Production of Battlestar Galactica‘s fourth and final season ceased on Friday, November 16, with only 13 of the 22 episodes completed for airing due to the writers’ strike. Although creator and executive producer Ronald D. Moore hopes to return to filming when an agreement is reached, he has also acknowledged the possibility that the sci-fi series may not see a proper ending.
“I refuse to believe that we won’t finish, that we won’t be back to film our final stories, but I know and accept there is that possibility,” Moore wrote on his new official blog. “I am ready to put the rest of the story on the table and take the risk that I’ll never be able to tell it, in support of this strike. Like Adama [Jamie Bamber] says, you make your choices and then you live with them.”
As of now, the cast and crew’s future with the show hangs in the balance. Moore’s office staff has been laid off, while the network has suspended the cast.
While Battlestar Galactica fans still have to wait until next year to catch the completed episodes of the show, they have been treated to a special telefilm that follows events that are significant to the series’ final season. The film, Battlestar Galactica: Razor, was first show in select theaters and then debuted on the small screen on Saturday, November 24.
The movie features both old and current Battlestar Galactica cast members, as well as show newcomer Stephanie Jacobsen, who originates the role of Kendra Shaw on Razor.
“[Razor] hits you with those tough moral questions and then doesn’t answer them because there are no answers,” Michelle Forbes, who appeared on the series in 2005 and 2006 as Admiral Helena Cain, told TV Guide.
An extended-cut DVD of Razor is set to hit stores on Tuesday, December 4, and Moore told TV Guide prior to the movie’s television premiere that there “are more bits of Battestar Galactica lore than could be similarly expanded.”
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Ronald D. Moore Official Blog, TV Guide
(Image Courtesy of Ronald D. Moore Official Blog)