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A Teensy Glimpse Into GALACTICA's Third Season??

I am – Hercules!!

Stealth missions leading up to the Cylon attack? Adama’s dark secret?

“Augustus Gloop” apparently found this floating around on Craigslist:

ROLE AVAILABLE: Lt. Novacek: 45 - 55, a career military pilot, physically fit, a man's man, but speaks in a comfortable, uncensored style, all jocular manhood with a hint of sentimentality. Novacek was a stealth pilot who worked several missions with Adama (Edward James Olmos) in the years leading up to the Cylon attack. His last mission led to his capture and imprisonment by the Cylons. Upon escaping his POW cell, he finds the Galactica, reuniting with his old comrade - only to discover an ugly truth about what really happened that last, fateful day when his ship went down and what dark secret Adama's been carrying all these years. Meanwhile, we're compelled to wonder whether Novacek might in some way be a pawn of the Cylons, having returned only to sow the seeds of discontent within the Colonial Fleet. GUEST STAR

“Petar” adds this, which may or may not relate to season three (or anything at all):

Herc, Jamie Bamber was just on the new season premiere of Celebrity Poker Showdown, and after being sent to the Loser's Lounge with Kevin Sorbo, Dave Foley made the obvious comment about how they were both on sci-fi shows in the future, and Jamie Bamber corrected this by saying that BSG wasn't in the future, but was "parallel". Could season 3 see them eventually arrive on earth in a future that is not too distant at all?

Hmmm. Maybe Adama, Roslin, et al should find Earth. But then they’d have to figure out someplace even more interesting to flee to once the Cylons vaporize us all.

The first half of season three airs this autumn on SciFi.

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  • June 1, 2006, 9:12 a.m. CST

    This show ......

    by Mr Cairo

    just can come back fast enough

  • June 1, 2006, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Great Show

    by Mad-Maximus

    I just got hooked onto it late last season and hope to pick up the DVDs soon for some summer entertainment.

  • June 1, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Colonial FLEET? Guess the new colony is history...

    by SpyGuy

    It&#39;s not surprising, though, because BSG set on a planet gets pretty boring without Viper/Raider dogfights. GALACTICA 2006, anyone?

  • June 1, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    So say we all...

    by aceattorney

    I miss BSG.

  • June 1, 2006, 9:29 a.m. CST

    One of the great things about Galactica is the SEARCH

    by The Dude Abides

    for Earth. Finding it would take away one of the characters&#39; major motivations.

  • June 1, 2006, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Bring it on!

    by Roguewriter

    Best. Show. On. TV. Except for 24. And THE SHIELD. Heh heh.

  • June 1, 2006, 9:36 a.m. CST

    I feel so proud

    by pfizzle

    Herc actually read my email!

  • June 1, 2006, 9:38 a.m. CST

    I&#39;d be a bit upset...

    by Childe Roland

    ...if they got to earth and we had Galactica 2006 (a&#39;la Galactica 1980). I like the idea that the members of the twelve colonies are either our distant past ancestors or our distant future descendants (and I like the former idea a lot more than the latter). Also, they need to get the hell off New Caprica. That place blows.

  • June 1, 2006, 9:42 a.m. CST


    by gopher

    Sorry for the above post. Who do I talk to to fix it?

  • June 1, 2006, 9:46 a.m. CST


    by VoodooV

    dude if this guy is going to be a viper pilot...Denis Lawson needs to be the one to take that role. They need to have Kara come in and retake the hotspot...only to have Lawson come in and show her how to kick it old school. Oh and they really need to ditch the new caprica thing..get everyone back into space.

  • June 1, 2006, 10:02 a.m. CST


    by Johnny Smith

    I was under the impression that they were likely going to air new episodes for 20 straight weeks. What the hell?

  • June 1, 2006, 10:34 a.m. CST

    maybe BSG is the reverse of M NightShyamalam&#39;s Village!

    by newc0253

    it all takes place in earth&#39;s past! mindfuck! or, rather, mindfrak!

