There’s a new Battlestar Galactica reboot in the works, and it might end up being more familiar than expected. Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail is developing the new Battlestar for the upcoming NBC streaming service Peacock, and according to Ronald D. Moore, who created the previous Battlestar reboot, Esmail’s series might be set in the same universe as Moore’s. And that makes a certain sense based on how Moore’s show ended. Spoilers for the 2004-2009 Battlestar Galactica reboot follow.
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Update: Sam Esmail confirmed that his Battlestar Galactica series will not be a remake but a new story set within the universe of the sci-fi franchise. Read more below.
NBCUniversal‘s forthcoming streaming service finally has a name: Peacock. An homage to the network’s iconic logo and a strong contender for the worst name of the new streaming platforms, Peacock will be launching in spring 2020 with a lineup of more than 15,000 hours of content. That includes beloved library titles like Parks and Recreation as well as new originals including reboots of Battlestar Galactica and Saved by the Bell.
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Universal has been trying to get the Battlestar Galactica movie off the ground for years, and now things may be kicking into gear for the sci-fi reboot again. Jay Basu has been tapped as the Battlestar Galactica writer, and Red Sparrow‘s Francis Lawrence is also officially set to direct the film.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Richard Hatch, the prolific television actor best known for his work in the original Battlestar Galactica as well as the 2003 remake series, has passed away at the age of 71. While never a household name, Hatch holds a special place in the hearts of millions of science fiction fans all over the world as a convention regular and a charismatic ambassador for the genre.
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Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
A Battlestar Galactica movie has been in on-again, off-again development for years, and a few months ago we heard Universal still wasn’t ready to give up. We’ll see whether this latest incarnation of the project gets any further than the earlier ones did, but as of this week it is one step closer to liftoff. Westworld scribe Lisa Joy has just been set to pen the adaptation, and word is the studio is trying to get The Hunger Games‘ Francis Lawrence on board to direct. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
Just as Bill Adama refused to give up on humanity, even after countless Cylon attacks and supply outages and political disputes, Hollywood is not giving up on the notion of a Battlestar Galactica movie, no matter how many false starts they’ve had in the past. The latest team to attempt to try and maneuver this big old spaceship to the big screen will be Michael De Luca and Scott Stuber, who are producing for Universal. Read More »
Now that Star Wars: Rogue One is in production (set photos have begun to leak online), and the Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation embargo is officially over, Disney has begun promoting the film at D23 Expo 2015 where they revealed the film’s full cast along with a cast photo. Rogue One co-star Donnie Yen has posted an image of new helmets on his instagram account. Are these new helmets from Star Wars: Rogue One? We believe so.
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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. This week’s Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Week is 70% off Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series on Blu-ray or 64% off the DVD box set, which means they’re only $89.99 or $72.99 respectively. What the frak are you waiting for?
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Sci-Fi enthusiast Huston Huddleston happened to fine the Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain’s Bridge in the trash and rescued the touring sets which had been left outside for over 5 years. Both sets were recreated by Paramount in 1998. Huddleston took to Kickstarter and Indiegogo in 2012 and raised money to restore the Enterprise-D Bridge, which has since been on the road to over 22 conventions. Huddleston now has a much bigger dream, to open the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum in 2015 on Hollywood Blvd.
The nonprofit educational museum will teach Science Fiction in Film, TV, Art and Literature and Real Space and Science through Sci-Fi. The museum will feature Huston’s finds, along with many other legendary celluloid artifacts along with the first of it’s kind interactive elements to teach anyone about science and space. The project is already backed by Paramount, Google, Bentley Systems, Entertainment Earth and the writers of Star Trek, Battlestar Galatica and more.
Of course, Huddleston has huge dreams which are not achievable at this time, so his new Kickstarter is to acquire the funds to develop a smaller Hollywood Science Fiction Museum which he believes would open in 2015. The concept art above featuring a giant Millennium Falcon and Enterprise-D is for the bigger museum project, which Huddleston is planning for 2018. The details and concept art for this museum should excite any sci-fi fan, but I’m a bit skeptical that it will happen. Even a 2018 opening date for a smaller museum seems a bit ambitious to me. Construction takes time and land in Los Angeles isn’t cheap — but I’d love to see it happen (I’m just not sure I’d invest my own money to make it happen). After the jump you can watch the kickstrter video, see more awesome concept art and read the official press release.
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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 »