Sad news frackers. The Human-Cylon war is almost over. The Sci-Fi TV series, Battlestar Galactica, is only hours away from ending.
From the beginning, Battlestar Galactica was an immediate hit with TV viewers. Unlike most TV shows in the science fiction genre, Battlestar Galactica was as much about outer-space robots as it was to be human. Everything from betrayal, morality, justice, faith, vengeance and forgiveness have all played out over the 4 seasons of the series (2003-2009). Part of what made the reboot of the original 1970s TV series so gripping, was how the writers overlaid the scripts with post-9/11 themes. The movie quality special effects and sexy Cylons didn’t hurt either.
The 1st hour of the 3-hour series finale starts tonight at 10 ET/PT on NBC Universal‘s Sci Fi Channel. The 2-hour finish airs next Friday. The finale is expected to pull in big ratings. Averaging around 2.4 million viewers per episode, Battlestar Galactica has been one of the bright spots for the Sci Fi Channel.
Just because the series is ending, Battlestar fans shouldn’t bang their heads against the wall in depression just yet. The show will live on in various forms. A feature film, Sci Fi Channel prequel series, Caprica, a web series, and a TV movie, The Plan, are all in the works. Or you could just buy the series on Blu-ray and watch it all over again: Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series (Blu-ray); $138