  • June 1, 2006, 10:53 a.m. CST

    The real twist would be...

    by DrLektor

    That the Cylons are the ones embraced by earth and the crew of Galactica etc are portayed as the villainous, false god worshiping slavers. Earth isn&#39;t all it&#39;s cracked up to be and Adama and company are left wondering if they&#39;ve made a huge mistake. Until the Cylons make the mistake of trying to enslave humanity of course. Then it&#39;s Vipers to the rescue!

  • June 1, 2006, 11:01 a.m. CST

    They made it pretty clear early on after thr final

    by Falcon5768

    that they would only be on the new planet maybe 2-3 episodes at the start of the season then be on the run again. Basically this was a throwback to the original Singer script for the BSG remake before he left to do X-men and 9/11 happened to canciel the project.

  • June 1, 2006, 11:02 a.m. CST

    no, the real twist would be

    by newc0253

    the cylons vs the borg

  • June 1, 2006, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Past, future, alternate reality...

    by Christopher3

    The show keeps it deliberately vague.

  • June 1, 2006, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I&#39;m just waiting for them to find Earth...

    by The Gipper

    ...and break out the flying motorcycles.

  • June 1, 2006, 12:40 p.m. CST

    first half

    by reinhold

    Johnny, I had the same impression, as well. What&#39;s changed, Herc?

  • June 1, 2006, 12:42 p.m. CST

    I don&#39;t like this character and hope this ep doesn&#39;t

    by FluffyUnbound

    get made. Come on, the show has enough problems with being accused of being nothing but war movie cliches, and now they are running ads that read [translated]: "Wanted: Cliche actor to play a cliche part, setting up a cliche conflict and a cliched dark past for a major series character."

  • June 1, 2006, 1:05 p.m. CST

    It would be like The Voyage Home!

    by performingmonkey

    Adama and crew arrive on 80s Earth (yes, make it the 80s, not present day!). They have to find two humpback whales to take back to Caprica and their cries will destroy the Cylons! There can be some &#39;hilarious&#39; moments where the crew get used to life on 80s Earth.

  • June 1, 2006, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Sounds like they&#39;re building in stuff for the spin-off

    by snowpuff

    That&#39;s my take.

  • June 1, 2006, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Nothing&#39;s changed. Herc made a goof.

    by snowpuff

    Galactica will run like a Fall show...

  • June 1, 2006, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Deadwood is dead btw.....

    by BadBrad

  • June 1, 2006, 1:29 p.m. CST

    The real twist? Cylon Centurions are actually Cybermen.

    by SpyGuy

    And then both the human-looking Cylons and the Centurions/Cybermen team up and beat the holy crap out of the Borg before the Tenth Doctor, John Crichton and Dirk Benedict as Starbuck&#39;s Dad show up in the Millenium Falcon to save the day. Hey, whaddaya mean "It&#39;ll never happen"?

  • June 1, 2006, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Encheapen ENTERPRISE!!

    by Blok Narpin

    Enterprise needs encheapening!

  • June 1, 2006, 3:20 p.m. CST

    So when the hell are the Complete Season 2 DVDs...

    by Leto III

    ...gonna hit? I&#39;m still holding out on buying that "Season 1.5" set &#39;cuz I know Universal&#39;s gonna be hitting us with the full set before October. Question is, when? They haven&#39;t even mentioned a potential release-window at The Digital Bits, TV Shows on DVD, nor anyplace else for that matter,

  • June 1, 2006, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Second Half of Season 2 DVD???

    by thisnameistaken

    Anyone know when this is to be released? Hopefully before Season 3!!!

  • June 1, 2006, 3:44 p.m. CST

    If I had waited 2 more seconds....

    by thisnameistaken

    before posting Leto III&#39;s post would have been up and I could have advoided this imbarassing redundancy.

  • June 1, 2006, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Lt. Novacek

    by NoHubris

    seems more like a StarGate character than BSG. I guess he&#39;ll be more fleshed out on screen.

