"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Battlestar Galactica" merge has been reported by Chicago Tribune in late February, but new details confirming the sort-of-crossover have just been unearthed. The April 16 episode of "CSI" will have "a bit of 'Battlestar Galactica' vibe to it," CSI executive producer Naren Shankar confirmed.
"It's about a murder at a science fiction convention," he said further. "Hodges (Wallace Langham) and Wendy (Liz Vassey) re-enacting scenes from a campy - and entirely fictional - 1960's era sci-fi TV show."
In the episode called "A Space Oddity", BSG star Kate Vernon will play an undisclosed role along with the show's creator Ronald D. Moore. The episode is written by David Weddle and Bradley Thompson, who previously wrote an episode for BSG. Occasional BSG director Michael Nanking will sit in as the helmer.
Weddle also mentioned previously that there would be "other surprise cameos for sci-fi fans."