Battlestar supernovas after next season

By Tim Surette

Jun 01, 2007

Last month, Edward James Olmos shocked fans of Battlestar Galactica when he said that the fourth season of the show would be its last. The show's network, Sci Fi Channel, quickly dispelled Olmos' quote, saying that no such decisions had been made.

Now it appears a decision has been made, and unfortunately for Battlestar fans, Olmos was right. Executive producers Ronald Moore and David Eick have decided to end the series after the upcoming season, which concludes in 2008.

"This show was always meant to have a beginning, middle, and finally, an end," the producers said in a statement. "Over the course of the last year, the story and the characters have been moving strongly toward that end, and we've decided to listen to those internal voices and conclude the show on our own terms. And while we know our fans will be saddened to know the end is coming, they should brace themselves for a wild ride getting there: We're going out with a bang."

Battlestar Galactica, based on the 1970s sci-fi series of the same name, focuses on the battle for survival between the human race and the robotic Cylons. The show won the Peabody Award in 2006 and took home the Saturn Award, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series the past two years.

Season four will kick off with a two-hour extended episode, "Razor," in November. For more information on Battlestar Galactica, read's previous coverage.

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  • warpgiga Dec 29, 2007

    Four seasons is at least two seasons too few.

    The producers should rethink, because quality stuff like BG doesnt come around too often, even from the same people.

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  • Roninboxers Jun 29, 2007

    It will be a shame when it finishes, but personally I am really pleased it will end when it makes senses narratively. Too many shows are dragged on way past there use by date. Besides, they need more time to work on the spin-off!!

  • dummyplug Jun 11, 2007

    At least it will end, hopefully, on a high. It would be a shame if it pulled an X-Files...

  • biva-gore-dolu Jun 06, 2007

    Why do all good things come to an end so quickly? :(

  • Mareixxl Jun 06, 2007

    There is only one thing to say about this News: FRAK !!! I hate to lose the best Scifi Show

  • robrebob Jun 06, 2007

    My goodness this is sad news. I wonder if there is any chance of a spin-off show? So many possibilities. Life before the time period of the show, or life many years later, or a series for Number Six or for Baltar??

    Regardless, as many have written, everything must come to an end. At least this show has been a well-written symphony which can be watched again and again throughout the years.

  • soutarm Jun 06, 2007

    Damn, they should have put this show out of its misery after season 2. Season 1 (and the mini) were fantastic, season 2 was mediocre and season 3 was so bad it destroyed my opinion of the show.

    What made this show so good in the beginning was the constant tension of not know when or where they were going to be attacked and when they WERE attacked it was a spectacular event. But now it's more likely the big plot point of an episode would be something like whether or not the cylons can cry or if Baltar is going to shave.

    If they get back to the POINT and stop fiddling around with useless episodes (like that boxing one in season three which is 45 minutes I'll never get back) another season will be worthwhile. However if they continue along the lines of season 3 I'll be tuning out before it has a chance to end.

  • g8rback Jun 06, 2007

    Mixed feelings about this... sad to see it go and yet happy they're able to end it on their own terms. Torn between selfishly wanting more of BSG for as long as I can get it but at the same time also wanting to see how it ends. If Moore and Eick deliver on what they've promised us fans, then it's going to be with a bang. So say we all.

  • obviouscoyote Jun 05, 2007

    FRAK! I hate to see it go. We are fraking losing good sci-fi shows. Please hear me ol' lords of cobalt, don't let this show's timeslot be filled with pro-wrestling.

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