Jamie Bamber and Katee Sackhoff
We've finally seen the epic final episode of Battlestar Galactica, and we're sure you have tons of burning questions about the choices made by executive producer and writer of the episode, Ron Moore. Luckily for us, Moore sat down with TVGuide.com to shed light on the finale's structural, spiritual and emotional elements.
TVGuide.com: The writers started deciding a year ago what would happen in the finale. How long ago did you structure the way you wanted the finale to be written — how much would be battle scenes and how much would be the resolution on the new Earth?
Ron Moore: [By the midpoint of the season] we had revealed the origins of the final five, we had found the original Earth, we had dealt with all the backstories of people... there was a laundry list of things that were out of the way. Then it became about, what do we do in the finale and we started focusing on ...
Coach catches Julie and Matt in an awkward situation, Landry finally lays the smackdown on Tyra, and Papa McCoy has a very bad meltdown.
After four seasons, the fate of Battlestar Galactica and her fleet is revealed after a treacherous rescue mission to save Hera.
I honestly can't believe this is the last recap I'll write for Battlestar Galactica. What a frakkin' ride this show has been, particularly in the last ten weeks. We've discovered Ellen was the fifth and final Cylon, said goodbye to Dualla after her shocking suicide, and saw humans and Cylons working together to ensure their survival. We've also questioned who and what our heroine Starbuck really is and seen the ever-stoic Adama become an alcoholic and drug addict. But there are still so many questions to be answered! Could the show resolve them all in just two hours and 11 minutes? Let's find out.
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Sadly, Friday has arrived, which means the end of Battlestar Galactica is near. But, you can dry your eyes, weepy fans, because we still have the two-hour prequel movie to look forward to this fall.
TVGuide.com wraps up our fabulous video series with Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell with a discussion about "The Plan." Here, Olmos dishes on the idea behind the movie, how it felt to direct himself, and more! Watch the video after the jump!
We don't want you to miss a single moment of Friday's Battlestar Galactica finale, so make sure your DVR is set to record all two hours and 11 minutes of "Daybreak — Part 2," starting at 9 pm ET and PT. Also, if you missed "Daybreak — Part 1," Sci Fi is re-airing the episode at 8 pm ET/PT. Enjoy!
Tricia Helfer, James Callis
As we jump ever-closer to the finale of the series, we're celebrating some of the best moments from all four seasons of Battlestar Galactica. We asked you to weigh in and you delivered — with imaginary sex, shocking suicides, and liplocking. (But strangely, no airlocking.)
Here are TVGuide.com readers' favorite BSG moments:
13. Bringing Sexy Back(side)
To me the most shocking moment, and I can't believe they did that on a sci-fi show, was Baltar having sex with Six in his head. Then the camera shows the real world and he is butt naked, humping air. Shocking and funny. -buzzard601
12. Most Tortured Love
Loved when Lee and Kara got together on New Caprica and Lee expressed his love for her. It was about time. Then in classic Starbuck style, she sabotages herself by marrying Sam. I also loved when Lee accidentally told Kara that he loved her when she got back from Caprica. - stace34
11. Best Fast Forward
The time-jump forward to one year later was a brilliant choice. New Caprica yielded incredible drama and allegory, topped off by the badassiest moment of all: Galactica jumping into the atmosphere, spitting out its fighters (completely with the very-real physics of the igniting launch tubes) and jumping out as it free fell. —Johndellaporta
10. Shut Up and Let Me Finish Award
Starbuck stabbing Leoben to death and then getting back up and eating her steak! Read more of your favorite moments after the jump!
After a less painful country-themed night of performances, America has voted, and one more Idol will be sent home... unless the judges invoke their "save" rule.
Whoopi Goldberg, Mary McDonnell, Edward James Olmos
Standing in a United Nations chamber before a table covered in placards for each of the 12 Battlestar Galactica colonies, Edward James Olmos delivered a stirring speech that led a crowd of reporters and students to join in a chant of "So say we all," one of the key phrases from the show.
It could have been a stirring moment in the series finale — but the moment was real.
Olmos, along with costar Mary McDonnell and executive producers Ron Moore and Dave Eick, spoke at the U.N. Tuesday about issues on the show that also face the organization, including racism, human rights, terrorism, children and armed conflict, reconciliation and more.
The View cohost Whoopi Goldberg moderated the event, which included speeches by three special guests from the U.N. and questions from an eager and engaged audience. It was hard not to feel the fan love in the room — including from Goldberg herself. Read about the rest of the event after the jump!
This week, the remaining 11 Idols will be singing country songs that celebrate the Grand Old Opry with help from mentor Randy Travis.
Sci Fi chose their upfront event to screen the much-anticipated finale of their hit series Battlestar Galactica, introduce new shows and formally reveal their new name, SyFy.
Here are some of the highlights of the evening:
The evening began with the screening of the two-hour Galactica finale, "Daybreak — Part 2." Executive producer Ron Moore made reporters and critics raise their right hands and promise not to reveal any spoilers until it airs on Friday (10 pm/ET). We will abide by this promise, but say the show's bow is stunning, action-packed and quite emotional.
Jason and Grant were good enough to name their "can't miss" episodes for TVGuide.com this season. They feature the creepy, old, abandoned Essex County Hospital and a Titanic exhibit with some reported spooky activity at the Georgia Aquarium. To raise the stakes — and the hairs on the back of your neck — the network is airing the Titanic episode on the anniversary of the ship's demise, April 15. We also couldn't resist asking if the boys minded being spoofed last year by Supernatural, and if they would be up for a cameo on the show. "We don't take ourselves seriously," said Grant. Jason echoed the sentiment, saying, "We'd love to... we think those guys are great and we'd love to meet them!" Read more about the Sci Fi upfronts after the jump!