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A Small BSG Season 4 Spoiler

I just saw a small Battlestar Galactica season 4 spoiler at SyFy Portal.  I have to say that I'm a little annoyed at reading this piece of information.

Basically, the spoiler says that BSG is adding a new female character to the cast.  Her name is Kendra Taggert (same initial as Starbuck, coincidence? ) and she's a Major who was stationed on Pegasus.  Supposedly Major Taggert went a little loopy after the initial cylon attack (a la Starbuck?!)

I'm not thrilled at all that BSG would introduce a new character at this late stage.  Ron Moore had already said that the show is moving into its third act in a 3-act structured play.  I would much rather TPTB focus on the stories involving the main characters we all come to love and care about through out the years.

Also I'm a little annoyed at Ron Moore's propensity at recycling his ideas.  Case in point:  the much overly used flashbacks, the "head figures" that nobody else can see for multiple characters, the tendency to use intercut scenes, and now another loopy young female character...

I wonder if this new character is being setup to be the last cylon?  Why else introduce a new character when the story is moving towards its finale? *sigh*

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(Anonymous)
May. 7th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
Your points are all valid. Are they getting a new crazy female since Kara seemed so calm at the end of CRII? I wonder if she'll be blonde as well (I mean, her initials are the same, so why not the hair color? Maybe she's an artist as well)?

As for her being the final cylon--I saw that specualtion elsewhere, too. I think that would be too easy and cheap for RM. They have a large cast as it is--why couldn't Dee be the final one? Gaeta? Romo? Showboat--wasn't she a Pegasus pilot? And we all know her. Heck, there's so many people. I'll really be upset if yet another secondary character--not to mention a character we've never seen or heard of--takes up storytime from the main ones, as I felt is what happened in season 3. I mean, I don't mean to offend, but I really would have liked to see more of Lee than Cally! (yep, bad day--can yout tell?)

Nope, not very thrilled with this news at all.
xwacky
May. 8th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
Hi Mick!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

They have a large cast as it is--why couldn't Dee be the final one? Gaeta? Romo? Showboat--wasn't she a Pegasus pilot? And we all know her.

Good point! Actually, I'm rooting for Kara being the last cylon--it's the least hooky, the most logical way to resurrect her at this point IMHO.

I'm speculating this new character being a cylon because I really don't think they need yet another female characters. They've got plenty so far: Roslin, Kara, Athena, Dee, Cally, Tory, Racetrack, Seelix, (Six if we are counting the antagonists)... I just wish TPTB can concentrating on the characters they have already.

I didn't like Three whom they put a lot of emphasis on in season 3. I was resentful of her because I think she took away a lot of stories from those established characters (especially Six) whom I was interested in since the beginning of the story. As a result, I was not interested in any of her stories at all!

I'll really be upset if yet another secondary character--not to mention a character we've never seen or heard of--takes up storytime from the main ones, as I felt is what happened in season 3.

That's how I felt too a lot of the times this season. *sigh* As for me, I couldn't get enough story of Lee and Bill. I wouldn't even mind for more story with Lee and Anders (yep, I can't believe I would say this, but it would be nice for Lee to have some real friends)...
(Anonymous)
May. 7th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
By the way, that response was from me, X.

mick
liebestrume
May. 8th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
Oh well, maybe they'll kill her off in episode 3. A girl can dream!

Btw, if we aer going to DragonCon, shouldn't we be registering now? Think the price goes up as the event gets close.
xwacky
May. 8th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Oh well, maybe they'll kill her off in episode 3. A girl can dream!

I like that idea very much!

Btw, if we aer going to DragonCon, shouldn't we be registering now?

Eeeek! Thanks for reminding me. Yeah, I would like to register! I didn't realize they have "early bird" special!
liebestrume
May. 8th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
Not "early" bird special, I am afraid! It's already somehwat late in the game. We just don't want to be penalized for being the "really late" birds.

Go to the office site an dyou'll see what I mean. Do it before you go to France.
xwacky
May. 8th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
{{giggles}} "really late" birds That's me!

Okay, just want to sync with you. I went to the DragonCon official website. I assume to register for the event is to get the Membership for DragonCon? So if I register this week, it would be $60 for what we want to attend?
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xwacky
May. 12th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
Oh yannik, you'll be sorely missed!

We'll try to take lots of pictures for you!
helen_c
May. 8th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
*sigh*

I've been known to stop watching shows (WaT comes to mind) because they added a new character and I just grow tired, every now and then, of seeing the dynamics between the character change because of that. Not very mature I know; life is all about changes, and so on, and sometimes the changes are good, but most times, adding new characters only drives me away from a show.

This said, I'll try very hard to watch without preconceived ideas. If this is to be the last season, I really want to enjoy it.

It's just that I want more Lee-centered stories, and sadly, the more characters are around, the less screen time he'll get (especially if TPTB fall in love with the new character).

So, yes, what's the point at this time of the show?...
xwacky
May. 8th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
I'll try very hard to watch without preconceived ideas. If this is to be the last season, I really want to enjoy it.

That is a very good attitude! I tends to get worked up prematurely because I care so much about this show. I have my favorites (namely the Adama boys), and I get too "protective" of their story lines.

You are very right that adding a new character will change the dynamics between the characters. My thing is, the characters and their dynamics are already very fascinating and rich, why change that?

I'm already wrapped up in the established characters, I don't think I'd be interested in investing time and efforts to get to know a new character, especially when the story is about to reach its climax.

It's just that I want more Lee-centered stories...

Hear, hear!
helen_c
May. 9th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
I have my favorites (namely the Adama boys), and I get too "protective" of their story lines.
Right with you there...
roadrunnerdm
May. 8th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't place too much of a stake on what is reported at SyFy Portal. They have shown a tendency to be unable to distinguish fan-created rumors from actual spoilers in the past, but even so there is no indication at this point that the new character will be anything more than a guest character, and her association with the Pegasus could very well mean that her role will be limited to the mid-hiatus flashback movie, which is based back on the Pegasus during Cain's command. The movie should be going into production soon, so any spoilers emerging these days are likely to refer to that as opposed to season 4.

I'd also be VERY surprised (and sorely disappointed) if the final Cylon is a brand new character. If you're going to save one up for the very last minute in the series, why make the final revelation so anti-climactic? Then again, I'm trying to be logical and view the big-picture...which is a something Ron Moore hasn't managed to do very well lately.
xwacky
May. 9th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
I hope you are right on all accounts here. *sigh*

What worries me is that I do remember toward the end of last season, I saw some blurbs from RDM (or was it DE) talking about a permanent change in the cast. At that time many were freaked out thinking Katee was going to be gone. But that's not the case. So may be this new character is here to stay till the end?

I'd also be VERY surprised (and sorely disappointed) if the final Cylon is a brand new character.

Me too! I would be very disappointed if the final cylon turns out to be someone we haven't met before. Heck, I still wish to see Starbuck as the cylon instead of using other means to make her immortal.
roadrunnerdm
May. 10th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
RMD & DE said that the "permanent" change to the cast would occur as a result of the events in season 3...so it was just one more tidbit in the deception campaign. But something from the mid-hiatus movie is supposed to carry over and have an important impact on season 4, so even if the new character is being introduced in the movie she could possibly be the element that ties the movie to season 4. Anything is possible at this point.

Heck, I still wish to see Starbuck as the cylon instead of using other means to make her immortal.
I'm in complete agreement with you on that one. If anything supernatural comes into play with Kara's "special destiny" both she and the show will be ruined. Making her the final Cylon is the only credible option they have left.
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