  • June 1, 2006, 4:43 p.m. CST

    It can&#39;t be parallel to our time.

    by Darksider

    Then how would they even know it exists? They don&#39;t even know where it&#39;s located. They only way is if people left Earth in the future and colonized other planets and they "forgot" over time.

  • June 1, 2006, 4:58 p.m. CST

    BSG is all just Bob Newhart&#39;s dream

    by veritasses

    or is it Patrick Duffy&#39;s? No matter, it&#39;s still the best show on TV. Bar none.

  • June 1, 2006, 5:51 p.m. CST

    More Emmy stuff that could derail BSG&#39;s hopes...

    by paulh

    Boston Legal is going to compete in drama, and that&#39;s confirmed by the LA Times&#39; Gold Derby Emmy awards forum. This just broke around 4:40PM Eastern today. It seems ludicrous that BL would even be considered for any Emmy, but considering James Spader and Bill Shatner have won a handful of Ems for this show, this is example #254153159318359641297 why the Emmys need a Reformation.

  • June 1, 2006, 6:36 p.m. CST

    I&#39;m pretty sure BSG takes place in the past

    by smackfu

    The series will end with cylons and humans co-habitating and populating the earth in it&#39;s distant past, and we are all the hybrid offspring. This is vaguely alluded to in an episode where it&#39;s revealed that the BSG humans have never come across blood with no antigens before (type o), which is the cylon blood. The implication being that our modern earth human genepool has elements of the cylon antigen-less blood, indicating our ancestors are humans and cylons.

  • June 1, 2006, 6:38 p.m. CST

    they&#39;ll finally find earth....

    by smackfu

    and it will have nothing but monkeys and lemurs and giraffes and shit. So they&#39;ll say fuck it and settle there anyway.

  • June 1, 2006, 7:14 p.m. CST

    OMG, I&#39;m type O!!

    by iontyre

    You mean I&#39;m a Cylon! Holy crap!!

  • June 1, 2006, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Good point Smackfu.

    by Christopher3

    Forgot about that. It would be a great way to end the series.

  • June 1, 2006, 8:52 p.m. CST

    season 2.01

    by Darth_Baltar

    methinks i saw were the second half of season two will be available in aug or sept, the question is, will it be stand alone, or the whole season two? or in a lucas like move, there will be a season 2.01 and then a complete season two with a couple more outtakes and couple of interviews...

  • June 1, 2006, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Desgreed are Obviously Reptilian

    by BigAssFan

    It would make sense if BSG and Earth were parallel in time, considering we all left the home planet at the same time. Which means, if BSG finds Earth...we won&#39;t be able to help them very much against the Cylons. We can&#39;t send a stealth bomber into space (yet). They can&#39;t find Earth...if they do...that&#39;d mean the show is over. The breaks between seasons is long enough...I don&#39;t want to deal with never seeing the show again!

  • June 1, 2006, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Sci-Fi is really going to bat for BSG, Emmy-wise....

    by paulh and enjoy. Also, what do you make of their choices in writing and directing especially, since Downloaded isn&#39;t being pushed for the former?

  • June 1, 2006, 10:59 p.m. CST

    I&#39;ve had enough of

    by Damer1

    Mormon Sci-Fi.

  • June 1, 2006, 11 p.m. CST

    Season 3 is going to blow you away

    by johne5


  • June 1, 2006, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Jane Espenson announced that...

    by torpor_haze

    she&#39;s writing an episode of BSG.

  • June 2, 2006, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Earth Is The Cylon Homeworld!

    by Hell's Cigarette

    How&#39;s that for a Planet Of The Apes style twist?

  • June 2, 2006, 1:19 a.m. CST

    I heard somewhere

    by Bob of the Shire

    That the first half of Season 3 would be on New Caprica and that they would eventually get back to the space chase.

  • June 2, 2006, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Right on Smackfu!


