Battlestar Galactica starts its final run ten-episode tonight. If you haven’t been watching, you probably shouldn’t bother. No matter what the creators said on their Top 10 Things You Need To Know special, you really can’t catch up. Although, if you’d like a quick refresher, you should probably watch the snarky super-fast Catch the Frak Up! video.
I still pretty much stand by my predictions from the first half of the season. Not because they are so likely to be right, but because I have nothing better. In summary:
- Earth is not the 13th colony, it’s the true birthplace of humanity.
- “All this has happened before and will happen again” refers to the series of rebellions and wars that starts with whatever war drove humans to the stars. The Cylon rebellions against the humans and each other are just the latest round of war.
- Whatever is left on (or, given recent revelations, near) Earth has an ancient and powerful technology that has been calling out to humans and Cylons alike in the form of visions. This entity/civilization/power is also responsible for Kara Thrace’s resurrection, the fabrication of her mysterious new Viper, her travel over long distances without FTL drive, and the power shutdown of the human fleet in the Ionian Nebula.
- Laura Roslin is the final Cylon.
We’ll know soon enough if any of this is correct.