What happens to [Kara “Starbuck”] Thrace “will jump out and grab you,” Moore says.
… after the March 4 episode airs, the name of a major cast member will disappear from the show’s opening credits.
Moore adds that after the March 4 episode airs, the name of a major cast member will disappear from the show’s opening credits. They won’t say whether Sackhoff’s name is the one that goes missing. But they do make clear that what happens to Starbuck points the way to a major shift in the show’s direction. “It’s a fundamental and permanent change in the makeup of the show’s cast and of the show itself and how the show operates and what the show is about. It’s a very dramatic change of direction,” Moore says.Other tidbits: * The third-season finale will be a cliffhanger "which they say will once again take the show in a shocking new direction." * There will be a trial of Baltar. * There will be standalone episodes about Tyrol's labor issues and Bill Adama's ex-wife. * The producers confirm some of what we've heard about a possible "Galactica" straight-to-DVD movie that would be shot between seasons three and four, but say it will not be linked to the proposed "Caprica" spinoff. Eick says it could "return a very popular character." Ellen? Kat? Boxey? Read all of Ryan’s long interview with Moore and Eick here. SciFi begins transmitting new episodes of "Battlestar Galactica" Jan. 21.