Battlestar movies may get made

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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I would love to see a BSG movie where the Cylons set into phase the destruction of Caprica just days/hours before. Would also like to see Mary McDonnell's cancer affecting her before the diagnosis.

It would also be sweet to see the Cylon called "Caprica" and Guis start their relationship and see her planning the betrayal from the start.
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SHAweet!!! I hope the BSG movies happen... they are like muh weekly addiction!
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I think we need the series to end in a reasonable ammount of time NOT 2009!... If it ends and ends well enough that fans want more, then let them talk about movies...but everything is conjecture until the series ends and I will be an opponent of any project in this universe until this series is properly and gracefully put to bed. End the series right and keep us interested. Don't make us wait!!!! and placate us with the hope of giving us more.
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Nice!!
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It would be welcomed, but nothing I'm looking forward to. I just want them to wrap up the series with a good ending, not milk it for after finale movie(s) that should have been the finale, and if anything, show us the distant past when the cyclon/human conflict began and let it progress far enough to understand where these more 'human-like' cyclons evolved from. But I'm not holding my breath after a tv season of striking disappointments.
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Nice!
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Rather than create new movies set in the already established past Moore and Eick should concentrate on Caprica which I will accept as a prequel/new entity or Dallas in space. Considering the spiel they gave us (the fans) about ending the series on a high it seems somewhat hypocritical to now milk the franchise with TV movies. I mean how many 'unheard tales' can they bleed dry for the franchise? If they are going to try this stunt I'd far rather them re-write (again) season 4 and give us a fifth season however unlikely that possibility. Season 4 seems to be finally picking up despite a very ropey and beyond downbeat start. I loved seasons 1-3 and Razor wasn't too shabby either but this season is so dark I half expect Joy Division or Leonard Cohen to be used in the soundtrack over Bear Tyler. The new Battlestar has rarely been about laughs or the campness of the original but this season is in danger of becoming bleak to the point of despair. I know we are supposed to care about the characters but when the entire outcome is looking negative for the sake of being negative interest kinda wanes. C'mon Ron; give us some hope!
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great news!
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They can actually do so many different things with a movie. I hope something does come of this.
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Next movie should focus on odama when he was younger and beginning of the hummain/cylon conflict
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Eh. Razor wasn't really any good, honestly, I thought it sucked. Also, what's the point in going backward? The show's all about going forward. Just end the show gracefully so we're not stuck with something that will lessen the show as it had been the past few seasons.
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i really don;t care about BSG, the show really never pieked my interest, and i don't think the motion pictures will make much money, but oh well
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What the FRAK!, BSG movies is a smokin idea.
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Great stuff !!!
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That would be awesum :-)
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Very cool
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I wonder how interested people are going to be in "flashback" episodes after they see the finale. In my case it will probably be "not very" but we'll see how good the previews look I guess. Why not continue the story in these TV movies? What happens next is almost always more compelling than a flashback. We could see what happens to them after they find Earth, or whatever. Unless, of course they plan on killing everyone off. I hope they don't do the lame "Quantum Leap" type of ending where they never get "home". Not that Quantum Leap was lame. It was great except for the very end of the last episode. The only reason for and ending like that is to leave the story open for possible future TV movies, features, etc., which never happened in the case of Quantum Leap so if they're not going to give us the "here's what happened next" stories then they better not leave us hanging with the finale.
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whatevs, it's already going to be so long until the last 10 epis that I'll have lost interest by the time the movies come out . . . just hurry up and finish the series instead of drawing it out and having the audience lose interest.
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The fact that the movies are all going to be about old crap means that the series finale will be 100% predictable.
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good news if they're doing past events do one about the cylons and how they made the 12 .
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Good to hear that more BSG movies might get made, but fraking sucks that they're still considering holding the last 10 episodes of BSG over until 2009.
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I wouldn't mind a couple of cylon-based movies, finding out more about their culture...
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that is so fraken great
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Very Nice
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Best news I've heard all day.
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I can't see a lost movie happening, but it would be awesome if they did one! I'd rather they make a second Serenity though.
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Sounds interesting. Not sure if it's just me, but I have a feeling that making movies for TV Shows will be the new thing in a few years. I mean look at Sex and the City, The Simpsons and 24 for example. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a Smallville, Heroes or LOST movies in a few years. Not that it would be a bad thing, I'm just saying it could happen. :D
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I bet they'll go the "Razor" route and do insert-equels, unlike a prequel which is: before, these will be the further stories: during. I assume the end of the show will bring a final conclusion, i.e. finding Earth.
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Sounds cool!
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sounds great
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i agree with ernstblouch!

i don't want to wait another year for just 10 frakkin eps!!
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That's nice, but when the frak are we going to see the last episodes of season 4?? A year later again? It sucked enough the first time!
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Sweet!
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