With the SCI-FI Channel’s Battlestar Galactica preparing to launch its fourth and final season, series star Jamie Bamber feels sad and nostalgic over having to bid farewell to the show as well as the cast and crew.

“It’s been an amazing learning process for me, personally, and this experience is without doubt the most interesting and rich one I’ve had as a professional working actor,” he said.  “It will be very sad to sort of disband the team… there is an element of nostalgia about moments passing and little scenes that will never be revisited and sets maybe that disappear, because, you know, they’re gone forever.”

However, Jamie Bamber, who has played Lee Adama since the 2003 miniseries that paved the way for the reimagined Battlestar Galactica drama, is, at the same time, excited about embarking on the next chapter of his career.

“That’s all very sad, but personally I also look to the future.  We all do.  And I’m very keen to do other work and to test myself in other ways,” he said.  “So it’s positive nostalgia about all good things that only in their ripening do they become truly tasty and edible.  And I think once Battlestar Galactica is finished and the story is finished, it will be more perfect than it would be had we been cut short.  So it’s inevitable.”

The show’s final season will kick off with the television film Battlestar Galactica: Razor, slated to air at 9pm on Saturday, November 24.  The rest of the episodes, however, will not begin airing until early next year.

According to Jamie Bamber, the television film sets the direction of the fourth season, and further delves into the reappearance of Kara “Starbuck” Thrace (Katee Sackhoff).

“I know that they are very conscious of fulfilling the hybrid Starbuck element and that was the main thing they introduced, which was a new seed about the direction we were going,” Bamber said.  “Obviously season four opens up literally seconds after the strange re-appearance of Starbuck that happened in the few last frames of season [3].  It’s very much the first question served up to the audience, ‘What’s going on with Starbuck?’ and that occupies a good chunk of the drama in the first half of season [4].”

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: SCI-FI Wire, UGO  
(Image Courtesy of the SCI-FI Channel)


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