(urth) BSG Spoiler
Son of Witz
sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Sat Mar 21 08:32:41 PDT 2009
On Mar 21, 2009, at 7:42 AM, James Wynn wrote:
> Well, Witz.
> They didn't really explain any of the big mysteries here except one:
> "Did the writers have any idea what were the answers to the puzzles
> and weirdo-visions they've
> been posing over the last 4 years?"
> (Also it's 3 hours were padded with at least an hour and a half of
> self-indulgent "Grey's Anatomy" gunk. My wife said "What happened to
> Starbuck? All they've got here is Katie Sackhoff".)
I'm not sure I could disagree more.
[complete spoilitude follows]
my big questions were answered, and most threads were resolved, even
if pat TV answers weren't given. Maybe Wolfe has conditioned me to get
the biggest unresolved issue, to me is "they have a plan" well, what
the thing ended up exactly where I'd been hoping and suspecting, a
merger of the biological beings, a new humanity, a separation from
centurions, a new Home on Earth, a clean slate. So, whatever the plan
was, even if it was demonic, it's fruit was what I'd hoped for, and as
the story seems to indicate, as God intended.
hmm. where have I seen that before. SF Quasi-Angelic eugenics plan for
bettering humanity and an apocatastasis for humanity, and cyclical
iterations of Earth, and cyclical iterations of humanity creating
beings that think they're better who put humanity through the
crucible? Gods plans working through flawed and evil beings?
Survivors of a ship landing on a new earth and going native?
It all seems VERY New Sun to me.
Starbuck is an angelic eidolon of sorts. What else could she be? It
begs the question of who resurrects and how? but I'm okay with the
delicious ambiguity there.
this is as resolved as I need it to be. my wife disagrees. The "big
reveal" was her disappearance. Wouldn't angel wings or dialogue have
My wife would want me to hedge that with the questions of why she had
that role, why she had that song? I'm okay with it. There was enough
early prophesy with her finding the arrow, with her as the angelic
masthead for Adama's boat. "Harbinger of Doom" is problematic. But
again, as we've argued on the list, an clean slate reset is often seen
as doom, even though it's a rebirth.
Astral 6 & Astral Gaius as angelic guides.
One of my biggest questions was Why Baltar? You knew he had a higher
destiny all along.
leave it to our most morally and ethically confused fence-straddler to
be able to voice the call for peace when it really frakking mattered.
being called a fence straddler all my life, I can REALLY relate to this.
My other biggest question was where Our Earth and Our Humanity fit
in. Great answers in that dept.
Operah house has been going on since what, season 2? people kept
saying they'd dropped the ball. I beg to differ. A good example of
the fact that they did know where they were going. I think there is
enough on display to see that they knew who it would end. it was all
the threads beginning to end that they wove together as they went.
oh, also I loved all the Caprica story arc resolutions, especially
Roslin. She'd had enough frivolous fun, sleeping with her student. She
decides to commit to a campaign "All the way to the end". Boomer
promising Adama that she'd pay back the favor when it really
mattered. Ellen just wants to be with Saul, no matter where or how
Oh. Lee and Starbuck on the table. brother: "Somethings broken..."
Cavil's cop out was even ok, if a little easy. He went against all of
his petty issues and made a truce in the name of his peoples
survival. He doesn't seem to want to stay around to see it, or see it
fall apart. but he killed himself instead of killing the truce.
funny bit with Gaelin going north.
wonder if his strain evolves into the Gaelic peoples...
Pure gold. I don't suppose I could have been happier with it. I
laughed my ass off at how perfect it all was.
manaically cackling in fact. so much fun.
thanks again Jordon Flato for turning me onto Gene Wolfe and
Battlestar Gallactica. I owe you two.
maybe three when I crack that Gurdjieff book you gifted me.
spectacularly frakking awesome.
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