We’ve had some complaints about opening this post with the fifth Cylon reveal, so we’ll go ahead and put in some space, although I don’t know how technically something that already happened on the show can be considered a spoiler.
If you haven’t seen ANY episodes of BSG this season, there is a big spoiler below that was revealed in the first episode of the current season (it’s already happened, so if you’re caught up on the show, you’re fine.
BTW, Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s father. I hope that doesn’t ruin a 30 year old Star Wars movie for anyone.
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Well, it was something to behold when Ellen Tigh, the 5th and final Cylon, was revealed on Battlestar Galactica. Though I initially did not like that it was Ellen Tigh (played by Kate Vernon), I think they really made it work with all the back story she was able to provide.
I was blown away by the fact that Vernon knew she was the final Cylon 2 years ago! Now that’s some serious secret keeping!
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And if you look at that Last Supper picture that everyone was beating themselves up with, dang, how frakkin’ obvious can it be! I didn’t really ponder too much on the image because I took off with my own theory that was generated by the behavior of a single Centurion after the Cylon civil war was started… but that’s neither here nor there now.
All that conjecture was fun though, wasn’t it?
So with the end of the show in sight, I have to wonder if we wanted to follow some of the cast, just where they are headed off to? (Remember, this isn’t a post about the projects themselves. I’m just touching on where everyone is headed!)
Jamie Bamber (Lee “Apollo” Adama), had a role in a project called Pulse 2: Afterlife… don’t ask. But he will be off to play Detective Matt Devlin in an overseas installment of Dick Wolf’s Law & Order franchise, Law & Order: London. I think seems right to me. He’s make a great cop.
James Callis (Dr. Gaius Baltar) has a project in post-production called Merlin and the Book of Beasts. Not surprisingly, he played Merlin.
Aaron Douglas (Chief Galen Tyrol) has headed to a cop show called The Bridge that will be debuting on CBS this fall. Another project he appeared in is called Blood: A Butcher’s Tale.
Tricia Helfer (Caprica Six) has been playing a regular role on Burn Notice, which just wrapped up its second season. She just filmed a FOX pilot titled Inseparable, in which she plays a psychiatrist that evaluates suspects for a police department. There’s also a rumor she’s filming a movie titled Hidden Crimes.
The surprising development for me is that despite a rather riveting and compelling performance by Michael Hogan who played Col. Saul Tigh, Hogan has nothing lined up besides the Battlestar Galactica: The Plan movie. Nothing! That surprises me.
Kandyse McClure (Anastasia Dualla) has been in a few episodes of Reaper and three other projects. One titled Cole, the Children of the Corn, and she is presently filming a project called Broken Kingdom. She has herself a great agent!
Mary McDonnell (President Laura Roslin) has already been in a recurring role as Dr. Virginia Dixon on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Dixon is a doctor with a few mental issues in how she deals with people. It’s funny to watch her… yes, I am forced to watch GA when my wife turns it on… no questions asked. Really, none.
Edward James Olmos (Amdiral William Adama) has gone on to another BSG project. The movie called Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, is reported to be in post-production.
Grace Park (Sharon “Boomer” Valeri) has just wrapped up filming the first season of A&E’s The Cleaner, co starring with Benjamin Bratt, and season 2 premieres later this year. She’s also starred in the CBC show called The Border. Another project that’s in pre-production is called Punctured.
Tahmoh Penikett (Karl “Helo” Agathon), as we all know, has slid over into what is probably a doomed effort on FOX in the Friday night series, Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. I hope he looks around at other stuff… I’d like to see him branch out, if he can.
Donnelly Rhodes, who played the ever grumpy and wonderfully pragmatic Dr. Cottle doesn’t seem to be slated for anything. But I’d love to see him play some more snarky grumpy roles. He was a blast.
Katee Sackhoff (Kara “Starbuck” Thrace) has popped up in FX’s Nip/Tuck. More notably, NBC has picked up a pilot she shot called Lost and Found, where she plays a police detective who’s been demoted to the department that pursues the John Doe cases. Have you noticed that she tends to get the real head case characters? She does play them rather well.
Michael Trucco, (Samual Anders or Mr. Starbuck) only has the Battlestar Galactica: The Plan noted as projects he’s involved in. I’m sure there are many of you out there that would like to see him in other quality projects.
Kate Vernon, (Ellen Tigh) only has BSG: The Plan on her docket for the time being. Dang, you’d think the final Cylon could get a job after 2,000 years of experience!
And there you have it – the full lowdown on where all your favorite Battlestar Galactica actors are heading.