Articles for Battlestar Galactica Season 3

It has won Peabody awards, been called the best show on television by Time magazine, shunned by the Grammy‘s, and universally praised by its critics and fans for its top notch integration of challenging social and political themes, and tonight BattleStar Galactica returns to a stage torn from the most desperate, polarizing, and important stories of our day and age. It is a story of insurgency, suicide bombers, occupation, torture, wrongful imprisonment, and leaders under the influence of industrialized motivation. No, it isn‘t Iraq, it‘s New Caprica, an effigy of the Baghdad culture if there ever was one. Read more »
Several weeks back a rumor circulated that NBC was considering calling in its substantial ownership of the Battlestar Galactica franchise as a potential mid-season replacement for Studio 60, coupling it as a logical lead-out for Heroes. NBC was quick to respond to the rumor, calling hogwash. Well, It’s back.Season Pass holders for Battlestar Galactica received word that the season would be cut by five episodes, and they would be credited appropriately. Why would Battlestar Galactica get cut by five episodes? The answer may be that rumors of a late season shift to NBC aren’t so bogus after all.Battlestar goes on hiatus from Sci-Fi channel in December which would normally leave fourteen episodes to round out its season when it returns in February. However, network schedules are decidedly different from Cable. Where cable does a smaller upfront run to help justifying the longer second half, networks tend to do the opposite leaving nervous show-runners to worry about the “back-nine”, the second segment of a networks full run.By cutting five episodes off Battlestar Galactica’s run, it is all the more safer a bet that the series is being considered as a mid-season replacement for something. Of course, another possibility would include Sci-Fi’s crop of six new shows set to begin spawning around the same time. There is a possibility Sci Fi is weighing the performance of these newer -- therefore less-expensive -- shows against the increasingly budget intensive Battlestar Galactica.Fans of the space opera either cheer the decision, for the promise of HDTV broadcasts that it so richly deserves, or dread the inevitably toning down of the programs obvious political stance.While the official line is still “don’t bank on it…”, both sides of the debate over whether a move to NBC would be a good thing, or a bad thing, can do nothing but wait. Read more »
Tonight marks the second episode since the liberation of New Caprica. As the Battlestar Galactica crew tries to cope with over crowding, Starbuck has a run-in with Casey and her mom. Baltar questions his humanity as the Cylons bicker over whether or not to keep him alive. A Battlestar Galactica scouting crew finds possible evidence of a "road" to earth. All may not be well for the Cylons who seem to have developed a mysterious disease. Gaeta briefs Adama on the depths of Baltar‘s deceit. Yahoo video has clips from tonights episode which airs at 9/8c on the Sci-Fi Channel. Read more »
When fans of the old-school Battlestar Galactica got their first peek at the character line-up for the contemporary "re-imagining", there was outrage resonating through the halls of geek-dom. Starbuck a chick? Boomer a chick and a cylon? As time went by, many Battlestar Galactica fans, old and new, came to warm up to these concepts. You watch Battlestar Galactica for a couple of episodes and you realize that Ron Moore has tapped into the most captivating aspects of the original; the eternal struggle of mankind, the dregs of war, government indifference, the pain and horror behind ‘heroism‘. Originally the gender swapping seemed to be some kind of territory marking that only a TV producer would understand, an act meant to sway any question of the new producers rule over the domain of this material. Since then, the shock has sort of drifted to ‘meh, what‘s a few gender changes...‘ However, they weren‘t done yet. Now that caprica-Sharon, who is now the fleets first Cylon officer, has boldly proclaimed that she is not "Boomer", (if you remember, that variation of the Sharon model attempted to assassinate Adama at the end of season one), here fellow fly-jocks have determined she is in need of a new call-sign, and that sign is: Athena. Athena is one of the characters from the original Battlestar Galactica that was notably absent from the re-imagining. A lot of people would say she is the slightly more feminine basis for the current rendition of StarBuck, a hotshot Viper pilot kicking cyclon butt with the best of the boys. (Yes, the new Battlestar Galactica did not break ground in having women amongst the combat troops.)The few hold-outs who have never warmed to the new Battlestar Galactica will be irked, for sure, that the producers decided to desecrate the memory of yet another old-school Battlestar Galactica character: Athena a Cylon? Athena, a Cylon who looks like Boomer, who is supposed to be guy? Shocking to the change-resistant Battlestar Galactica fans for sure. Since these changes are of no consequence to the fan-base of the original, you have to wonder why they do it? Is it simple homage? Or is the hope that the controversy will add another layer of word-of-mouth. Who knows, the socially aloof Battlestar Galactica fan, staggering around the cubicles trying to get somebody, anybody, to connect with his pain, might just get a few new people to tune it to see what the fuss is about. Read more »
