Andy

December 12, 2011

Battlestar's "Daybreak:" The worst ending in the history of on-screen science fiction | Brad Ideas

Fantastic analysis of the finale of Battlestar Galactica: "BSG was not just an SF show. It was a mystery. The story held many secrets- and fans were teased with clues about these secrets. A great mystery offers tantalizing clues- though usually enough to support several theories. The mystery should be compelling- though it should not completely overwhelm the story and its other elements. At the end of a great mystery- when the secrets are revealed- the reader or audience should have an "aha" moment. In this moment- it should become clear not just what the answer to the mystery is- but also how the whole story was leading up to that answer. The answer should be- in hindsight- clear and inevitable. Things that did not make sense should suddenly be perfectly logical. At the same time- the ending should provide a satisfactory resolution to the major dramas and conflicts of the story- leaving few loose ends- particularly around the clues. Now on to where BSG fell down."

Battlestar's "Daybreak:" The worst ending in the history of on-screen science fiction | Brad Ideas