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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little "Star": Season Four of "Battlestar Galactica" Pushed Back

Well, frak me.

I've had a sinking feeling for a while now that Battlestar Galactica, scheduled to return in January 2008, would be pushed back. What with the whole no-official-launch-date song and dance from cabler Sci Fi.

Still, I had no idea that it would be pushed back quite as far as it has been.

That's right, folks. Other than the two-hour BSG prequel movie entitled "Razor" (slated to air on November 24th), you'll be waiting a long time to sate your need for a Battlestar fix; series' fourth season is now scheduled to blast off in April 2008, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Looks like we'll be waiting quite a while to find out just what the hell happened to Starbuck (if that really IS Kara Thrace) and just how much those four sleeper Cylons really do know about their mission.

Stay tuned.


The CineManiac said…
well, frak me. I would have been watching BSG while I fed my newborn had it come out on time. Now I have to figure out how to watch it this summer, what with Finals, Studying for the BAr, and Taking thr Bar.
I can only say: "FRAK OFF SCI-FI!!!"
Seriously your best show and you treat it's fans like this?!?!?!?
Anonymous said…
Am I allowed to cuss here?

FUCK YOU SCI-FI! Guess what? Most of your shows suck. Stretching out BSG over the next 5 years isn't going to make me want to sample the rest of your garbage. Just put it on, I'll watch the final 20 eps, and then we can go our separate ways.
Anonymous said…
This is bullshit. Sci-Fi announced that the show was ending then said it would start in January and is now backtracking and pushing it to April. I don't care what the reason is, it's shitty to do to fans who have invested time into this series to treat them this way. Idiots.
Anonymous said…
Asta said…
When I saw the news yesterday I was surprised to find myself not incensed by it. Sadly, I guess I've come to expect this kind of shabby treatment of the show and fans by the SciFi network.

Without letting SciFi off the hook on this latest idiotic decision, I do have to wonder if the possible writers strike might be playing a role in the push back? I'm also holding out a sliver of hope that with a later launch date we could get all twenty episodes in 2008.
Unknown said…
I expect it'll be canceled and we won't see another minute (other than maybe the prequel Razor). That's just what networks do nowadays.

Remember, SciFi is the network that turns down movie treatments because they "want monsters they don't have to explain." (I'm thinking of the Ancestor script here.) Thus, we have such fare as Mansquito and Dinocroc. BSG was always too good for them.
ticknart said…
So, does this mean it'll be a straight shot through season 4, or is Sci Fi still thinking about splitting it into two.
Jace Lacob said…
Sci Fi has not committed one way or another to either airing all 20 episodes of Season Four in 2008 or splitting them into two chucks, with the latter to air in 2009. I think that the outcome of the possible strike could play a major role in this decision. Pure conjecture: If there is a prolonged strike, expect to see all 20 eps run next year.
Anonymous said…
*grumble* But I'm not surprised. They do seem to be ignoring their strongest audience.
On the other hand, the In Theater showing of Razor might at least be fun to see.
Anonymous said…
No - they can't do this to me!!! It's not fair! I can't wait that long....stupid SciFi exec's - GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!
Shawn said…
I'll play Devil's Advocate and say this is a good thing, because it'll give me some breathing room to watch The Shield, The Wire and Lost without having to cram BSG in as well. Now I'll have something to look forward to when those shows (the first two at least) wrap up in April.

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