Tonight is the halfway mark of season 4.5 of Battlestar Galactica and it is another one of those ‘all will be revealed’ episodes. We have all the previews you could want of "No Exit", plus recap of last week’s episode, the latest interviews and videos and more frakin links below.
“No Exit” [Season 4 Ep. 15]
US: Airing February 13th on SciFi at 10 PM (9 Central)
Canada: Airing February 13th on Space at 10 PM (7 Pacific)
UK: Airing February 17th on Sky1 at 9 PM
Synopsis: As Sam Anders recovers from his head injury onboard the Cylon base ship, he begins to have a series of visions.
The cylons have a meeting
Preview (SciFi – USA)
Preview (Space – Canada)
John Hodgman guest spot
Did you spot the Daily Show’s John Hodgman in the previews? The ‘resident expert’ and author of "The Areas of My Expertise" and "More Information Than You Require" has a cameo in tonight’s episode, playing a doctor. Hodgman is a big fan of the show and even wrote an article about it back in 2005 for the New York Times Magazine.
Hi, I’m a PC, no I’m a doctor
Last Week’s Episode Roundup
You can watch the entire episode of "Blood on the Scales" at Hulu.com (US) or Spacecast.com (Canada). Hulu also has a version with Ron Moore commentary. Here is a the recap:
New BSG Interviews
SciFi.com has a couple of interviews with Richard Hatch discussing last week’s big episode.
Mary McDonnell/Edward James Olmos TV Guide Interview (part 4)
Zap2It: interview with Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh)
More Frakin Links
BSG envisioned as: an 80s sitcom and ‘Galactica Vice‘ (embedded below)
BSG the 80s sitcom
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:
And than…LUCIFER arrives!
My brother has been telling me since it’s inception I need to check it out. Never have. Guess my loss.
John Hodgman, cool.
Love him in the Apple ads.
I think Kara Thrace is “he who must not be named,” as mentioned in the “Eye of Jupiter” episodes.
And if anyone wants to quibble about the pronouns, just remember: Starbuck used to be a man.
Did I mention before what an unbelievable great writer and showrunner Ron Moore is?
BATTLESTAR IS LIKE A GOD THING>>> WE CAN ONLY HOPE THE NEW MOVIE HAS QUALITY LIKE BSG. IF IT HAS HALF THE GREATNESS OF BSG THE NEW MOVIE WILL BE A PHENOMENAL HIT. AND, MIND YOU I AM A TREK FAN 1ST….
#6: BATTLESTAR IS LIKE A GOD THING
Aaron, if it was like a god thing, why don’t I like it?
Jeyl, you are a Mac expert in Maine?
Well. It seems that Tonights Ep will get us back on Track for the story and get it going. You know one thing would be funny. if when they Find our Earth that they find out that we are all Cylons.
Back on track? What have the last 4 episodes been then?
The Hatch isn’t fooling anyone. He still believes he *is* Captain Apollo.
I thought they did a good job with the Zarek character. He was believable. Too bad Hatch seems to give passing praise to the creation of that character and still clings to his alter ego.
“The original Captian Apollo. The ‘one and only’… just kidding.”
No he’s not.
BSG is one of the best shows on television, and it’s very interesting to see it all come to an end.
So say we all !!!
…kidding that is…
#10. I mean back on track as in the story of the Cylons and Bsg finding Earth. The In fighting of the Galactica was ok for story but I am wanting to know more answers. Like How did Starbuck realy get killed and who is this new one. Is she a cylon and if so how did she come to be.
MTV movies blog:
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Obviously BSG isn’t for everybody. We’ve seen a lot of evidence right here on this site. Which is cool. I can understand differences in taste in all.
But I really do feel sorry for folks who didn’t follow this story the first time around. Yes it’s dark. Some stories are. And make no mistake, this whole thing is one long story, best watched from beginning to end. This so far has been the best ride on TV that I have ever watched. I don’t want to compare it to Trek because they really are apples and oranges. It would be like comparing it to the Sopranos. Actually it has more in common to the Sopranos. I am still excited to see where this is going and can’t wait for the payoff. Really brilliant.
BSG=Best Show Going.
I’d just like to remind everyone that “frakkin” has two k’s. Otherwise it sounds like you’re using Jonathan Frakes’s last name as a curse.
@16 and 17…
This show is so Frakeing awesome.
I’m going to agree with #16. Watching the new “Battlestar Galactica” series has been the journey on television I ever had. I was skeptical at first – so many changes – no sci-fi orchestral music, no lasers, human-looking cyborgs, Starbuck and Boomer as women.
What got me to watch the first episode? Edward James Olmos. He’s been a favorite of mine since I first saw him in “Stand and Deliver.” As Commander Adama, he is such an endearing and complex character to watch and see him evolve over the past few years. The rest of the cast members turned out to be an amazing ensemble of characters that really have a life on their own.
