Gannett News Service
"Battlestar Galactica" season finale, 8 p.m., Sci Fi Channel. This show has quickly gone from good to great. And it has shown a remarkable willingness to take sharp detours. As this episode begins, Starbuck is leading a rescue mission. The Cylons — ruthless robots that can create multiple versions of a human form — are attacking from the air. Meanwhile, an election pits President Roslin against Baltar, the self-centered genius who was seduced by a gorgeous Cylon. He finally has a campaign issue: He's pushing to have the runaway fleet of humans settle on a semi-habitable planet. There is much more on the way. This ferocious series is about to spin in several directions. If you're not a regular, make sure you watch the "previously" part at the beginning. Then settle in for strong writing, sharp direction and great performances.
Friday, March 10, 2006