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Tycho
12-31-2002, 03:24 PM
Battlestar Galactica is coming Back! Whoo-hoo!

Deep Space Nine's writer-producer Ron Moore is helming the new adventures of BattleStar Galactica!

They start filming in March.

I'll post more news as I get it. Everyone else feel free to jump in!

There will be these characters:


a Woman President of the Colonies, and love interest for...

Adama - Military Commander

Baltar - computer programming genius with evil tendancies

Apollo - estranged son of Adama, starfighter pilot

Starbuck - a girl this time! Love interest for Apollo, a fighter pilot

Executive Officer - was it Tyler? the black man who pilots report to

Number - 6 - A girl and Cylon-made human replica that seduced Baltar into treachery.

and that will be the core cast I believe, as the ship "leads a rag-tag fleet of survivors" to find earth!

And the Cylons are coming to get them!

Explanation for the Cylons is offered that the human colonists created them - but they revolted when they gained full intelligence. Sure, it's "Terminator in space," but it's darn cool!

Yaaaay! BattleStar is back! :D

Beast
12-31-2002, 11:48 PM
And the original series is coming out on DVD next year as well.
It's a good time to be a Battlestar Galactica fan. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

dr_evazan22
01-01-2003, 01:42 AM
It sounds like BattleStar Galactica: TNG...

Very cool though. I definitley look forward to it! I've been waiting for the old series to show up on DVD, and have been forced to endure the "movie" that was put together. I've wanted to see thier return, or iscovery of, Earth for a couple of years.

Please keep us posted!

All right. I missed a few letters wile typing... Please give me a break, as I've had a few drinks. Unfortunately, here in Delaware, the bars close at 1a, unlike in PA where they close at 2. Otherwise, I'd be ordering my last call right now. Happy New Year!

Dark Knight
01-01-2003, 03:05 AM
This is great news. :) I enjoyed the series. So hopeful this new series should be good.

Beast
01-01-2003, 03:17 AM
It should be better then Galactica 1980, that's for sure. Ugh, worst spin-off TV series ever. :dead: Thankfully when the new comic series started up a few years back, they retconned all the 1980 crap. They were going to do the same for the originally planned new series. Looks like they are going to do a totally re-vamp and start at the beginning from what Tycho says. Which is always a better option, IMHO. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

mini-rock
01-01-2003, 03:25 AM
Sweet!!

Tycho
01-01-2003, 01:58 PM
It leaves me both excited and confused - l like the old series too and will miss Dirk Benedict as Starbuck. Do I want to collect the old ones in my movie assortments? What about those films like Galactic 1980 - I don't remember them so I need to see them even if you guys say they were bad.

I'd also like to collect "V" (The Visitors) series and movies and I'm not sure where to look for a complete listing of those.

dr_evazan22
01-01-2003, 11:31 PM
Was Galactica 1980 when they finally made it to Earth? I seem to remember it going on for a few episodes, but don't quite remember what happened. can any of you guys help clue me in?

Did the cylons attack? When they got to Earth, what happened to the rest of the fleet? What happened to Starbucks Earthly love interest?

JediTricks
01-03-2003, 05:46 AM
Which version of "new Battlestar Galactica" is this? We had the Richard Hatch version that had some fan-power behind it, the Bryan Singer/Tom DeSanto version that was being heavily considered a year and a half ago, and now this Ronald Moore one which I heard was going to be a miniseries? I'm starting to lose track of which is which.

Beast
01-03-2003, 05:49 AM
Yeah, in Galactica 1980 they made it to earth. It only lasted 10 episodes, and bearly dealt with the fleet to save costs. You can read the episode breakdowns at the following link. It's well known for the laughably bad "Flying Motorcycles". :)

http://epguides.com/Galactica1980/guide.shtml

The Cylon's never really attacked, but they were the threat of the series. Even though they supposedly hated humans, they had new Cylon robots that looked human also. Also to cut costs. The one with the Cylon at the Halloween party is so lame it's laughable. "Groovy Costume" :p

Strabuck only appeared once in the entire series, and that was the last episode to explain where the hell he's been. Seems he crashed on a distant planet, and rebuilt a damaged Cylon to keep him company. It's considered the best episode of the 1980 series. And that isn't saying much. :rolleyes:

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

JediBoulton
01-03-2003, 09:04 AM
Hey JarJar -- dont dis on the Flying Motorcycles -- those were the coolist things since KITT. - HAHA. This was the time of year when the "A"Team actually made a comeback to primetime. Galactica 80 was BAD!! -- I am excited that there is another one comming out. -- Maybe we could look forward to a movie by end of next year. I smell more toys comming!! -- Gee -- Lets see HASBRO screw these figures up!! -- Then they can lay off the "good ones"!!

dr_evazan22
01-03-2003, 09:34 AM
Thanks for the link JJB! Do you know if, or how many of, the Galactica (regular or 1980) epidodes are on VHS/DVD that I would be able to look for?

mrmiller
01-03-2003, 11:00 AM
Find episode listing of about every show ever made at :

www.tvtome.com

But Starbuck as a girl? Is this a recastin gof the original series, or a Glactica TNG as mentioned earlier? Is she the daughter of Dirk's character?

=MATT=

Tycho
01-03-2003, 03:11 PM
No - they're rewriting the series with just a majority of the elements of the old one.

But they are saying the old one never happened.

Ron Moore's series is not the same as Singer's or Hatch's to answer JediTricks' question.

I too would like to review, and possibly own all the Galactica stuff, including the 1980's ones because they are part of a nostalgic history.

What's not funny about a real Cylon at a Halloween party?

It seems the element from the 80's shows, Cylons that look perfectly human, will be used in the new show for Baltar's nemesis - a human replica babe that he thought was really human and fell for, betraying humaninty in the process. She'll be a regular on the show. It seems like she'd be a dream date for Commander Data ;)

JEDIpartner
01-19-2003, 10:47 AM
This will be VERY interesting to see. I'll have to pick up the original film/pilot episode just to have it.

I'm not sure how I feel about Starbuck being a girl... They could have made one of the "lesser" pilots a girl and kept Starbuck as a guy. I only feel this way because there was no mention of a good friend to Apollo.

As for Galactica:1980... my question to the network is: "So after the first version failed to keep viewers tuned in after, what, two seasons... what made you think this would be a good idea???"