The Battlestar Galactica prequel will take flight as promised — and soon! Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome will premiere online Friday.
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The networks are still holding out for a superhero. While comic-book films Thor, X-Men: First Class and Green Lantern all hit No. 1 at the box office recently (with mixed staying power), TV has been slower to cultivate a new generation of caped crusaders.
But have no fear, citizens of TV land: Help is on the way. Super-heroes play a role in...
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Syfy is returning to the Battlestar Galactica universe once again, this time for a new series prequel following Ensign William Adama fresh out of the Academy, the network announced Friday.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome will be a two-hour pilot set in the tenth year of the first Cylon War. In the midst of the battle between humans and their creations, a young Adama finds himself leading the colonial fleet's newest addition, the Galactica...
Fire up your raptors, Battlestar Galactica fans, the final season of the Peabody Award-winning show begins Jan. 16 at 10 pm/ET on Sci Fi. If you're like us, you have so... many... frakkin' questions! The biggest one: "Will all of our questions actually be answered?" Executive producers Ron D. Moore and David Eick tease what's next for the four Cylons revealed this past season, assured us we won't need to wait the very last episode for the fifth Cylon's identity and gave some details the prequel series, Caprica, which is set to air in early 2010.
What are you most proud about the way the series ended?
Ron Moore: I would have to say that I'm probably most proud about the fact that I think we were able to answer most of the questions that we'd raised over the years. And, sort of, to resolve most of the mysteries and the grander questions of the show and at the same time give a resolution to all the character arcs and to wrap it up by the end. And, we don't save everything until...
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Twitchy Battlestar Galactica fans can rest a little easier.
The Sci Fi channel has given the green light to Caprica, the buzzed-about prequel to Battlestar, according to Variety. The cable channel has already produced a two-hour TV movie/backdoor pilot, which was set to debut in December, but will now launch the series in early 2010.
The series, starring Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson and Polly Walker, is set 50 years before the Cylon attack ...
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TVGuide.com confirmed with Sci Fi today that Battlestar Galactica's final season beginning in 2009 will air "extra-long" or extended episodes. Executive producer Dave Eick told the audience at this year's Comic-Con that the final episodes have become so critical to the series arc that they couldn't possibly wrap them up in toaster-sized hour-long installments. Does this mean we'll get multiple two-hour episodes more than the 10 remaining planned from Sci Fi? Eick didn't reveal the exact method of lengthening the episodes, but that should keep us fans frakkin' happy during the long hiatus. Will the idea of super-sized episodes keep you toasty and warm while you wait for new Battlestar episodes? Erin Fox Related• Jamie Bamber Dishes on Starbuck and Apollo's Relationship• Battlestar DVD Release Date• Use Our Online Video Guide to Watch More Battlestar Galactica
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Brace yourselves Galactica fans Executive producers Ronald D Moore and David Eick are promising big things for the mid-season finale of the series fourth and final year airing Friday June 13 at 10 pmET Eick teases the cliff-hanger definitely rivals the Season 2 one year later shock but hes otherwise playing it coy What we know for sure is 1 ailing Laura Roslin is abducted by the Cylon rebels and according to Moore 2 suspected toaster Kara Thrace is going to make an important discovery [and] all hells going to break loose Eick says hes drawn to this plot because the struggles Starbuck Katee Sackhoff faces on her own ship call into question the nature of who these people are For Moore the Adama-Roslin relationship [is paramount] I really like how its matured It moves me President Roslin herself Mary McDonnell tells us the midseason finale is an astonishing piece of work that will be really gratifying for the fans Its brilliantly done because
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I have to admit I had no idea how crazy crowded the Battlestar Galactica panel would be at NY Comic Con Luckily for me hee hee I had a press pass and scooted right in to a seat in the middle of the room I was really excited to be among so many thrilled fans since I am one myself When the lights lowered the crowd went crazy as new footage was edited together into a long trailer for whats to come and let me tell you that shizzle is intense Adama screaming at Tigh to admit to what he is Adama telling someone that they just couldnt stand knowing that they were married to a cylon The lights came up and the panel was introduced Micheal Trucco Anders Rekha Sharma Tory and the awesome Michael Hogan Tigh Lets go through the big highlights of the session149 Rekha was asked about when she found out that she was going to be a cylon and how she felt about it She said I was soooo excited Apparently someone Aaron Douglas name was thrown around a lot
Battlestar Galactica executive producer David Eick has inked a two-year, seven-figure deal with NBC Universal Media Studios. "My focus now is probably going to be a little less about casting a wide net and a little more on focusing on one, two or maybe three projects a year, maybe writing one myself," Eick tells Variety.Already in the midst of shepherding the BSG prequel Caprica, Eick also has on his drawing board a family adventure pegged as "Little Miss Sunshine meets Thelma and Louise," a project described as "sort of modern-day Hart to Hart," and this is where it gets interesting, kids an adaptation of an existing Universal property, the title of which is top-secret until rights are secured. (Eick, need you be reminded, oversaw this past season's Bionic Woman reboot.)What's your take on that last mystery? Is Supertain coming back, better and faster than ever? MWMRelated:• Ronald D. Moore Takes on Movie Trilogy
Question: I have to admit I had high hopes for Bionic Woman, considering that the executive producer was David Eick, who had a hand in revamping another 1970s show, Battlestar Galactica, into one of my favorite programs. The addition of Katee Sackhoff as a villain, as well as the casting of some other great TV veterans, should have sealed the deal on this show, but after tuning in for the premiere, I was sorely disappointed. Besides the obvious reasons (none of the characters were appealing and the storyline was incomprehensible), I was also disappointed by the disappearance of the deaf sister from the show's preview and the strange borrowing of BSG scenes, some shot-for-shot. Do you think this show's run is going to have any influence on the production of Battlestar's new season? I would hate to see BSG suddenly start having absurd amounts of expository dialogue in the middle of a girlfight.
Answer: I doubt Bionic Woman's success or failure will have much of an impact on Battlestar