The new ‘Battlestar Galactica’ show has found its showrunner, which apparently ain’t ‘Mr. Robot’ creator Sam Esmail. Frak this!
The new Battlestar Galactica show got its showrunner! And, it ain’t Sam Esmail. Fuck! He’s only executive producing. That said, the dude they’ve tapped was behind the AMC mini-series Little Drummer Girl. Which apparently rock! So, I suppose we will see.
You know, it’s been long enough since BSG ended that they can do pretty much anything with it in my eyes. The series ended, it is its own entity. So if Universal wants to hire the guy behind Transcendence which looks like a Pretentious Bullshit Rendition of Lawnmower Man to pen it, whatever. Maybe it’ll be good. Maybe it won’t. But it shant affect my love for RDM’s take.
Bryan Singer claims his ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’ movie can connect both TV series. Oh Singer. I f**king loathe you.
What the fuck is going on?! I completely forgot that Bryan Singer was bringing his nauseatingly unsubtle social commentary and general mediocrity to the Battlestar series. My fat skull has a resplendent ability to repress dire circumstances. Circumstances that leave me angrily spitting at my computer monitor, trying to exorcise the stupidity bring broadcast across it.
At its worst, science fiction (or just speculative fiction) is a Hollywood CGI robot punch to the balls. At its best, it’s Black Mirror. Last weekend a friend of mine from the UK recommended Black Mirror to me and the next day, I sat through all three episodes of the miniseries while experiencing a revolving series of reactions: shock, nervous laughter, welling up, and cursing our society for the hubristic turds we are. Black Mirror also renewed a bit of my hope that clever, original sci-fi can be done on television again (albeit overseas) without taking the ideas and simply injecting giant action set pieces.
College Humor has done a few of these Things Reimagined As 1990s RPGS, but none of them have tickled me like this. Take my favorite show ever, mash it up with some SNES nostalgia, and we have win.
I was pretty goddamn excited about the prospect of a new Battlestar Galactica show hitting the various screens through which we now watch shit. Helmed by Michael Taylor, taking place during the first Cylon war. Yes, yes! No? After seeing initial footage, SyFy is thinking of returning it to its webisodes roots.
This infographic is handy for all you toaster-frakin’ newbies out there. If you can’t decipher the simple (ha!) and cleanly delininated (doubly ha!) timeline of Battlestar Galactica, than this will clear up any confusion.
I created this visual timeline of the Battlestar Galactica universe after the season 4, episode 17 “No Exit” data dump resulted in near aneurism for my friends and me. I later updated it to include key points from the “Caprica” pilot movie.
Billy, I appreciate the effort. The infographic is dope. But let us all combine hands, minds, and hearts, in willing the Caprica series, even it’s fucking pilot, out of existence.
Hit the jump for the full infographic.
Check out this photo from Ron Moore’s next show, 17th Precinct. Hell yeah, Baltar, Lee, and Six are in it.
The more I read about Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, the more excited I get. Will I accept any excuse to return to the worlds colonized by my good ancestors from Kobol? Hell fucking yes, I will.
According to this review of the pilot script, the show feels very much like a return to the military space opera of Battlestar Galactica, although it’s also clearly influenced by the Star Trek reboot – complete with a visit to an ice planet.
First off: awesome. Secondly, yo! Straight up Star Trek reboot? Let’s not get into some sort of mimetic spiral into nothingness following the originations of certain tropes. But! But still. That ice planet from the Star Trek reboot was fucking Hot. Also, the new Kirk was Han Skywalker. Which is why I liked the movie so much. Anyways.
We meet Adama as a cocky new pilot who graduated at the top of his class and is convinced he belongs on the front lines – even if his battle-hardened superiors aren’t so sure. Adama is assigned to the Galactica, which even then is an old, beat-up ship under the command of the similarly ground down Silas Nash. Adama isn’t pleased when he’s sent on a mission in a Raptor – he’s a Viper pilot and believes he should only be flying Vipers. This is where he meets the old vet Coker, who becomes something of a gruff mentor to Adama and even gives him the Husker callsign that we saw in BSG.
Oh lord. My hogsworth begins spurting the gunk just thinking about returning to some Viper battles. Please let this be dope.