“Battlestar Galactica” TV alert and news

Are you looking forward to the return of Battlestar Galactica? If so, you might want to set your DVR for The Late Show With David Letterman tonight. Ten BSG stars will read the Top Ten list. Yes, that includes Katee Sackhoff, Mary McDonnell, Grace Park, Tricia Helfer and Lucy Lawless.

And if that’s not enough to tide you over, there are BSG articles everywhere this week:

1. The Los Angeles Times previews the season in an article called “Battlestar Galactica gears up for a fight to the finish.” It includes this choice quote:

“I think there will be closure for Starbuck,” Sackhoff said. “But I can’t see her happy, in love and with babies. She’s the happiest when she’s alone, feeling pain and stress. She’s tremendously flawed, but out of everyone she’s the most human.”

2. The Chicago Tribune blog The Watcher has a season preview too, and notes that Joss Whedon wanted to direct a BSG episode but is too busy with Welcome to the Dollhouse. Bummer.

3. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Sci Fi Channel has greenlit a two-hour BSG prequel called Caprica. The prequel is set 50 years before the current season and starts production this spring. The Reporter also notes that the new season of BSG will debut online (presumably on SciFi.com) before it airs on TV.

4. For gay geeks, here’s a list of actors who have appeared on both Battlestar Galactica and The L Word. Who knew?

5. And don’t forget, you can catch up on BSG episodes at SciFi.com, and watch a recap that’s cleverly titled “What the Frak Is Going On?”

Season 4 of Battlestar Galactica begins at 10 p.m. on April 4. Two half-hour specials will air March 28.