With the mid-season finale of Battlestar Galactica coming sooner rather than later and a presumed long hiatus before the final ten episodes of the series run on SciFi, fans may be wondering how they’ll deal with Galactica-withdrawal this year.Â
According to the Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan, a series of webisodes are on tap to air on-line between the first and second half of season four. Ryan reports the webisodes will link the first and second half of the season.
Ryan also reports that there’s a potential for one toÂ three more Galactica movies, similiar to this season’s “Razor.”
While nothing has been confirmed from the network, Ryan said undisclosed sources close to the production team have said there is interest in producingÂ up to three standalone Galactica movies.Â Â Ryan went on to say that the characters featured in the film would depend on the availability of the actors involved and that if they were to happen, they’d film in July.Â Galactica finishes filming its fourth season in mid-June and it’d be easier to bring back the cast and crew for moviesÂ while they were still “all together.”Â
The movies would not be set after the series finale, but would take place to fill in gaps during the run of the show, similar to “Razor” or several Babylon Five movies that were produced for TNT.Â
Sources close to the production are “cautiously optimistic” the films will happen though SciFi has yet to sign off on the films.Â
Galactica concludes the first half of season four in mid-June.Â Ryan reports that SciFi will decide this summer when the final ten episodes of season four will air, though she speculates that it could be early 2009 before the season and series finishes its run.