Battlestar Telemovie To Focus On Pegasus
PLUS: Ronald D. Moore hints that Season 4 is the last
By MICHAEL HINMAN
The following story contains scattered MINOR SPOILERS for various episodes of "Battlestar Galactica," including the first part of the third season finale and the telemovie.
When the "Battlestar Galactica" telemovie premieres on the SciFi Channel this fall, it will have very little of the Galactica itself, but a lot more about a battlestar that many fans have been wanting to learn more about: The Battlestar Pegasus.
"That story will not pick up our cliffhanger at the end of Season 3," executive producer Ronald D. Moore recently told Salon.com. "That didn't seem right. The story will be set on the [Battlestar] Pegasus, and will take place in the past, relative to where we are in Season 3. But the events set up in that story will then pay off in Season 4."
While it had been rumored for some time that the telemovie would focus on the Battlestar Pegasus, thus assuring a return of Michelle Forbes as Adm. Cain, this is the first official confirmation that has been received that the telemovie would in fact focus on the Cylon attack of the BSG pilot, but from the perspective of the Pegasus.
"There was no way we could pick up the cliffhanger in that format, and then ask people to wait to really start the season later," Moore said. "One of the storylines everyone had really liked was the Pegasus story and the character of Adm. Cain, so we decided to go with that."
According to the mini-Pegasus story arc, the Pegasus survived the attacks much like the Galactica, but had a much different approach, putting civilians secondary and military first. That included the execution of the XO when he hesitated on an order, and the stripping of civilian ships.