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SyFy's New Battlestar Galactica Prequel Searches for Lead Roles

SyFy's new Battlestar Galactica prequel pilot, Blood & Chrome, has begun casting its three lead characters — roles that shed light on what this new show is about. The series is set in the tenth year of the first Cylon war and centers around hotshot rookie pilot William Adama (played by Edward James Olmos in the 2004-09 series) as he is assigned to Galactica, the Colonial fleet's newest battlestar. Adama will be in his early-to-mid 20s, and is described as Tom Cruise's character in Top Gun — a cocky and fearless jock. His experience as a fighter pilot thus far has been limited to simulations, but he can't wait to duke it out with the Cylons. His over-enthusiasm and risky maneuvers cause him to butt heads with the more experienced and cynical Electronic Countermeasures Officer, Coker Fasjovik. To Read More Click Here.

Syfy Announces Second Battlestar Galacitca Spinoff

Exciting news from Syfy channel for Battlestar Galactica fans:  the cable channel has given the green light to a brand new BSG spinoff, this one focusing on a familiar character.  Here’s Syfy Channel with all of the details. 2-Hour Pilot Chronicles Young William Adama’s Adventures in First Cylon War NEW YORK – October 22, 2010 – Syfy is readying an exciting all-new chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga with a greenlight for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome from Executive Producer David Eick, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. Universal Cable Productions will produce the 2-hour pilot with Syfy utilizing cutting edge CGI and virtual technology. To Read More  Click Here.

Tricia Helfer trades in Cylon red for 'Dark Blue'

During her years on the space saga "Battlestar Galactica," as Cylon Number Six (a line of androids with many copies), Tricia Helfer played, among other things, a seductive "angel," a fierce warrior and a mother-to-be. Her taste for strong roles continued when she returned to Earth (and to Los Angeles from Vancouver, Canada), to take up her first job as a series regular since "Battlestar.'' To Read More Click Here .

Battlestar's Return

You just can't keep a good Colonial down. Battlestar Galactica, which ended its run in 2009, may be returning as a Web series called "Blood & Chrome." The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the series will focus on the young William "Husker" Adama during the first Cylon War. An older Adama, of course, was played by Edward James Olmos in the TV series. Michael Taylor, co-executive producer of Galactica and its spin-off Caprica, will write the script for the series, which he describes as being "about a young man's initiation into war: both the realities of war as fought by soldiers on the ground (and in Battlestars and Vipers), and the somewhat less real version portrayed in the media." "Blood & Chrome" will run nine or 10 episodes at 10 minutes each, and if it's greenlit into production will be shot on green screens and virtual sets. The Battlestar sets were scanned before being struck when the show ended, and hence are available to be recreated for something like this. To Read More Click Here .

'Battlestar Galactica Online' Trailer Released

Devoted fans of "Battlestar Galactica" can relive the moment through an online game which first trailer has just been released by Bigpoint and SyFy. "Battlestar Galactica Online" is the upcoming MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) which will put gamers either as Human or Cylon/Man or Machine. It will debut on SyFy's website first as a 30 day exclusive before going public. The game, which uses the browser-based 3-D software technology by Unity, will include tactical space combat, exploration, and mission-based quests. Some elements from the Emmy-winning series as well as storyline are embedded in the game. " 'Battlestar Galactica' has a huge and passionate fan base," CEO and Bigpoint founder Heiko Hubertz said. "We are proud to be able to publish such an internationally famous title as one of our online games. For the first time ever, we're relying completely on Unity in order to offer our users fantastic game graphics right in their browsers." The TV series ended in March last year after four seasons on screen. Then a TV movie called "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" was premiered in January this year, taking the point of view from the Cylons. Source & Trailer

A Second Battlestar Spinoff?

