Title: Battlestar Renewed For Season 4
prophecy girl - February 14, 2007 10:44 AM (GMT)
SCI FI Channel announced that it has renewed its Peabody-winning original series Battlestar Galactica, ordering 13 new episodes. Production will resume this summer in Vancouver, Canada, with an eye toward a January 2008 premiere.
The decision comes after the series' successful move to a new 10 p.m. timeslot on Sundays. Since moving, Battlestar Galactica's audience has grown over its third-season average by 8 percent in total viewers, by double digits in female viewers, by 19 percent in the show's target demographic of adults aged 18-49 and by 14 percent in adults 25-54. The Jan. 28 episode, "Taking a Break From All Your Worries," delivered 2.5 million total viewers and 1.6 million adults 18-49, the largest audience for any episode since the season-two premiere.
"We're thrilled to bring Battlestar back for another season," Mark Stern, SCI FI's executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. "This series has delivered on every level, from the writing to the acting to the production values. SCI FI is proud to be the home of the best show on television."
The series is from NBC Universal Television Studio and is executive-produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. Its cast is led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park. Battlestar recently returned with the second half of its third original season, immediately following SCI FI's newest original series, The Dresden Files.
"While we never had any doubt that SCI FI would get behind a fourth season of Battlestar, it's thrilling to finally make it official, and for Ron and I to continue using this great genre to investigate the darker corners of society, politics and humanity," executive producer David Eick said in a statement.
sci fi wire.com
jamiearmour - February 14, 2007 02:51 PM (GMT)
Why only 13? :ponder:
Are they waiting to see how well it fairs in it's new timeslot before commiting to more?
Phillip Culley - February 14, 2007 10:20 PM (GMT)
From one side the 13 episodes makes a lot more sense - with Season 1 there was only one really disappointing episode (the insipid 'Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me down'), however with the longer Seasons 2 and 3 there have been a lot more disappointing episodes (the likes of 'Black Market' and similar episodes around that time in Season 2, and ones like 'A Matter of Salvation' and 'Unfinished Business' in Season 3.
Also, from what I gather the ratings for Season 3 haven't been great, and I can understand Sci-Fi not wanting to commit to a full 20 episode season as well.
However, at the same time, this 13 episode order is a minimum, and could well be upped to a full 20 (or even 22)-episode run :)
prophecy girl - March 22, 2007 10:55 AM (GMT)
|SCI FI Channel has increased its episode order for the fourth season of Battlestar Galactica to 22 from the original 13, including a special two-hour extended episode that will air during the fourth quarter of this year and be released on DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment thereafter. |
Battlestar Galactica will air its season-three finale on March 25 in its regular Sunday 10 p.m. ET/PT timeslot. Production will begin on the new season in May, with an eye to an early 2008 premiere.
sci fi wire
goth willow fan - March 22, 2007 11:17 AM (GMT)
:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
willowroolz - March 22, 2007 11:20 AM (GMT)
prophecy girl - March 23, 2007 10:55 AM (GMT)
Battlestar season three Finale spoiler
Michelle - March 23, 2007 10:59 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (prophecy girl @ Mar 23 2007, 10:55 AM)|
| Battlestar season three Finale spoiler |
La la la, I'm not reading it. :snooty: ;) Only a few days to go til I can see it for myself. :thumbsup:
I've seen the picture on the front of scifi.com though. It looks a bit like the grey council. :blink:
Phillip Culley - March 23, 2007 07:03 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (goth willow fan @ Mar 22 2007, 06:17 AM)|
| :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: |
Don't get over optimistic - from what I've heard this will be it for Galactica. Apparently there were two options - 2 seasons of 13 episodes, or one extended season of 22 episodes. After that - finito.
At least they have time to plan a proper ending....
Crichton Kicks - March 24, 2007 12:01 AM (GMT)
^^ The numbers have slipped this year, it's a shame that they rarely look past that. Production-wise, Galactica's far superior to the likes of Eureka or The Dresden Files, which will undoubtedly go on to last for 10 years. They're not bad shows but it's like comparing The Sun with The Times.
star_fury - March 28, 2007 04:47 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Crichton Kicks @ Mar 24 2007, 12:01 AM)|
| ^^ The numbers have slipped this year, it's a shame that they rarely look past that. Production-wise, Galactica's far superior to the likes of Eureka or The Dresden Files, which will undoubtedly go on to last for 10 years. They're not bad shows but it's like comparing The Sun with The Times. |
I'm sure no-one is going to agree with my opinion but while production wise Battlestar Galactica is still fantastic (great CGI, very good acting and high production values). I have found the stories very lacking and while the show looks exactly as it did back in the beginning, in my humble opinion the show is only a shadow of what it started out as.
|At least they have time to plan a proper ending.... |
yes and they can try and make out the Cylons had a plan like we see at the beginning of every episode. :rolleyes:
prophecy girl - April 20, 2007 09:54 AM (GMT)
of writer/producer ronald d Moore (spoiler warning for the season finale)
prophecy girl - June 1, 2007 10:34 AM (GMT)
Next 'Battlestar' season will be the series' lastarticle
prophecy girl - June 28, 2007 09:41 AM (GMT)
Jamie Bamber, who plays Lee "Apollo" Adama Talks Battlestar's Endlink
John Brawn - July 1, 2007 09:14 PM (GMT)
I am currently about halfway through S2 and absolutely loving it. It is a bit of a shame if S3 loses its way a bit from the post above. Nevertheless the current standard is astounding.
It is easily the best thing I have seen since Buffy finished though clearly the shows are coming from different perspectives. It is probably unfair to compare fantasy to science fiction.
I remember watching the original BSG in about 78/79. I love how the writers have injected a massive amount of 'logicality' into the script ie having all the ships have FTL drives rather than the absurd originals sub-light 'crawl'.
Does anyone else remember going to see the 'films' BSG and BSG 2? I used 'scare quotes' as they massively cheated us by splicing the pilot and the Pegasus episodes together to create a 'film'. sk
Crichton Kicks - July 1, 2007 10:46 PM (GMT)
^^ For what it's worth, I actually preferred Season 3 to Season 2. The latter half of season 2 just meandered along without giving the impression of direction.
willowroolz - July 2, 2007 07:15 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Crichton Kicks @ Jul 1 2007, 11:46 PM)|
| ^^ For what it's worth, I actually preferred Season 3 to Season 2. The latter half of season 2 just meandered along without giving the impression of direction. |
goth willow fan - July 27, 2007 01:40 PM (GMT)
The end run of eps in S3 is fantastic - far better than the disjointed meanderings of S2.
little pixie - August 15, 2007 02:44 PM (GMT)
Info on S1 in Hd-DVD and on Razor.