new Battlestar Galactica movie

Jack Paglen has only one produced screenplay credit to his name, but it’s a big one: Transcendence, the directorial debut of cinematographer Wally Pfister. Now he might have a second big credit: the new Battlestar Galactica movie, which Universal has been developing off and on for the past few years. But don’t expect any continuation of the story told in Ronald D. Moore’s revival that began a decade ago. This will be an all-new Battlestar. Read More »

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So say we all. Whether you’ve seen Battlestar Galactica before, or have been meaning to see it, today is the day to pull the trigger. Wednesday’s Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day is 70% off Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series either on DVD or Blu-ray, which means they’re only $74.99 or $89.99 respectively. What the frak are you waiting for? This will sell out quick.

We’ve waited a good while for the debut of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, the web series which focuses on a young William Adama (Luke Pasqualino, Skins) and his youthful encounters with early Cylons. There was once a chance that the series might air exclusively on television, but Syfy has broken the pilot up into a web series. That’s not so bad, however, because you can watch the first episode below.

(The full movie airs on Syfy in February, with an unedited DVD release to follow immediately next year.)

The original trailer we saw for the series made the effects look ambitious, but rickety, but the final trailer release made clear that the first look at the show was very premature. The show was shot against greenscreen, and there’s a blown-out, halo’d look to much of the lighting and many effects, likely intended to make it all look more organic than, say, the Star Wars prequels. And while the writing isn’t quite as impressively on point as the televised series, what you’ll find in these first two 12-minute episodes is likely going to make BSG fans pretty happy. Read More »

Who wants to see William Adama kill some frakkin’ toasters this week? Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the Battlestar Galactica prequel series, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chromewill make its world premiere online this Friday on Machnima. The show follows a young William Adama (Luke Pasqualino, above) as a Viper pilot on the battlestar Galactica during the first Cylon war. Edward James Olmos played the elder version of the character on the recent TV show.

SyFy originally put the show into production as a pilot but it wasn’t picked up. It now exists as a two hour movie which’ll be released online in 7-12 minute segments via Machinma Prime over the next month, followed by a full airing on SyFy in 2013 and an unrated release on Blu-ray after that.

After the jump, check out the trailer for the show (which is pretty much the same as the one we posted in March, only an official release with finished effects) and get a bit more info about it. Read More »

The fortunes of Blood and Chrome, the prequel to the revamped Battlestar Galactica, have risen and fallen over the past couple years. Planned at various times as a TV movie, a possible pilot for a new BSG series, and a web series, Blood and Chrome was conceived as an action-oriented project with most of the footage shot against greenscreen, composited with CG reconstructions of BSG sets that were scanned before the end of the show’s fourth season. While the show was announced in late 2010, we still don’t really know what’s up with the plans to air the show at this point.

What we do know is that there is now a trailer for the story of a young William Adama as he fights in the first Cylon war. And while the trailer does nothing to tell us whether the script, acting or characters are any good, it looks very, very cool. Check it out below.

Update: Turns out the trailer wasn’t quite official and has been pulled. And Syfy confirmed to EW that while the network will give the pilot a TV airing in the future, at some point, the plans for Blood and Chrome are web-based at best. So no new TV series for now.

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“Don’t worry, I’m not gonna frak it up.” That’s what screenwriter John Orloff told the Los Angeles Times when it was announced that he’d been hired to write a new Battlestar Galactica movie for Universal and director Bryan Singer. Orloff wrote Anonymous, which is about to hit theaters; he also scripted Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and A Mighty Heart. He was Emmy-nominated for his work on the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. Like Singer, he’s a long time Battlestar Galactica fan and has what he calls “a pretty radical take” on the material. We’ve got more after the jump. Read More »

In 2009 we got wind of two possible reboot projects from producer/director Bryan Singer. One was a new take on Excalibur, the bloody, sexy and weird telling of the Arthurian legend from director John Boorman. The other was Battlestar Galactica, a prospect that seems loaded with the potential to fail, given the outrageous popularity of the recent TV reboot.

One of those projects, Excalibur, is now dead, thanks to another Arthurian film that Warner Bros. decided to pursue in lieu of Singer’s reboot. That has left room for the filmmaker to concentrate on Galactica. Read More »

After a long day of flying around in a Viper attempting to preserve the precious few human beings left in the galaxy, a pilot needs a drink. And the best of the best drink out of this. Quantum Mechanix Inc. has created a 1:1 prop replica “Top Gun” stein from Battlestar Galactica, perfect for pretending you just wasted some frakkin’ toasters and need to kick back. Check out a gallery of images after the jump. Read More »

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