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Battlestar Galactica's End Officially After Season 4 356

Posted by Zonk
from the on-their-own-terms-is-better-than-the-alternative dept.
Ant writes "First it was off, and then it was back on. Yahoo is now reporting on a release put out by David Eick and Ronald Moore stating that they will conclude Battlestar Galactica at the end of Season 4. They said it was a creative decision, and that they wanted to end the show on their own terms. The show was always planned with a definite beginning, middle and end, unlike many other sci-fi shows and dramas. Sci Fi Channel has accepted the decision. The news had been foreshadowed this spring through statements from stars Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff. Ronald Moore himself had said that the show was heading into its final act, although he said the final act could be one or two more seasons. Now we know that the final act will last for one season. The special 2-hr. episode 'Razor' starts off the season in November. The first regular episodes of Season 4 will air in early 2008."
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Battlestar Galactica's End Officially After Season 4

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  • Good (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Skyshadow (508) * on Friday June 01, 2007 @11:49AM (#19352591) Homepage
    It was starting to drag near the middle of last season, I'm glad to see they've identified an endpoint. It'd have been a shame to have to watch that show go into the toilet -- better to burn twice as bright for my viewing amusement.
    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      by SvnLyrBrto (62138)
      Exactly.

      I understand that after you blow away half a season's effects budget of something as incredible as "Exodus", a handful of bottle shows are inevitable. That's not what I minded. But FFS....even in a bottle show, you ought to be able to find some way to advance the bloody plot! And I'm sorry, but Starbuck and Apollo being all emo over each other over and over and over and over again ain't what I mean by advancing the plot.

      And recycling the godawful old "doctor gone evil and killing patients he does
      • by nlinecomputers (602059) on Friday June 01, 2007 @12:41PM (#19353393)
        The entire "New Caprica" plot line was pointless if you asked me. Everything in it was predictable with no real insight into the characters and avoiding any real issues. For Example, We never got to see Baltar act as the President on his own. For all the Cylons actions we never really got any insight on WHY they are doing what they are doing. They turned the cylons "with a plan" into simple thugs being brutal just to be brutal.

        Frankly for me the show has never lived up to what Season One produced. The show had direction then, to me it lacks it now.
        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          by Dasher42 (514179)
          I disagree. If anything, you saw the Cylons running up against their own limitations and becoming confused. You had your hardliners and your doves, and even the doves were showing a level of arrogance that screamed "white man's burden". It was a change, and it wasn't what was visible before, and ultimately, it seems to me that we have a plan in action, but it's not as clear as it was when the Cylons were operating as machines. Far as I'm concerned, the overall story is still quite strong and the storyte
    • Interestingly, "Star Trek: Enterprise" (STE) also ended after 4 seasons. It started okay but gradually degenerated into a final episode in which weak characters from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (STTNG) flashback to the past.

      STE ended on a whimper. By contrast, Battlestar Galactica ends with a bang.

      "Right, you are! That Star Wars I & II sucked, also forget not!" exclaims Yoda.

      • by blincoln (592401)
        Interestingly, "Star Trek: Enterprise" (STE) also ended after 4 seasons. It started okay but gradually degenerated into a final episode in which weak characters from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (STTNG) flashback to the past.

        More like it started weak and stayed that way until early in season 4 when Manny Coto took over. But I guess Berman couldn't stand to put him in charge of the series finale, so it was as mediocre as the previous three seasons.

        But yes, I am glad BSG is going to go out with a bang ins
    • by Anderson Council (1096781) on Friday June 01, 2007 @12:29PM (#19353219)

      Old enough to remember watching the original series on TV, I was thrilled with the mini-series, and Season 1 was solid drama with fantastic characterization. Season 2 started strong, but aside from the odd bit of goodness appearing at random, I'd say the show got pretty sketchy after the whole Pegasus thing.

      Making it worse, the entire New Caprica plot line which ended the second season went absolutely nowhere, and the spent the rest of the third season hitting a big red reset button which pretty much rewound us to the point right after the mid-season 2 Pegasus arc. Yippe, I love watching a season and a half of TV where the producers produce random plotlines, and Adama and Rosyln, who had previously been inspired characters, were written as "stupid" and thus even the character drama was removed as well.

      A real shame in my opinion; however, I'm happy to hear the fourth season will be their last. Perhaps that will inspire them to tell an actual story and we'll end up with a decent finish (and I can just go on ignoring all content between mid-season 2 and the final season =).

