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.