Thursday, January 15, 2009

Battlestar Galactica - The Final Episodes

Well we’re finally here, just one day away from the beginning of the end. The final 10 episodes of Battlestar Galactica begin airing on Friday, January 16, 2009 and The Blot doesn’t know how to react. Should I be happy or sad that the fourth and final season of BSG will be coming to its scheduled end in just a few short weeks?

Battlestar Galactica - The Final Episodes Billboard
Battlestar Galactica - The Crew of the Battlestar GalacticaOn the one hand I’m excited. Not only because after a ridiculously long hiatus we get to finally watch all new episodes of one of the best TV shows ever, but also because we’ll hopefully be getting a ton of answers to questions that have been building for four long seasons. Questions like “who is the fifth and final Cylon?” and “what exactly happened to the planet Earth?” But on the other hand I’m bummed because after a measly 10 more episodes it’ll all be over…no more Starbuck, no more Cylons, no more political intrigue wrapped in religious allegories and no more Edward James Olmos giving one of the best, underappreciated performances in television history.

Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Television Character Posters - Katee Sackhoff as Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
I have no idea what’s in store for the last remaining survivors of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol but I’m sure it’ll be exciting and not everyone will make it through to the end alive. Any guesses on which main characters bite the dust first? And guessing one of the numbered Cylon skin-jobs doesn't count since they can just be reborn if a resurrection ship is nearby.

Battlestar Galactica - 4 of the Final 5 CylonsIf it’s any consolation, this won’t be the last we of our favorite Battlestar Galactica characters on television as a prequel made for television movie is already in the works. Battlestar Galactica: The Plan will be directed by Edward James Olmos and air in 2009 following the conclusion of the series. The two hour movie will take place before the events of the miniseries and focuses “on familiar characters including Cylon Number One, known as Cavil, Resistance Leader Sam T. Anders and Chief Galen Tyrol.” (link) BSG: The Plan reveals that even though “the Cylons had a plan, it didn't account for one thing: survivors. During the chaotic aftermath of the destruction, two powerful Cylon agents struggle with plots and priorities on the human ships that got away, and among the resistance fighters who were left behind.” (link)

Battlestar Galactica Season 4, Part II (also known as BSG Season 4.5) will air Fridays on the Sci-Fi Channel at 10/9c.
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