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Apollo Wept: "Battlestar Galactica" to End

Something tells me the crew of the Galactica will be getting to Earth a little sooner than expected.

After will-they-or-won't-they rumors about the potential end of Battlestar Galactica swirled for months (Edward James Olmos says this season is the last; the show's producers deny it, etc.), Sci Fi has finally confirmed what most of us had already accepted as fact: the end of BSG is nigh.

Series, which has always struggled in the ratings despite heaps of critical accolades (and a Peabody to boot!), will sign off after the current season, the show's fourth, comes to a close.

"This show was always meant to have a beginning, a middle and, finally, an end," said BSG's executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick in a prepared statement. "Over the course of the last year, the story and the characters have been moving strongly toward that end, and we've decided to listen to those internal voices and conclude the show on our own terms."

Season Four of Battlestar Galactica is scheduled to launch this November with a special two-hour installment that will set the stage for next season as well as answer some lingering questions. Look for the series to then return in January 2008 with a batch of new episodes.

I'm glad that Moore and Eick will get to wrap things up in a way that they see fit and were given the time and go-ahead from Sci Fi to do just that: break this season's stories as the final chapter in the BSG saga. And 22 episodes (including that 2-hour "movie") seems like a perfect way to end this brilliant series with a bang.

I'm just sad to see these characters go; I came to the BSG party a little late in the game (during Season Two) and I can't help but feel that I will miss Starbuck, Lee, Roslin, Adama, and all the rest. Sigh.

In other BSG-related news, Sci Fi still has not made a decision about the fate of it's still-in-development Battlestar prequel Caprica; while a script has been sitting on the shelf over at the cabler, no decision about its future has been made.


Bill said…
I'd almost forgotten about Caprica entirely, it's nice to know it's not completely dead at least.

And yeah, I'll miss BSG, but I hate unexpected cancellations more than anything (Veronica Mars). Maybe ending sooner than they'd like is far better than leaving us hanging.
Anonymous said…
Hmmm. So Caprica's not dead then? That gives me hope at least. I don't understand why the frak Sci-Fi would cancel BSG especially as its latest shows (ahem, Painkiller Jane, ahem) just plain suck.
The CineManiac said…
I came to the game later than you (started watching Season 1 in March and now have 2 episodes left in the whole show, it only took this long because finals got in the way.)
But I'm glad that the show gets to end on it's own terms, much like Lost I think this development shows that networks are realizing it's better to let a series end on good terms than fizzle out.
The CineManiac said…
BTW are you going to the BSG event at the Arclight this Wednesday?
The CineManiac said…
Having just finally finished Season 3 I have to say I was blown away and can't wait until tomorrow night for the preview of Season 4!!!!
I noticed in the comments section that no one really mentioned this but I think Romo Lampkin might be somewhat Psychic. Because he looked at Tigh and figured out that he had killed his wife, then when he's about to question Felix he stares at him like he's trying to get in his head, then just gives up and walks away.
And I really don't trust Gaeta anymore first he tried to kill Baltar and then he lies about Baltar signing the death warrant!
As for the new Cylons, I loved the reveal and can't wait to see where things go with them. This show is Brilliant!
Also Lampkin leaving the cane and walking away normal was Great!
Anonymous said…
First Veronica Mars and now Battlestar? I'm heartbroken! At least Battlestar knows they are ending and wrap things up in a satisfying way (unlike Veronica) but I am really, really going to miss the show.

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