED daybreak no complainant here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoletsi View Post
    Edit: I think the ending to The Sopranos is brilliant, because it's so understated. A good sense of finality, while allowing you to continue making your own interpretations. I wonder if people who love the BSG ending like the Sopranos ending, and vice-versa?

    Edit II: None of my mates here in the UK liked the BSG finalé. Is it a cultural thing? Educational thing (all have good degrees and jobs)? Or even an age thing (all are around the 30 mark)? I just don't understand how it can be so polemic. Or rather... I just don't understand how anybody can think it was awesome and properly did BSG justice.
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