Frak! BSG season four dated for April

By Tim Surette

Oct 29, 2007

In space, no one can hear you scream, "Frak! They aren't airing the new season of Battlestar Galactica until April 2008!?!?"

Unfortunately, we're stuck here on Earth, which means the cacophony coming from fans of Battlestar is quite audible.

Late last week, executive producer Ronald D. Moore, while discussing his upcoming directorial debut (more on that in a bit), told the Los Angeles Times that the highly anticipated final season of Battlestar won't premiere until April 2008. The finale of season three aired in March 2007, meaning that more than a year will have passed between seasons when Battlestar is up and running again.

Moore did not mention whether the final season will be split up into two halves, with the second ending in 2009 as previously reported.

In September, members of the cast of the show were quoted as saying season four would begin in February, but reps from Sci Fi were unable to confirm the date, saying only that it would premiere in 2008.

In other news, Moore, who is the creative driving force behind the show, will make his directorial debut in an episode of the upcoming season. "For all I know, I'll hate directing, but right now I'm hungry for it," said the Emmy-nominated writer.

Until next April, Battlestar fans have the two-hour telefilm Razor to look forward to. Razor will air on Sci Fi on November 24, but Sci Fi is partnering up with Microsoft to bring the movie to theaters for a special screening. Theaters in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, and Seattle will hold preview events on November 12. Admission is free, but seating is very limited. For theater and seating information, head to the event's official Web site.

An unrated and extended cut of Razor will also be available on DVD on December 4. The season-three Battlestar Galactica DVD still has not yet been dated.

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  • kellyzy116 Jan 03, 2008

    Many people at agemingle.com are talking about it...You may find out more there easily

  • pretender_idol Nov 20, 2007

    Frakkkkkkkkkkkkkkk, Dammmmmmmmmmmmmm, **** i wannna seee BGS............ Maybe i change on Young And Restless.....

  • mij1525 Nov 09, 2007

    with the success of heroes, maybe they're trying to make a play to move it to NBC. The timing is interesting to say the least.

  • columpd Nov 05, 2007

    way to go kill of a show before it shows its final season do people in tv world not know by delaying a show you have a very good chance of killing it .

    the only thing that i can hope for is that SKY ONE in ireland and the uk might get it first and before scifi even get near showing it .

  • MDB316 Nov 01, 2007

    Well maybe it'll give them a chamce to fine tune the 4th season. The 3rd started off great but drifted once they left New Caprica. The last thing i want is for them to find Erth in some massive anti-climax

  • thorsen-ink Nov 01, 2007

    I watched the screener of Razor last night and I have to say it's not all that. It's good, but not great.

  • emphasizethis Oct 31, 2007

    wtf? when does season 3 dvd come out on dvd???

  • Tru_Slayer Oct 31, 2007

    Foxtrot Romeo Alpha Kilo !

  • UrbanBear Oct 31, 2007

    There must be a reason for their decision. The powers that be should explain themselves, even if it is an embarrassing tale of folly or misteps...

  • mammalazz Oct 30, 2007

    Frak that sucks we have to wait so long

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