1. Tahmoh Penikett's provocative underbite.
2. Individual actors playing multiple characters...and managing to make each one unique. Natalie, you were the best Six of all! *sniff*
3. Michael Hogan's Amazing Magical Orb of Acting aka The Eyeball Not Known as Patches
4. The show made Dirk Benedict angry. Hahahaha, Starbuck's a girl!
5. Baltar: a character equal parts sinister, aggravating, repulsive and hilariously awesome.
6. The show's hottest romantic couple was comprised of two actors over the age of 50...and its Cylon power couple was comprised of two Canadians. Talk about breaking down barriers.
7. The FX people blowed things up all awesome-like, making it the prettiest space porn this side of Industrial Light and Magic.
8. Apollo and his towel. Let us reflect:
9. They made up a word and people started using the frakkin' thing.
10. They killed off Cally!
11. Secondary characters mattered...and actually stuck around. Or didn't -- sorry, Duck! Buh-bye, Kat!
12. The writers took chances. Hell, they devoted a whole episode to a guy carrying a dead cat around in a bag. Not necessarily a good thing, but hey, A for effort.
13. The tough women on the show were portrayed as actual women, not booby-wearing girl dudes.
14. Shiny Cylon Centurions = pretty AND menacing.
15. No one wore velour. Or a cape.
16. Three words: John Hodgman cameo.
17. Two more words: Doc Cottle!
18. Good characters who did bad things: Laura and her stolen election, Gaeta and his mutiny, Adama and his alcoholism, Saul and his suicide attacks
19. Bad characters who did good things: Six rescuing Hera, Baltar saving Cally, Zarek saving Laura. BSG eats yer moral ambiguity for lunch!
20. The fact that the world has now gotten to hear James Callis say that God and/or Colin Firth loves us "just the way we are" TWICE this century. Thank you, RDM, for giving us the Bridget Jones' Diary/Battlestar Galactica crossover moment we thought we'd never see!
21. It was a show I never had to apologize for watching. Unless, of course, "The Woman King" was on.
22. Its actors blew me away week after week after week -- I'm looking at you, Mary McDonnell, Aaron Douglas and Katee Sackhoff. Okay, and Edward James Olmos but Adama needs to stop crying like a little girl every week. Seriously.
23. Boxey 2.0 got sent to an intergalactic farm for unnecessary TV children.
24. Its creators loved the show as much as its fans, and those creators always treated those fans with respect. And gave us podcasts!
25. Most important of all, "Battlestar Galactica" made us contemplate big ideas: good versus evil, right versus wrong, us versus them. It challenged its viewers and made us think. That's a beautiful thing.
Wait, did I mention Apollo and his towel? I better post the picture again just in case:
So what about you? What are you going to miss most when BSG goes off the air tomorrow night?