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Battlestar Gallactica Season 1 cast
10 years ago

Free BSG videos at Amazon Screening Room.

1st  episode , season 5 or 4.5.

Very dark, shocking...everything they promised.

Tigh thinks Ellen is the 5th, but I don't think so, too easy. Have a look at the webesodes with Felix and an "8". Felix is a double dipper as he is alos with Hoshe...felix the 5th ? Maybe is what I am thinking , what do you think?

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'Battlestar Galactica' movie snares Tricia Helfer, Grace Park and lots more Cylons

It’s that time again – for a roundup of “Battlestar Galactica” news.

First of all, Sci Fi batted down a rumor that emerged from a “Battlestar” panel at a convention over the weekend. The rumor was that the show’s last batch of episodes might not arrive until April 2009.

Not so. The target date for Season 4.5 is still January, the network told Sci Fi Wire. Pretty please -- let that date be set in stone. I am not sure I could wait four more months for the final batch of “Battlestar” goodness. It already feels as though January is an eternity away.

Also, the second “Battlestar Galactica” TV movie begins shooting on Monday in Vancouver. When the existence of the movie was finally confirmed by Sci Fi a few weeks back, the network noted that Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama), Michael Trucco (Sam Anders), Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol) and Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavil) would appear in it. Olmos is also directing the film, which is Cylon-centric.

But I got to wondering -- who else is in it? A source close to the production said we can also count on seeing a host of actors who play Cylons on the show: Tricia Helfer (No. 6), Grace Park (Boomer/Athena), Rick Worthy (Simon), Matthew Bennett (Doral) and Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben).

Fourrev Helfer (for more on her click here) certainly has a full dance card: She’s playing a mysterious spy handler on “Burn Notice,” which returns with its last two summer episodes Sept. 11, and she also landed a role in a mid-season Fox pilot, “Inseparable.” (At left, Katee Sackhoff, Mary McDonnell, "Battlestar" executive producer Ron Moore and Helfer).

It’s a bit of a bummer to learn that Saul Tigh (Michael Hogan), perhaps the show’s most compelling Cylon, doesn’t have a big role in the new film, which will air some time after the show's season finale. My source says that Tigh and a fellow Cylon, Tory Foster (Rekha Sharma), are in the film, but “not as much." In convention footage posted at Galactica Sitrep, Olmos indicates that Chief Tyrol has a good-sized role in the film.

Ah well, I’ll just nurture a (probably futile) hope that one day there will be a third “Battlestar” movie, and that it’s Saul Tigh's Tigh-lon adventure. A girl can dream, right?

Finally, in other outer space news, there’s been no decision yet on a pickup for “Caprica,” the prequel series set 51 years before the events of “Battlestar Galactica.”

The 2-hour “Caprica” film, written by “Battlestar” executive producer Ron Moore and “24’s” Remi Aubuchon, wrapped weeks ago and Sci Fi executives are contemplating now whether to make it a full series that would debut in 2009. A few weeks back, Sci Fi execs felt so good about the show that they ordered additional scripts, but there’s been no news since then. (A side note: "Battlestar" writer Mark Verheiden, who wrote one of those "Caprica" scripts, has begun work as a writer on NBC's "Heroes," where he'll be helping out with the second arc of Season 3).

Regarding a "Caprica" pickup, “no word yet, but all signs look good at this point,” Moore said Tuesday. He added that a decision on the fate of "Caprica," which he discussed more here, should be made in “the next few weeks.”

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Michael HoganRemember Battlestar Galactica?  It's that insanely amazing show on the Sci Fi Channel that disappeared for a hiatus in June and won't return until early 2009.  It can be tough to remember such a fantastic series when it goes off the air for months right in the middle of its final season, presumably so the Sci Fi Channel can air original movies like Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep.  It's been a long, lonely summer without the Galactica crew to keep us company, but it turns out the lengthy wait just might be worth it. is reporting that the final 10 episodes of Battlestar Galactica will be extended beyond their usual 42-minute running times, providing fans with extra footage and additional scenes.

There's no word yet on how much extra footage will be added to the remaining episodes.  We could be getting multiple two-hour installments, or maybe just five or ten minutes added to each new episode.  The Sci Fi Channel will likely release the details as we get closer to BSG's return, which is still many months away.

There are some shows, such as The Office, that don't work quite as well when stretched out beyond their usual running time.  BSG doesn't seem to have this problem.  The DVDs are always packed with interesting deleted scenes, and both season 2's "Pegasus" and season 3's "Unfinished Business" were extended to great effect on DVD.  In fact, I'd rank the extended version of "Unfinished Business" as one of the greatest episodes of television I've ever seen.  If adding extra story bits into BSG's final episodes will make them all as good as that example, I'm all for it.