      --
      ~AC

      • I have to agree. IMO Season One was almost perfect. Season Two bounced back and forth some good and some bad and then they hit New Caprica and the whole show collapsed.
    • Re:Good (Score:5, Insightful)

      by twilight30 (84644) on Friday June 01, 2007 @12:53PM (#19353613) Homepage
      Totally agreed. My favourite show currently in production, but Jesus, has it ever sucked the big one this season.

      Tigh: I'm telling you, there's Cylon sabotage aboard this ship!
      Adama: You're telling me there's sabotage? With music?

      No, Colonel Tigh.
      That sound you're hearing?
      That's the sound of the writers pissing away three years of hard-won credibility in the space of seven minutes.

  • Fascinating (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Erwos (553607) on Friday June 01, 2007 @11:51AM (#19352619)
    Interesting. I wonder what the end game is going to be?

    My money is on "Earth is the Cylon home world" or something similarly devious.
    • Re:Fascinating (Score:5, Interesting)

      by BobTheLawyer (692026) on Friday June 01, 2007 @11:58AM (#19352725)
      How about: Earth is hostile to both Cylons and Galactica?
      • If they land on the planet, exhausted from battle and hoping to find a new home, only to get a snarled "The boat's full, we don't want any more aliens to steal our jobs".

        Now that would be a way to end it with a bang!
    • by Bastard of Subhumani (827601) on Friday June 01, 2007 @12:04PM (#19352813) Journal

      My money is on "Earth is the Cylon home world"
      Cylons: We are your forefathers.

      Humans: NOOOOOO0000ES!
      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by lucabrasi999 (585141)
        Cylons: We are your forefathers.

        So Tricia Helfer would then be my mother? Damn you! I'll never be able to fantasize about her again!

        Now, what did I do with my analyst's phone number?

    • On Earth, Humans and Cylons still live side-by-side and are happy about it.
    • Re:Fascinating (Score:5, Interesting)

      by Scrameustache (459504) on Friday June 01, 2007 @12:14PM (#19352961) Homepage Journal

      My money is on "Earth is the Cylon home world" or something similarly devious.
      For crying out loud. Earth is the 13th colony of Cobol, they say so all throughout the series.

      The Cylons were using the fleet to find it (Kara's destiny is to find earth, that's why Leoben was so obsessed with getting her trust). And the Cylons were created by the colonies who have no idea where Earth is. There is no chance at all that it's their homeworld.
      • Given what happpend in the season 3 finale, it's obvious that the Cylons have had contact with Earth already.
        • Given what happpend in the season 3 finale, it's obvious that the Cylons have had contact with Earth already.
          Ok, er, spoiler, and
          HELLO, Kara's destiny is to find Earth. The Cylons have her AND superior FTL technology. They made it to the musical nebulae before the others and used Kara and whatever clue is to be found there to get to the end of the trail.
      • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

        by dschuetz (10924)
        There is no chance at all that it's their homeworld.

        How about this (admittedly remote) idea. First, background:
        • Cylons worship one God (who seems fairly adamant about His charges being monotheistic)
        • The 13th tribe (let's call 'em Terrans) included at least some who worshiped one "jealous" Kobol God above all others (remember the Temple in Eye of Jupiter) (I won't even mention the name this God obviously shares with another, more familiar, jealous God... :) )
        • The Cylons are vulnerable to a virus that humans d
        • I've got more to this (I gave it a lot of thought when the season ended, and even think there might be connections to polytheism and the ability to reproduce), but this is the gist of it, as far as I can remember....

          STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER!!!!

          Now, turn OFF the computer and all electronic equipment in your house.

          Go outside. Wait for a group of nice young men in white coats stop by.

          Do not go back into the house until after the men in the white coats give you permission to.

        • Re:Fascinating (Score:5, Insightful)

          by jollyreaper (513215) on Friday June 01, 2007 @01:24PM (#19354137)

          (BTW, if RDM reads this and I'm close to his master plan, then I want a hat.)
          The problem is that there IS NO PLAN. I wasn't sure at first but there have been enough interviews now. RDM and the writers are pulling everything out of their asses. If you think of everything JMS did with B5 to lay foreshadowing, plan payoffs years in advance, just imagine the opposite and you have the RDM approach. And what makes this so massively annoying is that RDM had previously mocked the slipshod "who gives a shit, it's just a show" approach taken by the Voyager producers.

