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Title: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Gregzs on October 20, 2011, 03:51:00 PM

Bryan Singer Still Unsure If His Version Of "Starbuck" In Battlestar Galactica Will Be Male Or Female
Now that we know Singer's Excalibur is off the cards and he is moving ahead with his take on BSG the big questions are going to be asked. SFX begins with a pretty major one..
After revealing to the mag the other day that his take on Excalibur has been shelved Bryan Singer announced that he would be taking on a big screen version of Battlestar Galactica when he finished up Jack The Giant Killer. Fans of the show(s) will know that we have had two versions of the character Starbuck. In the original '70s series it was Dirk Benedict and in the hugely successful reboot Katee Sackhoff. So which version will Singer be going with?

“You want to know if Starbuck will be male or female, right?” he laughs. Yep. “Well, right now I haven’t made my mind up on that. But whatever way we go, I’m sure it will be complementary to the whole Battlestar Galactica mythology.”

Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Gregzs on October 21, 2011, 09:34:35 PM

Bryan Singer's Battlestar Galactica Gets a Scriptwriter
Things seem to be moving forward quite quickly with this, as hot on the heels of the news that a BSG movie would be Singer's next project after Jack The Giant Killer Deadline report that John Orloff is on board to write it..
According to Deadline Universal Pictures is closing a deal with John Orloff to write Battlestar Galactica for Bryan Singer to direct. Orloff has previously scripted Anonymous and Legend Of The Guardians among others. At the very least, he's a fan..

“I have wanted to write this movie since I was 12 years old, and built a Galactica model from scratch out of balsa wood, cardboard, old model parts and LEDs. I love BSG, and I would pass on the job rather than frak it up.”

Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Gregzs on October 21, 2011, 09:43:35 PM

Battlestar Galactica Movie To Be Set In Rebooted Show's Universe?
New screenwriter John Orloff certainly suggest as much while speaking to Hitfix. He seems to contradict some of the things we have heard about this reboot by linking it to Ron Moore's recent re-imagining of the series..
Yesterday we learned that Anonymous writer John Orloff would be taking on script duties for Bryan Singer's big screen take on Battlestar Galactica. We had previously been led to believe that this movie would be it's own thing entirely, disregarding both the original series and it's very successful reboot. But while speaking to Hitfix Orloff says the following..

I’m a huge fan of the original series and of the second show, too. But I always thought the first show was a little too heavily reliant on Star Wars, you know? Whereas I think the second show was really original and really cool.

And I think I’ve come up with a way to write this movie that won’t [frick] any of that up. I’m not sure how much they want me to talk about it. Let’s just say it’s not what you expect. It will all work in the universe that exists. It will not conflict with anything Ron Moore has done. I don't think you can compete with what he's done.

Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: OzmO on November 09, 2011, 06:36:57 AM
Yeah, trying to compete with what Moore did would be dumb.  And it's hard to imagine a Starbuck other than Katie.

Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Grape Ape on November 11, 2011, 06:12:47 AM
Yeah, trying to compete with what Moore did would be dumb.  And it's hard to imagine a Starbuck other than Katie.

I agree, and I loved the original series as a kid.

BSG is one of those shows that will never get true credit for how great it was.   Could be one of the best series ever, IMO.  Resisted it for a couple years, but finally got into it and then blasted through the whole series in a few months.  Absolutely incredible.

My wife had zero interest in it, and is not a sci-fi fan in the least.  After watching the opening two-part movie, she was hooked as well.

Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Gregzs on November 16, 2011, 04:59:44 PM

Bryan Singer's Battlestar Galatica Will Be Based on the 1970's Television Show
Latino Review is reporting that Bryan Singer's version of Battlestar Galatica will resemble the original television show, and even include Daggets, robot dogs.

Just a couple weeks ago it was announced that Bryan Singer had picked John Orloff to pen the script for his film version of Battlestar Galactica. When the announcement was made Orloff was asked several times if the story would resemble the original television show, or the highly popular Ronald D. Moore series that ran on Syfy from 2004 to 2009. And each time Orloff just promised he wouldn't botch it, but couldn't add any further information.

But now some new information has come out. According to Latino Review Battlestar Gallatica will embrace the 1970's version that only last two seasons.

Speaking of Bryan Singer and the Seventies, he’s been developing for two years now a movie version of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, this also at Universal. And yet they have no script, only tons of porqueria previz art and designs. This is probably because there is no one producing the movie, unless you count Glen Larson, who created the TV Show and we don’t.

You see papi chulos like Singer spend all year making finished films and if there is no one watching the project it doesn’t move on.

Also, this project is an especially bad idea because it is not a movie version of the critically acclaimed recent TV revival, it is a film version of the 1970s show complete with Egyptian Helmets and robot dogs called Daggets. Who farted? Aye fo! Wasn’t me!

The Studio executive who should be moving this thing along has been too busy playing the “Career Preservation” game after he let Guillermo del Toro’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS implode while pushing through the horrendous remake of THE THING.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA : 2013? In Sensurround.

