BSG: The Amazing Ending

I’m a huge Battlestar Galactica fan. I mean seriously. Not the old show, as it’s obviously a rushed Star Trek / Star Wars rip-off with very little to offer in terms of social commentary (at least in my opinion, and I’ve watched a bit of it). But what’s with the last episode of the newer series?

I don’t know why people are complaining. The new BSG does an amazing job of analyzing and paralleling many things in our lives today, and teaches us a great deal about ourselves while showing ships blowing the crap out of each other.

OK, specifically, people complain about the last episode, saying it was lack luster. I loved it. The lead-up was perfect to give us a religious commentary. Admiral Adama was the “Father”. Lee Adama was “the son”. Cara Thrace was “The Holy Ghost”. I mean, how cool is it that they gave us another alternate beginning to not only our species on this planet, but the very base of the most socially significant concept of the last 2500 years (or more).

I love that Cara just vanished. She had been through a great deal to get them there, and she obviously wasn’t alive anymore. Admiral Adama flying off with the woman he loves, with her taking the last sweet breath on humanity’s new home, to live a life of solitude. Lee Adama looking forlornly at a female companion (could he also parallel Adam?). Amazing. Bravo. Love it. I’ve rewatched the entire series more times than I can count, and it gets better every time.