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Poll: Does 'Battlestar Galactica' deserve an Emmy bid for best drama series?

March 21, 2009 | 10:45 am

The series conclusion of "Battlestar Galactica" earned praise from TV critics, who saw it before it aired Friday night. The L.A. Times' Mary McNamara raved, " 'Battlestar Galactica's' finale is everything a fan, of the show and of television, could hope for."

But what about devout fans and regular TV viewers? Now that the finale has been telecast, posters in the Envelope's message boards cheer it too. Addressing the creator of "The Sopranos," poster PaulHan says, "That's how you end a television series, David Chase, and every other showrunner out there. There aren't enough stars in the sky to properly rate this episode."


"Battlestar Galactica" creator Ron Moore discussed aspects of the finale with, revealing how he and his writing team approached crafting it: "We kind of came up with this structure of flashbacks to show you where they end up after seeing where they came from and that formed the backbone of what the finale was going to be."

Moore also cited the part he personally likes most: "I think the moment when Kara jumps the ship and when we pan up seeing the Earth rise up from the moon was probably my favorite moment because it really is the end point — in terms of story — from where we began."

Now how will Emmy voters respond? "Battlestar Galactica" has only won two Emmys — both for visual effects. It's never been nominated for best series or for an acting award and, frankly, has little hope considering the recent changes in the voting process.

But let's forget about that for a sec. In an ideal TV universe, do you think "Battlestar Galactica" deserves a shot at TV's top award? Do you even think it should win?


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