New character in "Battlestar Galactica" season 4 premiere
May 6th, 2007
"Battlestar Galactica" returns in season four with a two-part episode entitled "Razor," and with it, comes a new female character.
For this episode only, we are introduced to Kendra Taggert, a Major from the now-destroyed Pegasus, who lost it when the war with the Cylons started, and is somewhat unhinged now. Her mother was a Quorum delegate who had to call in a few favors to get her aboard the Pegasus, with the expectation Kendra would command the fleet eventually. Another chick in her late 20’s, Kendra should fit in with the other female leads on “Galactica” now, not to mention the fact that she could relate to Lee Adama, given their similar circumstances.
The last season of “Galactica” drew some criticism from fans and critics alike for its unbalanced portrayal of its normally strong female characters. President Roslin’s cancer has relapsed and she had little to do during Gaius Baltar’s trial; Starbuck went more nuts and died only to return in the final moments of the season; and Roslin’s assistant, Tory, who has had nothing to do after rigging the presidential election during season 2, was revealed as a Cylon. With this new addition, are we being set up for more of the same? The Amazonian Cylon women also seemed shortchanged last season. I wouldn’t mind a little more asskicking.
We can also expect a few flashback scenes with a 20-something Admiral Adama, back when he was a rookie fighter pilot.
The two-part season premiere starts filming next week.
Executive Producers: David Eick, Ronald D. Moore, Harvey Frand
Writer: Michael Taylor
Director: Felix Alcala