I just read at PulpSecret! that the final season of Battlestar Galactica may not match what the production team originally envisioned last year.
Apparently the second half of the final season has been completely rewritten in the wake of the writer’s strike. What can this mean for the last year of what has become the best TV Sci-Fi series? It could mean a lot of things.
Personally, I’m hoping for less of someone’s brother-in-law’s band playing ‘All Along the Watchtower’- the most jaw-droppingly lame and painfully crass way to end an episode I’ve seen in a long long time… and I watch Doctor Who.
The final season will see many revelations and while last year we were asked to sit through painful filler episodes featuring characters few viewers care about or storylines that are quickly dropped, this rewrite could mean a sharper and cleaner season. It has a lot of expectations riding on it and after the somewhat lackluster season 3, season 4 had better step up to the plate and make viewers remember why they sacrificed Friday nights for the Gods of Cobol.
In any case, the program has become a giant of the TV airwaves. With a spinoff prequel series ‘Caprica’ in the works, the sky is the limit for the little remake that could.
The new season premieres this Friday at 10 ET on the Sci-Fi Channel in the US.