Sci Fi Channel execs continue to be at odds over whether to cleave the final season of
Battlestar Galactica into two 10-episode chunks. As one source tells
TV Week, "the money people" are itching to amortize the pricey series across two half-seasons. Showrunner Ronald D. Moore, however, tells the trade it might be better to run all 20 at once, "so [the fans] don't have to wait" - especially since viewers reportedly will "freak out" when they see the ending of Episode 10. A decision on the game plan may not come until January.
Elsewhere, Sci Fi is said to be pondering a two-hour standalone Caprica spin-off movie that, if successful, would serve as a pilot for a new character-driven, less-action-heavy series.
Also, TVGuide.com has learned that the Season 3 DVD set isn't due out until spring 2008.