Battlestar Galactica has accidentally cancelled itself, Tachyon TV can exclusively reveal.
The second series had been commissioned for 20 episodes but it will all come to a premature end after the broadcast of episode seven (entitled 'Fracked'). Ronald D Moore explains: "We got to the point where we were being so gritty and realistic and not afraid of pulling any punches that we accidentally killed off the entire cast of characters. To be fair, the show was getting harder to write after episode five when we had Colonel Tigh beat his wife to death with a broken bottle directly after Adama's funeral, before shooting himself in the head, which we beautifully inter-cut with Starbuck accidentally setting fire to herself with a cigar, even if I do say so myself".
Furious fans are begging the producer to reconsider but Moore remains adamant: "An ingenious fan suggested that we turn the whole episode into one of Baltar's dream sequences but what he doesn't realise is that Baltar spontaneously combusts in episode six. It's a tough universe."
Richard Hatch is reported to be livid.