When the Sci Fi Channel announced that Battlestar Galactica would conclude its series run after 10 more episodes, fans of the series wept like little babies. But their sorrowful secretions were momentarily slowed when news broke that the space opera would be coming back--in telefilm form.
The Battlestar Galactica stand-alone movie is set to air sometime in 2009 after the series' final episode, Sci Fi said last month. The film will follow a pair of Cylon agents who are dealing with the small amount of humans who escaped the bombastic attack on Caprica.
Edward James Olmos, who plays rough and gruff Bill Adama, will direct the two-hour event, and Michael Trucco (Sam Anders), Aaron Douglas (Chief Galen Tyrol), and Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavil) are set to star. That sounds pretty cool...wait! Where are the lovely ladies of Battlestar?
Those who feared there would be no estrogen--albeit artificial--among the robotic ranks, fear not. Though Sci Fi Channel didn't say that Grace Park and Tricia Helfer (Boomer and Number Six, respectively) would be in the movie, The Chicago Tribune does.
Citing the ever-present "source close to the production" (that guy is everywhere!), the newspaper says Park and Helfer will be in the telefilm, likely playing multiple Cylons within their model, as will other "toasters" Rick Worthy, Matthew Bennett, and Callum Keith Rennie. However, Michael Hogan, who plays Saul Tigh, won't be in the film extensively. Bummer, he rocks.
Regardless of the rumors that have spread across the Web that the second half of Battlestar Galactica will return in April, Sci Fi Channel still expects to get things going in January.
Are you as psyched for the Battlestar movie as we are?