Saturday, March 29, 2008

Battlestar Galactica: The Beginning of the End

The fourth and final season of Battlestar Galactica begins on Friday, April 4. The SciFi BSG index page has three great videos to get you in the mood. "What the Frak is Going On?" recaps the previous three seasons in about seven or eight minutes so you'd better pay close attention. The other two videos "Revealed" and "Phenomenon," which aired Friday night on SciFi, are the type of featurettes you might find in the "Bonus Features" menu of a DVD. "Revealed" recaps the first three seasons at a more leisurely pace with a lot of behind-the-scenes info. "Phenomenon" examines the show's appeal with celebrity interviews.

Speaking of interviews, SciFi Weekly has interviews with several of the show's stars. Tricia Helfer ("Number 6"), Jamie Barber ("Lee Adama"), Katee Sackhoff ("Kara Thrace") and executive producer David Eick are featured in one interview. Edward James Olmos ("Bill Adama"), Mary McDonnell ("Laura Roslin"), and executive producer Ronald D. Moore are featured in the other.
David Eick, what will we see in season four as we build to the conclusion of the series?

Eick: I think you're going to see one continuous story from beginning to end, unlike other seasons where we'd done a multitude of stand-alone episodes and episodes that would introduce different political movements. This is really going to be about starting from ground zero, where we left off season three, and a sprint all the way to the end. And I think the fans, really, are going to feel like they're getting their due. They're going to feel like they're finally getting the season of Battlestar Galactica that they have always wanted, where we're not worrying about inviting a new audience, necessarily. We're just really committed to finishing the story in a way that feels legitimate and at the level I think fans have come to expect.
SciFi also has five full episodes online from last season. You can also find four other videos and 85 clips at Hulu.

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