According to executive producer David Eick, the reason for extending the final episodes is to help the creators wrap up the story in a satisfying way.  It's not a case of the network demanding additional content, like NBC has notoriously done when super-sizing their comedy shows.  There's simply so much story to be told that ten 42-minute episodes can't contain it all.

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In case you're not aware, season four was originally slated for 13 episodes but was extended to 22 installments, which included a two-hour movie.  The series finale is said to be a tear-jerker, according to science adviser, Kevin Grazier.

“I don't know anyone who hasn't cried after reading the final episode script,” Grazier said.

Battlestar Galactica also stars Grace Park as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii, Jamie Bamber as Lee "Apollo" Adama, Katee Sackhoff as Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, Mary McDonnell as Laura Roslin and Tricia Helfer as Number Six, just to name a few.

10 years ago
'Caprica' Trailer Now Online
Esai Morales, Eric StoltzAs a recent Associated Press article pointed out, Battlestar Galactica is not considered a ratings success by normal standards.  The series averaged about 2.8 million viewers during its first season, and by the mid-season finale of season 4 that number had fallen to 1.8 million.  Despite the falling ratings, the Sci Fi Channel had enough faith in the loyal fan base to green light both an upcoming BSG TV movie and a spin-off entitled Caprica.  Both will likely air within the next year, and their very existence proves that Nielsen ratings aren't the only way to gauge a show's success.

Though it's not set to air until 2009, a trailer for Caprica has already hit the web.  Can the show live up to the expectations of rabid Battlestar Galactica fans?
10 years ago
Sci Fi Disputes Rumors About 'Battlestar Galactica' Holdup
battlestar galacticaThere's an ongoing buzz that Battlestar Galactica's second half of the fourth and final season will be delayed as speculations arise that it would wrap up in June 2009, which would have it starting somewhere around April.  Several pop culture sites, including io9 and Galactica Sitrep, have reported the holdup but the Sci Fi Channel has now debunked the rumor.

Compelled to disprove the delay, a spokesman from the network said that Battlestar Galactica is “still slated to return January 2009.”  The network is also calling the rumors, which reportedly spawned from comments made by Battlestar Galactica cast member Aaron Douglas at Dragon*Con, “inaccurate.”
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  • This streaming revelation along with other show secrets and anecdotes,  at the Morgan Library during a panel discussion with series executive producers David Eick and Ron Moore and nine of the show's stars
  • Caprica, a two-hour pilot that takes place 50 years before BSG, has been given the green light. As the Galactica stars were gearing up to come on stage, Eick was setting up meetings to start casting and continue planning. The show will begin production this spring and will air in the fall.
  • Producer Moore is directing his first episode (episode 12 to be exact), and Edward James Olmos, who directed two episodes in the past , will direct this season as well.
  • A new series of webisodes has been ordered for season four.
  • There are no plans to turn BSG into a movie franchise. "I get this question a lot from the people on this stage," joked Moore. "I think the series works best as an ensemble television base. Part of the special quality of this show is that you use this entire cast and you have all these complicated story lines that you embroider on these characters to get into the richness of the plot." Moore said to make the show into a movie he would have to concentrate on just two characters and make everyone else supporting characters, as he did in the Next Generation films with Jean-Luc Picard and Commander Riker.
  • Michael Hogan, who plays Colonel Tigh, said he was stunned when he found out his character was a cylon. He joked that he had said, since the series' beginning, "Boy am I glad I'm not a cylon." Oops!
  • Aaron Douglas (the Chief) said he made a conscious decision this season to play his character differently when he's in cylon mode. He's curious to see if it works on screen.
  • Douglas said he hated discovering he was a cylon, especially since he found out by accident three months before he was supposed to. "I was over at 'someone's' house and saw some papers lying around: 'Oooh outlines for -- I gotta go to the bathroom!' I locked myself in the bathroom and was looking for my material and suddenly, 'WHAT!?!'" He had to keep the revelation a secret for three months, but he would occasionally go up to Moore and Eick and ask, "So, anything going on with the Chief?"
  • Olmos joked that it was in his contract that he wouldn't be a cylon.
  • James Callis, who plays Gaius Baltar, wasn't allowed to say anything about his character, other than the fact that he's involved with a cult this season. Ummm, duh.
  • Season four will have the majority of the ship assuming Starbuck is a cylon (who wouldn't?), but she may not be. In response to a question to the actors on whether or not they found themselves lobbying to be the last cylon, Moore joked, "There's really no one left. Who's left?" To which Katee Sackhoff, who plays Starbuck, sheepishly raised her hand. Hint or trick?
  • Playing a cylon is actually harder than playing a human, according to Sackhoff. She revealed that the filming process for the cylons is much, much more intensive -- it takes longer to film a scene because the actors who play skin jobs have to do multiple takes as their different models (changing wardrobe, angles, etc.) "Every time I have a scene with a cylon I'm like, 'Ooooh God! Why am I in this scene today!? So I have no desire to be a cylon,'" Sackhoff explained.
  • When someone from the audience asked Mary McDonnell, who plays President Roslin, if Barack Obama had approached her to be his running mate, she replied that Hillary had. At which point Douglas quipped: "Hillary's the final cylon." Badabum!
  • New 2 Hour Special Coming Soon
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    SET TO AIR IN 2009


