BSG and Joss Whedon almost happened

Today begins an onslaught of Battlestar Galactica-related happenings, and fans of the series could not be any happier. The third-season DVD set is finally on shelves, more than a year after the release of season two on DVD.

Several Battlestar cast members will be in New York City tomorrow making a guest appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman to read off the talk show's famous Top Ten list. Among the cast participating are Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, and Jamie Bamber.

On March 28, Sci Fi Channel will run a pair of back-to-back half-hour specials at 10 p.m. This heap of frakkin' promotion is all a mass-marketing run by Sci Fi for the fourth (and final) season of Battlestar Galactica, which kicks off on April 4.

Naturally, this is also a time for BSG creator Ronald Moore to pass along a few quotables, this time through the Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan. Moore, who confirmed last October that he would be making his directorial debut during this forthcoming season, told Ryan that he will get behind the camera for the 12th episode, the first one shot when they return to production next week.

While Moore's directing gig is set, another one seems to have fallen by the wayside. Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, was allegedly lined up to helm an episode this season, but won't be able to do so because of his commitments to his new project, Dollhouse. "He really wanted to do it, but I'm dubious that it will work out," said Moore.

As for season four, it still looks like there's no avoiding splitting the 20-episode run into two halves. Moore doesn't expect the back half of the season to be completed until the fall and has no idea when it will air. However, that timeline fits in place with previous rumors saying that the final 10 episodes of the season will air in 2009.

Moore is already planning his post-BSG career as well. He has several side projects in the works, both television- and film-based, including a sci-fi pilot for NBC. Finally, Moore confirmed that the BSG spin-off Caprica is being heavily looked at and could be made into a series.

But that won't be all. A Battlestar Galactica press conference is scheduled for later today in New York, and will allegedly contain some big news related to the show. Hmmm...maybe a Caprica greenlight?

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They should do as many episodes as they need to finish there story lines and just have the season run longer or have another break to finish the season so when they sell season 3 on dvd its not a waste with only 13 episodes
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this is going to be CrAzY!!!! I'm freaking out right now! BSG is going to be amazing! I can't believe it's been over a year since BSG's 3rd season.
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"There must be some way out of here...said the Joker to the thief..."
Incredible third season finale...I can't wait till 4th April!
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Best Sci-Fi show on tv
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Pity. But I can't complain, not when there' Dollhouse on it's way.
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Yeah, this is a bummer - my favorite episode of The Office is the one that he directed, and we'll always love his projects like Firefly, Buffy, etc.

On the other side, though, Dollhouse looks interesting.
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Dollhouse ! Eliza Dushku ! I can't wait ! I love Buffy the vampire slayer ! I love Angel ! I love Firefly !
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Joss Whedon is super-talented, can't wait for Dollhouse.
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That sucks, I was just thinking about him today whilst watching my season 3 DVD. I thought "I wonder why they don't bring in Joss to direct an episode.. He would be great for the show!" Oh well :(
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damn joss i bellieve the episode would have been a great one! He is awesome. I cant wait to see the new season i am a new fan jumping on the bandwagon!
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it's been a long time coming and i'm sure it will be worth it. would be nice to see poxy , or was it pugsy ? now that's going back a while
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I'm just glad that the series is going to have an ending. I heard that if the writer's strike went on for a really long time, the show might have just ended at Episode 11, which would have totally sucked. So, they can air the last ten episodes in 2009, so long as they air them.
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It's a damn shame that they'll make us wait another year to see the conclusion. If there is one thing that has pissed me off the most about this show, it's the constant/near constant breaks between seasons. The show started in 2003...and will now supposedly last till 2009.... for 4 seasons and less than 100 episodes. That's tragic mismanagement and not at all fair to the fans.
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sucks about joss but spin that is so fraken great
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That could've (and would've) been great. Too bad we missed out on Joss's sense of humor on BSG.
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There were twenty episodes in season two with a midseason break. That's the way the episodes go. I'm betting they try to tie things together if they can, but we might just have to live with a few filler episodes. Let's just hope they finish everything as planned and we get a real conclusion to the story. For a while it looked like we'd be stuck with what was intended to be the halfway point as the series finale.
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Actually, season 2 had 20 episodes as well, not 13.
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I really hope the creators learned their lesson from last year about having 20 episodes. The first two seasons were really tightly done, and never had awkward filler moments, but they had 13 episodes. With each episode, the story had evolved along. Last season, there seemed to be times where nothing was happening to move the plot along. I mean it wasn't bad, but it felt like they weren't sure what to do with the extra episodes they had. I hope this season will be just a BIG version of what made the first few seasons so amazing.

On the Joss front, it kinda sucks. Maybe he'll jump on board for one of the other episodes yet to film. Kevin Smith's also a huge fan of the show, they should get him to direct an episode, too.
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I'm so glad that BSG is getting all this publicity. The show deserves it. I kind of figured that Joss would be a no go especially with Dollhouse in the works. I'm extremely excited about April 4. :D
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Too bad about Joss...
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