Battlestar Galactica has developed a reputation for tearing its themes from the headlines, and the latest episode, ‘A Measure of Salvation’, is no exception! The episode is a follow up to last week’s ‘Torn’ where the search for a mythological nebula that might point the way to Earth was high on Cylon and Colonial agendas. With deadly consequences for the Cyclons who found a disease bearing probe floating around and unwisely brought it on board. When we left off, the Cylons were in fear that any dying Cylon could bring the disease back with them through the resurrection process, effectively wiping out the entire Cylon race. When we pick up this week, the humans on Battlestar Galactica are hoping that will be just the case as they plot to bring Cylon prisoners from the afflicted base-star within range of the Cylons resurrection ship for execution. A plan that should, if all goes well, destroy the Cylons finally.Naturally this sparks a debate about genocide and biological weapons which is just so in tune with the Battlestar Galactica motif of stealing story-lines from the backwaters of CNN. Granted, it was brought about in a challenging way, the idea of “is genocide right” in this circumstances kinda fell flat. The Cyclons did, after-all, try to nuke the humans out of existence and keep the remains as breeders and pets; the action-adventure space opera fiend in me just won’t allow the conundrum much air time in my brain, it’s clearly a case of tit-for-tat.But try as I might to stay in Friday night sci-fi mode, ‘A Measure of Salvation’ just kept ripping back to the social and geopolitical undertones. Does Sharon / Boomer / Athena prove that the cylons are redeemable? Did Baltar’s torture just prove that such techniques will more-often-than-not just bare false confession, or worse, faithless allegiances? When, if ever, is genocide justified? When is it ok to use a biological weapon?The idea that escapist entertainment can be a vehicle for promoting deeper debate on challenging social issues is exciting for sure. And, Clearly, Battlestar Galactica is not going to change when it comes to its obsession with being thinking-persons-sci-fi, but lately the propensity to tip the scales towards sparking social re-evaluation and away from rock-em sock-em sci-fi action has become a little, well tiresome. It’s important for the civic minded folks behind Battlestar Galactica to remember that all parables have an interesting story at their core that functions well with or without its loftier intent. Luckily, Battlestar Galactica ‘A Measure of Salvation’ has just enough action and adventure mixed in to prevent it from landing as a guest on Crossfire, even though it feels like that’s more where it wants to be. Read more »
Chase has announced they will be releasing a Battlestar Galactica themed line of credit cards later this year. This marks Chase‘s entry into television show related Affinity cards. No word yet on whether the Battlestar Galactica card redeems in Dollars, or Cubits... Read more »
The American Film Institute really likes Battlestar Galactica. For the second year in a row the little cable show that could has gotten props from the AFI as one of the best shows on television. Inclusion in the AFI list is considered a huge badge of honor in the industry as the selections are made through a debate among a forum of thirteen selected jurors considered to be scholars, film artists, critics or AFI trustees. The jury then meets for two days in Los Angeles to discuss who will make the cut.In addition to Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, 24, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, South Park, The Office, West Wing, and The Wire made the cut. Battlestar Galactica and 24 were the only shows to repeat from 2005. Read more »
AFI (the American Film Institute) recently announced their top ten television programs of 2006. They do this every year, and the thing I like about it is that they don‘t feel the need to rank them. It is, simply, their top ten favorites. The list is good, but I‘d make a few changes. We‘ll get to that in a second. AFI takes into account every TV show that has been on the air since January 2006 and, therefore, can contain shows that ended last May. They also incorporate miniseries into their list, although they don‘t usually include many in their top ten. The full list is after the jump. Read more »
