Battlestar movie will be made

While all Battlestar Galactica fans knew another stand-alone movie was coming down the pipeline, nothing was ever made official. Well, now it is.

Sci Fi Channel today announced "an all-new Battlestar Galactica special event" (fancy talk for telemovie) that's set to air in 2009 after the fourth and final season of BSG concludes. Like Razor, a previous Battlestar movie, it will be released on DVD shortly after it airs.

The two-hour flick will be written by Jane Espenson and directed by actor Edward James Olmos, who plays Bill Adama. However, Olmos may only be behind the camera; currently the only cast members announced for the film are Michael Trucco (Sam Anders), Aaron Douglas (Chief Galen Tyrol), and Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavil).

The "event" will take place just before the events of the miniseries that started everything off. According to Sci-Fi, the unnamed movie will show the aftermath of the destruction of Caprica and concentrate on two Cylon agents trying to clean up the mess after human spaceships manage to escape.

The Chicago Tribune asked Sci Fi head of original programming Mark Stern about the possibilities of more cast members joining the project, and naturally, it all comes down to money.

"The cast are lovely," Stern told the paper. "That's not to say we're not getting phone calls from their agents saying, 'They're huge now.' And we're respectful of that. We're not expecting anyone to do it because they owe us. There are actors that have come to some prominence; they're helping us out because they want to do it."

No Six? No Starbuck? No Sharon? No Adama? No worries--it's Battlestar...it will still be brilliant. Agree?

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cool, more cylons is good.
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Here's a vote for Sharon to at least make a cameo appearance
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Sounds like a good premise.
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sounds fantastic carn't wait
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This sounds great, but I'm just wondering what kind of salary ranges the actors would be asking for, and what size budget they working with? Nevertheless looking forward to it anyway as BSG hasn't failed too deliver yet. Take care.



Peace To All
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Im not bothered about Starbuck being in it, i would have liked Six, and Adama to be in it- but it will still be a good film :D
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I'm a junkie for all things BSG, so obviously I'll get my hands on it
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Sweet! I love this show!
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Sounds good.
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Cool news!
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Must have Starbuck! but I guess I'll still watch even if it doesn't.
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Great news! But I would be more happy to see the names starbuck and apollo :o
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Renobryce, I'd like to know who you think good TV actors are if BSG actors are not.

As for the rest, I have to agree that made-for-TV movies make for less than successfull counterparts to the series. Still, a prequel always comes in handy, especially in this case, since it will probably give us the inside info on the coming "Caprica".
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I actually thought Razor was really, really good. If the writers are still there, then I can't see any reason that this would fail.
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i dont know what the big deal will be...this is gonna be a standalone...so the original cast will not be in this, but it might be worth the peak when it does come out
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so cool cant wait
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Whoop can't wait just hope they can get more cast members to join. Then a long wait but i bet it will be worth it. Yay.
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eh...don't really know if I care. This is an above average show but so was Babylon 5 and we all know what happened with their straight to tv movies did to that show....
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i still could care less
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i dont see what the big deal is

razor was so so just like the show has been since second season

and why are they hugh now? they arent good actors and most people have no clue who they are. too much hype people
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet...



This is awesome. I love the movie continuation of series that we love. First SG-1, the BSG. Sci-Fi is really appealing their fan base with these moves.
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Great news
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Ooo. I can't wait!
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sweet
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I like that the actors who have become well known are still loyal to BSG. That's cool. :)
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