Say it ain’t so.
This season we’ve lost “Veronica Mars,” >“Gilmore Girls,” “Jericho” and now “Battlestar Galactica.”
At least we get some closure with “Galactica,” which will be 22 episodes next season to wrap things up. It’s what the “Lost” creators hope to do with their series: Let it go while they are still proud of the work.
Executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick have decided that season 4 of Battlestar Galactica, SCI FI Channel’s Peabody Award-winning original series, will be its last.
“This show was always meant to have a beginning, a middle and finally, an end. 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,” stated Eick and Moore. “On a personal level, it’s been a creative privilege and an honor for all of us who work on the show and we know we’ll be lucky to ever see its like again. 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.”
Sci Fi Channel vp Mark Stern says the network respects the producers’ decision to end the series.
“We are proud to have been the home of this groundbreaking show. We have always known that Ron and David had a plan for ‘Galactica’ and trust that fans can look forward to a truly amazing final season.”
Production on the final 22 hours of season 4 is currently underway in Vancouver. An extended two-hour episode, “Razor,” will premiere in November 2007, setting the stage for the rest of the season to commence in 2008.