Just like their fictional technophobic colonial counterparts, creators of the new Battlestar Galactica RPG are avoiding any kind of networked technological component, which could obviously lead to Cylon infestation. If you want to play the new Battlestar Galactica game, you‘ll need good old fashioned pencil and paper. Read more »
Forget the fact that Battlestar Galactica is declining in the ratings, drawing on the strength of its critical acclaim, as well as its impressive DVD sales, according to aintitcoolnews.com Universal is moments away from green-lighting a direct-to-dvd feature film. Read more »
Variety has announced that NBC has ordered production of three high-profile pilots. All three are dramas that are quite unlike anything NBC currently has on air. NBC, despite what I believe to be a severe improvement in the quality of its shows (just this year, they‘ve brought us 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and Heroes), the Peacock still toils away behind ABC and CBS. NBC has begun taking chances, which is admirable, and they seem to believe that ratings will eventually be born of quality. This is the correct state of mind for a network. It‘s nearly impossible to predict what show will be a hit, especially at the script stage.These are the three pilot orders: Read more »
Jamie Bamber isn‘t your typical actor with just gorgeous looks and oozing sex appeal. Gifted with brains and brawns, he takes on the industry with a spanking fresh image and a hint of ruggedness. This hotshot celebrity presently reaches his peak as Major Lee "Apollo" Adama in the television series Battlestar Galactica which gives him massive publicity.  Read more »
Sexiness comes in the form of Tricia Helfer. This sizzling hot model turned actress captivates the viewers with her portrayal of Number Six in the award winning series Battlestar Galactica. Being the winner of the "Ford Supermodel of the World Contest" attests her pedestal as a fine-looking goddess.  Read more »
With the recent leaking of a ‘Baltar in a resurrection tank‘ picture, and the very public musings of Katee "Starkbuck" Sackhoff on the possibility of Kara being the major character death that has been predicted, Ron Moore and David Eicks decided, grudgingly, to address at least a few of the more troubling reports with the Chicago Tribune‘s Watcher. Beware, spoilers begin after the link. Read more »
Why is everybody worried about whether or not there will be a fourth season of Battlestar Galactica? True, critical acclaim is not enough to keep a show afloat (Arrested Development anyone?), but Galactica has much more than critical praise going for it. Here are the five things you may or may not know that make Battlestar Galactica a virtual lock for a fourth season: Read more »
Producers are still considering a two-hour Battlestar Galactica DVD film, to be released directly to video. Series producers Ron Moore and David Eick now say that the film, if greenlit, would be in the form of a "bonus episode" that will bring back a popular character. Although the script has not yet been written (or so they say) the plotline of the DVD will reportedly not interrupt the continuity of the current storyline nor will it resolve the expected third season cliffhanger; it will, however, probably use the existing sets.Since the season premiere last fall, Battlestar Galactica‘s ratings have continued to slip. Will the move to Sunday nights in the middle of its third season be enough to save it? Well, yes; Sci-Fi Channel publicist Lana Kim says that although officially BSG has not officially been picked up for a fourth season, there is no chance that it will be cancelled. SciFi vice president Dave Howe also says he would be "shocked" if BSG were not picked up for another season. Read more »
Battlestar Galactica returns next week for a string of seven episodes that will lead the series to its march 25th finale. Still no word on whether or not Battlestar Galactica will be renewed for a fourth season, but savvy industry watchers note that the series is quite close to being eligible for a lucrative syndication package, yet another good reason to believe we‘ll be seeing more Battlestar Galactica next year. Read on for a preview of what to expect as sweeps month heads to a close. Read more »
With BattleStar Galactica‘s fourth season hanging in the balance, the creators choose a Helo-centric episode as its axis for sweeps month.  Did it pay off?  Battlestar Galactica has been achieving luke-warm ratings since moving to it‘s new, later, Sunday time slot, so delivering excitement now is critical.  Here are some quick thoughts on how Captain Helo handled piloting this critical Battlestar Galactica for February. Read more »
