Well the mighty BSG is finally at an end and what brilliant journey it has been. Not only arguably the finest Science Fiction television series of all time, but quite possibly one of the finest television series in any genre of all time.
The series has had the occasional weak, or 'padding' episodes for sure, but the final 3 part Daybreak, must rank as a triumph, in a show that has had it's fair share of outstanding dramatic moments, it's also a fitting conclusion to an overall amazing televisual event.
The acting, writing and special effects have been of a consistently high standard and all involved should be justifiably proud in their achievement.
The legacy of BSG should be of daring to bring complex themes of philosophy and humanity to a genre usually poorly served by Cinema and particularly Television, who choose to concentrate on the futuristic spectacle of Science Fiction, at the expense of character and intelligent narrative.
That not to say that BSG doesn't feature some high octane and adrenaline fuelled scenes of battle, it's just not preoccupied with it. It's more concerned with telling a compelling story of mankind struggle with the Cylons-and more profoundly, with itself.
There's allegory for those who seek it and for those who don't, there's the emotional jorney the characters take throughout the series as a whole, with its satisfying pay-off by the final episode.
For those who have never experienced BSG, it's wise to start with the pilot movie on DVD and work your way through the remaining five box sets, as the episodes follow a continuing arc.
I'm sure, like myself, you'll be come entranced and utterly addicted to this startling drama.
"So say we all!"
Roll on Caprica!