The ragtag fleet is back! Tonight the first of the final 10 episodes of Battlestar Galactica airs and so TrekMovie brings back our weekly BSG previews. Tonight’s episode "Sometimes a Great Notion" is the first BSG (not counting webisodes) in six months. We have all the latest on BSG (plus some Trek connections) to get you started.
“Sometimes a Great Notion” [Season 4 Ep. 11]
Airing on the Sci-Fi Channel tonight , January 16th at 10 PM (9 Central)
Synopsis: Kara struggles with the foreboding prediction of the Cylon Hybrid, while Adama and the Colonial fleet face despair over their shocking discovery.
There is not a specific promo for tonight’s episode, but here is one for ‘Seasons 4.5’ as a whole.
DVR Alert: the episode will run 3/12 minutes long
Go to a Frak Party
Want to watch BSG with a crowd? Well there are public ‘Frak Parties’ all around the country, Galactica SitRep has a breakdown.
BSG 4.0 Marathon today of SciFi
If you need to catch up with Battlestar, you can watch the first ten episodes of season four (and some of season three), airing in a marathon today, starting at 8:30 AM on SciFi.
BSG 4.0 on DVD
The first 10 episodes of Season four, plus an extended version of the ‘Razor’ movie, were released last week on the Battlestar Galactica 4.0 DVD set. Here is a promo:
Olmos talks Picard with Whoopi and Barbara
Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama) was on The View today promoting Battlestar along with co-star Mary McDonnel (Laura Roslin). During the segment show co-host Barbara Walters asked Olmos why he turned down the role of Picard on Star Trek The Next Generation, check it out:
Ron Moore talks Trek lessons in BSG
BSG co-creators Ron Moore and David Eick did a conference call all about the return of BSG last week (see full transcript). Here is an interesting comment regarding what Moore learned from Trek:
Ron, having worked on Star Trek in years past, we’re there any lessons that you took home from those spin off series that you’re now able to apply to Caprica as a spinoff of the Battlestar universe?
Ron Moore: Probably first and foremost that you don’t try to repeat the formula. You know, I think that, you know, I questioned at the time Trek’s, when Star Tre – after Deep Space Nine when they developed the Voyager, and then subsequently Enterprise. Both those projects felt too similar to Next Generation and to the original series for me and by my lights.
I felt that, Deep Space was the way to do a spin off series of an existing franchise where you really are doing a very different show. It’s a different format. It’s a different feeling. You know, and the Deep Space Nine station lent itself to continuing stories. The Next Generation was episodic. I mean they were just very different animals. I felt that it was more creatively satisfying to do that instead of doing a, you know, a spin off that just felt like a different version of the mother ship. And so that definitely informed, you know, the process as we went into Caprica.
Want to own your own Viper, or Tricia Helfer’s famous red dress, or any ohter piece of BSG history. Well there is a live auction taking place this weekend, more information at BattlestarProps.com (also check out the info on the Ebay auction). The auction is being run by PropWorx, owned by friend of the site and contributor Alec Peters. Alec was interviewed by BSG Cast about the auction, check it out:
- There are too many frakkin interviews and articles this week to link to, but our pals at GalacticaSitRep have a full breakdown, check it out.
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