Monday, March 23, 2009

GALACTICA FINALE - TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL

BAH.

ya know what pissed me off the most?
The insulting ignorance of the writers.

>> SPOILERS....

The Colony finds Earth - our Earth - 150,000 years ago. They land in Africa where they discover humans are already living on the planet. They watch the native inhabitants from afar and learn that while they do not yet have a spoken language, they do have rudimentary weapons (spears) and bury their dead. So they decide they will give "the primitives" their language and teach them their superior ways. They then spread across the globe and breed with all the "inferior natives" and build "a better world". And so explains the "Origins of Man".

13 comments:

Jason Garrett said...

It was very anti-climactic...the Starbuck non-revelation pissed me off more than arriving at Earth2.

unkiedev said...

The last 20 minutes where a bit of dud, granted, but everything before that was a grand old time!

Jim said...

I did enjoy the rescue.

Scott King said...

That's it? That's all we get from you? I'm disappointed.

Bash the "god" who doesn't like to be called god.

Mock the Ron Moore cameo.

Smash the premise that we are really supposed to believe that these people walked away from all technology without a second thought.

Then what about ghost-Kara? Or the billion other things that just seemed silly or didn't fit.

Rich said...

but then we'll always have Galactica '80

Jim said...

Sorry to disappoint, Scott. Yeah, there's ALOT I could bitch about, but it feels like wasted energy. Like going frame by frame, pointing out what's wrong with the Star Wars prequels. In th end, what I posted about is what bugged me the most and has left the sourest taste in my mouth.

That and the angels walking around Modern Day NYC... gah, see I've started on the other stuff!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Plots along those lines date back to stories such as 'Encounter at Dawn' in which Spacemen contact primitive man on a planet and leave them some basic tools and then they turn out to be the people who eventually become man.It's what along with 'The Sentinel' he based 2001:A Space Odyssey on.

Jim said...

yeah, for me it just stunk of White-euro-christian-crusader mentality that I have moral and ethical issuses with.

A fleet of primarily Caucassian people decide to put their will and culture onto another because they feel they are superior and are doing them a favor. Look to South Africa and the Americas in history for quick examples. Or any culture who has had Christian Missionaries arrive on their shores.

Have we learned nothing from "Pocahantas" or Star Trek's "Prime Directive"?! Hel-lo!
:)

Anonymous said...

i think this was a great example of writers (and maybe creators) byying into their own hubris and narsicism(sp),and thinking they are smarter and more clever than they really are. This seemed like the ranting of someone who just finished their first intro to philosophy class, and started their world history 101 fresh off of their first semester, of his/her sophomore year in college.

Randallw said...

It does sort of tie into that whole 'humanity's ancestors came from space' stuff from the original version.

Me personally, I found the ending somewhat of a relief, after I read about it, as I gave up on it years ago when they spent an entire episode philosophising and punching each other in the head. Now I can have fun knowing I didn't waste my time watching it for the last few years.

Richard G. said...

While I do not mind the origins of Man, I'm with Jim that it was insulting they so easily decided to fuck with the "inferior natives". That is simply uncool.

pepsilover said...

LOL your review-in-a-picture is hilarious!

Genevieve Lopez said...

The rescue up until the "Watchtower" remix was good. The rest was everything you guys have said.

I'm also loving your photo.