And, I didn’t even get to the storyline yet. As a Trek fan, it does pain me to say that this has been so much more intriguing than any of the Trek series because of its continuity and intensity. Moore and crew never failed to smash barriers and cross the line when necessary, which makes every episode worth the wait… and bittersweet when it does come to an end in a few weeks.
Oops! “…has been the BEST journey on television…”
totally with you here, Raphael.
But it is good the the creators decide when the end will come,
at the perfect bittersweet moment.
Like Lost will next year.
The individuals running Star Trek in the last decade were not smart or sensitive enough for such decisions.
BSG TOS is a childrens coloring book compared to the superb reboot.
If JJ can do this with Trek, he’d deserve to take his place among the genre’s greats.
However, from what I’ve seen so far, we’ll be lucky if the only damage to Trek will be “Mass appeal mediocrity” from the new movie.
Still cant wait to see it though, I’d love to be completely surprised.
I am tired of hearing about the differences between the original Battlestar Galactica and the reboot. If you didn’t live in the time period of the 70s, it’s hard to realize what constraints they had. Yes, there were no computers to do CG, but content was very much controlled. You rarely saw any blood on television, that the word “frak” made it in the 70s is amazing, and heavily dark shows were not normally welcome on the networks. For a time in the 70s there was a family prime time hour of 8-9pm (7-8 central), where violence (fist fights and shootings, of course without blood) was just about taboo.
I have enjoyed the reboot, but I truly believe I would have enjoyed a continuation of the original with some updating for today’s accepted content. About half of the original shows left much desired, but the other half were quite good, and I felt a viewer would actually care about what happened to the characters. Although I really got into the last two parter on the reboot (mutiny and everything), I really don’t care too much about any of the characters, and I just want to see the show through. I’m not too interested in Caprica, either.
I love the Battlestar Vice send up. I truly despise the music of the new show, it is completely unremarkable.
Fun project for someone with music skillz… Take the Beatles’ song “Help” and insert the word “Frak”. Yeah, some of you are singing it already…
I wish Ron Moore’s favorite song was Rage Against the Machine’s Killing in the Name. “Frak you I won’t do what you tell me! Frak you I won’t do what you tell me!”
#25 — BSG’s music “unremarkable?”
I encourage you to read this blog by composer Bear McCreary (http://www.bearmccreary.com/blog/) and to listen more closely.
These last few episodes are a really bittersweet ride for me. I’m truly going to miss this show, and yet I’m very glad that they are going out on top and on their own terms. No slow and drawn out death over 2 or 3 mostly extraneous and lame seasons for the crew of our beloved Bucket, BSG 75…
“BATTLESTAR IS LIKE A GOD THING”
….Learn how to use proper case before you post again, kid.
(What Would Battle Star Galactica Do?)
Is that LIKE A GOD THING?
I think the only reason the original BSG has any life and interest to it today is because we like the characters. We like the characters because they are decent people (except Baltar) and also because the characters are, in a way, a projection of the actors themselves, who are themselves are telegenic.
Seriously, Dirk Benedict’s Starbuck is a character cliche–the cigar-smoking, gambling womanizing rogue fighter pilot–but the actor Dirk Benedict sold it. Same for the other actors.
But I am as incredulous as Ron Moore is when the ragtag fleet escapes a holocaust and goes to a casino planet that explodes due to, if I remember correctly, an out of control fire.
Isn’t it cool how a show or shows can cross such national lines to bring us together. Science Fiction has such an ability to transend differences. Giving us all different takes from different stations in different countries, it boggles the mind how the internet, sci-fi bring us together. If only we could introduce the Taliban and Al-Qaeda to Star Trek and BSG.
“The God Thing” was the original title of ST:TMP
“Why is any object we don’t understand always called a thing?”
And wasn’t it called “In Thy Image?”
Yep Yep Yep
I’m looking forward to hearing just once…
“By your command, Imperious Leader”
Betcha it’s Boomer whats says it
Someone said to Shatner deriding ST5:FF, “It’s too much like The God Thing.”
I think it was Nimoy in “I Am Spock”
29 OM —- Actually I know proper case and you should never estimate a persons age based on such a thing for when you are wrong you seem ignorant.
33 McCoy’s Gall Bladder… Yes that thought entered my mind.
The point of doing my post the way I did was because every week people bitch and moan about BSG on this site and I wanted to make if very clear and very apparent that there are a large number of us that love the show.
You know it is interesting because Star Trek (DS9 in particular) used to be my favorite… Then BSG came along and it eventually usurped DS9’s (dare I say) throne. So I started saying that as a franchise (in its entirety) Star Trek was my favorite but now I find myself more and more saying the words I know to be the truth. Battlestar Galactica is the best science fiction show ever. It even dwarfs the entire franchise of Trek now.
Problem with that? Oh well it’s my right to have the opinion.
