Tonight the "The Oath," the third of the final 10 episodes of Battlestar Galactica airs and the tensions are rising. In our weekly BSG Preview we have clips, details, interview links and videos, plus all the latest news on what is up with that frakin’ fleet of colonials.
“The Oath” [Season 4 Ep. 13]
US: Airing January 23rd on SciFi at 10 PM (9 Central)
Canada: Airing January 23rd on Space at 10 PM (7 Pacific)
Synopsis: Adama continues with his plan to use Cylon drive technology on Colonial ships. The closer ties between the rebel Cylons and the humans sets off a violent uprising in the fleet.
The Chief and Lee don’t really see eye to eye
Preview (SciFi – USA)
Preview (Space – Canada)
Post show Q&A with episode writer
Mo Ryan of the Chicago Tribune (the queen of BSG coverage) will be posting a Q&A with Mark Verheiden, the writer of "The Oath" on Friday night. Verheiden briefly blogs about the episode, describing it thusly:
The situation in the fleet takes a grave turn as disagreement over the Cylon alliance grows.
Mo has seen the episode and claims it is "as dramatic an hour of television as you could possibly want." More info at the Chicago Tribune site.
Last Week’s Episode Online + Recap
You can watch the entire episode of "A Disquiet Follows My Soul" at Hulu.com (US) or Spacecast.com (Canada). Hulu also has a version with Ron Moore commentary. Lastly here is the recap (US Only):
2.1 million viewers watched the season 4.5 premiere of Battlestar Galactica, mostly on par with its season 4.0 premiere number (down just 1%). But, like past years for the series, week two couldn’t hold on its premiere audience. "A Disquiet Follows My Soul" drew just 1.7 million viewers, down a steep 19%. By way of comparison, week two of season 4.0 drew 1.8 million viewers (after a drop of 16% from the season 4.0 premiere).
New BSG Interviews
Two-part TV Guide interview Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama) and Mary McDonell (Laura Roslyn).
BSGCast interview with Michael Hogan (Col. Tigh)
Chicago Tribune: interview with Ron Moore (on "Disquiet Follows My Soul")
MediaBlvd: interview with Ron More
AV Club: interview with Michael Hogan (Col. Tigh)
SciFi Wire: interview with Kandyse McClure (Dualla)
More Frakin Links
Purchas ‘Starbucks’ Coffe Mugs
Even more BSG
If that isn’t enough for you, keep track of all your Frakin needs at our favorite BSG site, Battlestar Sitrep.
Catch up on DVD
If you need to catch up, the Battlestar Galactica 4.0 DVD set was recently released, here is a promo: