Battlestar Ends with Season 4
Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff, attending the Saturn Awards, told IESB.com that the fourth season of Battlestar will be its last, which should come as a shock to absoultely no one who has paid attention to the ratings.
I hope this allows them to go full-throttle toward a satisfying ending. This show never did filler episodes particularly well, anyway. One exception was the labor relations ep last season cowritten by Jane Espenson (now on staff for the final season).
I always blamed the inability to do good stand-alones not on the writers but on the budget situation. If they had the money to really explore the civilian ships--maybe even establish some recurring civilian characters and situations--the stand-alone episodes could've been really interesting. Then again, they never explored life on Colonial One, either, so who knows?