Battlestar movies may get made

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The producers of Battlestar Galactica may have already set an end date for the popular science-fiction show, but that doesn't mean it's really the end of Battlestar Galactica.

The Sci Fi Channel show ends its four-season run at the conclusion of this season, but could live on in the form of something it's already very familiar with--made-for-television movies. The Chicago Tribune reports (citing BSG fan site Galactica Sitrep) that talks are under way to produce as many as three telefilms set in the Battlestar universe.

The films, which could be shot later this year, have the blessing of at least part of the cast and the producers. However, with some cast members already planning their post-Battlestar careers, timing of the movies' production and actors' availability will be paramount to which characters' stories get told.

Apparently talk of getting the movies made is just talk, but it has been agreed that the films would not take place after the events of the fourth season. Rather, they will tell tales of past events, like the telefilm Razor did last November.

Sci Fi still has not yet dated the back half of season four, but it's assumed the final 10 episodes won't premiere for a while and could be held until 2009. Sci Fi has greenlit the Battlestar prequel Caprica and has begun assembling its cast, which includes Esai Morales and Eric Stoltz.

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