Monday, May 07, 2007

First Bit of Season 4 News!

Film Jerk posted up the following article, which tells us about a couple of things that will be in the first episode of Season 4, and which most likely will tie in with the two special Pegasus episodes. First, Episode 401 will be called Razor (I guess this makes sense because of where they left season 3 off). Two, they're introducing a new character, a former officer of the Pegasus, named Kendra Taggart, who's apparently a little out there.


New character in "Battlestar Galactica" season 4 premiere

By CassyHavens

May 6th, 2007

"Battlestar Galactica" returns in season four with a two-part episode entitled "Razor," and with it, comes a new female character.

For this episode only, we are introduced to Kendra Taggert, a Major from the now-destroyed Pegasus, who lost it when the war with the Cylons started, and is somewhat unhinged now. Her mother was a Quorum delegate who had to call in a few favors to get her aboard the Pegasus, with the expectation Kendra would command the fleet eventually. Another chick in her late 20’s, Kendra should fit in with the other female leads on “Galactica” now, not to mention the fact that she could relate to Lee Adama, given their similar circumstances.

The last season of “Galactica” drew some criticism from fans and critics alike for its unbalanced portrayal of its normally strong female characters. President Roslin’s cancer has relapsed and she had little to do during Gaius Baltar’s trial; Starbuck went more nuts and died only to return in the final moments of the season; and Roslin’s assistant, Tory, who has had nothing to do after rigging the presidential election during season 2, was revealed as a Cylon. With this new addition, are we being set up for more of the same? The Amazonian Cylon women also seemed shortchanged last season. I wouldn’t mind a little more asskicking.

We can also expect a few flashback scenes with a 20-something Admiral Adama, back when he was a rookie fighter pilot.

The two-part season premiere starts filming next week.

Also, according to this site as well, this is going to be a two parter, and there's some other casting news here.


Logan Gawain said...

401/402 "Razor" parts 1 and 2, *are* the speical Pegasus episodes. 403 will be the "season debut" in January picking up where the season 3 cliffhanger left off.

Andrew said...

Oh, okay, that didn't really translate through the article. I guess that makes more sense, than having the Pegsaus episodes being in a weird season or event by themselves.