Ron Moore apparently went into the writers room and wrote on the white-board "It's the characters, stupid!", going on to say that the plot doesn't matter. Sure, it doesn't matter, up until several key plot points go ignored because you can't come up with an explanation and decide to hide behind vague symbolism. You don't need to answer every single question, but massive holes in the plot do need some lip service. Listen to the podcast commentary for the episode where Starbuck dies. His decision to do that was literally "dude, wouldn't it be totally sweet if we killed off starbuck?" Making a series impacting decision like that, then turning it on it's head demands something. Pulling some Kung-fu ninja **** layered with a mystical flute doesn't cut it. Also, this is coming from somebody who thinks the entire series was about as perfect as could be given the dozens of episodes it had to run consistently through.
That said, the new Caprica show looks to be cool as hell.
Review part two:
What a crock of ****.