As if anyone gives shit about Battlestar Galactica anymore creator Ron Moore finally answers what the hell happened to Starbuck at the end of the final episode.
Starbuck of course being the strong-willed, funny, hot-headed yet at-times, oddly vulnerable shoot first, ask questions later kind of gal. A hard-drinking, cigar-smoking ace pilot that died and came back to life. She came back and help guide her Battlestar brethern to earth all to tune of asking her new self “what the hell am I?”
Whether you liked the ending of Battlestar Galactica or not, it’s undeniable that Starbuck’s conclusion left a lot of questions unanswered. As if not answering any of those questions wasn’t bad enough, the finale added one more level of mystery when Starbuck seemingly vanished into thin air while talking to Lee Adama in her final scene.
Was she an angel? Was she a god? What the hell happened? Well, the fine folks at i09.com caught up with Ron Moore at Comic-C0n and asked him. He had this to say…
She is what you want to think of her. It was left deliberately nebulous and vague. And I think she was a representative of an entity that didn’t like to be called God, but everybody else talked about it in godlike terms. If you want to call her an angel, you could say that. She went through a resurrection story that was very Christlike. And you know, what are the implications of that? I felt, as I went into the finale, that the more I defined exactly what she was, the less interesting she became. And so I just made a choice to go out on a more ambiguous note, and to let people argue about it perpetually.
Well, there you have it. She was Jesus. Y’all can move on now.