7. Jeyl – February 13, 2009
#6: BATTLESTAR IS LIKE A GOD THING
Aaron, if it was like a god thing, why don’t I like it?
Simple answer it is. Not everyone likes God Jeyl. Anyone with any inkling of knowledge about theology will note that there are many whom hate “God”… Demons and the Devil for example. Does that make BSG haters demons and devils? No really I kid…
BSG is the absolute best show on television. And is better than all Treks except DS9. Some may say TNG too, but I’d say you really can’t compare the two. But BSG is depressing, and while DS9 was depressing in parts, nothing compares. I just wish Ron would give us a glimmer of hope every once and a while…that’s what DS9 had. Merge the two = perfect show.
Ellen is God and John Cavell hates her
Boomer has just got to say it, she just has to.
I say let Galactica rot.
Whoever said it before, let them settle the planet or the moon or something.
Go from “Wagon Train” to “Bonanza”
The “Virginian” also comes to mind
Also, Kobol wasn’t a radioactive mess, just abandoned. Settle Kobol.
Also, we still have no proof (Maps/globes) that they are around Earth.
It very well could be Terra.
The Shield is over, BSG is over. No need for TV anymore.
BSG is good, but not that good. They just offed Ander. Unless Ellen can breathe life back into his brain, Ander died just so Lee can finally have Kara sans melodrama. The same reason Dee died.
I like this episode. It doesnt waste too much.
Except Adama doing a 180 about Cylon tech, then doing a 180 again.
And Ander’s brain died.
Daniel is of course Boxey
Okay, okay, it’s Cottle, but you all saw that coming.
I thought that the #7 Cylon they were talking bout was Starbucks first husband….. Adama’s missing son. Oh well, guess it was someone else. Great to see Ellen back and on her way to Galactica. I understood Adama not wanting to use Cylon tech to repair the ship. He wanted to try and do without it. But when he saw there was no way around saving the ship, he took a swig of spirits and asked Chief to do what he must to save the ship. Can’t wait till next week. I guess with tonight’s episode that means that there are 6 shows left. ****AND FINALLY (if the final 5 made 8 models, isn’t that then 13 models and not 12?
BSG is a good show, but it’s too all over the place. Some episodes don’t mean anything to the overall story, then other try to cram too many important storyline points into one episode. Random characters get killed, unkilled, or get their entire characters destroyed by a plot twist (final five = bad choices). It’s still a ton better than 95% of the crap on TV, but it could have been better.
#2 Yes, you have lost out. Which brother is the fan?
#41 I agree it’s much better than 95% of the other shows currently showing new episodes. Dollhouse, first episode tonight, but was not to excited. I will give it maybe 7 more episodes, and if it doesn’t grab me, then it gets deleted from my season pass on my TiVo.
#41 I agree with some of your comments. I like the random character stuff to me adds to the real world feel of the show. It makes it feel less like the same story formulas being used all the time. You never know when something bad is going to happen to someone. For me the first 2 seasons felt kind of all over the place for me. But by 3rd things started coming together.
I enjoyed tonight’s episode but reminded me alittle bit of what happened on DS9 to Capt. Sisko when he started having visions of the future. But BSG has alot of similarities to DS9 so its one of the reasons I like the show. Im getting more excited has the finale is getting closer and closer. Im pretty sure im not the only one who sees the show heading to one final show down with Galactica and the Cylons.
Defrakking . . .
Can’t wait till later today so I can watch it 10 times in a row on Hulu,
Love my frakking BSG!
just watched it…
been a huge fan for its entire run…
well, too much info too quick…
RDM wrote himself into a corner, so he uses ‘NO EXIT’ to get his literary ass out of trouble…
this episode did not go over well with me…Cavill knew the identity of the final 5 the WHOLE time?????? Bull$#@T!!!
they blew it here for me…i liked the Galactica’s disintegration plotline more than Anders and Ellen’s exposition.
#20 Ummmm, the orchestral music is still there. The original BSG theme, is this BSG’s national anthem of the Colonies!! D’oh!
Furthermore, the original BSG had human-form Cylons. You obviously are forgetting about the Galactica 1980 episodes. (Understandable, of course.)
I think too many people complaining about nuBSG, don’t know much about the original either. Frak!
#46 Of course Cavil knew. Go back and rewatch when “Brother” Cavil was serving as a priest and counselor to Galen Tyrol when Cavil first appeared. D’oh! He boxed D’anna because she’d known. Why else would he have boxed her? He wasn’t afraid of her knowing, he just wanted to maintain control of information. He’s #1 after all. Closest thing to Iblis from the original BSG really…
I’ve been saying that this whole time & taking a lot of flak for it.
#46, I’ve been saying that for a long time too.
Its FRACK not FRAKK. If im wrong on the spelling then I guess all of the BSG shirts with F-R-A-C-K are spelled wrong.
Interesting about Galactica Vice since Edward James Olmos stared in both series!