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Old 07-02-2006, 00:00   #1
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Battlestar Galactica Season 3 News/Info/Spoilers **BEWARE SPOILERS**

Filming started in April for Season 3 - some new news in.

Plenty of Spoiler Stuff here:

http://www.gateworld.net/galactica/index.shtml

Season 3 Titles:

S0301 - Occupation
S0301.5 - Precipice
S0302 - Exodus Part 1
S0303 - Exodus Part 2
S0304 - Collaborators
S0305 - Torn
S0306 - A Measure of Salvation
S0307 - Hero
S0307 - Unfinished Business
S0309 - The Passage
S0310 - The Eye Of Jupiter
S0311 - Rapture
S0312 - Taking A Break...
S0313 - The Woman King
S0314 - A Day In The Life
S0315 - Dirty Hands
S0316 - Maelstrom
S0317 - The Son Also Rises
S0318 - Crossroads Part 1
S0319 - Crossroads Part 2
S0320 - ??? (originally promised precipice would be an "extra" episode but looks like one was cut down the line somewhere)

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Old 07-02-2006, 00:59   #2
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VERY excellent news!
Should be an interesting arc!
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Old 08-03-2006, 15:27   #3
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I am quite suprised that there have been no leaks or announcements to any of the forthcoming season 3 yet seen as it is already filming. Does make a pleasant change.

Pretty sure the floodgates will start to open after this coming weekend though...
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Old 08-03-2006, 21:19   #4
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Must be telepathic... the first news in and bad news if you were waiting for July with anticipation... the murmurs that filming had already begun must have been false for starters...


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Galactica set for October season premiere
WEDNESDAY - MARCH 8, 2006


The SCI FI Channel's top-rated original series will break the mold and jump to a fall season premiere, the network announced today. The 20-episode third season of Battlestar Galactica will premiere in October 2006 on the cable network.

Production begins in April in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The network did not give a reason for the later premiere date. As a cable channel SCI FI has traditionally counter-programmed to the big broadcast networks, airing new episodes of its original series when the networks are in reruns.

The broadcast networks have increasingly aired new programming during the summer off-season, such as ABC's highly-rated Dancing With the Stars. But in October, Galactica will likely face stiffer competition.

Whether or not a fall premiere for SCI FI's highest-rated series will see an improvement for Galactica's viewership remains to be seen. The show's ratings have dropped significantly this season, along with the rest of the network's Friday night line-up.

Both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis are back in production, and are still expected to premiere in the summer. Stick with GateWorld for the latest developments.
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Old 08-03-2006, 21:39   #5
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That's a bugger. At that rate Sky One is almost likely to get it first (again! Yay!). Maybe at the least it will mean no mid-season break.
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Old 09-03-2006, 00:27   #6
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Could be seen as a huge vote of confidence in the show by Sci Fi, moving it up against the heavy hitters. As the chap above says, could also mean no break in the middle of the season.
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Old 09-03-2006, 00:35   #7
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The concern must be that the viewing figures are down even though it seems to be very well thought of by those who watch. If it does get the bullet during/after season 3, I hope that we do get an actual conclusion as it's second only to '24' as my favourite show.

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Nothing to do with season 3 (I thought i would post it here to save creating another thread), I found a site with CGI film shorts that are quite good. The film at the bottom is really well made (space battle 2) Vipers vs star destoryers

Also there is a trailer for the aborted desanto series

http://www.battlestarfanfilms.com/fanfilms.htm
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Old 11-03-2006, 16:48   #9
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more speculation on new start date..

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Some speculate that the show could be making a network move

(March 08 2006) - Enjoy the 90-minute season finale of "Battlestar Galactica" on Friday, because it's the last fans will see of the show for seven months.
For years, the Stargate series began in the summer and in January with new episodes on SciFi Channel. The 10-episode block to split a 20-episode season seemed to be quite effective for the cable channel, as it was able to get summertime attention in what was normally a quiet television market.

But it seems that "Battlestar Galactica" is breaking away when it comes to that model. After running its first season beginning in January 2005, it seemed that the show would continue to be grouped with "Stargate SG-1" and "Stargate: Atlantis" on the standard schedule. But now, "Battlestar Galactica" is on its own.

SciFi Channel officials announced that the third season of "Galactica" will begin in October, moving the show back four months from its original premiere date. While the series will remain 20 episodes, one source told SyFy Portal that there might be more to this maneuver than what's being seen on the surface.