The new Battlestar Galactica continues right in the midst of the refuge situation that has evolved over the season.   With the ships that were lost leading up to the New Caprica exodus, more and more of the fleets civilians have become displaced and a tent-city has been erected in the hanger bay of Galactica.  Man in charge of the operation:  Helo.  I felt a little odd for this episode at first, I like Helo’s character, he has an interesting background on Battlestar Galactica having fathered the first Cylon/Human hybrid child and barely escaped execution at the hands of the wild eyed Commander Cain.  He’s got some intense subplots, but that is all they have been.  For the first time, Helo must carry an entire episode of Battlestar Galactica on his own.   Without foreshadowing too much, let me say the gamble paid off. Read more »
To no one‘s surprise (at least around here) the SciFi Channel this week announced that Battlestar Galactica will be back next year, for at least thirteen episodes and possibly more. (Literally next year, as the fourth season won‘t begin to air until January 2008 - a long wait as the third season finale is March 25.) Production will begin this summer. Read more »
 Straight up, I was a little disappointed with Battlestar Galactica ‘A Day in the Life’.   As far as the complexity of plot goes, it is in league with what we expect from Battlestar Galactica, there is an introspective thread with Adama celebrating his wedding anniversary within his head with a wife who comments on the his real-time happenings, there is the Baltar situation, there is Lee faced with another change, a perfunctory Starbuck appearance, and a battle against time involving some of the minor players. The problem with this, is it is exactly what we expect from Battlestar Galactica when it is between major story arcs, which at this point it is not. None-the-less, this Battlestar Galactica did come packed with a few compelling surprises.  Read more »
‘Dirty Hands’ is an interesting and unexpected episode of Battlestar Galactica. Those who have come to know the show as a parable of the current state of conflict in the world will be surprised to find Battlestar Galactica approaching a more timeless theme here: class tyranny. You know, like how the rich kids always get into Future Business Leaders of America? That stuff. But I digress. Its an adult issue too, and thanks to some fantastic writing and even more fantastic acting, Battlestar Galactica makes it an issue worth talking about.  Read more »
This week‘s Battlestar Galactica is the one we‘ve been waiting for. Someone flies, and someone dies. Oh wait, that‘s pretty much every episode of BSG. A major cast member‘s name IS set to leave the show after this week, though. Spoilers ahead! After the last episodes that focused heavily on Chief Tyrol, this week‘s Maelstrom finally brings us back to everybody‘s favourite hotshot problem pilot, Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (Katee Sackhoff.) Read more »
For months, Internet savvy Battlestar Galactica fans have known that today, March 4th, was an important day for the beloved Kara “Starbuck” Thrace. The rumors were that after this episode of Battlestar Galactica, “Maelstrom”, one of our characters would be leaving the show. Smart money was Starbuck, as inconceivable as it seemed. As the date grew closer, many Battlestar Galactica fans looked upon the copius Starbuck death rumors as red herrings, disinformation to shield us from a more shocking departure for Starbuck. Surely, the brilliant minds behind Battlestar Galactica would not merely kill Starbuck. If she were to exit, it would be in a way that resonated with hope for her return, and left her in an intriguing place for the story. Read on to find out if the rumors were true, and if so, was Starbuck done justice.  Read more »
Last night Battlestar Galactica went there. It played the much abused ‘Death of a Major Character’ card, and it played it with the gall of any Lost, Grey’s, or Heroes episode by disposing of one of its most beloved characters, Starbuck, with Cylon allusions thrown in to boot. The question is, did Battlestar Galactica play its biggest hand of the season? Could there be bigger twists to come before Battlestar Galactica closes up shop later this month? Read on to find out. Read more »
This weekend is the beginning of the Battlestar Galactica three part finale that centers around deposed President Gaius Baltar‘s trial.  Earlier, President Roslin pretty much promised us a Kangaroo court, but now Apollo seems poised to demand a fair trial for Baltar.  What twists do the Battlestar Galactica writers have in mind?  Will Baltar get a fair trial?  Will a new Cylon be exposed?  What surprise turn of events could lead us into the fourth season of Battlestar Galactica.  Read on to find out. Read more »
