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Old 02-20-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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Battlestar Galactica to the Big Screen?
Source: IGN Movies
February 20, 2009


IGN Movies is reporting that Universal Pictures is planning to turn the TV series "Battlestar Galactica" into a feature film with series creator Glen A. Larson being lined up to script and produce it.

The film will be based on the original series from 1978-79 rather than the recent reboot from the SCI FI Channel. In the series, humanity lived on twelve colony worlds in a far distant star system. They fought a thousand-year war with the Cylons, warrior robots created by a reptilian race which expired long ago--presumably destroyed by their own creations. Having never been commanded to cease fire, these warrior robots continuously waged war against the colonials. Mankind was defeated in a sneak attack on their homeworlds conceived by these robotic servants, now referred to as Cylons, and carried out with the help of Count Baltar (John Colicos). Protected by the last surviving warship, a "battlestar" called Galactica, the survivors fled in any ship that could fly. The Commander of the Galactica, Adama (Lorne Greene), led this "rag-tag fugitive fleet" of 220 ships in search of a new home on a legendary planet called Earth. The series co-starred Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict.

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Old 02-20-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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Fingers crossed...
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Is a 'Battlestar Galactica' Movie in the Works?
Rumors say big-screen version would follow original series
February 20, 2009

https://www.zap2it.com/movies/news/za...tory?track=rss

This has all happened before, and "Battlestar Galactica" could happen again.

Rumors are swirling on outlets from IGN to The Hollywood Reporter about a possible deal between series creator Glen A. Larson and Universal to bring "Galactica" to the big screen. The kicker is, the movie would not follow Sci Fi's current series, but would instead play off of the original 1978 incarnation. While the Sci Fi series ends this spring, it's already spawned a prequel in "Caprica," as well as rumors of its own big-screen franchise.

Questions abound: Would the Sci Fi series go unacknowledged? How about "Galactica 1980," when the ragtag fleet finally did find Earth? Would Richard Hatch, who stars on the current series, reprise his Apollo role from the 1978 shows?

Universal was forthcoming about none of the above. Representatives from Sci Fi told Zap2it they hadn't heard anything about the plan either.

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Universal in talks for 'Battlestar' movie
Glen A. Larson would write, produce the film
By Borys Kit
Feb 20, 2009, 06:28 PM ET

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...f55a20baf1089a

Just as the acclaimed Sci Fi Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" enters its final episodes, Universal has quietly entered into negotiations with Glen A. Larson to write and produce a big-screen version of the property he created.

"Battlestar," which originally aired on ABC in 1978, was produced in the wake of the success of "Star Wars," which caused a sci-fi revival in popular culture. The premise involved a human civilization living on a series of 12 planets that are decimated from an attack by intelligent robots known as Cylons. The survivors are led by a starship called Galactica in their attempt to find a mythic 13th planet named Earth.

The Sci Fi series, under the direction of executive producer Ronald Moore, took the premise and ran with it, incorporating the politics of war, religion, torture and destiny, becoming the channel's signature series.

The movie effort would have no connection to the series and would relaunch the story in a new medium. However, staples such as the characters Adama, Starbuck, and Baltar will remain.

Larson was one of the biggest names in 1970s and '80s TV and creator of shows like "Switch" and "Magnum P.I."

Universal had no comment.
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Wonderful plan! And back to the roots ... At least some studio people seem to understand and acknowledge the still huge potential of the original series. Indeed, fingers crossed ....
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Let's hope this movie gets off the ground.

This could be the solution to all our problems. It's time to restore Galactica to the glory it once was. Perhaps a follow-up tv series to the movie will also be made. Anyways, let's hope for the best.
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I'd like to see something like this happen....
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Would be awesome!!! I wonder if Dirk and Richard would reprise their roles?
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"Rumors are swirling on outlets from IGN to The Hollywood Reporter about a possible deal between series creator Glen A. Larson and Universal to bring "Galactica" to the big screen."


...and this is where I came in.......



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Indeed....I would love to see this finally manifest !
For the glory of the Colonies, I say!!
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It would be wonderful!
Many, many fans have waited for this moment...me included!
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It would be so awesome to have whoever is available from the original series to come back!! One can only hope!! Keeping my fingers double-crossed!!
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Oooh, here's a link to a digital spy story - possibly old BSG?

https://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a...ica-movie.html

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