It's currently the beginning of pilot season and renewal announcements for the TV industry. With that has come word that despite the down turn in ratings on Sci-Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica, it has been given the green light for a fourth season. The news is bitter sweet as word leaked out that it will be a 13 episode season, instead of the normal 22 episodes the show has enjoyed for the past three years.
The shot in Vancouver series is a remake of the late seventies TV series that was based off the 1978 movie. IMDB discribes the show:
The second war against the Cylons is over and The Twelve Colonies have been destroyed. Now Commander Adama of the Battlestar Galatica and President Laura Roslin lead a ragtag fleet of refugees in a supposed search for the fabled lost thirteenth colony, Earth. However, the dangers they face are many which compound an already difficult situation. In addition to The Cylons hunting and attacking the fleet in space; their infiltrator units carry out a more subtle plot even as their former unwitting pawn, Gaius Baltar, helps in the hunt for them while hiding both his own guilt and the strange presence that haunts his every thought. If that wasn't enough, the fleet also faces internal political conflict of which the rabble rousing figure, Tom Zarek, is merely the loudest dissenting voice. In the midst of these trials however, clues begin to appear that suggest that Adama's simple bluff about Earth may be more truthful than anyone knowing could have guessed.