    I totally noticed the blood thing too, and I&#39;ve always thought the Galacticans(?)should be our ancient ancestors. They actually did that in the 90&#39;s comic based on the old show. They get to earth and there&#39;s dinosaurs and shit, and only two surviving members of the 13th colony named Adam and Eve...something like that. It would be cool if the new show eventually goes a similar route if they find imply that our myths and legends are actually based on the events of the show, "war in heaven, titans, satan" etc. I mean, not go too heavy on it, but it&#39;s there if you look kind of thing. They should ty to work in the OS Count Ibly/light-beings stuff too...again, not too heavy or as...silly as the old show, but it would be cool they explored some of that while retaining an air of mystery. But yeah, I definitely get the impression that WE are "the shape of things to come" ie...human/Cylon-hybreds. Goddamn... I&#39;m such a geek. Good night.

  • June 2, 2006, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Galactica 2020

    by LeiaDown&FuckHer

    Skycycles for everyone!

  • June 2, 2006, 3:52 a.m. CST

    What might place the show in our future.

    by Shan

    When the Galacticans saw the holographic projection on Kobol, it showed the stars as they were viewed from Earth at approximately the present day for us now. Because more than a few thousand years in the past or future, the constellation patterns that would form the basis of the flags of the colonies would not have existed. Also, the fact that the President said the old names for the colonies were what we call the signs of the Zodiac now, it might suggest we were in the past and the Galacticans in the future. Of course, the makers might have other ideas, also, there&#39;s always the possibility they failed to take into account celestial drift. If I&#39;ve made a mistake in my theory (a common mistake), please let me know how.

  • June 2, 2006, 4:02 a.m. CST

    A possible theory.

    by Shan

    Assuming I&#39;m basically correct about the constellations, what could fit with the available evidence is this; Earth is formed along with the solar system, life begins and evolution happens, eventually leading to us today. No sign of extra terrestial colonisation as we have never dug up any spaceship remains, transistors or other futuristic technology (yes I know, absence of evidence does not mean ... etc). At some point in the future, mankind develops spacetravel and settles Kobol. Amongst other things we take are the knowledge of the appearance of the Earth&#39;s sky and the positions of the signs of the stars in the constellations of the zodiac at about this time. These positions and modified names of these zodiac signs form the basis of the colony flags and names. Because of the disaster, some knowledge is scrambled and people believe that the Colonials settled Earth from Kobol, not the other way around as it actually happens. During the disaster, the Colonials go to the Colonies but one group returns to Earth. I think this seems to be the best fit with Earth&#39;s real history as we know it. At some point worship of the Greek Gods came back into vogue - but in a world that Scientology exists, I guess anything is possible. Your thoughts ???

  • June 2, 2006, 6:24 a.m. CST

    as long as a series gets a good 3 seasons

    by FinalSolace4

    as long as a series gets 3 good seasons.... then they can fuck the show with the executive enslavement of the franchise leading to spin-offs, marketing, britney spears appearances, and crap castings- until then- dont fuck up season three then i can retire.

  • June 2, 2006, 6:28 a.m. CST

    oh and PS the cylons already know where earth is doh!!!

    by FinalSolace4

    they were guarding the planet with the cave and as 7 or whatever her name is kept saying they know the holy scriptures better than the galatee&#39;s do- so earth is a trap.

  • June 2, 2006, 7 a.m. CST

    I love this show!!

    by Teamwak

    Some great theories here! Love the blood type theory and Earth is the cylon homeworld. This cannot come soon enough.

  • June 2, 2006, 7:45 a.m. CST

    SPOILER - news from online interview with BSG producer

    by Triumph poops!

    There was an online interview I read recently with one of the producers (sorry, I don&#39;t have the link handy. I&#39;ll try to get it and post it later) where he revealed 3 major things about the upcoming season. *** SPOILERS *** One, that when the show resumes, it would NOT be picking up from where it left off last (that is, the Cylons arriving on New Caprica and confronting Baltar). Instead, once again it would instantly start by jumping ahead several MONTHS in time and we&#39;d pick up the action from there, with flashbacks filling the viewer in on core story points as needed... Two, that Baltar would be a total prick this season, finally morphing into the more outright villain you could openly hate... and three, he indicated that one of the better known characters will be killed off very early on. I think he said about the third episode in. When asked if it was because the actor or actress wanted out of the show, he indicated they hadn&#39;t run into that particular problem yet, and that the decision to kill the person off was more creative and writer-driven versus contract-problem oriented.

