Saturday, December 09, 2006

Season 3 to be a Three Parter

This in from the SyFy Portal:


BSG Season 3 To End With Three-Parter
SPOILERS: Ron Moore talks about what's to come
Source: E! Online

(December 08 2006) - The following story contains MODERATE SPOILERS for the third season of "Battlestar Galactica."

While the "Battlestar Galactica" story seems to be in transition again, expect that all to change by the time the third season of the hit SciFi Channel show winds up, culminating in what looks to be three-part finale.

"We meet Adama's (Edward James Olmos) wife (Lucinda Jenney) for the first time, in an unusual way, and see who is ex-wife is and the roots of why they were divorced and the problems Lee (Jamie Bamber) had growing up," series executive producer Ronald D. Moore recently told E! Online. "There are some big standalong episodes including one for Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) and one for Tyrol (Aaron Douglas), and there's a really pivotal episode with Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff), sort of a fighter-plane episode about her. Beyond that, it starts to wrap up into our finale, and there is a three-part episode that gets us to the end of the season. By then, we will have major revelations and some major plot turns."

One of the new areas of the Cylons that Moore expects to address befor season's end has to do with the other five Cylon models that the existing seven don't like to talk about.

"I can't even really tell you when it will happen, but I can tell you it will definitely happen," Moore said. "The final five Cylons are different than the other Cylons, but I don't want to give away if they are newer or older or what their relationship is to the other Cylons. That's one of the mysteries we are teasing out over the course of a lot of episodes."

While the series has already made intimations that Adama and President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) may be finding romantic flame, it's not something Moore said he's looking to finalize one way or the other in the near future. The two might continue to have a strong bond with each other, but for now, that's pretty much where it's going to stay.

How long the show will stay on the air is a good question, but there's a good chance that it will ultimately be a decision by the producers, not the network, Moore implied. He said he still has another two years left in him to keep the show going, and maybe more after that.

"I have an idea where we should end the series, and the question si how long the story, I think, can go from here to there," Moore said. "It's so hard. By the end of the season, I'm like, 'How many more of these can we get out?' And then sure enough, we think of a whole lot more in the writers' room -- but at least a couple more years."

"Battlestar Galactica," which airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on SciFi Channel, will air its mid-season finale on Dec. 15. The show will then move to Sundays at 10 p.m. in January. - Article by Michael Hinman

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