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Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Extended to 22 Episodes – and a few ideas to keep the show fresh March 22, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Battlestar Galactica, battlestargalactica, scifi.
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Originally set for only 13 episodes, word has come down from SciFi that an additional 9 shows have now been ordered.

I guess that’s pretty good frakking news.

When BSG rocks it really rocks.

BUT the show needs to kick it up a notch or two if it’s going to pump through to season 5 (if that’s the plan). We know that season 4 is going to have alot to do with final 5 cylons and the search for earth.

There is only so long you can stretch things out before they get bad so i really hope that they line up some other interesting plot angles that will truly take BSG over the top.

Here are a few of my own suggestions…

1) Where is the illustrious leader of the Cylon race? Wouldn’t that make for some interesting plot?

2) Introduce a third ‘alien’ race – non humanoid that hates both Cylon and human

3) Mirror Universe baby!! It works for Trek why not BSG?

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1. Avram - March 22, 2007

I would like to see them bring in some of the Alien races from the original BSG, like the serephs for example. I think the problem with the show is that the creators are trying too hard to make it non-Sci Fi. They haven’t even shown the inside of a Cylon body in 3 seasons. There is no definitive proof that Cylons are actually robots. They bleed, eat food, and have children. They even give blood transfusions to humans!

Anyway, we haven’t looked at any of the spoilers yet, but at my day job we wrote up a huge article guessing about who might or might not be a Cylon:

http://www.ugo.com/channels/filmtv/features/whosacylon/

2. J_Sun - March 26, 2007

I agree I’d like to see some background on who’s pulling the strings behind the cylons. It seems to me there is a higher intelligence or leader that could be written in.

I’m a bit disappointed on how they ended season3. It seemed a bit rushed (both Baltar’s trial, and the accelerated revealing of the final 5). Plus, other than Tyrol, I wasn’t convinced of the others being the final cylons. The final ones just all happen to wind up on Galactica? Come on.

3. gingermiss - March 26, 2007

I’m a bit disappointed on how they ended season3. It seemed a bit rushed (both Baltar’s trial, and the accelerated revealing of the final 5). Plus, other than Tyrol, I wasn’t convinced of the others being the final cylons. The final ones just all happen to wind up on Galactica? Come on.

I had the opposite reaction to the season ender. I was expecting a lot of suspense and a lot of build up, with information parsed out in little shreds and snippets. I assumed there would be one big “reveal”, whatever the nature, and the rest of the answers we would have to wait for. I was thrilled that they showed everything I wanted to see – the outcome of the trial, who the Final Five are (maybe), and that Starbuck either didn’t actually die, is a cylon, or is being projected in some cosmic fashion.

Also, it makes complete sense that the Final Five would all end up on Galactica. It may have been executed a little too conveniently, but objectively the best goal for the cylons would be to maneuver themselves into positions of power and influence. Galactica is where everything happens. Tigh is the second in command. Tory runs everything for the President. Anders and Tyrol were both attracted to and formed romantic relationships with other cylons. Without any foreknowledge of this, it’s extremely far-fetched, but the point keeps being repeated that all of this has happened before. With that in mind, it makes sense that everything would fall into place the way it did.

I’m thrilled that the Final Five are (hopefully) actual, integral members of Galactica’s community. The scenarios that the writers and cast are going to be able to play out next season are going to be wonderful.

Now, of course, I’m still wondering: which of the Final Five was D’Anna Biers apologizing to when she finally found out who they were? Was it Starbuck, who was captured, tortured, and imprisoned by the cylons – or was it Tigh, who was captured, tortured, and imprisoned by the cylons? Eventually I hope we can find out, in some way, shape, or form.

4. Sean - March 27, 2007

Here are a few of my own suggestions…

1) Where is the illustrious leader of the Cylon race? Wouldn’t that make for some interesting plot?

::::::::::Please don’t be offended by what I post. I love tossing ideas around, and I don’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings with my thoughts on the issues. But…..I suppose it might be interesting in some way, but aren’t the Cylons sort of a ultra democracy with all the models having same number of “votes”? All the various disputes going on throughout the series would make no sense if it wasn’t the opposing opinions of the different cylons causing the conflict. If they have a supreme “queen bee” making the calls, why would they not follow orders? Or mention a supreme leader for three years? :::::::::::::::::::::::

2) Introduce a third ‘alien’ race – non humanoid that hates both Cylon and human

::::::::::::::Season 3 was evidence enough that there are MORE than enough stories between human and Cylon to not need another race. I am sure everyone has noticed that BSG isn’t REALLY about Science Fiction monsters, spaceships and lasers anyway, right?

I get the impression that Ron Moore wants to divorce himself from the “famous” Sci-Fi like Star Trek/Wars as much as possible. Bravo I say. The quality of BSG shows how wonderful Star Trek could have become if Moore had been allowed to spread his wings and REALLY make a statement instead of doing it the sterile, sanitary Star Trek Writers Guide way. I was a HUGE Trek (TNG, DS9) fan as a teenager, but I find many of my Trek DVD’s totally unwatchable today. They just haven’t held up for me.

The last thing BSG needs is to introduce a storyline derivative of those “Species 8472” stories from Voyager. Ugh.::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

3) Mirror Universe baby!! It works for Trek why not BSG?

::::::::::::The cheapest betrayal of viewers that BSG could possibly throw out there. This is a show that rewards viewers who pay attention. Though it would give the opportunity to do “kewl” things that might not otherwise be possible, BSG has shown with the all it’s season finales that the show is not afraid to totally implode it’s status quo. If they want something crazy to happen on that show, it will happen for REAL.:::::::::::::::::

5. Defcon1 - March 28, 2007

It’s simple, folks. The Fleet finds earth. And then, just three words: Eastern fracking Alliance.

6. Lt Flareak - April 5, 2007

Completely agree with Sean.

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8. brandon jorge johnston - June 3, 2008

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