Despite having great ratings, Longmire was canceled by A&E after its third season, leaving fans with (if nothing else) an emotional cliffhanger and a lot of questions. With a fourth season being picked up by Netflix, millions of fans breathed a sigh of relief.
Now Warner Home video has released the show’s third season DVD and fans can binge their way through the ten episodes again (which is likely how they’ll watch season four if they’re anything like me…). Despite being light on bonus features (a single featurette), the DVD is worth having because the show is one of the great mystery series.
A&E’s superb mystery series Longmire (A&E, Mondays, 10/9C) returns this evening with things in a sorry state – Walt Longmire’s best friend, Henry, has been arrested for murder and his deputy, Branch, has been shot.
It’s been almost three months since Sheriff Walt Longmire found himself on the horns of a dilemma in the second season finale of A&E’s Longmire. While there’s always been a sense that it would return for a third season (A&E wouldn’t cancel both The Glades and Longmire would it? Especially if it wasn’t announcing both at the same time…), nothing had been said, officially – until today.
So, you can stop holding your breath, now (you’re very strong – did you know that?). Longmire will return to A&E for a third 10-episode season. We just don’t know when, quite yet. Check out the press release after the jump.
One of A&E’s most successful series, Longmire (A&E, Mondays, 10/9C), returns this evening with an episode that finds Sheriff Walt Longmire facing his demons as he tracks a group of escaped convicts through a winter storm.
Battlestar Galactica, The SCI FI Channel’s signature series, concludes this evening [9/8C] with a 131-minute final episode. If you are planning to record the show, make sure to allow for that extra eleven minutes.
Finally, we will learn the fate of Earth; discover the identity of the Final Cylon Model and maybe even find out who wrote the Galacticaverse version of All Along the Watchtower – and what the infamous Last Supper, Galactica-style, means!
After a rather ho-hum premiere, Battlestar Galactica seems to be moving back in the right direction. Where He That Believeth In Me tended to rehash the season three finale without adding much to the running story – except for the development of the Starbuck-Roslin situation – Six of One is almost chockfull o’ stuff.
Battlestar Galactica may be the best SF series, start to finish, ever produced for television. Even so, after sleeping on it, I have to say that the final season opener left me cold. [SPOILERS beyond this point!]
On Friday, I had the opportunity to take part in a teleconference with Starbuck, herself – Katee Sackhoff, of the Peabody Award-winning Battlestar Galactica. She talked about her reaction to the mind-bending prophecy that Starbuck was a harbinger of doom; which is tougher – love scenes, or fight scenes; who she thinks Starbuck should wind up with [if indeed she wainds up with anyone…]; how she’d like the series to end for Starbuck, and much more.
Battlestar Galactica returns to the Sci Fi Channel Friday at 10/9C.
Note: There were some reception problems, so there will be an occasional word or phrase missing [replaced with the word unintelligible].
Since I’ve been such a good little whore for all things Galactica this month, the folks at Universal gave me 1 hr, today, to come up with some questions to ask the great Ron Moore, creator/producer of BSG.So I shot these over to one of my contacts and he got Moore to answer, the interview went a little something like this. We talk about the Strike, Razor, Lesbianism and more! Be sure to check out our Razor DVD Giveaway!This is an EM Exclusive.
1) What was the genesis of the idea to do Razor? It came from Universal Home Entertainment.They had an idea of releasing a video version of Galactica in the fall.It had done well on DVD in the release of its seasons.We weren’t going to broadcast season four until spring of ‘08, so it made sense to have a BSG release in the fall.They would broadcast it once on Sci Fi and release it within a week on DVD.It quickly came about.We ended the third season on a cliffhanger, so that didn’t make sense to tie that in – we had to go back in time and do a story before the cliffhanger.We decided to revisit some aspect of the Pegasus/Admiral Cain storyline and see the original attack on the colonies and from Pegasus’ point of view with the original Cylon attack.The writers kicked around story ideas and went through it at my house.We have 10-15 minutes more on the DVD, including young Adama and the first Cylon War.There is more footage with young Helena Cain as a child during the first Cylon War, plus extended version of other scenes.It doesn’t predate the series.It just happens to take place around the original Cylon war – it skips around chronologically.