Praise the Lords of Kobol! Galactica returns! (again!)

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  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    ORIGINAL MINISERIES

    BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (4-hour miniseries) - SCI FI re-imagines the

    groundbreaking and beloved series in which "a rag, tag fugitive fleet" of the

    last remnants of mankind searches for its true home. Fleeing the aliens

    responsible for the slaughter of their homeworld, the Battlestar Galactica

    survivors must meet a whole new set of challenges. This intriguing twist on a

    classic will be written by writer Ronald D. Moore (Roswell, Mission

    Impossible II) with Breck Eisner (Steven Spielberg's Taken; The Invisible

    Man) attached to direct. Distributed by USA Cable Entertainment, the project

    will be executive produced by David Eick (American Gothic, Hercules: The

    Legendary Journeys, Spy Game).

    Now, what happened to Tom DeSanto?
     
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    SciFi announced many tv movies that they never actually develop, so this is still not a sure thing.

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    Still waiting for someone to start an Apollo Coffee chain to compete with Starbucks
     
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    If it comes to life I will certainly watch it.... now where are the DVD's for the original series?
     
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    Hot damn! (Too bad I have no cable.)

    I bet Richard Hatch gets a cameo. . .he's got a website where he promotes BG some.
     
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  7. Jeff Kleist

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    The big thing with me is that Tom DeSanto passed the Galactica fanboy test, so I was pretty sure he wasn't going to screw this up. I don't know if these guys do.

    I'm very sure this is going to happen since the sets and props for the Fox pilot were mothballed up in Canada. This saves Sci-Fi a lot of time and money.
     
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    Yeah, I didn't really think Starbucks had any relationship to Galactica. If it did, Starbucks would have been a cigar shop, anyway.

    What sets were mothballed? The old Galactica sets?
     
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  10. Frank Anderson

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    I can't understand why something like that isn't region free [​IMG]
     
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    Even if it was region free, you'd need a PAL conversion capable DVD player, wouldn't you? I'm not entirely up to speed, but I think that's correct.
     
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    I, personally, am much more excited about the Myst Miniseries[​IMG].
     
  13. Jason Seaver

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    Huh. Apparently, DeSanto doesn't know where this leaves him either, according to AICN. Which, really, kind of stinks - having your labor of love yanked away can't be any fun, if that's the case here.
    Not that I'm certain it would necessarily be a good thing to have someone who "passes the fanboy test" in charge, although I figure it's in good hands with Ron Moore.
     
  14. Jeff Kleist

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    The Bryan Singer/Tom DeSanto Galactica pilot/TV movie that was days from starting production with Ian McKellan as Adama, but was axed at the last minute when Fox decided Singer should work more on X-Men 2. The props and sets were from that

    The Galactica sets were trashed even before G:1980 started, which is why they only ever went to an itty bitty portion of the bridge. The full size Viper was retrofitted to Buck Rogers' ship, and now all that's left of the full size one is the cockpit rusting in Universal's trash heap (I've seen pictures of it!)
     
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    I don't know if any of you are aware of this but the current version scraps all work done before and is a "reimagining" of the series. No old cast members, no used footage from Richard Hatch's pilot. No anything that made the original so good. [​IMG] There is a petition going around now ( I don't have the link) so I suggest all Galactica fans sign it. All this work so someone else can fuck it up is beyond me.
     
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    I wouldn't consider Ron Moore the up-fucking type, though. The man has made every series he has worked on - TNG, DS9, GvsE, "Roswell", and even "Voyager" (for the brief month or so he was there) better. I don't know how much attachment he has to "Galactica", but if it's even a fraction of what he had for Trek, then the franchise is in good hands.

    Of course, if he basically looks at it as a way to write Trek again without having to work with Berman & Braga, that could be pretty bad.

     

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