          For a show like this you can leave certain character reactions up in the air. Maybe a character will hold up through the events, maybe that character will crack. That's just like real life, you either make it or you don't. But by God, in real life your backstory is fixed. You don't find out you've got an unknown twin brother with an evil goatee, you don't find out your father is actually your arch enemy when it's already been established your mother and he weren't even on the same continent when you were conceived, etc. If there's some huge chain of events going on in the story like some massively complicated Illuminati plot, your understanding of it may change over the course of the story but the original motivation of the conspirators would not. Ok, you've got the cabal and they decide to do w, x, and y to bring about the fruition of z. That's all established. Now maybe some of the cabal decide that z ain't such a hot idea but that doesn't change what w and x were.

          When you get right down to it, here are the facts about Galactica:
          1. RDM assembled a great cast and crew who know how to put together a great-looking show.
          2. His original idea extended no further than the miniseries
          3. When the show was picked up for a full season, he set his horizon no further than the next episode
          4. The only far-future plot element he had in mind for sure is that the Peggy would make an appearance.
          5. Everything else is spitballing.

          In other words, there is currently no explanation in mind for why:
          1. The Cylons got religion in the first place.
          2. What made them think attacking the Colonies would satisfy that religion.
          3. What their motive is for pursuing the fleet
          4. Why they want to breed when they are already capable of making clones.
          5. Why the Cylons now want to find Earth
          6. Why Cylons want to look human in the first place when they were fine as machines
          7. How characters like Tigh, who was alive before the beginning of the first Cylon War and decades before skinjobs were invented, could in fact be a skinjob, especially when RDM already stated that skinjobs are not based on any preexisting colonial humans.

          I'm absolutely convinced that when the final scene of the series finale is done, the Robot Chicken version of M. Night Sharmahoweverthefuckyouspellit will prance onto the screen and say "What a twist!" Either that or we'll get the singing/dancing alien from Space Balls.
          • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

            by Belial6 (794905)
            Add to that list:

            How did Seven, after returning from the Delta Quadrant, get all the way to Carpica?

            What caused her to forget about her Delta Quadrant adventures?

            Why did she increment her name by 1?
          • Re:Fascinating (Score:4, Interesting)

            by Bamafan77 (565893) on Friday June 01, 2007 @04:11PM (#19356875)

            The problem is that there IS NO PLAN. I wasn't sure at first but there have been enough interviews now. RDM and the writers are pulling everything out of their asses. If you think of everything JMS did with B5 to lay foreshadowing, plan payoffs years in advance, just imagine the opposite and you have the RDM approach.
            I disagree AND agree. I don't think there's a plan with every step set in stone, but I do think they have an idea for the overall arc the story takes. And there is most certainly TONS of foreshadowing in this series. Let's start with the Cylon's monotheistic God and the fact that the Colonists worship what appear to be Greek deities for starters. How about the fact that they're searching for mythological (for them) place called Earth? How can you say there's no foreshadowing...and then get modded up? :)

            In other words, there is currently no explanation in mind for why:
            1. The Cylons got religion in the first place.
            2. What made them think attacking the Colonies would satisfy that religion.
            3. What their motive is for pursuing the fleet
            4. Why they want to breed when they are already capable of making clones.
            5. Why the Cylons now want to find Earth
            6. Why Cylons want to look human in the first place when they were fine as machines
            7. How characters like Tigh, who was alive before the beginning of the first Cylon War and decades before skinjobs were invented, could in fact be a skinjob, especially when RDM already stated that skinjobs are not based on any preexisting colonial humans.
            It's getting answers to these questions that keeps me (and others) interested in the show. I don't see how you can use this as ammo against the show. The reason I was excited about the announcement was that the answers will be answered within the next 22 eps.
          • Re:Fascinating (Score:5, Interesting)

            by Dasher42 (514179) on Friday June 01, 2007 @05:31PM (#19358047)
            Having watched the Season 3 finale when it came out in the same room with Ron Moore, I can safely say that he's holding out on the things that you're mentioning point by point, and that's not the same thing as having no idea in advance at all.
      • Earth is the 13th colony of Cobol...

        So that's where all those old programmers went after Y2K!

