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 ...Read more
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Most fans of Battlestar Galactica were saddened to hear that the upcoming fourth season would be the show's last. BSG actor Edward James Olmos, who plays the stern Bill Adama, first let details of a final season slip in an interview at the sci-fi-centric Saturn Awards this past May.
The statement was later confirmed by the drama's creators, Ronald Moore and David Eick, who said the program was "always meant to have a beginning, middle, and finally, an end."
Conventional wisdom says that 2008 should be the final year of Battlestar, with the fourth season kicking off with the two-hour Razor telefilm this November and the season concluding sometime in 2008.
If reports out of Atlanta's DragonCon are to be believed, Battlestar's final season could be ...Read more
Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore has confirmed what most fans have suspected for a while now: Oprah is the final Cylon. Kidding!
Moore told TVGuide.com that he doesn't see any way that the second half of Battlestar's season would air in 2008, confirming what had been speculated long ago. Previously, cast members had said that the last 10 episodes of the fourth and final season would not air this year, causing distress among the show's fans everywhere.
The Sci Fi Channel had a special sneak peek screening for the midseason finale in Los Angeles on Wednesday, and Moore told TVGuide.com, "Realistically there's no way to get back on the air faster [than early 2009]." It's not just about post-production, though. The network understandably wants to avoid competition with other competitors, such as major networks' fall schedules.
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For Battlestar Galactica fans, the wait for information related to the fourth and final season of the acclaimed Sci-Fi Channel show has been nothing less than excruciating. Finally, the wait is over. Nerds and geeks looking over their shoulders for the final disguised Cylon can now mark their calendars because an official premiere date was just announced by Sci-Fi.
Season four of Battlestar Galactica will premiere on April 4, just over one year after season three concluded. (The second part of the season-three finale aired on March 25, 2007.)
Currently, the Sci-Fi Channel has announced only a release date; the looming question of whether or not the show will split its 20-episode final season into two parts--and whether or not that second part would air in 2008--is still up in the air.
Earlier this week, Universal Home Entertainment also announced the release date and details for the show's third ...Read more