(urth) BSG Spoiler
jwilson at io.com
Sat Mar 21 15:38:31 PDT 2009
Son of Witz wrote:
> [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 less
> the biggest unresolved issue, to me is "they have a plan" well, what
> was it.
> 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.
The exceptional thing is that it happened at least _twice_; there was no
way for the "first" Starbuck's corpse and wreckage to have gotten from
the gas giant to Earth. I think this also hints that the the disappeared
Starbuck *went* somewhere instead of dissipated. Unfortunately, she is
not shown in the epilogue.
> 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
> been cheesy?
> 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.
Harbinger of _death_. Which could refer to he prowess as a warrior, or
that anyone she shacks up with end up untimely dead?
> 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.
You made a typo there, that "who" was better known than "what" - but the
real murkiness was what the Cylon's plot could possibly be - and we
still really don't have a good idea of what rational plan "John" could
have had that would have attracted the participation of the less insane
> 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.
Did we watch the same show? The truce with Cavil's people ended before
he killed himself.
> funny bit with Gaelin going north.
> wonder if his strain evolves into the Gaelic peoples...
a lone, sterile cylon skinjob on an island with no people?
Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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