Only 43 days until Starbuck’s return

Today NBC released a slew of brand-new promo photos for Season 4 (the last! sob!) of Battlestar Galactica, which premieres on Friday, April 4, at 10 p.m. ET on Sci Fi. Here’s some eye candy for you:

Katee Sackhoff as Starbuck

Lucy Lawless as D’Anna Biers


Tricia Helfer as Number Six

Grace Park as Sharon

Starbuck and President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell)

The Cylon ladies

Starbuck’s lesbianish men, Anders (Michael Trucco) and Apollo (Jamie Bamber)

The cast

The premiere will be preceded the week before with two half-hour BSG specials, airing on March 28 at 10 p.m. ET on Sci Fi. According to the NBC press release, here’s what they’re about:

Battlestar Galactica: Revisited (10pm) will serve up the essential information on the series’ past three seasons, providing the uninitiated with an introduction to the characters, relationships and spine-tingling drama that have captured the imagination of audiences around the world. Galactica’s executive producers, Ronald D. Moore and David Eick serve as guides, providing insights and revelations about the critically-acclaimed series.

Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon (10:30pm) is a celebrity-studded celebration of the show’s impact on pop culture. Interviewees, including Seth Green, country music’s Top Male Vocalist of 2007 Brad Paisley, and The Soup’s Joel McHale, and others, wax poetic about why Battlestar Galactica is one of the best frakkin’ shows on television.

If all this isn’t enough, you can watch a Season 4 preview here with interviews from all the cast members and clips from the upcoming season, or you can watch the most recent Season 4 trailer here. And, just because I can, here’s another pic of Starbuck (would you expect anything less from me?):