Battlestar Galactica ‘The Son also Rises’ reaches into the headlines one more time for the beginning of its three part finale, this time giving us its pastiche of trials for deposed leaders, complete with assassinated attorneys and opinion splitting manifestos.  While Baltar remains convinced, along with the rest of us, that a fair trial is not even within the realm of possibility, he finds an interesting ally in Lee Adama, and a shrewd cat-touting attorney named Romo Lampkin.  The episode recalled – as many episodes of Battlestar Galactica do – real life details from a certain middle eastern conflict, in particular the tale of a certain deposed President.  Taking place a few weeks following the devastating lose of Kara ‘Starbuck” Thrace,  we get a little bit of the emotional aftermath of that, checking in with Sam as he pines for his fallen love with drunken overtures on the flight deck, to Adama who secretly weeps over Starbuck’s personnel file, to Lee who seems to be struggling with his own moving on, but is further ahead than anyone. Read more »
Battlestar Galactica‘s Grace Park is no stranger to Sci-Fi, her resume includes stints on The Immortal, Stargate SG1, Jake 2.0,  Andromeda, Outer Limits, and, surprisingly, more.  She is probably best known for her role as the Cylons Boomer, Athena, Sharon ad infinitum.  BuddyTV was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down with Grace to discuss Battlestar Galactica‘s past, present, and future as well as the intricacies of playing a character with the most extreme multiple personality disorder on TV today.BuddyTV:  How did you first get the role of Boomer?Grace:  I just went in for a regular audition for the role of Dualla actually, who is played by Kandyse McClure and did a short little scene.  The director wasn’t there but I guess he saw a tape and when he saw it he said, “Get her to come back in for Starbuck.”  So I went in for Starbuck and did the first part against Katee down in LA because I did the other part up in Vancouver.  Jamie Bamber was also there because he was going for Apollo and they were doing the two characters next to each other.  And at the end of the day they narrowed it down to me and Katee, and Jamie and another guy and they told everyone else to go home.  And then they couldn’t decide so they told us to go home.  I think we had to wait a week and they called back. I had a bad feeling that I didn’t get Starbuck, but my agent told me, “But I have this character Sharon.”  And I thought, “Sharon?  Who’s Sharon? I don’t want Sharon.”  I only wanted that other role.  So in the end I ended up having [Sharon] Boomer, which I totally love and I couldn’t even imagine being Starbuck anyhow.  And of course, Katee wanted to be Sharon, so it all works out. Read more »
The trial of Gaius Baltar alone would make the Battlestar Galactica finale interesting, but that is hardly all that is going on in the second part of the season closer.  Next week concludes the trial, and the finale, and you can already see that some very intriguing threads have been set up here, which is, of course, par for the course with Battlestar Galactica.  Deceit, switching of allegiances, relationships falling apart, the tenuous nature of justice on the run, and, yes, Cylons are all a big part of Battlestar Galactica season three‘s swan song.  Oh, and speaking of songs... is that ‘All along the Watchtower‘ I hear coming out of Galactica‘s walls?  Read on for the low down. Read more »
It‘s forbidden fruit time.  You‘ve watched part one of Battlestar Galactica ‘Crossroads‘ and you can‘t wait until next week to see how it all turns out.  Well, you don‘t have to!  Sure, you could wait until next week and enjoy the last episode of Battlestar Galactica season three for yourself, get the big final five reveal when it was intended, find out what character makes an unlikely appearance somewhere they shouldn‘t be, and of course get the answer to Battlestar Galactica‘s looming question Du Jour, will Baltar get off or not.  Or you could click the tempting little link below and find out everything ahead of time.  C‘mon, you know you want to... Read more »
Ranked #93 in Maxim Online’s 2006 Hot 100 List, Grace Park has launched herself as a dazzling celebrity. This dance enthusiast has the ability to charm the viewers with her sporty yet sensual moves. She stands out from the rest of the crowd with her playful and sassy presence yet she remains to be humble and very unassuming. Her modeling days has certainly honed her into the athletic yet graceful person she is now. Distinctly Korean, she emanates intelligence and versatility in acting, able to speak several languages like English, French, Spanish and Cantonese. She applies her intensive educational background to psychoanalyze whatever character she portrays, which positively translates into better acting. Her exotic features uniquely etches her a spot on the show Battlestar Galactica that amplifies her popularity worldwide. Read more »
