Saturday, September 23

The struggle for survival continues

Source: Canadian News Wire

Canadian Television Premieres Saturdays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT, beginning October 7 with a special two-hour episode

TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - It has been 134 days of Cylon occupation on New Caprica, with 39,192 survivors trapped on a desolate world with no hope of escape. Have Admiral Adama and the Colonial fleet abandoned them? The enemy has evolved and has returned. Will humanity survive? Battlestar Galactica, the series Rolling Stone called "the toughest, smartest show on television," Time Magazine voted as one of the best dramas on the small screen, and recent winner of a prestigious Peabody Award, returns for another gripping season October 7, with a special two-hour episode in its new timeslot, Saturdays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.

At the end of the second season, President Baltar is sworn in, and his Cylon lover unleashes her final vengeance against the fleet, detonating a nuclear warhead that destroys the Cloud Nine luxury liner. Colonization of the planet New Caprica goes ahead over Adama's objections, leaving only skeleton crews aboard the Galactica and Pegasus. After a year, a Cylon invasion force jumps into the system and lands on New Caprica. Overpowered, Adama and his son Lee order their battlestars out of the system, leaving the civilian colony defenseless as a Cylon occupying force arrives to announce the dawn of a new era. The last surviving humans find themselves building a resistance to their new leaders, trying to eke out an existence.

Executive produced and developed by Ronald D. Moore (Carnivale, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and David Eick (American Gothic), Battlestar Galactica is a stunning re-imagination of the 1978 cult classic hit series that has redefined the space opera with its gritty realism. It has distinguished itself by the intensity and present day relevance of its stories and performances of its ensemble cast. The series confronts everything from religion, politics and sex, to what it really means to be human. Starring Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama), Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin), Jamie Bamber (Commander Adama), Katee Sackhoff (Kara "Starbuck" Thrace), James Callis (President Gaius Baltar) and Canadian actors Tricia Helfer (Number Six) , Grace Park (Sharon "Boomer" Valerii), Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh) and Tahmoh Penikett (Karl "Helo" Agathon); season three features special guest appearances by Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica: The Original Series), Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) and Dean Stockwell (Quantum Leap). Production of a third season is currently taking place in Vancouver, B.C.

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