I thought for sure I was going to cry during that finale last night, but didn't. But it definitely feels like a loss today, knowing that there won't be any more weekly stories to watch. I'll probably give it a little time and then pick up the full series on DVD and watch them again, in order. That might be the plan for next winter when it's too cold to do anything outside on the weekends.
Anyway, loved last night's episode. I still don't really get what Starbuck is for the final season. Angel, prophet, messiah? Harbinger? It doesn't seem like she ended up being the harbinger of death, since, in the end, she saved them all. Angel doesn't quite fit because they all could see her where Six and Baltar ended up being angels to (the real) Baltar and Caprica respectively.
Either way, kind of sad that after all they'd been through, Lee and Kara couldn't be together in the end.
It was nice to see that most of the major characters we've seen over the seasons make it out in the end.
One thing though, I don't think it would have taken 150,000 years to get to where we are today if we'd been settled by an advanced race from another planet. Even though they didn't keep a lot of technology, and spread out over the planet, they were smart people. They'd have recreated more advanced tools and farming techniques and advanced society much faster, IMO. Unless they were mostly wiped out at some point, it just seems realistic that things would have been on a faster evolution curve than 150,000 years. But, it's just a TV show.
It's definitely one of the best TV shows I've ever seen and I'm going to miss it very much. The Plan sounds like it will be good and maybe they'll tie up a couple more of the (really, few) loose ends we have. Like Starbuck, specifically.
With BSG over, Sara Connor Chronicles done after this year, Kyle XY finished, Heroes sagging...there seems to be a lack of good sci fi to look forward to. Hopefully Whedon's Dollhouse picks up (I'm kind of indifferent on it right now), Stargate: Universe is better than it sounds and Caprica captures some of the mojo that BSG has.