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The premiere of the upcoming Outlander series is something that’s been flying beneath the radar for the most part, despite the famous names involved in the project. This 18th-century Scottish time travel/historical/fantasy series is based on a series of books by Diana Gabaldon and is being put together by none-other-than Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Helix). And though the series is still filming and has a few months yet before it hits the small screen, we now get a look at the first trailer. Check it out below and see what you think. (more…)

We pretty much all recognize the name Ronald Moore by now – the mastermind who rebooted the Battlestar Galactica television show and turned it into one of the biggest science-fiction hits in years.  But what has old Moore been doing lately?  Well, it looks like he’s trying his hands at some more sci-fi in the form of a show titled Helix and, if sources are to be believed, the SfFy channel is about ready to pick it up for a first season run.

Helix is, according to the generic blurb:

About a team of scientists investigating a possible disease outbreak at an Arctic research facility who find themselves trying to protect the world from annihilation.

The deal isn’t set in stone quite yet, but chances are looking pretty good for Moore and his new brainchild.  If it’s in the cards, then the 13-episode season will likely be hitting the small screen sometime later this year.

 

Thanks to BleedingCool for the heads-up.

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.

Source: Blastr