The Taco says “No”. - Latino Review

The Original Battlestar Galactica Plot - Humanity lived on twelve colony worlds in a distant star system. They fought a thousand-year war with the Cylons, warrior robots created by a reptilian race which expired long ago, presumably destroyed by their own creations. Having never been commanded to cease fire, these warrior robots waged war against the colonials. Mankind was defeated in a sneak attack on their homeworlds conceived by the Cylons, carried out with the help of the human quisling Count Baltar (John Colicos). Protected by the last surviving warship, a "battlestar" (the word, presumably coined by Glen Larson, is short for the phrase "line-of-battle starship"[citation needed]) called Galactica, the survivors fled in available ships. The Commander of the Galactica, Adama (Lorne Greene), led this "rag-tag fugitive fleet" of 220 ships in search of a new home on a legendary planet called Earth. The episodes dealt with the fleet's struggle to survive the Cylon threat and to find Earth. - Wikipedia

Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Gregzs on December 30, 2011, 11:16:49 PM

LOS ANGELES ( – What could have been — that’s what “Battlestar Galactica” fans might be thinking as they get the chance to view the pilot for “17th Precinct,” the supernatural cop drama created by “BSG” producer Ronald Moore.

NBC passed on “Precinct” last May, but the pilot episode has leaked online at The cop series — starring “Battlestar Galactica” alums Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer and James Callis — is set in Excelsior, a supernatural world where magic is commonplace.

You can check out the pilot at the link below for the “BSG” reunion, which also includes performances by Stockard Channing, “Caprica” star Esai Morales and “Oz” and “Lights Out” star Eamonn Walker, and, if we’re not mistaken, a voiceover from a certain Admiral William Adama: here.

Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Gregzs on March 22, 2012, 04:12:33 PM


Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Gregzs on March 23, 2012, 07:15:43 PM

SYFY has decided to pass on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME. This is probably the worst news that any fan can hear after seeing the trailer from WONDER CON.

Those of you die hard true believers who still believe that another network will pick it up, don't hold your breath, SYFY President of original programming, Mark Stern, had this to say about the series:

“Though the vision for “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned. We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen. The 90-minute pilot movie will air on SYFY in its entirety at a future date.”

Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Gregzs on August 26, 2012, 11:01:11 PM

SyFy To Reboot 'Blake 7' With Martin Campbell and Joe Pokaski

SyFy is rebooting another beloved sci-fi classic. This time, it’s Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7, which premiered on the BBC in 1978 and ran four season for 52 episodes. (Here’s the Wikipedia page if you need a quick refresher.)
Blake’s 7 was about renegades and criminals who escape from a prison planet, and while battling humans and aliens wound up becoming heroes in the process.
The reboot is being helmed by Georgeville Television and producer Marc Rosen. Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern) will direct the pilot script, which is being written by Joe Pokaski (Heroes, CSI).
No word on when they’re planning to have the pilot run—but likely sometime in late 2013 depending on the special effects that will need to be involved. It’ll also be interesting to hear how faithful to the material all involved will be, or if it will be a gritty, dark re-take on a classic a la 2003’s Battlestar Galactica from Ronald D. Moore.

Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Gregzs on November 06, 2012, 06:11:33 PM
Webisodes Friday 11/9/2012


The long awaited BSG prequel story is finally getting released as a series of webisodes, which will premiere this Friday, then be followed up at some point by a two-hour cut which will screen on SyFy, and then an ‘unrated’ version is to reach DVD and Blu-ray eventually. See the brand new trailer here.

Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Gregzs on November 09, 2012, 10:01:19 PM


Machinima have launched the first couple of 12 minute webisodes of the new BSG prequel series which focuses on a young William Adama in the first Cylon war.

Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Gregzs on November 16, 2012, 11:42:52 PM


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Title: Re: Battlestar Galactica movie
Post by: Gregzs on April 07, 2014, 05:27:01 PM

Universal Hires Writer For New Big-Screen BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Battlestar Galactica is about to get its third “re-imagining” in less than thirty-five years: In an exclusive at Variety, it’s been reported that Universal is gearing up a big-screen movie version of the classic sci-fi property, and they are set to develop the film as a complete re-imagining of the story. Transcendence writer Jack Paglen has signed on to write the screenplay. Paglen is also set to write the sequel to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus for Fox, which will start production towards the end of this year .Original 1978 Battlestar series creator Glen Larson will produce the film.

This isn’t the first time rumors of a revival of Battlestar Galactica have cropped up; a few years ago it was reported that director Bryan Singer of X-Men and The Usual Suspects fame was attached to a movie version, but those rumors seemed to go nowhere (he doesn’t seem to be attached to this version.)  This was just a few years after the revival series went off the air, and needless to say, reaction was mixed-to-bad to this idea.

Writer/producer Ronald D. Moore’s revival of Battlestar, which aired on the SyFy Channel from 2003-2009, was one of the most critically beloved science-fiction series of all time, with writing and acting that was usually on a whole other level than most television sci-fi fare, and gaining a legion of devoted fans, may of whom usually did not watch space opera. No doubt a movie version will cost a lot more, and focus more on spectacle than character, drawing very unfavorable comparisons. But Battlestar is a brand name, so if Universal feels they can make some money off this concept via a giant tentpole movie, it means we are gonna see this movie sooner rather than later.  Of course, the million dollar question will be, “is Starbuck 3.0 gonna be a girl or a boy?”