NBC has already tried to rebroadcast specific episodes, including an abbreviated version of the pilot, of the show to expectedly low-ratings results. Of course, those were expected because the episodes already aired. But given the mainstream critical acclaim of the series, as well as its tremendous popularity in iTunes downloads (as well as continued illegal downloads), there is some chatter that NBC Universal -- which owns both SciFi Channel and NBC -- could be considering moving the series to NBC.

This is a rumor that has been bantied about in the past, but NBC has been suffering in the ratings over the last couple of seasons. And without any other breakout hits, now could be the best time to move what is already considered a money-making commodity.

Ratings for the show have droppped off, but no more than the rest of the Friday lineup, remaining the network's highest-rated show. In fact, more people tune in to SciFi Channel to watch "Galactica" than who tuned in for its lead-in. In normal cases, networks expect some audience drop off from lead-in to lead-out shows.

NBC recently finished first in household Nielsen ratings for February sweeps, but that was more than double the audience the network had in November, and most of that increase was because of the network's broadcasting of the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Production on "Battlestar Galactica" begins in April in Vancouver, according to Gateworld, an d both Stargate series are expected to maintain normal scheduling, premiering its 10th and third seasons respectively of "SG-1" and "Atlantis," in summer. If "Galactica" remains on SciFi, there is a chance that the show could be grouped with the Stargates in January 2007, or go on hiatus to premiere new episodes during February sweeps.....
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Listening to the podcast for the season 2 finale....

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Old 11-03-2006, 20:16   #11
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There's a good article about the rough shape of season 3 here::
http://www.nowplayingmag.com/content/view/3300/2/

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Listening to the podcast for the season 2 finale....

It was a joke, mr tash will be back dont u worry
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It was a joke, mr tash will be back dont u worry
Actually, I could almost beleive it to be true: they're obviously grooming the younger Adama to follow in his old mans footsteps. Complete with gut-enhancing passion for noodles.

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Is this thread going to contain unboxed spoilers for season 3? Or does "spoilers" in the title mean unboxed references to season 2?
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Old 12-03-2006, 02:36   #15
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I think unboxed season 3 spoilers are OK - I will amend title to warn of this...besides only 10 weeks until the sky folks (me included!) will have caught up...
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Interesting news, Michael Taylor has joined the writing staff for season 3. He was a staff writer on Deep Space Nine, and actually wrote what is widely considered one of the best episodes ever, 'In The Pale Moonlight'. This bodes well.
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well the ending for season 2 has dividied fan opinions thats for sure agree that the addition of Taylor should be a good thing.
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Veteran genre television writer Michael Taylor has joined the Battlestar Galactica writing staff for the show's upcoming third season, the Chicago Tribune has learned.

Taylor served as a staff writer on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (alongside Galactica chief Ronald Moore), and a writer and story editor on Star Trek: Voyager. Following his Trek years he joined fellow Trek alum Michael Piller on The Dead Zone, where he served as a writer and supervising producer.

Taylor penned such memorable Trek episodes as "In the Pale Moonlight" (DS9), "Counterpoint" (Voyager), and "Relativity" (Voyager).

Battlestar Galactica writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle also told writer Maureen Ryan that the writing staff is currently working on the first scripts of the season, and have mapped out eight of Season Three's 20 episodes. Moore is writing the first two episodes of the season, which will pick up from where the jaw-dropping cliffhanger left off last week.
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From http://www.galacticastation.com/

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In other Season 3 news, SCI FI issued a press release earlier this week announcing that it would delay the series premiere until October 2006. (The release is available at thefutoncritic). Immediately, the boards went crazy, with some fans in "gloom and doom" mood. But a SCI FI source told this reviewer that "BSG is going nowhere."

Reasons for the delay in airing the next batch of 20 episodes were provided:
1) SCI FI wants to have original programming throughout the entire year instead of at 10-week intervals; 2) the entire set of Galactica episodes will be shown uninterrupted; 3) SCI FI wants to try out other series that are less arc heavy in BSG's summer timeslot; and 4) it is hoped that a new combo of programs can occur in October, like Season 2 of Dr. Who with Galactica's Season 3. All these reasons make sense to this reviewer. Further, the source indicated that Galactica is their premier show, having reached critical acclaim and bringing recognition to the channel. SCI FI remains hopeful Galactica will last several more seasons, and with this programming move, it very well might.
The Doctor Who/BSG combo looks mouth watering!

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The Doctor Who/BSG combo looks mouth watering!

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not sure how myself (for us UK viewers) seen as we will have seen all of season 2 of Dr Who by that time For the US audience then yes I can see it...
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