Will we be satisfied... or upset?
Ronald D. Moore and David Eick started thinking about the show's end midway through the second season and their ideas gained momentum around the middle of season 3, when the characters reached the algae planet and found a clue which would help them to locate Earth.
When clues to finding Earth were found, I started questioning the premises of the many story lines. I must not have been alone because Moore and Eick noted that if answers didn't start coming soon, the show would go in the wrong direction.
(Warning, there are some season 4 storyline spoilers after the jump)
As the cast found out where the show was going, reactions were mixed as a few of them found out they were actually Cylons(!), but eventually they accepted the news and came around.
In the June 4th article I've been quoting, it's indicated they haven't received word from the network yet on any pickup for Caprica, a spinoff prequel of Battlestar that was announced more than a year ago. (SciFi Wire)
Over on imdb.com, they show Caprica being released way out in 2009. True, there are way too many prequels coming our way, but if handled well, we could be in for a treat.
Meanwhile, over at DragonCon in Atlanta, Ga, it's been reported that during a question and answer session, Jamie Bamber (Apollo), Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol) and Richard Hatch (Apollo in the original series, Tom Zarek) indicated that Sci Fi would be spreading the series finale across two 10 episode showings - the first 10 starting in Feb of 2008, and the second 10 in Feb of 2009. The audience thought they were joking, but they reaffirmed (or at least implied) that they weren't joking. That could be an annoying blip in my experience with the show if Sci Fi tries to draw out their mega hit for everything it's worth, but I have not seen any official word yet on this rumored series schedule.
Possible Season 4 plot points (POSSIBLE SPOILERS!):
I like to categorize this type of info with a certain amount of speculation. With that being said, I came across some mind blowing outlines for the upcoming final season of Battlestar Galactica:
- We find out that the walking / shooting Centurions have higher brain functions that are restricted with installed inhibitors, but the inhibitors get removed.
- The Centurions, finding out that the Final Five cylons are in the Colonial Fleet, don't want to fire on the Colonial Fleet. A slight civil war erupts.
- The humanoid cylons are also split on whether to continue firing on the Fleet because of the Final Five.
I can't wait to see how this story line unfolds, and hopefully we'll get to see it in just one final season and not over two seasons separated by a nine month hiatus as has been suggested.
Battlestar Galactica returns in November with the telemovie Razor, before making its fourth and final season premiere in 2008.