The Sci-Fi Channel has released a promotional trailer for the next season of that great cerebral space opera, Battlestar Galactica. The show is one of my favourites and in my opinion, offers some of the most under appreciated content on television. Tracking the surviving colonists of a post-apocalyptic war between humanity and a race of machines, the series is able to transcend the standard genre tropes to deliver something with real drama and nuance. There are the grand ineluctable CGI battles and swirling dogfights, but the show never relies on these – preferring dark, claustrophobic corridors and space that is just as much dense with fear and doubt as it is with robotic enemies.
Season Four, the final season for the series, begins on January 16th.