Well, possibly not, because certain elements will undoubtedly frustrate many. Primarily, what on Earth was Kara Thrace? An angel existing in the same manner as the ghostly (or godly?) Number Six and Baltar figures? How can she have a physical presence and not know what she is? Yet in the long term, such ambiguities will work in Battlestar Galacticas and enhance its legacy, in a similar vein to the Replicant related debates with Blade Runner.
Plenty of magnificent camerawork gave the action-heavy first hour a gritty sense of claustrophobia and panic, building up to an epiphany when the previous Opera House visions all became clear. What ensued, as Cavil and his opponents reached a peace settlement, was one of the most stunning sequences in the show's history.
The quality of the writing gave the fascinating Baltar plenty of rich dialogue, with his personal journey coming to a rewarding conclusion. His snog with Number Six, followed by their shock at seeing each other's visions, was enough to raise a warm smile amid all the chaos. The presence of old-school Cylon Centurions was similarly crowdpleasing and a great nod to the original Battlestar Galactica, along with a well-timed blast of that show's theme music when Earth finally came into the equation.
Ditching the technology in favour of agriculture, the Caprican settlers were given the chance to create something from scratch. This all ties in with the religious framework that's been built up, as the aftermath of the Cylon-Caprican turmoil has resulted in a pared down version of Noah's Ark and the chance of a new beginning.
The flashforward to 150,000 years to present day Earth was whimsical yet chilling, as Number Six and Baltar observed the proliferation of artificial intelligence - something that led to the rise and revolt of the Cylons on Caprica. Could this be a case of history repeating? Maybe, but what seems more certain is that television will be lucky if another programme approaching the calibre of Battlestar Galactica comes around anytime soon. There must be some kind of way out of here...
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