  • June 2, 2006, 8:39 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    I seem to recall suggesting Dennis "Wedge" Lawson half a year ago or more... :)

  • June 2, 2006, 10:57 a.m. CST

    by VoodooV

    Im not ripping you was a good idea then...and its a good idea now!

  • June 2, 2006, 1:04 p.m. CST

    The person killed off

    by jtp8000

    Is probably either Helo or the Chief. I thought one of them was going to buy it last season.

  • June 2, 2006, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Helo or Starbuck&#39;s new beau

    by VoodooV

    cuz we need to bring Starbuck&#39;s hard edge back. really don&#39;t care for the long haired domestic Starbuck

  • June 2, 2006, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by Mr Nice Gaius

    Word on the street is that Starbuck will revert to a short hairdo as they begin to fight back on New Caprica. Apparently, it will be shorter than it was in the mini-series.

  • June 2, 2006, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Long-haired Starbuck

    by NoHubris

    IMHO Starbuck is Starbuck with long or short hair. It is interesting to consider whether or not long hair reduces one&#39;s warrior standing on screen. Long hair worked for all the warriors in LOTR - nale and female. It worked for Anakin and Daniel Day Lewis&#39; Hawk-eye ...Angelina Joli as Lara Croft and Mrs. Smith...Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon...Zhang in Rush Hour 2 and Shi mian mai fu...Miho in Sin City. With Starbuck

  • June 2, 2006, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Sexist pig that I am, I prefer longer hair Starbuck

    by Triumph poops!

    I just think Katee Sackhoff looks much better with longer hair. The plus side being when you want to show kick-ass Starbuck, you just pull the hair up, tie it in a bun, and she&#39;s ready to kill Cylons galore. But when you want to show a softer side of Starbuck, you could now just let down the hair and visually she looks far sexier -- not to mention it plays up the conflicting two sides to the character&#39;s personality. To be honest, in GALACTICA&#39;s finale last year, I was shocked how good Sackhoff looked with the longer hair since one of my core beefs when they hired her was that I never fournd her that attractive. But the hair made a world of difference, least to my eyes. However if Mr Nice Gaius is right and they&#39;re going even SHORTER next year...well, we&#39;ll just have to wait and see. But overall I agree with NoHubris. Longer hair never hurt a billion other characters, so I don&#39;t see why letting it grow on Starbuck would somehow take away from the edge of the character.

  • June 2, 2006, 8:18 p.m. CST

    ill tell you why it would take the edge away

    by VoodooV

    cuz there are already a million and one long haired blonde hot chicks out there. we don&#39;t need another cookie cutter long-haired blonde. different is good.

  • June 2, 2006, 9:58 p.m. CST

    this show turned all SUCKASS

    by Maniaq

    It could have been SOOOO good when the Pegasus showed up but it totally went south from that point onwards. Actually, there were signs of suckdom earlier in the season too, come to think of it... You know I hope this new writer they brought in can help turn the show back into something really cool coz you SURE AS SHIT can&#39;t rely on that Star Trek motherfrakker to do it!

  • June 2, 2006, 10:23 p.m. CST

    For those in need of a fresh GALACTICA fix....

    by SpyGuy ARE aware that there&#39;s a new BATTLESTAR GALACTICA comic book out this week, right? Even better, the first issue (#0) is only $0.25. Oh, you might actually have to READ something, but it&#39;s a small price to pay for fresh BSG that&#39;s actually set in continuity.

  • June 3, 2006, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Well, I&#39;ve always had a thing for girls with short hair

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    And Katie has always been tres sexy. So, the idea that she may possibly be sporting a short hairdo circa Joan Jett/blonde/pixie style...ooohhh...could make Mr. Nice Gaius very happy.

  • June 18, 2006, 5:24 p.m. CST

    I already openly hate baltar.

    by clockpolitiks