I’m still sorting out my thoughts on last Friday’s Battlestar Galactica finale, and I’ll be writing about the show elsewhere, but here are two brief thoughts on how the series closed:
As a creator, Ron Moore is an open theist — he wrote Battlestar Galactica as it went along, finding out what would happen as it developed, just like the show’s viewers. But thematically, the show leaned toward determinism: there are greater, unknowable, mystical forces leading humans to their destinies.
The finale’s big ideas — the divine exists, and humanity is best served by eschewing technology in favor a more natural existence — struck me as rather crunchy in flavor. Was Rod Dreher secretly a consultant?