Final Episodes of 'Battlestar Galactica' Begin in January
Final Episodes of 'Battlestar Galactica' Begin in January
The final 10 episodes of Battlestar Galactica have been wrapped up and sitting in a can somewhere for months now, and still we've been forced to wait for the Sci Fi Channel to announce when they'll air on television.  The show's mid-season finale aired back in June, leaving fans with a doozy of a cliffhanger as the characters arrived on Earth and discovered it's nothing but an irradiated wasteland.  That moment made it obvious that BSG may not be heading for a happy ending, which is no surprise considering the dark subject matter the series often tackles.

It's been an agonizing wait, but the Sci Fi Channel has finally announced the official return date for the remainder of Battlestar Galactica's fourth season.  Fans only have to wait a few more months to see the final adventures of their favorite characters.

Battlestar Galactica season 4 will return on Friday, January 16 at 10pm.  I'm a little disappointed to see the show return to that somewhat annoying time slot, but at least it'll avoid competing with any other big shows on major networks.  The 10-week countdown to the finale will begin that night, with the last episode of the series airing on March 20.  Mark your calendars and start planning your BSG finale parties now!

Thankfully, the world of Battlestar Galactica will live on long after the final episode airs.  The Sci Fi Channel already has the Caprica spin-off TV movie in development, though they've yet to reveal an air date for the long-awaited event.  A BSG TV movie entitled The Plan is also in the works, which will follow some events from seasons 1 and 2 from the perspective of the Cylons.  Edward James Olmos is directing the film, which will feature Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Hogan and Aaron Douglas, among other actors.

As sad as I am to see Battlestar Galactica go, I have faith that the final 10 episodes will be jam-packed with action, suspense, shocking twists and heartbreaking character moments.  Now that we finally know when the show will return, it's time to start preparing for the big finale.

- Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Image courtesy of the Sci Fi Channel)

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