Park: BSG movie is a go

The Sci Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica may currently be shooting the series' final episodes, but that doesn't mean the sci-fi hit is done for good.

In May, The Chicago Tribune unleashed a tidbit of information that made BSG fans' heads spin--there was talk behind the scenes of making up to three made-for-television movies set in the Battlestar universe. The series already had success with a pair of telefilms: the two-hour pilot and Razor, so the idea wasn't completely alien. A follow-up by The Tribune in June reported that at least one of the new movies was "looking likely."

The latest on the prospects of a BSG movie comes straight from the mouth of Grace Park, who plays Sharon in the series. Speaking with The Los Angeles Times, Park said, "I just heard about the first Battlestar movie being greenlit. A TV movie, but still!"

Apparently the news is so fresh that none of the cast's managers or agents have been contacted. Production is currently scheduled to begin in August.

As for those still reeling from the series' midseason finale, be prepared for some more mind blowing when Battlestar wraps in 2009. According to Park, "There's one episode where everything is explained and I had to read it three times," Park told the paper. "I had to sit down with [series creator] Ron Moore and he had to break it down."

The second half of Battlestar Galactica's final season is expected to air sometime early next year.

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Jul 11, 2008
Yea! About fraking time. lol
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Jul 08, 2008
there will be no lines because this is a TV movie
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Jul 07, 2008
I'll be the first in line.
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Jul 07, 2008
Good News!
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Jul 07, 2008
"ALL THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE AND WILL HAPPEN AGAIN" I believe this means that the human race of the 12 colonies are long dead and gone and that the current "human race" is actually the descendants of the previous cylon"skin jobs"
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Jul 07, 2008
I guess we have no choice, but to wait until next year for the wrap up.
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Jul 07, 2008
it would be good :)
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Jul 06, 2008
jedi66, look up the show Caprica...the pilot is coming later this year
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Jul 05, 2008
Jedi66

The reason Season 4 has been split is not a gimmick, it is because of a small incident at the end of 2007 can the "writer's strike", which hit every show in production at the time, including BSG. Good news on the movies...in this I trust Ron, David et al not to let us down in the manner in which JMS and the B5 team did with the Hideous "Turdspace" and "River of Wasted Time".
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Jul 04, 2008
Nice always good to hear about more BSG.
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Jul 03, 2008
It's great that there seem to be more movies on the way. Perhaps they could lead to a prequel series about the original cylon war with the younger Adama and Tie. That would be great.



What isn't great is this ridiculous habit of showing half the season, and then making us wait months to see the second half of the season. In the latest instance, we saw ten episodes, and have to wait at least six months before seeing the final episodes.



Does this mean we are going to see another infamous season 4.0 followed by a season 4.5 when the DVD set(s) is/are released as happened with season 2 being released on DVD in two parts? Add up what you really paid for season 2.0 and season 2.5 DVD's and you'll see you spent much more than for a single DVD season. It is just a marketing gimmick.



As far as I'm concerned, if you can't produce an entire season of a series, delay the release until you can. Don't keep people waiting half a year or more to see the end of a cliffhanger episode. "Oh look, we think we found Earth, but they seem to have blown themselves to Hell before we got here. How embarassing."
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Jul 02, 2008
it's nice to see that there was "enough" story for one forced down your throat season so far and now movies too, what next? i'm glad that we are getting more bsg, but i would rather have had two great seasons rather than one average season and some movies.

cheers,
j
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Jul 02, 2008
Great News!
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Jul 02, 2008
Hurry the Frak up, I want to see some more BSG
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Jul 02, 2008
The more movies the better...also can't wait for the Caprica series
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Jul 02, 2008
FRAKIN AWESOME!!! I'll be first in line at the movies
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Jul 02, 2008
TheWompmiester the second star wars trilogy was not the last time they made more movies and that was completely different. Also have you heard of Serenity.
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Jul 02, 2008
ALL WILL BE REVEALED
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Jul 02, 2008
cool
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Jul 01, 2008
TheWompmiester, The last time somebody added movies to a sci-fi franchise because the fans wanted more we got Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars, and Serenity. Plus RDM isn't a senile old man yet.
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Jul 01, 2008
That is great news! I'm not ready to say goodbye to BSG forever not by a long shot!
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Jul 01, 2008
Definitely good news to me! I want as much BSG as possible before they call it quits for good. I'm hoping the new movie will blend into the story a little better than Razor did. I'd also like to see the plot incorporate the entire main cast instead of telling the stories of individual characters or adding new ones like Razor did. Hopefully there'll be more information about it at Comic Con.
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Jul 01, 2008
I think the movie(s) will be great... Sorry, Frakken Great!
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Jul 01, 2008
so fraken cool
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Jul 01, 2008
The last time somebody added movies to a sci-fi franchise because the fans wanted more we got Jar Jar Binks, so now I am very wary when producers make these sort of announcements.
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Jul 01, 2008
I don't watch BSG, but I know how bummed you can get when they leave things unresolved. That's why the Stargate movies make me happy!!!!
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Jul 01, 2008
Well... I'm game for anything, but I'd still rather have the second half of the season earlier than another tv movie.
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