Monday, March 23, 2009

Battlestar what?

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post entitled Battlestar Galactica has jumped the shark. Now that the series has just come to a conclusion, the same post is getting quite a number of hits. Apparently, a lot of people seem to think so, too. (This comment sums it up.)

Yes, I was a fan at the beginning, but after a while it just became tedious, what with its forced political commentary and endless angst. But the crux of it, really, was that it didn't make any sense. Gritty realism, high-tech special effects, screaming and shouting: they won't make a poor unplotted story any better. Especially the screaming and shouting part -- but we know that from Philippine cinema.

The series has come and gone. I want to ask you: did it make any sense? Was it worth the five year wait to bring the story conclusion? In three sentences or less, can you tell me what the frakkin' Cylon plan was?

Or am I supposed to wait for another mini-series to explain it all?