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  1. RickGr

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    Battlestar Galactica Gets The Greenlight
    Posted on 01/19/04

    Today the Vancouver based "Teamsters Local Union 155" updated their website and listed a production office for Battlestar Galactica Season 1. No studio location was given but it's rumored that the Battlestar series will use the same studio as the mini-series Vancouver Film Studio's (VFS). Production is expected to start in February. No official announcement has been made by Sci-Fi Channel; but expect one very shortly.
     
  2. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

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    Let's hope it last longer than Tremors or the original B.G. series for that matter.
    This show wont get me to tune into Sci Fi again.
     
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    Ooh, I need to head over to some BSG fanboy forums to hear the screams of injustice. [​IMG]
     
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    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    Feldergarb! [​IMG]

    Actually it wasn't that bad, if you think of it as a totally different BSG.
     
  5. Aryn Leroux

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    I believe i read that while it's ago sci-fi has only ordered up 5 episodes they are gonna have to do well for them order up a complete season.
     
  6. Lance Nichols

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    I don't know why Sci-Fi does this. They order up a half season or so of a show, then dump it. They are the ONLY station that is sci-fi oriented (at least in the US, as I understand it).

    Run a whole year, if a show does not catch on, send it to disc then. It should then re-coup most of it's costs based on the fans that held on for the year. Common, they hold a captive market for Pete's sake. Make a good show, back it with out any "if ands or may-bes" and we will watch it.

    This goes for a re-imaged BSG, or any other sci-fi show.
     
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    This is good news. I was hoping that they would continue it. Hopefully, even if it doesn't go to far, they can wrap up the story and not have it end in a cliffhanger ending like the mini series did.
     
  8. Jason Seaver

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    This is called "being free with someone else's money". Sci-Fi's original programming budget is not terribly high, so they tend to spend it on sure things (Stargate, with its established track record) or cheap ones (how much can Codename: Enternity be costing them?).
     
  9. Michael Harris

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    If their initial commitment is to a small number of episodes they should film a series wrap up now and keep it in the can for when its cancelled that way it will be "complete" when its dumped to disc.

    Personally I hope it succeeds as I enjoyed the "mini-series" (AKA long two part movie).
     
  10. Aaron Silverman

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    Had they simply come up with a new name for their completely different movie (which was the only thing worth watching on that channel these days), they'd probably have a hit on their hands. The movie was pretty good, but changed the scenario in completely arbitrary ways that did nothing other than offend fans of the original (especially the ending!).
     
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    Didn't the movie do really well for them? If that is the case, if they didn't have a recognizable name, would it actually have done better, or worse?
     

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