    • Definitely seems like a plausible end. It might not be sentimentally satisfying, but it could be done in a very poignant way.
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by elrous0 (869638) *
      They find earth and all earthlings turn out to be cylons, except CowboyNeal. No cylon could edit that poorly.
    • There has been a lot of speculation by various people. My thought is that Cylon/human half-breads make up the population of earth. It's all one big cycle of either humans creating Cylons or Cylons creating humans and then eventually intermixing. All humans are actually Cylons and all Cylons are actually human.

      It seems logical due the deal with the Cylon internal struggles that have been made obvious they are not single-minded with a bent towards killing all the humans. Some are seeking purpose just like
    • Wild Speculation (Score:3, Interesting)

      by Khammurabi (962376)
      If I were a writer, I'd have the following plotlines going on:

      Wild Guess #1
      The 4 cylons who were "activated" in the season 3 finale try to kill Hera, while continuing to enable Galactica to locate Earth (ultimately with the goal to obliterate it). The reasoning could be that the 4 were activated to "correct" the pro-human behavior that the cylons have been exhibiting, and keep the cylon goal of human extermination on track. Each of the 4 has risen to a unique position of power that allows them to ena
  • Drag? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Profane MuthaFucka (574406) * <busheatskok@gmail.com> on Friday June 01, 2007 @11:55AM (#19352667) Homepage Journal
    The entire thing has been awesome, with no detectable dragging at all. There has been, on the other hand, plenty of unjustified whining by fans who don't have and shouldn't have creative control over the show.

    Unlike some people, I remember when sci-fi on TV was truly awful, for example, 1979.
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by japhmi (225606)
      No dragging? I stopped watching when it went from sci-fi to soap-opera-in-space.

      Apparently it got good again at the end of season 3, I'll probably watch season 4 to see if it truly stopped sucking. Especially knowing it's the end.
      • by Maltheus (248271)
        Apparently it got good again at the end of season 3

        No, it got unbelievably stupid. Some people loved it, but it was a twist, for the sake of throwing in a twist. You didn't miss anything.
      • by nmb3000 (741169)
        No dragging? I stopped watching when it went from sci-fi to soap-opera-in-space.

        THANK YOU! I thought I was the only one getting sick and tired of anticipating science fiction and instead, week after week, finding myself tuned in to All My Cylons.

        As much as I love good portions of the show, it's fairly obvious (he says so right in the commentaries) that Ronald Moore is pulling the story out of his ass week after week, and that if the Cylons really do have a plan, they never shared it with him. With this ann
    • Just because it's still better than something else doesn't mean it's better (or as good) as it was. The quality of the writing has certainly wavered--Adama's address to the crew before the rescue mission to New Caprica, for example, was not in character, and was cliche. He's a very strong character normally--but the writers got lazy or they didn't think.
  • Good... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Magneon (1067470) on Friday June 01, 2007 @11:56AM (#19352689)
    It's always good when shows like this _end_ eventually, rather than being cut once the authors run out of random reasons not to get the the goal. Four seasons is an excellent length for this series, and I hope it ends strongly. Or we could have season 5: The cylon invasion of earth.... followed by season six: the escape from earth to find _new heavenly homeworld_ ... and the cycle continues.
    • by Buran (150348)
      It worked well for Babylon 5. Instead of griping about show X being cancelled, let it wind down on the story's terms. It'll be better in the end.

      I miss B5 but there's always the DVDs, and it just shows that doing a show right in the first place leads to more enjoyment in the long run.
    • by elrous0 (869638) *
      In what season do the Galactica kids go down and use their superpowers to win a little league game?
    • Or we could have season 5: The cylon invasion of earth.... followed by season six: the escape from earth to find _new heavenly homeworld_ ... and the cycle continues.

      Not to mention Battlestar Galactica 7: The Search for More Money. Now, where is my box of "Battlestar Galactica: The Cereal"? I'm hungry.

  • It was inevitable (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Bullfish (858648) on Friday June 01, 2007 @11:57AM (#19352713)
    Once they found earth the jig was up. If it was a more primitive earth, the cylons would pound them into the ground and it would all be over, a technologically equal earth and they would likely be outnumbered by the cylons and pounded again (thanks guys for coming and bringing all your enemies along!), a more techologically advanced earth would have pounded the cylons and then assimilated the newcomers onto their society. Trying to drag it out after any of these scenarios would have dragged down the series and alas, it would have sucked.

