More like Battlesuck Galactatrolled... I just finished this show on the recommendation of people on this very forum, and, I have to say I havn't been so incensed by an ending since Evengelion or A Farewell to Arms back in High School.
I know I'm a little behind the times, but someone please explain this bullshit. The whole show was, what, some great experiment in trying to get robots and humans to get along? Kara Thrace is some kind of wizard? Baltar and Six were avatars of some demigods the whole time? In the end, the show was just a big play on the words "dues ex machina" - one of the worst cliches in entertainment history?
Now, I knew the show was going to end with some sort of deific revelation. You'd have to be blind not to see that coming, but to just throw your ands in the air and say "well, fuck it, lets just blame the whole damn show on God" and not really explain anything is insulting. Ending a mystery with more mysteries isn't "deep" or "satisfying" its bad writing. Did they really expect fans to not get pissed when they hook people with wacky twists every other episode, only to end it all with almost zero closure?
The worst part is the ending doesn't even make sense!
Adama: "Hey guys let's just erase the last 5 years and pretend like it never happened - a clean slate. We'll go down to this planet with no shelter, food, or modern medicine, and we'll all split up! NO WAY will history repeat itself if we do that, even though it already has three or four times."
50,000 people: "LOL THATS A GREAT IDEA!"
Starbuck: "Frak this Imma peace back to Avalon bitch. Enjoy banging cavemen."
Or did I just miss something? If I did, please help me out here, because in general I really liked this series and I'm trying to find a reason to watch Caprica and The Plan... but with such a sour ending the thought of being put through another hack ending like that just makes my blood pressure rise.
Either way I'm never taking recommendations from you people again >: (