Goodbye BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – Next Season will be the last…

Battlestar Galactica

This just in from Variety, next season of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA will be the fourth and last of the show. The producers of the show announced this Thursday.

It is true that Battlestar Galactica never got really big, but it does have very loyal fans (me being one of them). According to Variety, Battlestar Galactica:

“is a very expensive show to produce, especially for a cable net. Sci Fi has tried to turn that buzz into bigger ratings, but the show never seemed to break out beyond a core niche.”

Even though this news makes me sad, it also makes me even happier to start next season of Battlestar Galactica knowing that everything will be explained in the end. This third season ended with the most unexpected revelation of who the last Cylons were (in case you’re wondering highlight the rest of the parenthese: Colonel Saul Tigh, Chief Petty Officer Tyrol, Samuel Anders and President Roslin’s assistant Tory Foster). Now I am ready to find out what the Cylons’ plan is (it has been three season now that they have told us “they have a plan”, so what is it?). This seems like the prefect time to end it, while it is still great. At least they have a whole season to prepare us and give us a decent Battlestar Galactica Series Finale (unlike Veronica Mars, yes I am still bitter about that…).

Plus, according to Variety, the “Producers promised to end the show “with a bang.”” What more can I ask for?

It’s time for speculations now. I have to admit I am not really good with speculations, but I guess my one question for Battlestar Galactica is: Will they finally find Earth?
I am hoping they do because this is bound to be good.

Battlestar Galactica will be back for its fourth and final season in November (yes that soon, but wait don’t get too excited) with a two-hour episode. It will then return in early 2008 with 22 new episodes to finish its fourth season. I don’t know if having such a long break between the first two-hour episode in November and the rest of the fourth season of Battlestar Galactica is such a good idea. I mean look at what happened to Jericho (it lost a lot of viewers and got cancelled). Then again what’s the worse that could happen to Battlestar Galactica if not enough people tune in? Get cancelled? Oh wait, they’re already ending it! So I guess the only bad thing is that I will be very annoyed that I will have to wait a few month to see the rest of the season, especially if the first 2-hour episode is good (and you know it will be).

Finally, as far as a prequel series is concerned (remember the Caprica idea they had?), Sci-Fi hasn’t mentioned whether they plan to move forward with it.