With 2013 being the 20th anniversary of the broadcast of B5's pilot, "The Gathering", it's worth noting that it's also been at least 15 years since we've seen--and especially, heard--the original version of the pilot.
There are so many things to like about B5, and Christopher Franke's soundtracks certainly top the list. But, it's easy to forget that it was Stewart Copeland that composed the original soundtrack for "The Gathering". Of course, Copeland is best known for being the drummer of The Police, but he has also scribed numerous scores for television and film (including one of my personal favorites, 1984's Rumblefish). After Copeland was unable to commit to working on Season One, Franke was brought in to take over the continuing series. Then, in 1998, Franke rescored "The Gathering" in order to provide musical continuity from the pilot to the series--and Copeland ...Read more
Sci-Fi's Battlestar Galactica will likely get the movie treatment with a two-hour telefilm that will go directly to DVD. The movie would be separate from the existing storyline of the show and would be shot between season three and four.
The storyline would likely tie into a new Battlestar series, Caprica, that is on deck at Sci-Fi, according to geekmonthly.com. Caprica would take place decades before the events of Battlestar Galactica and would show the development of the Cylons.
Neither the new series nor the DVD movie has been given a green light by the network. Galactica experienced a viewer drain this season, but reviews and DVD sales have remained strong.
The site also reports that filming had been completed on the Babylon 5 direct-to-DVD movie, titled Babylon 5: The Lost Tales.