Tahmoh Penikett gives new meaning to the word mesmerizing. Irresistibly tempting, he captivates viewers with his brawny and tough presence on and off cam. He takes on movies and television shows with much passion and enthusiasm, which makes him very pleasing to the crowd. Heavily loaded with wit and drama, he persuasively portrays challenging character roles with delight. Undeniably gorgeous, he graces the show Battlestar Galactica, which establishes his stance on the television loop. Read more »
For a few minutes I was with the rest of the Battlestar Galactica fans in asking ‘What the hell is with the Dylan tune?’  Now, I think I can safely say I have come up with what is the most reasonable explanation for it, maybe.  It’s kind of a crazy theory, but crazy times call for crazy thinking, and Batttlestar Galactica fans could use some sort of an explanation.   Right? Read more »
The only thing more compelling than the season three finale of Battlestar Galactica was whether or not the series would get a fourth season.  Ever since it was confirmed that Battlestar Galactica would get at least half of a fourth season, fans have shifted their focus to speculating over just what the ace creative team behind Battlestar Galactica might have in store for a fourth season.  Tonight that speculation came to an end as Battlestar Galactica ended its third chapter with plenty of tantalizing new threads  wagging in front of BSG fans everywhere. Read more »
It‘s no secret that someone in the next two weeks is going to be revealed as one of the final five Cyclon models as Battlestar Galactica closes its third season,  but who could it be?  The show has shown us in the past that Cylon reveals can be a little tricky, and Battlestar Galactica‘s Producer David Eick upped the stakes considerably when he said this years finale would raise questions concerning much of what we know about Battlestar Galactica, in particular what makes a Cylon a Cylon.  This widens the pallet considerably.  Now, read on for speculation and betting odds on who that mysterious Cylon is, and what the mind-frak David Eick‘s may be talking about. Read more »
Battlestar Galactica fans will have to wait at least nine months to catch up on the happenings of the season three finale.  But luckily, Battlestar Galactica producers have some form of relief in mind.  SciFi and Ron Moore have announced that the Battlestar Galactica movie is moving ahead with plans to air sometime in mid fall.  Read more »
Without a firm release date yet announced, some details of the Battlestar Galactica season three DVD set have begun to emerge.  Amongst the usual deleted scenes, actor and creator commentary, and documentaries, Battlestar Galactica fans can look forward to an expanded and spliced version of the popular Battlestar Galactica webisodes that led up to the beginning of Galactica‘s third season and successfully set the tone of what was to come.  The real question is, will there be a second season of webisodes to precede Battlestar Galactica‘s fourth season which seems so many light-years away. Read more »
With Battlestar Galactica on hiatus before filming both the next season and the as-yet-untitled special, many of the stars can been seen popping up on your TV and movie screens. Tricia Helfer (Cylon Number Six) guest starred on The CW’s Supernatural earlier this season as Molly McNamara, a woman who didn’t know she was dead and had been haunting a stretch of highway for years. Helfer’s also appearing this year and next in several movies, including Walk All Over Me with Leelee Sobieski, Them, and The Green Chain, alongside her BSG co-star Tahmoh Penikett.Speaking of Tahmoh Penikett, who’s best known as Karl "Helo" Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, he’s currently guest starring on The CW’s Smallville as Wes Keenan. Read more »
TvShowsOnDVD is reporting from multiple sources that Universal is expected to announce and HD-DVD release of Battlestar Galactica very soon.  Previously, Battlestar Galactica had aired in HDTV on Universals Hi-Def cable channel evoking enthusiastic praise from fans.  If the rumors prove true Universal will make the announcement of the next few weeks and the release date will be sometime around September 18th, 2007. Read more »
