3.12.2009

HOPING AGAINST HOPE



Please, please let the finale be good


Centurions love toast

4 comments:

Potiphar Breen said...

Tahmoh Penikett, in a Maureen Ryan interview via the Chicago Tribune, started the ball rolling by asking Helo:

"I read a quote from Katee [Sackhoff, who plays Kara "Starbuck" Thrace] where she said that she wasn't happy with where her character ended up. She said there wasn't really closure for Starbuck..."

Tahmoh then comments on the two Daybreak finale episodes thusly:

"I think that's going to be the case with a lot of the story lines, though. There are going to be a lot of conclusions. There are going to be a lot of surprises."

"What I hoped for and what I was asked a lot before we got to finale was, "How do you want the show to end?" Like any good story -- it's up to interpretation, to the individual. Lot of things are concluded but there are a lot of questions. That's exactly what the ending is like."

"I couldn't imagine a more just and fitting ending to the series. It's an epic masterpiece and it's going to blow people away. As always -- we're known for our finales and for our season premieres. This will be the finale of finales"

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Lots of questions remain . . . and no definitive answer for Starbuck . . . ? WTF?

RADII, what possible ending do you think will ‘blow us away' yet pose unanswered questions for key actors or the story line? Perhaps everyone is too close to the overloaded Galactica FTL drive in the Colony and every single Being and machine is time warped back to the starting point of everyone's own subplot. Kinda like the past individual LOST characters flashbacks. Roslin was chaperoning a field trip with a bunch of children and their parents to a classical opera house but one of the kids - a tyke named Hera - runs away from the group only to be pursued by attendees like her parents, Baltar and Sara (a Six). Athena, a teacher also, tries to pursue the rambunctious child, driven by a vague sense of familiarity.

What would be the worst scenario for us viewers? And what's with this ‘up to interpretation' crap? Sounds more and more like the seminal Sopranos ending to me, modified to suit of course!

radii said...

@ Potiphar

Yes, I get that unnerving queasy feeling when I hear the open "to interpretation" rationalizations again and again from the various actors

I see it as a red flag (sigh)

I think what it means is that Moore and the writers just decided to leave several loose ends dangling (they ran out of darts)

... and then let the show's weakest writer, Jane Espensen, crudely attempt to tie up with The Plan and Caprica

radii said...

@ Potiphar

Regarding Tahmoh Penikett's remarks:
"Like any good story -- it's up to interpretation, to the individual. Lots of things are concluded but there are a lot of questions."

Which got me thinking about some great stories and how open to interpretation they are (I'll limit the comparisons to visual sci-fi):

-I guess when Luke made that amazing shot using The Force to blow up the Death Star, the meaning of that victory was open to interpretation

-When Klaatu tells the Earth they will seek peace or be destroyed by Gort and other police robots that there is room for interpretation

-In Wrath of Khan (via Moby Dick) when Khan says: "To the last, I will grapple with thee... from Hell's heart, I stab at thee! For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!" I guess that's all shades of gray

-In War of the Worlds when the alien craft launch and all-out assault on the Earth's people I guess it is open to interpretation what their intentions were

-In the final scene of the original Planet of the Apes (by Franklin J. Schaffner)when Charleton Heston's character finds the remains of the Statue of Liberty sticking out the coastal sands and says "Damn you all to hell, you blew it up!" I guess it was open to interpretation whether or not it was "Earth"

-When the chest-burster little baby alien emerges from a now dead Kane I guess it's open to interpretation whether the little bugger is a threat or not

-When Frankenstein's monster throws the little girl in the water I guess it is open to interpretation whether he meant to have fun or give her a bath

... as someone who spends as much time and invests as much passion into celebrating a show like the reimagined Battlestar Galactica as I, yet peppers the adoration with healthy and pointed criticism, I guess it's open to interpretation whether I like the show or not

; )

Potiphar Breen said...

Howzabout this:

Hera's music notes will shown to be eerily similar to "Indian Love Call" by Slim Whitman.

As in "Mars Attacks," playing those notes offers up a special rendition of "Watchtower" and overloads the Cylons CPU-slash-brains so they explode and die.

Hera and all the humans left standing land on the third planet from this system's sun, and scatter across the globe.

Nah...that wouldn't be left 'open to interpretation' enough!