Hey, we have yet to discuss the season finale of Battlestar Galactica, gang.
I actually can’t make up my mind. The season had a lot of very weak work in it once the New Caprica storyline was over. Most of the material on the Cylons didn’t deepen my understanding of them, or convince me that the writers have the faintest idea what’s going on. There were lots of mediocre filler episodes. Those that weren’t just filler were not properly developed: the “class war” episode set on the refinery, for example. I thought that was a potentially interesting premise for an ongoing story: I have been wondering how Adama could justify the relative luxuriousness of his quarters given the condition of the fleet overall. But it was pretty much done in one.
Still, there’s some potential in the direction charted out for next season, if the writers can make some decisions and commit to explanations.
Babylon 5 and BSG have both tantalized with the possibilities of a fully plotted out SF series that functioned more like a series of novels than an endlessly ongoing serial, and ultimately both of them disappointed. There’s still time for BSG’s writers to pull it out, though.