What Have We Learned?

RETROSPECULATIVE TV: The Tick: What have We Learned?

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Since I've been working on "B5" reviews for such a long time, it's been a while since we've actually *finished* a series. When we do finish one, however, we like to do a little overview, reflecting on the series as a whole, and deciding what we think of it, good or bad, reflecting on its many merits or weak spots. It's a time for introspection and judicious artistic criticism. Usually. In this case, though, the show just sucks so there's no need for that.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: “Battlestar Galactica” : What have we learned?

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And now we come to the time when we wave farewell to the original Galactica, and ponder what we’ve seen. What have we learned?

Well, we’ve learned that the critics were not wrong: It was a goofy, wildly uneven, frequently poorly-written show, particularly in the first third of its run, when the critics were paying attention.

At the same time, we’ve learned that the critics were wrong: Despite all the above, it was interesting and entertaining, and quite a bit more ambitious than any other SF series before it, including, yes, Star Trek.

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