Breaking News: EDWARD JAMES OLMOS SAYS THIS IS THE LAST SEASON FOR 'BATTLESTAR GALACTICA'And from IESB.net:
The man behind Adama gives us hints of what to expect and tells about the 2-hour movie as well
By SEAN ELLIOTT, Senior Editor
LOCATION: Saturn Awards
THE SKINNY: iF MAGAZINE was on the red carpet covering the Saturn Awards at the Universal Hilton this evening and talked to several interesting people from all walks of Sci Fi, Fantasy, and Horror. One of the most interesting things was our conversation with Edward James Olmos, Admiral Adama, from the SCI FI Channel series BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. Olmos told iF that this is the final season for the show and what fans can expect to see in the two-hour movie filling the gap between seasons three and four.
iF MAGAZINE: What’s coming up for season four?
EDWARD JAMES OLMOS: It’s fantastic. I think they’re going to discover some very important issues about what the fan base really, really wants to see and what’s to understand about this show. We’re heading into the final season. This is the final season as we speak. All of us are very saddened by that, but we always knew there was going to be a conclusion and we would find Earth, so we will be finding Earth this season. I wish it would [keep going]. I could do 10 years like this season. I think that this is some of finest usages of television that I have been a part of in my life. Bar none. I’ve been doing this for 42 years. I’ve done some really good work in television and motion pictures but there really is nothing like this show. I can honestly tell you that this is one of the finest dramatic pieces work on humanity I’ve ever seen in my life.
iF: Are you wrapped on the series then, yourself?
OLMOS: No, I was just getting started. [Laughs] You’ll see, this year we’ll eat them up and spit them out and they’re going to wish they would’ve gone on for 10 years.
iF: So anything special we can expect for the new season?
OLMOS: You can expect lots of energy. The closer we get to the discovery and the understanding of what this show is really about, the more intense it’s going to get and the more difficult it is to watch.
iF: What can you tell us about the 2 hour movie in between seasons?
OLMOS: My involvement is minimal; it’s more of a situation about what happened to the Pegasus prior to getting to us. It’s a very powerful piece of work. The writing is…these kids are doing very well! Ron Moore, I don’t think he’ll ever have this opportunity again.
iF: Will Adama and Roslin heat up for this final season then?
OLMOS: Probably! [Laughs] We’re heating it up. We’ve been pretty intimate without getting intimate. It’s heating towards that. My instincts are that it’s going to do a tremendous about face.
iF: How did you react to the resurrection of Starbuck?
OLMOS: That’s interesting. I’d like to know what that means myself, because we thought she was gone. We were all led to believe that. We weren’t even around when they filmed that shot. We saw it at the end like everybody else. The best part of working with a really understanding group of people so they kept it.
Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff Confirm Final Season of Battlestar Galactica!!!
Written by Stephanie Sanchez
Thursday, 10 May 2007
The IESB attended the 33rd Annual Saturn Awards today in Universal City and spoke with both Edward James Olmos and Katee “Starbuck” Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica fame.
When asked about the next season of Battlestar, Olmos had this to say, “This will probably be the most extraordinary season of Battlestar, it’s the final season so, it’s definitely going to be the most vicious.”
Olmos: You heard it first.
IESB: Are you serious?
Olmos: Very much so.
IESB: I want to go cry, I know they were talking about the Caprica spinoff, is there a possibility of that then?
Olmos: That’s up to them, I have no idea, but as far as we know, in respects of the way we have this show constructed, this is the final season.
Olmos: So enjoy it while it’s here.
Say it ain’t so Katee! A bit later, we caught Katee Sackhoff on the red carpet and asked for a comment.
IESB: Eddie just gave me some earth shattering news.
IESB: It made me want to go inside and cry.
Katee: Did you hear that Battlestar might not go anymore?
IESB: What the fuck is wrong, what’s going on?!
Katee: Yeah, this might be, this may be our last year. If Eddie is saying it, I guess I can repeat it.
IESB: I was like, what’s wrong with these people?
Katee: I think part of the problem is that it’s an expensive show.
IESB: But it’s a great show.
Katee: It is, but we don’t have the viewership that a great show should get.
IESB: They should put it on NBC.
Katee: They should, but then how would I do the Bionic Woman at the same network, to be jumping back and forth, we have to keep it a little separate right now.
We have more from Katee and Eddie via red carpet video interviews coming soon but for now, take this as it is, may Battlestar rest in peace.