04 June 2007

Stick a Fork in BSG. After Season 4, Its Done.

Battlestar Galactica is one of the best and most consistent shows on TV. It doesn't return until next year, but I will try and enjoy the hiatus because once it returns the fraking show will be ending.

Season 1 showed us a high stakes game of cat and mouse between the cylons and humans. The episode 33 in which the cylons attacked every 33 minutes for days on end was one of the finest and most intense hours of any television show ever made. In season 2, the humans began to turn on themselves, threatening to wipe themselves out of existence. The Pegasus caught up with the Galactica in an amazing 3 part story. The third season kicked off with 5 in a row near perfect episodes chronicling the escape from New Caprica, and the fate of the cylon collaborators. It was in the episode exodus that the Galactica belly flopped into low orbit, and the Pegasus gave her swan song. The season ended with the revelation that 4 of our good friends were actually cylons all along. As All Along the Watchtower played, we caught a glimpse of the not too distant Earth. Well, in season 4, Galactica will find Earth and the series will end.

As much as I have enjoyed the ride, it will be nice for a show to end without having over extended its welcome. This is the kind of planning shows need more of. Fantastic stories and characters with dignified endings. Still, its hard to believe one of my favorite shows will be gone. Thank the Gods for DVD.

More here at Variety.com.

2 comments:

Adam said...

I'll miss BSG as well. The filming took a little getting used to, but once I did it does add a very realistic feel to the show. I'll hate to see it go, but like all good things they must come to a end. So Say We All!

tomsaville said...

Couldn't have said it better myself, Adam. I'll miss it too...one of the best sci-fi shows I've ever seen.