If you need a new way to visualize all the major events that shaped the universe in which Battlestar Galactica takes place, this might help. Billy Ray created the graphic, and says “I created this visual timeline of the Battlestar Galactica universe after the season 4, episode 17 “No Exit” data dump resulted in near aneurism for my friends and me. I later updated it to include key points from the “Caprica” pilot movie.” I still need to go back to season four and finish the series off, so can’t comment on the degree to which this helps or hurts any understanding of the timeline. So have at it in the comments, please.

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ABC’s Charlie’s Angels is finally going into production. It was first mentioned almost a year ago that the channel was looking to greenlight a pilot that would bring the series back to television, but it experienced a change in the development process that set it back until now. Originally, Josh Friedman (the creator of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) was developing the project, but now ABC has handed the show over to Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar.

The show is planned to shoot at the start of the new year in Miami. ABC is currently searching for actresses to play the ‘Angels’. Leonard Goldberg (one of the producers of the original show) and Drew Barrymore remain involved in the series as producers. [Deadline]

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We already have one Battlestar Galactica prequel series and we soon could be getting a new one. The Syfy network just greenlit a two hour pilot called Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome which will follow a young William Adama as a Viper pilot on the battlestar Galactica during the first Cylon war. So, unlike the other BSG prequel series Caprica, Blood & Chrome will focus  more of the action that was prevalent in the reimagined 2004 series that ran for four seasons. Adama, as BSG fans know, was one of the main characters on that show. Portrayed by Edward James Olmos, he’s a legendary military leader who helps the human race survive after the enemy Cylons destroy their home. The new series will see the return of executive producer David Eick, but not show creator Ron Moore. We’ve got much more after the jump. Read More »

VOTD: Caprica Pilot Episode

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To help promote the January 22nd series premiere of the Battlestar Galactica prequel spin-off Caprica, SyFy Channel has released the pilot episode online for free. You can watch the episode embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Tonight in TV news: In a bid to get more live viewers for Fringe, Fox is building up this week’s upcoming Observer-heavy with a large scale viral marketing campaign, dubbed internally as “Observer Week”. The bald-headed character was one of the most intriguing elements of Fringe’s first season, and was notable for appearing “Where’s Waldo” style in the background of many episodes. Fans ate it up, and Fox fed the fire by having the actor appear on the network in other capacities, like this NFL game.

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Let’s start with the most interesting TV news tonight: MTV got to sit down with Gil Grant (24, NCIS:LA), writer of the upcoming Gattaca television series, and managed to get some fascinating info from him. If you were wondering how Andrew Niccol’s film would be adapted to TV, I have two words for you: Police procedural. While it’s far from a unique concept on television, the idea of making one of the cops an Invalid (a person born without the benefit of genetic diagnosis), and another a genetically superior Valid, does seem somewhat inspired.

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Patton Oswalt Explains His Caprica Character

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The AV Club has a brilliant and rather long interview with Patton Oswalt this week, to celebrate the comic’s new CD/DVD My Weakness is Strong. (Which is worth celebrating; it’s a great set.) The interview is worth your time if you have any interest in Oswalt and the art of stand-up comedy in general, but it also has a good tidbit of info that expands what we know about his role on the Battlestar Galactica spin-off Caprica. Read More »

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