I need some help here, no matter how I look at it, I just can’t figure it out. Let me lay out my problem. SyFy airs a Battlestar Galacitca three hour miniseries, then airs four seasons of the critically praised and fan loved (Minus the series finale) reboot of Battlestar Galactica, but after approving, completing, then waffling between airing the show or making a web-series of the prequel movie Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, the powers that be at SyFy finally decide to put the show on the web as a 10 episode web series and then air a two hour “movie” version in February 2013 with a DVD release soon after.
I guess the plan is to milk this thing as much as possible instead of just giving the show the respect it deserves, and the fans what they want, when they want it.Just forget about everything you just read and enjoy the two episodes that are available below. SyFy confuses and confounds the hell out of me and I just can’t figure it out. I’m obviously rambling so I’m gonna take a Xanax and lay down for a bit.
Ensign William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), barely in his 20′s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the colonial fleet: The Galactica. He quickly clashes with his co-pilot, Coker Fasjovik (Ben Cotton), a war-weary officer with just 47 days left on his tour of duty. In pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama can’t wait to enter the fray.
You may have forgotten, but long before Ronald Moore launched his critically-acclaimed Sy-Fy remake of Battlestar Galactica, filmmaker Bryan Singer was planning his own Battlestar redo, and it seems he still is.
Working with screenwriter John Orloff, Singer was asked about the status of his BSG by IGN. “I have a script that’s in revisions right now, and it’s very cool,” Singer said.
Cool or not, Singer added that the tone and style of his Battlestar will likely be somewhere in between the campy 70s version and the darker, new millennium take.
“It will exist, I think, quite well between the Glen Larson and Ron Moore universes, but that’s all I want to say about it,” Singer said. “But it’s evolving quite well, and quite recently. I’ve been developing this for a while, and certain things came to fruition recently, and I hope to do it.”
Now I’m not usually one to bitch and moan about remakes, but Moore’s BSG was so seminal and so different from the original to be a classic in its own right, then why do we need a third version? What direction can Singer possibly take it to make it cool and fresh again? Even if he takes a lighter approach to the material, it’s going to feel like Singer is mocking Moore’s more serious, real world approach to BSG. Somehow, I don’t think we’ll be seeing this anytime soon.
I’m going to apologize right up front to all the female Nerdbastard readers out there. I just couldn’t bring myself to hunt up ten matching sexy male robots for you gals. If any of you would like to counter my list with a sexy “Top Ten Male Robots” list, I’m sure Luke would be glad to post it. In the mean time why not let us fellas enjoy this trip down sexy robot lane.
Guys, make sure your well lubricated . . . I mean grab a beer, sit down, and don’t burn out any of your circuits checking out this list of Ten Sexy Female Robots.
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
Looks like the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ spin-off has recieved it’s pink slip after only running for half a season. The series Caprica, set 58 years before it’s big brother ‘Battlestar Galactica’, it focused on the Adama and Graystone families after an attack killed family members on both sides. Showing the creation of the first ‘Cylon’ and a young Joseph Adama’s life before the destruction of the twelve colonies. This could have lasted at least 3 more seasons if fans had their way, but this isn’t the case.
Here’s what Syfy Senior Vice President Craig Engler had to say on twitter about ‘Caprica’:
“Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”
“The remaining first run episodes of Caprica will be removed from the schedule as of next Tuesday, November 2”
“The final 5 eps will be re-scheduled to air at a to be announced time in the first quarter of 2011, & will conclude the run of the series”
“Thanks again to all the awesome fans who watched and supported the show, and to the AMAZING cast and crew.”
Wow, not even a season aired and it gets canned for possibly another spin-off, a BSG prequel that will follow a young Adama in the first Cylon war. Way to kick a show, that had great direction by the way, and toss it in the trash. Syfy, your mother must be proud.