Renée (rogueslayer452) wrote,

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An Easterly View....

I realized I never really talked about the Battlestar Galactica series finale, or gave my opinion on it after it aired. I think due to the incredible polarized reaction by fandom I was kind of standing back from it a bit. Perhaps I will one day give my full overview of my thoughts and everything, but as it stands I will say I absolutely adored it, and the more I rewatch it the more I appreciate and love how it all ended and I couldn't have pictured a better ending to a fantastic series.

But today I want to discuss something that the finale touched on that I've been thinking about lately.

The decision of abandoning technology has been much for debate amongst fans, I have thought about it over and over again and while I do agree that the finale was kind of quick to clean things up a bit, I don't have a huge problem with them abandoning technology and living simple rural lifestyles. I don't think all the humans (and even Cylons) agreed to abandon everything completely, and I'm sure it took much persuasion and they kept certain things they needed to survive, esp if they were going off separately all over the planet, but after everything I think most just wanted good, solid ground underneath their feet. Being on the run, jumping back and forth through space in a confined space as the ships they were on, I think many had their share of technology and wanted a fresh start. Was it the smartest decision to make? Probably not, but I don't think it was unrealistic or illogically done so they could have the cycle repeat with the epilogue meta in the end (which I loved, by the way.)

I'm not denying that the finale wasn't perfect and had its fair share of issues here and there, but overall I wasn't overly bothered by that aspect like a lot of people seem to be, and I don't think it deserves the hate it receives, tbqh.

Yeah, I just have a lot of ~feelings about this finale and this series in general.

On a related note, my Caprica toaster finally arrived! \O/ I contemplated on getting it, going back and forth on "do I really need it?" since I really don't eat toast, but finally ended up going "fuck it" and buying it anyway. Let me say that if it had stayed the original price I wouldn't even bother, but since they lowered it way down I just couldn't resist. ;p
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