Top 7 of '07: Best Shows - Battlestar Galactica
Top 7 of '07: Best Shows - Battlestar Galactica
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
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John Kubicek ranked Battlestar Galactica 6th.  He says...

2007 didn't provide a whole lot of new content for Battlestar Galactica fans. The final nine episodes of season 3, a couple of webisodes, and the two-hour TV movie “Razor.” But in that short time, it knocked our socks off time after time: killing characters, bringing them back, previewing the ultimate fate of mankind, and confusing everyone by revealing four major characters as Cylons.

Yes, the third season of Battlestar Galactica had some definite low points (“The Woman King”). In fact, the entire middle portion of the season was a bit of a stall. But the final four episodes were four of the greatest hours of TV produced all year. From Kara Thrace's untimely “death” to the trial of Gaius Baltar, there was plenty for fans to sink their teeth into.

Then came “Crossroads, Parts 1 and 2,” when creator Ronald D. Moore decided to confuse the hell out of everyone. Chief Tyrol, Colonel Tigh and Sam Anders were the three leaders of the resistance, fighting the Cylons by any means necessary. So it was a huge blow to them and us when the final moments revealed that they, as well as President Roslin's aide Tory, were four of the Final Five Cylons.

It's hard to even comprehend such a fact. Clearly, they're a different kind of Cylon, one that can age and bear children. On top of it all, they were awoken by the strains of Bob Dylan's “All Along the Watchtower,” only this version is perfectly re-imagined by BSG music guru Bear McCreary. This added yet another question: does Bob Dylan exist in the BSG universe?

Those final moments were bone-chilling, edge-of-your-seat insanity, and then an undead Starbuck rolled alongside Lee Adama, and uttered the now famous: “I've been to Earth. I know where it is, and I'm gonna take us there.” In many ways, this season 3 finale fundamentally changed the entire series as much as Lost's season 3 finale.

As if that wasn't enough, the Battlestar Galactica TV movie “Razor” provided a continuity-heavy parallel to the Galactica as we saw what the Pegasus went through, while also finding the Cylon hybrid “God” who informed us that Starbuck is not a savior, but the harbinger of death. For all those stunning revelations done with the typically brilliant acting, writing and directing BSG fans have come to expect, it's no surprise Battlestar Galactica is one of my top 7 shows of the year.

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