No, its not Yet Another YouTube video. I had the opportunity to watch the upcoming Season 4 premiere of Battlestar Galactica, “He That Believeth In Me”, which airs for you mere mortals this Friday (have I never mentioned that I’m a Time Lord? The TARDIS comes in handy when you can’t wait). I can’t discuss anything terribly important (can’t change the course of history, right?), but I can give you some thoughts…but you’ll need to click Read More to enable the telepathic link through your firewall (don’t worry, I won’t steal your passwords…I already know them)
Man, it’s a tough job trying to tell you something without giving it away. Well, I’ll speak to things that you can at least see in the preview for the upcoming season.
As we know, we’ve seen 7 specific Cylon models out of the 12 over the course of the first three seasons. The last 5 were something of a mystery – until the last episode of last season, where 4 more were identified (assuming they are in fact Cylons) as 4 people aboard Galactica, but they seem to realize it before they were “activated”, like Boomer. (If you haven’t caught up, please see the recap)
(Explain something to me – how can Tighe be one? He was a veteran of the old war against the Cylons, wasn’t he? Before they created the humanoid models? I hope that gets explained. And wouldn’t all that whiskey cause a malfunction of some sort? )
So now they need to deal with their sudden realization. Do they continue with their duties? Keep it a secret? Tell anyone? Can they still kill other Cylons, or will they suddenly turn?
The driving theme of the season will be who is number 12. And we have plenty of suspects.
Baltar managed to get himself acquitted of all charges at the end of the season, and is taken underground to protect him. But by who? Who would give him safe harbor? Well, there are some who think Baltar is more than just a man. And he’s starting to look a little…messianic, if you get my meaning.
Starbuck (if it is Starbuck), returns like a ghost amidst a battle with the Cylons (and its a pretty spectacular battle in general), saying she can lead them to Earth, but they are going the wrong way. But who will believe her?
The person most against Starbuck is Laura Roslin. Is she leading the fleet to Earth? Or away from it?
Bill Adama is, well, Bill Adama. He’s probably the least likely suspect. Which automatically makes him the biggest suspect, right?
Lee Adama, although he jumped in a Viper for the for the battle, isn’t feeling the military blood in his veins any more. Perhaps he has another calling?
Who does that leave? We’ve got Karl “Helo” Agathon, who put the “bun in the toaster” that is Boomer, and is the only one who isn’t a Cylon or mentioned above that appears in the Last Supper-ish cast image that has been circulating. Other than that, I can think of Gaeta.
So, we have plenty to look forward to in the fourth – and final – season.