I was a bit slow on the news on this one and now I can’t believe it! The up coming fourth season of Battlestar Galactica will be the last. Not only that but there won’t be a spin off movie or anything like that. While I am disappointed that my favourite show will be coming to an end I’m glad that for once a brilliant show is getting a definitive conclusion rather than being flogged well past its sell by date.
I’d be interested to see what the people behind the show and the actors will get up to after it. Often on hit shows and franchises actors struggle to find new roles and not get typecast, however I’m sure for at least for the giants like Edward James Olomos and Mary McDonnell this won’t be the last hit show they’ll be involved in.
I don’t know how they do it but the brilliant cast and crew of Battlestar Galactica have managed to surpass themselves again. The series three finale is simply stunning. I’m so glad it was renewed for a fourth season as it ended on one mother of a cliff hanger.
I’ll have more thoughts once the UK has caught up.
Wow. The episode of BSG that just aired in the States was a real return to form for the series and had me stunned as the credits rolled. If you are keeping up in the UK please, please, please don’t put Battlestar into Google News or similar or you’ll spoil the surprise. I had heard it was a stunner and I tried my hardest to avoid spoilers before I watched it.
On a lighter note the CGI in the episode was top notch, I’ll describe it some more once Sky One catches up.
Phew. I’d heard some doom-sayers proclaiming that BSG wasn’t going to be renewed for a fourth season, citing falling ratings. I even had a friend who told me that she met Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol) at a recent convention in the UK who said that (allegedly) it wasn’t get renewed and he was hunting for a new job.
But the news making the rounds now is that its confirmed that it’s being renewed. My money is still on them at least keeping it on the air until they get close to or exceed 100 episodes so they can syndicate it easily. It does annoy me however that a dire series like Star Trek: Enterprise (sorry!) made it to one hundred episodes (albeit barely) but there’s doubt over a series that’s superior in every way and has even made it into the mainstream, when it hasn’t even hit 60 episodes yet.
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So who caught the new series of BSG on Sky One last night? Glad to see (as far as I can tell) its not cut in any way differently to the US version, and I'm also glad its not been 'Lost-ed' with adverts every time someone finishes a sentence. They have however seen fit to put in those annoying adverts for Yell that they use for Futurama, the ones with the 'alien from the planet Zargon'. Annoying. Anyway enough about BSG without actually discussing the episode!
I plan to put up a short review soon.