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March 22, 2009

Bear McCreary: All Along the Watchtower

I thought the finale was extraordinary.

Related: The 12 Pies of Kobol.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 22, 2009 07:23 AM


What a depressing end of the colonies...

I was in fact unhappy with the very end of BSG's final episode. The discarding of everything that they had for technology absent what they could carry off into the wilderness on their backs likely means that the vast majority of the colonials were doomed to painful death.

Even Baltar who was used to technological farming would likely have been stumped where it came to having to till a field by hand, dig holes with a wooden digging tool and the amount of grueling work it would take JUST to make it through the growing season let alone winter.

75% of the children dying of staph infections, adults dying from dehydration for lack of proper field hygene and being at the mercy of large meat eating predators probably would have doomed most of those villages.

I'd have been far more happy with a number of new villages in parts of the world with hundreds if not thousands for population and 2000 years ago, not 150,000 years ago. North Africa (Carthage), Greece, Egypt, on the Banks of the Tigris and in parts of East Asia. Even the Chief could still settle in Scotland (Scarabrae) and give rise to the Merlyn myth.

Posted by: Montieth [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 23, 2009 10:14 AM

I was both surprised and delighted when Galen decided the happy-clappy ending needed to be short circuited by the direct expedient of an impromptu - and richly deserved - brutal strangling.

While I cannot quite stomach the idea of everybody deciding to forego toilet paper and dentistry in favour of a sedentary life being chased by cave bears, I did love the idea of Hera as Lucy and the 150k yr flash forward to Japanese love robots was genuinely chilling.

I was also very pleased with the show's revelations about Caprica and Baltar; open ended, very nicely done.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 23, 2009 03:33 PM