Pop Star

SPOILER ALERT for anyone who still hasn’t watched the last few episodes of Galactica:

I can’t believe I missed this connection before, but the scene toward the end of season 4 where Starbuck is sitting next to a mysterious stranger who may or may not be her father actually has a parallel in the original series; here’s the original Starbuck sitting next to a mysterious stranger who may or may not be his father:

Daddy Starbucks

Daddy Starbucks

(And yes, that’s Fred Astaire as maybe-daddy.) Of course, the stories behind these two mystery-dads turn out to be deeply different; Astairebuck is a solid flesh-and-blood guy with no connection to the ship-of-lights folks. Still, it looks to me like this is one more homage to the original series.

5 Responses to Pop Star

  1. Aster November 29, 2009 at 7:04 pm #

    I loved the first two seasons of Galactica, but had to drag myself through the third season and haven’t felt much interest in renting the fourth.

    I began cheering for the Cylons after President Roslin banned abortion.


    • Anon73 November 30, 2009 at 4:44 am #

      Yes I felt the same way. It took incredible willpower to sit through the last episode all the way.

      • Roderick November 30, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

        Your mileage may vary, but I thought it really picked up steam in the 4th season. As for the abortion thing — we’re not really supposed to approve of the decisions most of the characters make. They’re nearly all tremendous failures as human beings — that’s part of the point.

    • radii December 1, 2009 at 2:50 am #

      Stop watching now! Go back and watch the miniseries two more times and leave it at that. Watching the 4th season of BSG is like being a kid who’s friends tell you to close your eyes and trust them – they want you to touch something and figure out what it is. You can live without knowing.

      • rbk December 2, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

        Seconded. Starts going downhill in season 3 and by season 4 even Moore and Eick don’t care. And neither do we. A travesty, really.

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