Edward James Olmos on What It Means to ‘Be’ Battlestar Galactica’s Bill Adama

  Last summer, severely jetlagged from a trip to China, I watched all of Battlestar Galactica in two weeks of sleepless nights that led to squandered days. Remember that Portlandia sketch where Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen sit down to watch one episode of Battlestar and get so caught up in an obsessive marathon that their power gets cut off and they lose their jobs? That was pretty much me, though I did manage to get into work every day — groggy and unable to think of anything but my next fix. I did fall asleep hardcore once, right as a beau was coming over, and woke up to five missed calls and ten missed texts that he was on my doorstep (and left), shrugged my shoulders, and dove into the next episode. That did not end well. And when I hit the series finale, I didn't track down Ronald D. Moore to write one more episode, like on Portlandia , but I did take a personality quiz to determine which Battlestar Galactic character I am. To my surprise, I'm Commander Bill Adama: dutiful, prideful protector of the last survivors of the human race. (I'd been hoping for hotheaded fighter pilot Starbuck, but was pretty pleased nonetheless.) Read More...

'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Xena: Warrior Princess' Returning to German TV

Germany's Tele 5 signs a package deal with NBCUniversal that includes several cult sci-fi and fantasy series, including "Hercules" and the Vin Diesel action pic "Pitch Black."

‘Battlestar Galactica’ Alum James Callis to Stir Up Trouble on ‘CSI’

The season finale of CSI, the long-running procedural (now in its 13th season!) will air on Wednesday, May 15 on CBS, featuring a familiar face to TV viewers: James Callis of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fame. It seems he will play “a journalist who has the Las Vegas Police Department – including the CSI team – in his crosshairs, as he aims to expose the corruption and hypocrisy of those tasked with policing Sin City”. It is also said that the character Callis will play is “harboring a secret in his past”. What that will spell for the members of the ‘CSI’ team are unknown because, of course, details are scarce on the finale. READ MORE...

A 'BSG' Alum Is Set To Menace 'Arrow'

" Arrow " is doubling down on " Battlestar Galactica " alums, with James Callis set to visit the CW drama in the new year, according to TV Guide . Callis is set to play The Dodger, described as "an elusive international jewel thief who imposes his plans on the innocent, forcing them to carry out his crimes under duress." He crosses paths with Stephen Amell's bow-wielding hero when Starling City's Sherwood Ruby is stolen, but he'll prove to be an elusive target. Callis' "BSG" co-star Tahmoh Penikett recently appeared in the episode "Muse of Fire." Read More...

Battlestar Galactica - Bryan Singer's Battlestar Update

The X-Men director talks about his Battlestar Galactica movie. Read More...  

Battlestar Galactica Actor Joins Supernatural in Pivotal Role

Ty Olsson has landed a recurring role on Supernatural , TVLine reports. The Battlestar Galactica alum will play the pivotal role of Benny, the one responsible for saving Dean ( Jensen Ackles ) from purgatory.

Battlestar Galactica Hunk Tahmoh Penikett to Appear on ‘Castle’

The folks over at  TV Line  made a lot of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fans very happy yesterday by breaking the news  that Canadian  hunk Tahmoh Penikett, best known for his role of Karl ‘Helo’ Agathon on the reimagined ‘Battlestar Galactica’, will appear in a potentially recurring role on the hit ABC drama  Castle . While his role is being “shrouded in secrecy” he will appear in what is being described as the “emotional” May 7 finale of the series. His character will be named Cole Maddox and is said to be cold, calculating and has a military background; and he is “bad news”. Read More...  

'Battlestar Galactica' Cast Reunites in '17th Precinct' Pilot (Video)

What could have been … that's what "Battlestar Galactica" fans will be thinking as they get the chance to view the pilot for "17th Precinct," the supernatural cop drama created by "BSG" producer Ronald Moore. NBC passed on "Precinct" last May, but the pilot episode has leaked online at . The cop series -- starring "Battlestar Galactica" alums Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer and James Callis -- is set in Excelsior, a supernatural world where magic is commonplace. Read More...

Which Battlestar Galactica Actor is Headed to House?

As previewed here , Olivia Wilde will bid farewell to House this evening. But a new Fox press release has delivered a bit of exciting casting news in wake of this departure: Jamie Bamber will soon say hello. The actor, forever known to Battlestar Galactica fans as Lee Adama, will guest star on the November 7 episode as the Patient of the Week. Look for his character to be hiding numerous secrets, personally and professionally, and to eventually confess them all, only for this admission - according to the press release - to compromise "his chances of receiving the proper medical treatment that could save his life.” Chase and Taub will both return to House's team on this installment, as well.

'Battlestar's' Jamie Bamber Nabs TNT Role, 'Caprica' Vet Invades 'Alphas' & Intel on 'Blood and Chrome'

Two veterans of the 'Battlestar Galactica' universe have landed upcoming guest roles on very different shows. Jamie Bamber, who played Lee "Apollo" Adama on 'Battlestar Galactica' and went on to appear in 'Law & Order: UK,' will have a recurring role on the new TNT series 'Perception,' which stars Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, an odd neuroscience professor who helps the FBI crack cases. Bamber will guest at least twice on 'Perception' as a new professor who catches the eye of Kate Moretti (Rachel Leigh Cook), Pierce's FBI handler and former student. 'Perception,' which also stars Kelly Rowan and Arjay Smith, premieres in the summer of 2012. And no doubt Bamber fans are aware that Bamber was also recently cast in a guest role on 'CSI: Miami.' (More nerd-bait casting: 'Star Trek' actor LeVar Burton will recur as a dean at Pierce's university.) Another veteran of the 'BSG' universe, 'Caprica' actor John Pyper-Ferguson, will have a key role in the season finale of Syfy's 'Alphas,' a drama about people with extraordinary abilities.