Friday, January 11, 2008

BSG Final Season Clues

Entertainment Weekly posted a Last Supper type picture of the Battlestar Galactica cast to give us clues to the final season. (This is a bad picture-- but I've had issues with the better resolution picture messing up my blog. Click on the link to see it full sized) Is it hokey? Maybe a little. But I love trying to figure out what it means.

Here's the text of the clues they've given on the poster (as given by Executive Producer Ron Moore)

1. President Laura Roslin: Of the cancer afflicted Roslin, Moore will just say this: "

2.Natalie (Tricia Helfer): A new version of Cylon Number Six will emerge this season. Explains Moore: "She assumes a leadership position for a group of Cylons [that have] a separate agenda from the rest of them."

3. Saul Tigh: For the XO who has just realized he's a Cylon, says Moore: "You might literally take the composition in terms of Tigh turning a blind eye."

4. Lee Adama: The brooding (Judas like?) former pilot is still in his civilian suit. "He does not return to flight status" says Moore.

5. Gaius Baltar & Number Six: Even though Baltar seemed to be on the savior track, "that's not really what the story is about" explains Moore. "Baltar's Six has proclaimed that she is delivering the gospel of the (Cylon's) one true god, so it seemed natural to place her at the center of the photo."

6. Kara (Starbuck) Thrace & Samuel Anders: The presumed dead Starbuck returned at the same time her husband, Anders, discovered he's a Cylon. So that complicates their relationship, no? "It does," says Moore, "but [note] that the only one embracing Starbuck is Anders."

7. Galen (The Chief) Tyrol: "The Chief does not have a pleasant time of it this season," says Moore of how Tyrol deals with his discovery that he too is a frakkin' toaster. His child with fellow grunt Cally would seem to be the second human-Cylon hybrid, and, hints Moore, "one should consider the knife in his hand in that context."

8. Sharon (Athena) Valerii & Karl (Helo) Agathon: The unholy human-Cylon couple is looking warily at someone across the table, but Moore won't say whom: "The person they're looking at is definitely reacting."

9. William Adama: Though the Admiral and the President are as far apart as possible, says Moore, "they're also turned toward each other."

10. The Missing Figure: Someone is indeed absent from the table, admits Moore: "We have not revealed the final [unknown] Cylon." Does that the mean the people already at the table aren't the final Cylon? Moore laughs, "you ferreted that out pretty slyly. I didn't want to give that away."

Hmmm, any ideas anyone?


Jean-Luc Picard said...

Very enigmatic and fascinating.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cool Pic. Having lost the thread of everything going on on Galactica I have very little to add here and no real guesses about any of it.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Don't look at me, I've only seen the first two seasons... ;-)

Sarah said...

I'm about to go on record and say I think Dee is the final cylon. She's not in the photo, and the more I think about it the more ideas I get. Of course there are also arguments for it being practically anyone... they're just screwing around with us at this point!