    New York, NY – August 7, 2008 - SCI FI Channel today announced an all-new

    air in 2009 following the conclusion of the series and then released on DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    shortly thereafter. Directed by series star

    the two-hour event will begin shooting in Vancouver at the end of this summer. The cast includes

    Battlestar Galactica special event, set toEdward James Olmos and written by Battlestar Galactica’s Jane Espenson,Michael Trucco,

    Aaron Douglas

    Starting before the events of the miniseries, our story focuses on familiar characters including Cylon Number One, known

    as Cavil (Stockwell), Resistance Leader Sam T. Anders (Trucco) and Chief Galen Tyrol (Douglas). In the beginning, the

    Cylons had a plan, but 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.

    Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism,

    performances have garnered it unprecedented critical acclaim. In addition to winning a prestigious Peabody Award, the

    series has been honored as one of the 10 Outstanding Television Programs of the Year by the American Film Institute

    (AFI) for two years running. This year, the series was honored with six Emmy nominations, including a nod in the

    prestigious category for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

    “frak” into the pop culture lexicon.

    The series is from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick.

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    and Dean Stockwell, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.Battlestar Galactica’s intensity, issues-driven topicality, and commandBattlestar is also responsible for introducing the expletiveBattlestar Galactica will begin airing on SCI FI Channel in 2009.

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    10 years ago

    More on Battlestar Galactica Movie (From IO9)

    The more we hear about the new Battlestar Galactica TV movie, the more it sounds as though it'll have to reinvent the show's history a tad in order to make sense. But that could be a good thing, as writer Jane Espenson refashions some old continuity to tell a story about some Cylons on a journey of self-discovery. Star Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol) was just at a Fan Expo, and he confirmed which characters will star in the movie, and when it's set. Including spoilers, of course.

    Says Douglas:
    We're doing a movie that spans season one and two. It's a story about Cavil and Tyrol and Anders. It's going to be like Razor. It's going to air on TV and then go straight to DVD. It's not a feature film, it's basically an extended episode. We start filming that in September, and we'll finish in September.

    This is my cue to go into some pointless speculation. The phrase "spans seasons one and two" could mean the TV movie covers the entirety of those two seasons, or it could mean the movie covers the end of season one and the beginning of season two. Either way, these are three characters who had never met each other during this time frame, unless my memory is worse than usual.

    Tyrol, of course, gets trapped on Kobol with Baltar, Cally and some other people at the end of season one and gets rescued a few episodes into season two. Did Tyrol have some kind of encounter on Kobol that we don't know about? (Could it have something to do with Crashdown, who's still one of my top picks for the final Cylon, and who was on Kobol as well?) Meanwhile, Anders doesn't meet Starbuck until season two, episode four — the same episode where Tyrol finally gets back to Galactica.

    And we don't meet Brother Cavil for the first time until the very end of season two, right? I'd have to rewatch "Lay Down Your Burdens" to be sure, but I'm pretty sure that's the first meeting between Tyrol and Cavil.

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    New Battlestar Prequel Coming

    SCI FI Channel announced that it will air a new Battlestar Galactica two-hour prequel movie, set to air in 2009 following the conclusion of the series.

    Directed by star Edward James Olmos, the as-yet-untitled new film will be set before the events of the original Battlestar miniseries and will focus on Cylons: Number One, known as Cavil (Dean Stockwell), resistance leader Sam T. Anders (Michael Trucco) and Chief Galen Tyrol (Aaron Douglas).

    In the beginning, the Cylons had a plan, but it didn't account for one thing: survivors. During the chaotic aftermath of the nuclear 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.

    The film will be written by Jane Espenson and will begin shooting in Vancouver, Canada, at the end of the summer. After airing on SCI FI, it will be released on DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

    The final 10 episodes of the fourth and last season of Battlestar Galactica will begin airing on SCI FI Channel in 2009.

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