Moggy wrote:I really don't get the hate of the ending of BG.
It was kinda gooseberry fool. It's been done to death so often that it's the sci-fi equivalent of finding out it was all a dream
Well yeah it's been done before (the original did a similar thing) and I am not saying it was perfect, but the level of hate it gets is weird.
The original didn't really have a proper ending, but what it did have was nothing like the remake. In the original they found an inhabited 1980s Earth with a human population descended from the 13th Colony that had forgotten its origins. Their intention was to start increasing the rate of technological advancement on Earth so that the fleet could then make itself known and integrate into their society.
That's basically the opposite of what happened in the remake ending where technology was abandoned altogether and they just settled down as practically cavemen.
The 80's version sounds a lot better imo.
Conceptually it definitely was. Unfortunately the show suffered from a lot of problems at that point. Much of the main cast left, the budget was slashed and they decided to aim the show more at children.