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11 August 2005
Xena Embarks on the Galactica
CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS
Written by Scott Collura
Thursday, 11 August 2005
The Sci Fi Channel has announced that Lucy Lawless, once known as Xena the Warrior Princess, will be dropping in on another beloved genre show: Battlestar Galactica. Lawless (is that really her God-given name?) will appear in the ninth episode of the current season, which airs on September 9, as a reporter who visits the Galactica to document the lives of the ship’s crew.
The episode, called “Final Cut,” is written by Mark Verheiden and directed by Robert Young. Here’s the official logline for the episode, directly from the network – but Those Who Dare Not Read Spoilers That You've Already Guessed, consider yourselves warned:
“After a team of marines fire into a crowd of civilian protesters, a reporter is invited aboard Galactica to document the stressful reality of military life during wartime.”
And here’s a plot description, also quoted from Sci Fi:
“Criticism of the military reaches fever pitch when a team of Galactica's marines led by Lt. Palladino (Jeremy Guilbaut) open fire on civilian protesters aboard Gideon, a sister ship. Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan), commanding officer during an incident that leaves four dead and 12 wounded, receives a death threat, then almost falls victim to an act of sabotage. Intent on improving relations between the civilian fleet and the military, President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) and Captain Adama (Edward James Olmos) offer Fleet News Service reporter D'Anna Friel (Lucy Lawless) unlimited access to Galactica. With her cameraman in tow, D'Anna interviews a series of stressed-out pilots, crew and officers. Urged on by Number Six (Tricia Helfer), Gaius Baltar (James Callis) hopes to gain the reporter's support in his political ambitions.
“D'Anna stumbles on one of Galactica's explosive secrets when she encounters the Cylon Sharon (Grace Park), whose unborn child is saved by the quick actions of Dr. Cottle (Donnelly Rhodes) following a threatened miscarriage. When Louanne ‘Kat’ Katraine (Luciano Carro), wired on stimulants, crash lands her Viper, D'Anna must decide whether she'll deliver her intended hatchet job or a balanced portrait of life aboard Galactica. The arrival of two Cylon attack ships clarifies her thinking, as does a potentially deadly ambush that puts Tigh in the gunsights of his would-be assassin.”
Now how’s that for spoilers?!
Originally posted: http://www.nowplayingmag.com/content/view/2030/2/