This is frakkin it! Tonight is the two-hour series finale of Battlestar Galactica. Tonight’s episodes, "Daybreak, Parts 2 and 3", will see Adama leading the Galactica on one last mission. We have previews for that, plus the latest frakkin links and more, including a follow-up on the United Nations panel.
“Daybreak, Parts 2 and 3” [Season 4 Eps. 20-21]
US: Airing March 20th on SciFi at 9 PM (8 Central)
Canada: Airing March 20th on Space at 9 PM (6 Pacific)
UK: Airing March 23rd on Sky1
Synopsis: Admiral Adama leads the Galactica into a dangerous mission, one which he admits could be the final one for the aging ship.
DVR Notice: Finale Running 2 hours and 11 Minutes
SCI FI has announced that the finale will be running 11 minutes over its two-hour time period, so be sure to set your DVR/recording device accordingly.
Preview (SciFi – USA)
Preview (Space – Canada)
Preview (Sky1 – UK)
Last Week’s Episode ("Daybreak, Part 1") Roundup
The episode is not yet available for streaming, but here is the recap:
Also check out Ron Moore’s podcast for the episode, it is enlightening.
"Daybreak, Part 1" drew 1.66M viewers, slightly above the audience of episode 18, which drew 1.57M viewers the week prior. Through nine episodes, the second half of season 4 has averaged 1.70M viewers (-19% from the season 4.5 premiere).
The Plan and Caprica Details
This past Monday, the SCI FI Channel hosted a press screening of tonight’s finale. But don’t expect any spoilers, as creator Ronald D. Moore was on hand to have the gathered press swear not to reveal anything. On the plus side, there were some new details to come out of the event on spin off "Caprica" as well as the two-hour standalone movie "The Plan". Here are some highlights, via Maureen Ryan at the Chicago Tribune.
"The Plan" will "probably" air in the fall (possibly November).
Edward James Olmos, who directed the movie, says "When [‘Battlestar’ fans] see ‘The Plan,’ they’re all going to have to go back and watch the entire series again.”
Paula Malcolmson, who stars in "Caprica", had the following to say about the show: “Battlestar” has “come to an end, and it’s a beautiful end and [fans] should mourn that show,” Malcolmson said. “You can’t just come along with another show that’s going to replicate it. That’s not what we want to do, we want to give them something else.”
Footage from BSG UN Panel
Last week we reported on the panel at the United Nationals panel and now you can read some reports on the event over at the Chicago Tribune and at Alan Sepinwall’s site. But if that’s not enough for you, don’t worry, the entire United Nations panel has been archived on the U.N. Webcast Archives. The panel runs about 2 hours and 4 minutes. You can also skip to specific chapters of the event: Introduction (15 minutes), Human Rights (35 minutes), Children and Armed Conflict (30 minutes), Terrorism (20 minutes) and Reconciliation and Dialogue Among Civilizations and Faiths (20 minutes).
Frakkin BSG links
Even more BSG
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