    They have a chance to go out on a high note and I am glad to see they are taking it. Sad, but I was p.o.ed that Deadwood and Rome ended too. There is precious little quality TV out there and the best series are winding down. I will be sad to see the Wire go too. Hopefully all these guys will give us some new quality series.
    • by griffjon (14945)
      A tech-equivalent earth I think could provide additional fodder by creating an equal matching between human and cylon forces, instead of 1 or 2 battlestars vs. the entire cylon fleet.

      Regardless, if they didn't even spend much time on the goldmine of low-special-effects/high content New Caprica storyline, dragging out an Earth v Cylon war isn't likely.
      • The Colonial ships arrive at Earth, who tell them 'Piss off, and take your war with you. We don't want anything to do with it.'

  • I'd rather see the show go out on a high note than to jump the shark. [jumptheshark.com] Two of my favorite shows are Seinfeld and The Simpsons. Seinfeld went out at the top, so whenever I catch a rerun of it, I can be sure I'll enjoy it. With The Simpsons, I usually avoid the reruns because at this point there are more bad episodes than good ones. I hope I'll be able to enjoy reruns of Battlestar Galactica for a long time to come.
    • by OS24Ever (245667) *
      Sometimes I wonder if the Simpsons jumping the shark was sometime around Phil Hartman's death. They seem to magically coincide which is doubly sad.

      There has been a lot of whining about BSG. It seems that if there is anything like oh, character development a lot of sci-fi fans lack of social skills really jumps out. You get people calling an episode the 'soap opera' episode and I swear they watched the bad preview of 'Unfinished Business' instead of actually watching the show. The 'drama' in the preview
    • by Maltheus (248271)
      How was pulling the lyrics for "All along the Watchtower," out of the "ethereal mix," not jumping the shark. Honestly, I was rooting for Fonzie at the time. Fonzie's jump was nowhere near as ridiculous. Not to mention RDM pulling the final 4/5 out of his ass halfway through the season in a way that can't possible make sense to regular viewers.
  • They have done this many times before.

    Either- inexorably the loop closes and the snake bites its tail again or this is the loop where they break the cycle. Perhaps the merged cyclon/human race is how they break the cycle.

    Hopefully it will not have a pathetic ending like Bab5 (Ohhh. we are a big nasty race that's afraid to grow up-- god I felt like that ending invalidated the entire 4 years I watched the series up to there).

  • by eln (21727) on Friday June 01, 2007 @12:03PM (#19352801) Homepage
    Sure, they may have planned the series to be exactly that long, but I doubt it. After all, these great creative visions tend to go out the window when the money starts rolling in. Any series with a planned timeline will have that timeline stretched with all sorts of filler if the show is popular enough. They start talking up the timeline again when the ratings slip.

    The best recent example of this is Lost. That is another show that supposedly had the entire plot (beginning, middle, end) mapped out from the beginning. However, the show became a huge hit, and everything got stretched out to where a large chunk of the episodes are basically filler that doesn't actually move the story forward at all. Now that ratings are declining, they've put an end date on it. However, had the ratings not slipped, I guarantee they would not be talking about end dates now. In my opinion, the show has dragged on at least a season and a half longer than it should have, and it still have 3 more years to go.
    • by Zarhan (415465) on Friday June 01, 2007 @12:15PM (#19352985)
      Well, at least Babylon 5 actually did it for real.
      • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

        by drinkypoo (153816)
        B5 was forced to make numerous course corrections due to funding/network shifts and the departure of at least one major actor. But in general they were as true to the arc as possible...
    • I've said it before and I'll say it again: The Brits have the right idea about tight, limited series runs.

      Set out from the get-go to make the show X seasons (preferably 2-5) and end it, especially if the show involves a quest or mystery. American network TV needs to get out of that "milk it for as much money as possible, then cancel it with no resolution as soon as the ratings drop" mentality and realize that they can make a lot more money in the long run if the quality of their shows remains CONSISTENTLY

  • Right... were they tired of making money? Or maybe they didn't make any money for the network? That seems more likely. So they creatively decided to stop the series because there were no interest from advertisers.

    Sorry, I call shenanigan on the "it was a creative decision" bullshit. It's a business.
    • by Maltheus (248271)
      I think it was a creative decision. I think it was clear RDM didn't really know where he wanted to take it so he's just deciding to use up whatever story he's got left. If it weren't for the creative problems, the business end would take care of itself.
    • Sorry, I call shenanigan on the "it was a creative decision" bullshit. It's a business.

      You're right, it is a buisiness and in SciFi (and most TV for that matter) the single most important factor is finishing a third season. Once you have finished the third season your show is cleared to go into Syndication for the next 20, 30, 100 years. And that's where you get your life long pension of royalty checks rolling into you. No matter what happens from this point on nobody who worked on BSG will have
  • I haven't had a chance to watch any of them since the pilot. However, I hear it's spectacular. Anyway, I wish more shows would wrap things up and leave a spectacular series. Lost and Heroes come to mind.

    I'd be sad when they're over, but happier overall because it was done right.
    • On the BBC a "season" can be as little as a single TV movie, or it can be 6 episodes of a show. They build an amazing amount of quality into shows when there isn't a lot of quantity.
  • Let us be thankful that our great show, that turned to shit, wont hit rock bottom before they decide to end it. I am happy to hear that it will be ending after this season because that means they ahve to actually advance the story instead of making filler episodes that brought the series down the last couple seasons.
  • by rlp (11898)
    (Non-spoiler as it's a wild guess) - We've seen four of the final five Cylons. The remaining unknown Cylon comes in multiple sizes, shapes, and genders. And comprises the remainder of the 'colonial fleet'.
  • by wiredog (43288) on Friday June 01, 2007 @12:18PM (#19353033) Journal
    And they're finally going to let the writers in on it!
  • Good News (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Maltheus (248271) on Friday June 01, 2007 @12:30PM (#19353227)
    I was on the fence to whether I'd tune in again after that disastrous season finale. It all came down to whether next season would be it's last or now. If I heard they were going for five seasons, I wasn't gonna bother with the fourth. But now I'd like to see how they're going to finish things up.

    This show had some great moments. Even season 3 had some good ones. Exodus Pt. II was one of the finest hours in TV history. But RDM clearly had no idea of where he wanted to go with this show. Making those people (in the finale) into Cylons, based on a decision made halfway through season 3, just kind invalidated everything that came before to me. And the idea of pulling the lyrics for "All Along the Watchtower" out of the "ethereal mix" that we're all tapped into was just too stupid for me to ever look at this as a good show again (I read that one in an interview). Some people are just blown away by any manufactured twist. I prefer a degree of coherence to my storylines.
    • Making those people (in the finale) into Cylons, based on a decision made halfway through season 3, just kind invalidated everything that came before to me. And the idea of pulling the lyrics for "All Along the Watchtower" out of the "ethereal mix" that we're all tapped into was just too stupid for me

      1- Just because they think they're cylons doesn't mean they're cylons.
      2- You just called Pythagoras [wikipedia.org] "too stupid for you".

  • by Stele (9443) on Friday June 01, 2007 @12:30PM (#19353231) Homepage
    Unfortunately, due to a terrible miscalculation of scale, BOTH fleets are eaten by a small dog.
  • BSG Ending (Score:3, Interesting)

    by astrotek (132325) on Friday June 01, 2007 @12:34PM (#19353295) Homepage
    Spoiler, BSG is nothing more than a Cylon social experiment. The 12 colonies are long dead. The first show led to the death of the humans. All the humans and cylon models are really just computers set up in a situation that happened long ago ( the first show ) to try to see if they can find earth the same way the old humans did if they really believe they are human.

    Zap, theres season 5 6 7. Humans fighting future cylons. Thats the only way the series could possibly continue. New cast and all. With cameos of every character to ever be on bsg.
    • All the humans and cylon models are really just computers set up in a situation that happened long ago ( the first show ) to try to see if they can find earth the same way the old humans did if they really believe they are human.

      Wouldnt that require a lot more resources than just sending out space probes until one of them hits paydirt?
  • While we all know the Cylons "have a plan" I began to wonder about the writers. People became to dysfunctional for my tastes and the finale where they were singing the same song was just to hokey.

    I really liked the show, but this last season wrapped around Kara was too predictable, it more Saturday morning show than anything else.
  • 1) This is good because, as many have mentioned, going out on a high note is far preferable to shrivelling into unadultered guano before calling it quits. Besides, the sooner they kill it the sooner someone else can "reimagine" it a generation later if we honestly find the concept that compelling.

    2) The success of BSG has taught the Sci-Fi Channel some good lessons, and we can hope such lessons are applied as they develop new properties, thereby giving them an edge in the race to suck less.

    3) I'm arran

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