Let's hear three cheers for the Sci-Fi Channels Emmy, Hugo & Peabody Award winning "Battlestar: Galactica" which ended it's four season run on the network last night in top form. Good television series come and go, but the great ones are few and far between.
Battlestar: Galactic was a reboot of the late 1970's original series about the surviving remnants of a devastated human species fleeing across the vast reaches of space while being pursued by their own rebellious creations, the robotic Cylons who had virtually wiped them out in a nuclear holocaust.
A superior cast led by Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell treated viewers to a tour de force show among sci-fi programs. Recognized by many media critics as one of the "best drama shows" of all time, out of every genre, B:G kept the tension high, the surprises coming and despite the nature of the science vs. faith/hawk vs. dove paradigms of a people struggling for survival during war, while desperately holding onto their morals, ethics and tenets within the grey areas where such conceits become blurred, Galactica managed to close out it's run on a hopefully positive note. Most of the unanswered questions were addressed, but some of the shows inbuilt aspects weren't tidied up so neatly at the end.
Regardless of where you fall in the resulting debates, fans of this incredible TV series were truly rewarded from start to finish. I was left in tears as the final minutes of the final episode played out. Goodbye, Galactica. You will be missed (and remembered for long years to come)!