janetfraiser replied to your post: I might have accidentally started rewatching BSG.
i’m rewatching it. i dont know if i’ll put myself through daybreak again
Listen, I know I’m a little bit in the minority here, but I actually love Daybreak. Oh, it’s completely batshit crazy, but humanity scrapping technology in favor of living with what this new Earth provided made sense to me, because with 40,000 survivors, they were kind of screwed if they hoped to keep up their planet-hopping, textile-weaving, shoe-buying, advanced lifestyle. I mean, one of the biggest questions I had when watching the show was, do they have natural fibers out there in space with which to make more clothes, or are they eventually gonna all wind up naked because their clothes give out? And, yes, the Galactica crew knows how to fix things that go wrong, but do they know how to build air conditioning units and refrigerators and convection ovens? Pretty much from the start, they were doomed to starting more or less from scratch.
REGARDLESS. We all knew Laura was going to die, because Ronald D. Moore is a jerk who likes to make people suffer, or else Billy would still be alive. And watching that scene where Laura just slips away makes me cry EVERY DAMN TIME, but the scene before that, when she’s curled up next to Bill and looking through the binoculars at the wildlife…oh my gods, I just melt every time. I could watch that scene over and over and over and never get tired of it. When she snorts at him and says “It’s not Earth”…I mean, you have to love someone and know they love you to make such an unladylike sound, Madam President.
Part of me wishes for more kissing and more declarations of undying love, but most of me loves how natural that scene felt between them.
And don’t even get me started on the Raptor. I am the first to admit that I am 100% here for Laura Roslin/Mary McDonnell, but if you look at Bill Adama in that scene, when he’s piloting the Raptor and talking about the wildlife on the planet, he’s just…smiling. He looks 20 years younger. Just with that smile, you know there’s nowhere else in the galaxies that he’d rather be, and it’s just a really precious moment. It is, without a doubt, my favorite Bill Adama moment in the series, because it’s just him - not the Admiral, just Bill. I love Edward James Olmos’s portrayal of that episode, but that scene in particular just hits me right in my soft, gooey center.
Also, Daybreak features Laura in her skimpy nightie, so…I’m not going to not watch THAT.