Battlestar Galactica producers called a press conference today to break some surprising, but long rumored, news regarding SciFi‘s Peabody award winning show: The series will be completing its story in season four.   At the Saturn Awards, Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff both foreshadowed this news by stating that they believed this would be the final season for Battlestar Galactica.  Now, Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore have met with the press to discuss their reasons for deciding to end the show. Read more »
With the announcement that Battlestar Galactica will be ending with its fourth season, the inevitable question is what will become of our favorite Battlestar Galactica actors, writers, and producers.  Already David Eick has a project on NBC’s primetime schedule, the re-imagining of Bionic Woman, which has already brought over two Battlestar Galactica stars thus far, Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck) and Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol) will be appearing on Bionic Woman. Read more »
Original Battlestar Galactica producer/creator Glen Larson has the final say on whether or not the franchise can move onto the big screen, but current producers David Eick and Ron Moore are game. In interviews conducted at a Battlestar Galactica all access event this week, IESB interviewed Eick and Moore about the upcoming final season of Battlestar Galactica and what the future may or may not hold. Read more »
Since it debuted, the question that has plagued Battlestar Galactica is that with its extensive critical praise (“Best Show on Television” by more than one major news mag), its high profile achievements (winning a Peabody award), obvious social relevance, and seamless production values, why hasn’t Battlestar Galactica been nominated in a major Emmy category yet? Read more »
Michelle Ryan as "The Bionic Woman" Jaime Sommers. (Image ©2007 NBC)NBC has released its first look at the all-new Bionic Woman series set to debut this Fall.  Produced by Battlestar Galactica Veteran David Eick, The Bionic Woman re-imagines the 70’s classic that starred Lindsay Wagner as Jamie Sommers, an accident victim involuntarily repaired with robotic parts. Read more »
Over the years, Mark Sheppard has developed quite a resume of memorable television characters: Bob the Caretaker (The X-Files), Badger (Firefly), Dr. Charles Walker (Medium), Ivan Erwich (24) and the aptly-named Chameleon (Special Unit 2). But his most recent work as Romo Lampkin on Battlestar Galactica has broadened his fan base in ways even he could not have imagined. As Gaius Baltar’s attorney in the climactic last three episodes of season three, Sheppard was dropped into a cauldron of simmering emotions and intense plot lines all coming to a head – yet he still feels compelled to compare Romo to someone as normal as Oliver, Eddie Albert’s character on Green Acres.This week, Mark talked with BuddyTV, discussing at great length and in great depth his Battlestar Galactica character, Romo Lampkin. The full mp3 audio file is below, along with a transcript that has been edited due to length. Read more »
In the wake of the recent SciFi Channel Digital Press Tour, various details concerning the upcoming fourth and final season of Battlestar Galactica have begun to circulate the web.  Ever since the announcement from David Eick and Ron Moore that season four would resolve the Battlestar Galactica story, for the time being, fans of the award-winning series have been clamoring for even the smallest nuggets of info.  Here is a wrap up of some of the interesting twists awaiting us in season four.  Be warned, minor spoilers will follow. Read more »
In a move that is sure to excite hordes of fans, Battlestar Galactica is switching time slots, moving from Friday nights to Sundays at 10PM ET/PT starting on January 21st. I never understood why the Sci-Fi channel would air its signature program on the normally dead TV day of Friday, so this feels like a switch long in the making.Now, with Battlestar Galactica on Sundays, maybe NBC/Universal can get a good read on how well it performs against real competition. Read more »
Battlestar Galactica fans will be able to get their first look at the highly anticipated spin-off movie “Razor” during tonight‘s season premiere of Eureka.  “Razor” takes place months before the Battlestar Pegasus caught up with Galactica and her rag tag fleet.  Returning for “Razor” will be Michelle Forbes as Admiral Cain.   In other news, does Forbes contract with the show reveal a possible spoiler of epic proportions?  Possibly.  Read on. Read more »
Battlestar Galactica‘s fourth and final season is well under way as far as production goes, but fans still face a daunting wait for the new episodes to air.  Thankfully, some respite in the hiatus will appear this fall in the form of “Razor,” a two hour Battlestar Galactica prequel that will focus on the adventures of the Battlestar Pegasus and her crew, including Admiral Cain (Michelle Forbes).   What will season four bring us ones the series enters its run towards a planned ending?  Read on for rank speculation, and a few spoilers. Read more »
