As 13th Cylon mentions in the current frak party comments, an article posted online by The Hollywood Reporter quotes David Eick as confirming that BSG will come to a close at the end of season four. From the article:
“Ending ‘Battlestar’ with the upcoming 22-episode fourth season was a creative decision made by the show’s executive producers Ronald Moore and David Eick.
“‘This show was always meant to have a beginning, a middle and finally, and end,’ Eick and Moore said in a statement Thursday. ‘Over the course of the last year, the story and the characters have been moving strongly toward that end and we’ve decided to listen to those internal voices and conclude the show on our own terms. And while we know our fans will be saddened to know the end is coming, they should brace themselves for a wild ride getting there — we’re going out with a bang.'”
The article also confirms the launch date for the two-hour episode we’ve been hearing about for months:
“The fourth and final season of ‘Galactica’ will kick off in November with ‘Razor,’ an extended two-hour episode, with the rest of the season slated to run beginning in early 2008.”
So it looks like we’re going to see an explosive fourth season followed by… the end. Part of me is sad, of course, but part of me is also thrilled because this means the gloves are coming off — no character is safe, no plot-line is safe, and anything can happen.
I have a favor to ask.I know this announcement means a lot to you, and probably leaves youwith some pretty strong — and maybe even split/confused— feelings. I’d love to include your thoughts in this week’s podcast, which we’re recording tonight for release Sunday. If you have a moment — even if you haven’t called in before — give us a ring at 214-296-9229 and leave us a little bit of audio to include in this week’s cast. We’ll include as many as we can, and if we need to extend some of them into next week (or a bonus ‘cast) we will.
Maybe we can ask and answer each other’s questions over the next few weeks — while we continue the re-watch — and make some sense of all this in time to be blown the frak away by season four.
Update: Thanks for all the calls, and don’t worry if you didn’t call before Friday night. We’ve already got some calls in the queue for next week’s ‘cast, so we’d still love to hear from you.