Battlestar Galactica

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Universal Developing a New Battlestar Galactica Film

Mary McDonnell, Edward James Olmos

Holy frak! Battlestar Galactica might get another shot at life through Universal. The movie studio is in the early stages of putting together a new film that would be a reboot of the television franchise, Variety reports.

Universal has hired Transcendence screenwriter Jack Paglen to write a new take of the series that would be yet another incarnation of the Battlestar Galactica universe. Original series creator Glen Larson will produce the new film.

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Battlestar Galactica Actor Joins Supernatural in Pivotal Role

Ty Olsson

Ty Olsson has landed a recurring role on Supernatural, TVLine reports.

The Battlestar Galactica alum will play the pivotal role of Benny, the one responsible for saving Dean (Jensen Ackles) from purgatory. read more

Halloween Actor Richard Lynch Dies at 76

Richard Lynch

Horror and sci-fi actor Richard Lynch has died at the age of 76, according to The Associated Press.

Lynch was found dead in his Palm Springs, Calif. home on Tuesday by his friend, actress Carol Vogel, Lynch's rep, Mike Baronas, told the AP. No cause of death was released. read more

Exclusive Video Scoop: Battlestar Galactica Travels to CSI!

What happens when the fifth cylon drops by CSI? Fans of both Sci Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica and the long-running CBS procedural will get that answer when Kate Vernon (aka Ellen Tigh) guest-stars on CSI this April.

"It's a really fun episode," Vernon shared with me during a recent visit to the TVGuide.com offices. "I play ... read more

24 Season 7 and Other Announced Releases

24 - Season 7

New releases announced today, February 23:

24 - Season 7 (DVD and Blu-ray Disc) will be coming out May 19

Battlestar Galactica - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc) will be coming out July 28

Gunsmoke - The 3rd Season, Volume 2 will be coming out May 26

House of Payne - Volume 4 will be coming out June 16

The Mod Squad - The 2nd Season, Volume 2 will be coming out May 26

Reaper - Season 2 will be coming out June 2

Sister, Sister - The 2nd Season will be coming out May 19

TV Sets: Action Packed and TV Sets: Forever Funny will be coming out May 26

Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Mega Buzz on House, Heroes, 24, 90210 & More

Olivia Wilde (House), Ali Larter (Heroes), Kiefer Sutherland (24

Senior editors Matt Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy answer your questions. Drop us a line at mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

House is my favorite show, but I am getting sick of this season's Thirteen-centered storylines. When will we see more of Wilson, who has been woefully underused? —  Gillian
MATT: Personally, I'm (Olivia) Wilde for Thirteen, partly because her portrayer gives great quotes on the red carpet (and, ahem, is definitely not chilly). But I hear your woe, and can promise that Robert Sean Leonard has meaty stuff coming up later this season, only some of which has to do with Wilson's long-lost brother. Also, for what it's worth (and as hinted at this week), we'll also be spending a bit more time with Peter Jacobson's Taub. 

I hear that either Hayden Panettiere or Ali Larter wants to be released from her Heroes contract. Is this true? — Brian
TIM:
One of the key Heroes dies at the end of this volume, so that would be an easy out. But Larter ... read more

Battlestar Scribe Jane Espenson Sheds Light on New Webisodes

Alessandro Juliani

Scifi.com's much-anticipated 10-part Battlestar Galactica webisode series, "The Face of the Enemy," started Friday. Veteran BSG scribe, and co-writer of the "'sodes," Jane Espsenson, spoke with TVGuide.com about exploring the character of Lt. Gaeta — including that he is bisexual and his past relationship with Cylon "8" (Grace Park) and current relationship with Lt. Hoshi (Brad Dryborough). Espenson also discussed what she is most excited for in the forthcoming Season 4.5, premiering Jan. 16 (10 pm/ET).

TVGuide.com: Do these webisodes take place before Gaeta's leg injury?
Jane Espenson: No, these are post-leg [amputation]. They were designed to fit into the timeline as viewers are experiencing it — roughly between the two halves of Season 4.  Technically, the events of the 'sodes fit during the next episode that will air, so they are a very slight glimpse into the future if you watch them now.

TVGuide.com: Why did you decide to have Gaeta be gay (or bisexual)? ...

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Battlestar Galactica Webisodes to Premiere Dec. 12

Grace Park, Battlestar Galactica

"Frak" may be an overused phrase when reporting on Battlestar Galactica news, but the fact that Sci Fi will be posting 10 new webisodes — that will lead up to the Jan. 16 premiere — is frakkin' sweet!

Fans will be able to get their Battlestar Galactica fix with two webisodes each week starting Dec. 12.

Sci Fi announced that the 3-4-minute chapters will complement the stories played out in on air episodes and give viewers more insight into characters and events from the fourth season.

The webisodes titled, "The Face of the Enemy," follow the story of a stranded Raptor ship... read more

Exclusive: Battlestar's Brand New Trailer

Jamie Bamber, Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff

A sci fi gift has arrived early this season, BSG fans! Sadly, it's not a shirtless Jamie Bamber, Michael Trucco or Tahmoh Penikett. But TVGuide.com did score access to the newest Battlestar Galactica trailer, which so far, has only aired during Sci Fi's Bond Marathon over Thanksgiving weekend.

If you want the second half of the fourth season, aka the last BSG episodes ever, to be a surprise, hide your eyes. Oh who are you kidding, you want to see it, and you want to see it now! What has happened since they reached an annihilated Earth? ... read more

Mega Buzz on Ghost Whisperer, Battlestar, Criminal Minds & More!

Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds)

Senior editors Matt Mitovich and Mickey O'Connor answer your questions.

All I want to know is the bottom line when it comes to Ghost Whisperer's Jim dying. Will he ever be brought back to life (his life), or is his only involvement going to be in the body of Sam? — Kathy
MATT: It's simple, really: Jim is now going by "Sam," but Sam is mostly Jim. "Since it's Jim's soul [inside Sam's body], we will always be seeing David [Conrad] at Melinda's side," exec producer P.K. Simonds tells me, dismissing rumors that Conrad is leaving the show. Much of the story to come involves Sam (who to everyone else looks like Jericho's Kenneth Mitchell) realizing that he has this new life inside of him. As Conrad explained it to me, "It's the whole question of how ... read more

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Premiered: September 17, 1978, on ABC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Big-budget sci-fi flop that was more than a bit reminiscent of `Star Wars' (with which it shared a special-effects creator). Set 4000 years in the future, `Galactica' follows the fragile fortunes of a caravan of spaceships fleeing to Earth from a galaxy dominated by mechanical beings bent on destroying the human race. The series launched on ABC and was canned the next year, only to resurface with just one original cast member in 1980 as `Galactica 1980.' The sequel died even quicker.

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