Now Battlestar has finished, what will I do?Mikey 6 comments
I have to say, I've never been sad at the end of any television series (except maybe for Firefly). But Battlestar Galactica was (is) different. My partner Cat can testify that at the end of every episode I watched over the past four seasons, I've walked away boldly stating "Best - Show - Ever".
There are many shows I really do like - House MD, Criminal Minds and Lost to name a few, but Battlestar is the only series that has had me yearning for the next episode. I feel stupid admitting this, but now it's over I feel a genuine sense of loss.
For the uninitiated, Battlestar Galactica although set in a space/sci-fi environment, is really about people, politics and complex relationships. To the writers credit, they were able to mirror what was happening in the world during those times, most notably the issues of terrorism, unlawful detainment, religion and corruption. But one thing it was often criticised for was being too serious. Yes it's a serious show, but it deals with serious issues.
So now the finale has passed and there are still some questions left unanswered, although in my opinion all the major ones were dealt with.
The next time we see Battlestar on the small screen it won't have anything to do with the characters we've come to know, as Caprica will be set 50 years earlier. Having Eric Stoltz on board is a damned good start, and based on the trailer I'm hopeful the focus will remain on people.
One thing for sure though is Battlestar has great replay value, and tonight I am starting from the beginning again.
If you like your sci-fi and you've not given Battlestar a chance, rent the DVD set and make yourself comfortable. Don't let distant memories of the failed original series get in your way. It's nothing like that.
You can do a lot worse.