Sci Fi Disputes Rumors About 'Battlestar Galactica' Holdup
Sci Fi Disputes Rumors About 'Battlestar Galactica' Holdup
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
There's an ongoing buzz that Battlestar Galactica's second half of the fourth and final season will be delayed as speculations arise that it would wrap up in June 2009, which would have it starting somewhere around April.  Several pop culture sites, including io9 and Galactica Sitrep, have reported the holdup but the Sci Fi Channel has now debunked the rumor.

Compelled to disprove the delay, a spokesman from the network said that Battlestar Galactica is “still slated to return January 2009.”  The network is also calling the rumors, which reportedly spawned from comments made by Battlestar Galactica cast member Aaron Douglas at Dragon*Con, “inaccurate.”

During Sunday's Dragon*Con, Douglas, who plays Chief Tyrol on the science fiction drama, hinted that the final episodes of the fourth season of Battlestar Galactica may air as late as April. Additionally, he said that “the Sci Fi Network sucks,” which got him a huge applause from the convention's audience.

“Ten episodes is not a season,” Douglas said at the time.

Battlestar Galactica cast members Michael Hogan (Saul Tigh), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), and James Callis (Dr. Gaius Baltar) seemed to echo their co-star's sentiments.  In an earlier panel, Edward James Olmos (William Adama) riffed on the split saying, “Of course they didn't pay us for five seasons.”

In case you're not aware, season four was originally slated for 13 episodes but was extended to 22 installments, which included a two-hour movie.  The series finale is said to be a tear-jerker, according to science adviser, Kevin Grazier.

“I don't know anyone who hasn't cried after reading the final episode script,” Grazier said.

Battlestar Galactica also stars Grace Park as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii, Jamie Bamber as Lee "Apollo" Adama, Katee Sackhoff as Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, Mary McDonnell as Laura Roslin and Tricia Helfer as Number Six, just to name a few.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Sci Fi
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