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The End of Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica\'s Last Supper

That’s right. With the release of Season 4.5, the epic Sci-Fi- drama comes to a gripping and satisfying conclusion. Battlestar Galactica is one of the few shows on TV that has a clear and definitive end to it’s narrative, so there is a real sense of joy as the season wraps up all the show’s loose ends/philosophical ambiguities that have been bothering us since 2003, when the show started.

For those experiencing BSG Withdrawal, there is hope. CAPRICA, a new Prequel SyFy drama taking place 60 years before the cataclysmic events that started BSG. The television film event is currently out on DVD.  The television show event comes out in 2010. You can check out the trailer here.

And then coming out on October 27th, 2009 is THE PLAN; a Battlestar Galactica film that tells the B-Plot of what the Cylons were originally planning. It is written by Buffy-scribe Jane Espenson and directed by Edward James Olmos; of STAND AND DELIVER fame. Stand and Deliver was the original DANGEROUS MINDS (and a rip-off of TO SIR, WITH LOVE) but dealt with a teacher who uses math to reach some kids that everyone else says are unreachable. Olmos is very good in the film and it’s wonderfully dated in the 80s.

Oh yes, Battlestar Galactica. It is such a masterpiece of Science Fiction, that for me to try to put into words how great it is, would probably just do the show an injustice. Luckily, the New York Times had a wonderful spoiler-filled article dissecting the three-hour finale. Also, The Onion had a good chuckle about it with their article Obama Depressed, Distant since Battlestar Galactica Series Finale. Watch the show, then read these spoiler filled articles. Or read, then watch, but that’s ass backwards.

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