The Battlestar Galactica franchise might be growing again. The Hollywood Reporter says Syfy is looking to develop a new spinoff from the acclaimed series one that would be more space-based than the planet-bound Caprica . Syfy's Mark Stern tells the Reporter, "We're looking for other ways to spin off Battlestar beyond Caprica. That world is so rich. We're sitting down with (executive producer) Ron Moore and his team. It would not necessarily be a traditional series." That last comment is sure to raise speculation on what Stern means. Perhaps an ongoing group of television movies, as some wondered might happen when BSG ended last year? To Read More Click here .

'Battlestar Galactica' as an online game? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes.

Battlestar Galactica is going to be a videogame. According to this press release, Syfy is partnering with Unity Technologies and game publisher Bigpoint to create an online multiplayer game based on the mind-blowing TV space opera, to be released this fall. Incredible! Splendiferous! Braingasm! The mind races with possibilities. I visualize space battles, political intrigue, Centurion gunfights, and a mini-game where you try to outdrink Colonel Tigh. There's also the added thrill of competition. Alongside the just-released Star Trek Online and the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic, BSG Online would make this a true showdown between the three biggest sci-fi media franchises. Of course, BSG Online wouldn't seem to lend itself to the typical quest-and-explore RPG aesthetic unlike in those other franchises, the BSG universe is mostly dead and empty - but that just makes me more intrigued to see what the game developers will do. What do you want to see in Battlestar Galactica Online, PopWatchers? Would you rather play as a Viper pilot, a colonial politician, a Cylon sleeper agent, or a poor mute Cylon raider? Do you think the game will honor the TV show, or is this an awful idea? It has to be better than that terrible BSG Xbox 360 game, right? Source Here

FlashForward: James Callis of Battlestar Galactica to Play "Big Role" - Featured

As Gaius Baltar on Battlestar Galactica , James Callis was an intriguing, mysterious figure. It now sounds like he'll play a similar role on FlashForward . Callis has landed a major role on the ABC drama. He'll come aboard for several episodes at this spring, Jessika Borsiczky told SCI FI Wire in a new interview. "When I watched Battlestar, every time he wasn't in a scene I couldn't wait for him to come back," the producer said. "And I really wanted to have an opportunity to work with him. Since the show was ordered, we've been excited to work with him. And I so just cast him in our show. He's playing a big role in some of the final episodes this season, and it was for that very reason." Borsiczky describes Callis' character as "really exciting" and "unusual." He'll be involved in "some of Olivia's journey." To Read More Click Here .

Edward James Olmos On the 'Battlestar Galactica' Movie and 'Caprica'

Admiral Adama himself, Edward James Olmos, visited my hometown of Brownsville, TX on Tuesday to promote 'Kings of Brownsville', a documentary about the border town's champion student chess players. Olmos' passion for the film was obvious during a press conference with city officials. Of course, I couldn't resist the urge to ask him a few questions about one of his other passion projects, and one of my favorite shows of all time, 'Battlestar Galactica'. We talked a little about the show's legacy, his initial thoughts on 'Caprica' and what he thinks about that planned 'Battlestar' movie project from director Bryan Singer and producer Glen Larson. To Read More Click Here .

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan/Razor Soundtrack to Hit Shelves

If you're still reeling from Battlestar Galactica's exit from the small screen, you can soon get your hands on a little audible pick-me-up. NBC Universal and La-La Land Records will release Battlestar Galactica: The Plan/Razor, the soundtrack to the two TV movies of the re-imagined series, on Feb. 23. The disc will feature music by series composer Bear McCreary, who currently scores Human Target, Trauma, Eureka and Caprica, the prequel to BSG. "After finishing my four season journey scoring Battlestar Galactica and releasing four remarkable albums with La-La Land Records, I am thrilled to be able to return to this musical universe," McCreary said. "These two scores make any fan's album collection complete." McCreary said he decided to create the new album because there was no room for the scores from Razor and The Plan on the Season 4 soundtrack. Razor premiered in November 2007 and told the story of the Battlestar Pegasus during and after the Cylon attack on the Twelve Colonies. The Plan, directed by series star Edward James Olmos, debuted last month and reexamined the BSG saga from the perspective of the Cylons. Will you pick up the soundtrack? Source Here
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