BSG news: Season 4 production is about to resume
The last few episodes of Battlestar Galactica’s final season could begin filming at the end of March, SyFy Portal reported this week.
Adm. Adama himself, Edward James Olmos, shared the news with the Portal.
“We will finish the story, and I think the fans will be satisfied,” Olmos told Michael Hinman.
As previously reported here on Remote Access, there are two Battlestar specials that will air before the season premiere April 4 (which was first announced here, and I believe now that was an accidental e-mail sent to some media, as only a handful of blogs, including Remote Access, posted the news back then. Others posted the premiere date last week as if it had just been announced, and that’s when the NBC Universal press site finally had the info, too).
Anyhow, at 10 p.m. March 28, Battlestar Galactica: Revisited will review the first three seasons, “providing the uninitiated with an introduction to the characters, relationships and backstory.” Executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick host.
Then, at 10:30 p.m. March 28, is Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon, “a celebrity-studded celebration of the show’s effect on pop culture.” Those interviewed include Seth Green, Brad Paisley and Joel McHale.
The SciFi Channel gave this description of the April 4 episode:
In the season-four premiere, the last remnants of humanity continue their search for a new home as the thin line that separates them from the rapidly evolving Cylons is redrawn.
Galactica’s crew is rocked by Starbuck’s (Katee Sackhoff) sudden and mysterious return from the dead, bringing claims that she has been to Earth and can lead them there. Meanwhile, four members of the fleet are still reeling from the revelation that they are Cylons.
The episode is entitled, “He That Believeth in Me.” That’s from John 11:25-26, the King James edition of the Bible:
Jesus said unto her, ‘I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And so whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?’
Anyone who’s a fan of the show should find this interesting on a number of levels, not least of which is that it’s the Cylons who believe in the one true God, whereas the colonials are polytheistic. [SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen all of Season 3 yet, don’t read the rest of the post. Really. I’m looking out for you here. Still reading? OK, but you can’t say I didn’t warn you.] And, of course, we ended Season 3 with Starbuck’s sudden reappearance, and Moore & Eick have assured the fans that Starbuck is indeed alive. She wasn’t a figment of Lee’s imagination.
So did she really die and was resurrected? Is she a Cylon? (I don’t think so.) Is she a harbinger of the apocalypse (see the Razor telemovie)? Is she a messanger from God?