Battlestar Galactica and Farscape fans will be receiving a gift from SciFi Channel this fall.  The network has announced that they will be running minisode seasons for both franchises.  A relief for Battlestar Galactica fans suffering a long hiatus, and a pleasant surprise for the rabid fans the Jim Henson company‘s ill-fated Farscape, which became the target of a revival campaign the Jericho folks would have been proud of. Read more »
NBC has been prominently featuring Katee Sackhoff  (Battlestar Galactica‘s Starbuck) as a recurring character in many of their Bionic Woman promos, but secretly a dramatic negotiation has been going on behind the scenes that almost saw Sackhoff walking away from the David Eick helmed remake.Sackhoff has a pivotal role in the Bionic Woman pilot as Sarah, Jamie Sommers‘ (Michelle Ryan) bionic sensei, and later bionic nemesis.  Sackhoff‘s intensity and wit were well received in clips distributed to the electronic press, and NBC seized on Sackhoff‘s well crafted villainess in promoting the show. Read more »
As we reported earlier, the Sci Fi Channel has already confirmed that the network will be running Battlestar Galactica mini-sodes related to fall‘s Battlestar Galactica: Razor movie, debuting Nov. 24.  Additionally, Mark Stern, executive vice president of original programming for Sci Fi, has revealed some information on what prompted the creation of the mini-sodes.According to Stern, the concept of the mini-sodes is to have a teaser for fans to watch on-air in the run-up to the premiere of the movie. Read more »
For years, the Emmy Awards have ignored Battlestar Galactica, the critically adored and cult favorite from the Sci Fi Channel. This year, BSG fans could rejoice in two major nominations for Outstanding Writing and Direction in a Drama Series. The terrific cast may be left waiting, but this is nothing to sneeze at.The miniseries and first two seasons of Battlestar Galactica picked up eight Emmy nominations, but only for its special effects and editing, and they did not result in any wins. Fans may find this difficult to believe, given some of the brilliant effects work the BSG team has provided Read more »
Despite the fact that Battlestar Galactica is coming to an end in its fourth season, executive producer and co-show runner Ronald D. Moore has told ifmagazine that the ending of the series has still not been decided on, instead they are keeping their options open.  Moore also gave some additional information on the upcoming Razor release, and its nearly simultaneous DVD launch. Read more »
Lucy Lawless has made her fans happy, not only with her surprise appearance to join her fellow cast mates at this year‘s Comic-Con, but also with the news about her return in the upcoming and final season of Battlestar Galactica.Although details about her return are being kept under wraps, the 39-year-old actress has already confirmed that she would be reprising her role as D‘Anna Biers. ”I‘m coming back to cause some trouble,” Lawless told the fans. Read more »
The Battlestar Galactica panel at Comic Con was one of the most informative by a long shot.   The packed panel was careful to avoid giving anything too serious away, but were very skilled at giving us just enough information to have a feel for where the show might be going as it prepares to leave the air.  One major implication from Battlestar Galactica Season 3‘s finale, however, seems destined to forever remain a mystery. Read more »
Finally.After a month of holidays, egg nog, and more Snoopy and Ralphie Parker than one knows what to do with, we‘re finally back to normal. January is upon us, 2007 has begun its tyrannical, 300-plus day reign, and our favorite TV shows will no longer bludgeon us with repeats. Tomorrow, January 3rd, brings the return of a couple of our favorites, as well as two brand new shows.After that, the flood begins, and over the next month virtually every original program will air new episodes. A full list of the returning dates for most every show on television is after the jump. Read more »
TVGuide recently released their list for Best and Worst television shows of the year. Their choices are relatively solid, as far as these end of the year lists go. As always, and what proves to be the point of these lists, I have some disagreements, and I‘m sure anyone with a pulse does also.TVGuide chooses not to rank their lists, just listing them in random order. I‘m so used to the clear-cut rankings made by the modern-day list maker that those of the "in no particular" variety feel chaotic. I need order. Nonetheless, their choices are after the jump, followed by some commentary. Read more »

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