LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The upcoming fourth season of Sci Fi Channel’s “Battlestar Galactica” will be its final one after all.
After months of speculation, the show’s producers are set to make the announcement at a press conference Friday.
Ending “Battlestar” with the upcoming 22-episode fourth season was a creative decision made by the hit show’s executive producers Ronald Moore and David Eick.
“This show was always meant to have a beginning, a middle and, finally, an end,” Eick and Moore said in a statement Thursday. “Over the course of the last year, the story and the characters have been moving strongly toward that end, and we’ve decided to listen to those internal voices and conclude the show on our own terms. And while we know our fans will be saddened to know the end is coming, they should brace themselves for a wild ride getting there — we’re going out with a bang.”
Okay, but actually, rationally, here’s my thinking. Most shows tend to bottom out after four seasons. Yes, X-Files, I’m looking at you. I’d hate to see it go on and on and on until Moore and Eick run out of ideas and then they’re pulling spec scripts and letting Angeli keep writing about women. SAVE US from any more of that asshole’s thoughts on marriage.
Plus the greatest sci-fi show up until Galactica, and I haven’t pulled the trigger to buy the whole fucking thing off iTunes yet so I can’t do a side-by-side comparison exactly, ended after five seasons exactly the way the creator wanted it to end, and that worked out beautifully (despite some fifth-season plotlines, Lyta, that made me want to rip my hair out), so I can’t say that I’ve seen it be a bad way to go.
PLUS, we are so having a First Draft viewing party for all you Chicago-area peeps for the finale. I’m not watching that shit alone.