Thank you, BSG

To everyone who worked on the Battlestar Galactica series — from the directors to the writers to the actors to the cameraguys to the janitors — I need to tell you this:

Thank you.

Thank you for producing a show that was well outside the box of normal programming. In an era where most people think that “CSI: Miami” rocks socks and that “2 1/2 Men” is some fantastically funny stuff, “Battlestar Galactica” was a welcome reprieve.

Great writing and characters, fantastic stories and awesome production are hard to find all in one series — but you guys pulled it off, and I don’t think you understand how happy you made us sci-fi dorks.

Put another way: I enjoy working nights because I don’t feel I’m missing anything in terms of normal programming. But I never missed an episode of BSG. Ever. I waited for it like a kid at Christmas, waiting to open that big wrapped box with the giant red bow that had his name all over it.

Even though the finale was Friday, my friends and I are still talking about it with excited glee. And we probably will for quite a while. On the internet, over beers — it won’t matter. Any time we’re together, someone’s gonna bring it up, and we’ll kick around different ideas. I know I fully intend to rewatch the series, now that I know the ending, to see what little nuances you guys threw in there, to see what I missed the first time around.

And do you know how rare it is for me to break out my literary background when talking about a TV show? Seriously?

You guys made one for the ages, and should take great pride in a job well done. Your show was one of a kind, and will never be duplicated.

Again, thank you.


3 Responses to “Thank you, BSG”

  1. March 24, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Fuckin Aye.

    They didn’t quite have the gestalt that Bab5 had when it comes to looking back for clues about how it will all end up… In fact I’m pretty sure that they were making crap up as they went at several points, but they did know that they had a direction.

    I also wonder if the end kind of snuck up on them… Baltar’s father was something I’d like to have seen more history of. I would have liked to see more of Saul’s integration into human society to the point that he was able to become XO.

    Oh well at least we will have 1-offs like The Plan to keep answering some of the questions.

    But yeah – there hasn’t be anything of this quality on TV since the last cycle.

  2. March 25, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Cheers BSG Cast/Crew!

    Ahem, Mr. Lucas…are you paying attention?

  3. March 26, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Galactica definitely raises the bar for all TV series. I hope the industry takes up the challenge.

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