Saturday, March 21, 2009

Battlestar Galactica So Say We All

There's another force at work here.  There always has been.  It's undeniable, we've all experienced it.  Everyone in this room has witnessed events that they can't fathom, let alone explain away by rational means.  Puzzles deciphered in prophecy.  Dreams given to a chosen few.  Our loved ones dead.  Risen.  Whether we want to call that "God" or "gods" or some sublime inspiration or a divine force that we can't know or understand, it doesn't matter.  It doesn't matter.  It's here.  It exists.  And our two destinies are intwined in its force.
If that were true, and that's a big if, how do I know this force has our best interests in mind?  How do you know that God is on your side, Doctor?
I don't.  God's not on any one side.  God's a force of nature beyond good and evil.  Good and evil, we created those.  And we'll break the cycle.  Break the cycle of birth, death, rebirth, destruction, escape, death.  Well, that's in our hands and our hands only.  Requires a leap of faith.  Requires that we live in hope... not fear.

I'm still processing the finale.  It was beyond all I could have hoped for.

I have no doubt that it was the greatest series finale of all time, but then, that is fitting since Battlestar Galactica was without doubt the greatest television series of all time.

I loved so many things about it, so many little moments made me smile or laugh.  So many others made me cry.

But I loved most of all that the show is true.  I believe it.  The ending didn't feel at all forced, but felt RIGHT.
Like Starbuck says right before she disappears, "I just know that I'm done here.  I've completed my journey, and it feels good."

So, has the cycle been broken?  Or are we once again doomed to repeat our past?  All I can do is hope that we continue to live in "hope... not fear."  And maybe this time, what happened before will not have to happen again.

Battlestar Galactica.  You will not be forgotten.


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