Battlestar Galactica's Michael Trucco by Carole Segal/SCI FI Channel Photo
Battlestar Galactica fans are well-advised to sit back and savor this Friday's midseason finale, because the balance of Season 4 - the series' last, lest we forget - won't be hitting the tube until after "the first of the year," says executive producer Ronald D. Moore. And that's a best-case scenario.

At a Wednesday-night screening of this week's episode, Moore explained to that even though they are currently filming the series' final scenes, the "practical realities" of post-production - coupled with the formidable end-of-year competition presented by new fall series, baseball and football - places the onset of the final episodes at the start of 2009, at the earliest. "Realistically, there's no way to get back on the air faster," he apologetically added.

What's your take? Sure to be worth the wait? Or does it sound like a frakkin' eternity? - Matt Mitovich, with reporting by Anna Dimond and Erin Fox

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