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Sci Fi Is Going All Out to Promote Battlestar's Final Season

Sci Fi Is Going All Out to Promote Battlestar's Final Season

If you go to a popular sci fi website on Friday and find it blacked out, don't worry. It hasn't been shut down. It's just the site's little reminder that you should be watching Battlestar Galactica right then instead of killing time online.

The sci fi site blackout is just one of many — and I mean many — efforts by the Sci Fi channel to give Battlestar, which is about to begin its fourth and last season, a big-time launch for its final bow. The cast has presented the Top 10 List on Late Show with David Letterman, and Sci Fi has gotten avowed geeks like Joss Whedon and Joel McHale to sing the show's praises on camera.

There's more: TiVo is running a sweepstakes that offers prizes to viewers who watch the premiere live or nearly live, and select pizza parlors in New York or LA will offer free pies to callers who demand to "order a frakkin' pizza" and can correctly answer some Battlestar trivia. And of course we've already seen the eight-minute summary video that aims to get newbies up to speed by the time the new season premieres.

It's a pretty big push for a pretty niche show (it averaged fewer than 2 million viewers per episode during its third season), so I'm wondering: Have any of these promotions gotten you psyched to watch Battlestar? You can watch a promo for the new season if you


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sloanebueller sloanebueller 9 years
I can't FRAKKIN' wait! I rewatched all three seaons and Razor in preparation!
Jesstagirl Jesstagirl 9 years
JUST finished season three about five minutes ago and CAN'T WAIT for season four. Wow!!!!! I'm glad I don't have the much longer to wait to see the next episode.
spiderr987 spiderr987 9 years
Eick & Moore couldn't write an original show to save their live. When they do that, for starters, then maybe the world of science fiction (not a bunch of paid off critics) will take them seriously. Glen Larson created BSG... not Moore.. and had 29-65 million weekly viewers... never needed critics validation... never will...
Curlywhirl Curlywhirl 9 years
I can't wait to watch. It's only the best frackin show EVER!!!
EllaB EllaB 9 years
Spider, I would say that audience numbers have very little to do with the actual quality of a show. Wonderfalls, Firefly, heck even Arrested Development did really poorly in the numbers department, but are all well-written, well-acted, ingenious shows. When people tell me that TV is just mindless entertainment, I just point them to BSG. I don't think I've ever sat through an episode that wasn't followed by an hour-long conversation about it. (Except maybe 'The Woman King'. What a waste of Helo.) So I, like the rest of you, are really excited about BSG coming back! Besides, it's the final season. Who gives a frak about numbers? i just want to see what's going to happen. :-)
spiderr987 spiderr987 9 years
This show sucks. It's lost.. what? 69% of its viewing audience since the miniseries debut? Need I say more?
Jesstagirl Jesstagirl 9 years
So, sci-fi boyfriend got me into Battlestar (hey, if he's gonna watch Grey's Anatomy with me I might as well try to watch at least one of his shows!) I'm watching season three on DVD and last night I just saw the episode where Starbuck dies. I'm FREAKING OUT! I'm assuming she comes back as a *sigh* cylon...but I'll have to just wait and finish up the last disc to find out. LOVE this show!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
aww. i want a free frakkin' pizza pie! I'll be glued to my tv set on friday to watch the hour of specials before the show and then the premiere! yay! :)
Lisara Lisara 9 years
Heck I don't need any push to be frakkin excited for the return of the show. Been watching it since the miniseries aired back in 2003. However while I love the show, I do not love the way Sci Fi is handling it (or any of their other shows, Dresden Files anyone?). According to what I have heard all episodes are being filmed. Sci Fi will then air the first ten in this run starting Friday. they will then wait until 2009 (!!!!!!!) to air the final ten episodes. What the frak is with the year plus hiatus between seasons? But anyway, YAAAAAAY for BSG coming back!!
bohosimple bohosimple 9 years
I love Battlestar and I will definitely be watching!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
:LOVE: this show. My friends think I'm a dork but I don't care. :P
siren6 siren6 9 years
I was already a fan of BSG, so I can't wait!
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