'Battlestar Galactica' Star Coming to 'Heroes'

One of the original cast of " Heroes " has tweeted that Kate Vernon from " Battlestar Galactica " is going to guest star on the show. Greg Grunberg who plays Matt Parkman wrote on Thursday, November 12, "Kate Vernon from BSG is now on #Heroes -- can't wait for you guys to see her. The 5th!!" While what kind of role Vernon will play out in the series is not yet known, Grunberg had earlier posted a picture of the actress posing with Robert Knepper. In the sci-fi series, Knepper plays Sam, the ringleader of traveling troupe called The Carnival, so Vernon could either be the latest member of the group or a relative of Sam. Kate Vernon, who plays Ellen Tigh on "Galactica", has not given commitment to any TV series after the Sci Fi series wrapped up earlier this year. However, she had joined the cast ensemble of "The Last Song" which is going to theaters across the U.S. on April 2, 2010. Although "Heroes" is struggling with its rating, the show has been nominated for Favorite Sci Fi/Fantasy TV Show at the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards. Also listed under the category are, " True Blood ", " Supernatural ", "The Vampire Diaries" and " Lost ". Source Here

Four Clips Released for 'Battlestar Galactica: The Plan'

" Battlestar Galactica: The Plan " has unveiled four clips as a tease via Yahoo!. "The Plan" is written by " Battlestar Galactica " writer Jane Espenson and directed by Edward James Olmos who plays Admiral Adama. It takes viewers inside the perspective of the Cylons who are divided into two, one who hates humans and the other who learns to live with them. In one of the clips, Brother Cavil who fronts the group hating human discusses with Boomer about being in control of the plan. Cavil spreads his plan of destruction and gathers with the other Cylons to plot their next step, the genocide. The other clips show panoramic view of destroyed Caprica. "The Plan" was initially conceived as a TV movie slated to air on Syfy in November. But a change had been made and it will go direct to DVD on Tuesday, October 27 with a plan to play it on the network in early 2010. A two-hour event, "The Plan" serves as the prequel to the Syfy series "Battlestar Galactica". It begins just after The Destruction of the Twelve Colonies, with two Cylon agents discussing the problem of the remaining humans, both on the planets, and those who have escaped into space. Source & Clips

BSG's Katee Sackhoff to Appear on The Big Bang Theory - Featured

Battlestar Galactica actress Katee Sackhoff will appear on the Nov. 23 episode of CBS' The Big Bang Theory . According to the Chicago Tribune, Sackhoff will play herself in the episode, serving as Wolowitz's dream girl. Known best for her role as Starbuck on Battlestar, Sackhoff will join the cast of 24 as a series regular come January. Are you excited to see Sackhoff on The Big Bang Theory? Source Here

Tricia Helfer to Guest Star On Two and a Half Men

Former Battlestar Galactica star Tricia Helfer will make an appearance on the CBS' Two and a Half Men, TVGuide.com has confirmed. As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, Helfer will play a pal of Charlie's (Charlie Sheen) fiance Chelsea (Jennifer Bini Taylor). When Chelsea finds out that her friend is recovering from a breakup, she says she should do so at the boys' house. You can bet they'll love that. Helfer's episode airs Nov. 16 at 9/8c on CBS. Source Here

Set, Spike, Score! - James Marsters Signs Onto Caprica - Featured

We were already pretty excited for the January 22, 2010 premiere of Caprica on Syfy (or you can Watch the Caprica Pilot Online Now ) - and now here's yet another reason to look forward to this Battlestar Galactica prequel series. Whedonverse fan favorite James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel 's Spike) has signed on for at least 3 episodes of the series. From EW: "Marsters will play a dangerous terrorist leader by the name of Barnabus Greeley in a minimum of three episodes. Driven by desires both moralistic and carnal, Barnabus is as lethal as he is unpredictable." How awesome is this?! Source

Singer Confirmed for BSG Film - Featured

IGN.com Bryan Singer has been confirmed to direct and produce a big-screen version of Battlestar Galactica by trade mag The Hollywood Reporter, days after rumours first emerged on Hitfix. Universal picked up the movie rights to the hit show this February and with X-Men helmer Singer onboard is fast-tracking the project. There is no script yet, but apparently the new Galactica movie will be a totally separate reimagining of the BSG concept, and stand completely independent of the Sci Fi series. The film will be going up against spinoff Caprica - set a generation before the events of the TV show.

Bryan Singer Circling New 'Battlestar Galactica' Movie

Should a new " Battlestar Galactica " movie is made, film director Bryan Singer could be involved in the project. HitFix broke the news that Universal Pictures is nearing a deal with the helmer of " Superman Returns " to produce and possibly direct a brand new feature film that is based on the 1970s sci-fi series. If Singer were indeed involved in the project, it won't be his first work for the feature version. Back in 2001, the 43-year-old filmmaker teamed up with producer Tom De Santo in developing a Battlestar Galactica sequel to the original series. Three months before shooting took place, 9/11 struck and since there are similarities between the planned plot and real-life tragedy, the project was shelved. In late February this year, speculation that the popular TV series may get a big screen treatment was surfacing. IGN reported that Universal Pictures is planning to develop a feature film based on the 1970s sci-fi series and had lined up series creator Glen A. Larson to be the project's screenwriter and producer. Having been brought to the silver screen before with the re-edited versions of the TV episodes, "Battlestar Galactica" is said to revolve around a band of humans surviving the devastating attack by the vicious cybernetic race known as the Cylons. Led by Commander Adama, they aboard the military vessel Battlestar Galactica and go on a journey to find refuge on a distant planet called Earth. Source Here

Video Interview: Comic-Con Red Carpet with Richard Hatch of the 'Battlestar Galactica' Series

Meeting Richard Hatch has always been a sort of dream of mine. Not necessarily because he played Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica or because he played Tom Zerik in the new BSG, but more because he's incredibly passionate about the franchise. In many ways, Hatch is as big of a fan as we all are, he just had the pleasure and the privilege of being involved in such wonderful projects. That being said, no one is a bigger advocate of Battlestar's continued success than Richard Hatch. He really wants more people to watch the series, more movies to come of it and even more spinoffs and reboots. We talked to him for quite a while about a potential reboot of the original and whether or not he'd be involved. What would a reboot look like? Where do you draw the line? Where's the appeal for new audiences? Hatch is a very commanding speaker. He doesn't captivate like Edward James Olmos (or as John Kubicek likes to call him: EJO) but he certainly garners your respect and attention. Check out the interview below to see what I mean and pick up some little tidbits about the future of the Battlestar franchise. Source & Video

Battlestar Galactica Finally Wins Something

Television Critics Association honors BSG as best show; True Blood, Mad Men also recognized. Though recognition from awards shows has pretty much become a joke in recent years (OMG a Teen Choice Award!), it's still nice to see a deserving program take home a trophy. Especially when that program is Battlestar Galactica. The Television Critics Association Awards, which took place this past weekend and are exactly what they sound like, honored Battlestar with their highest honor, "program of the year." The SyFy show has always been a critical favorite, but for some reason never got any real love from the Golden Globes or Emmy Awards (it won a few technical awards for effects at the Emmys). A splendid remake of the campy late-1970s program, Battlestar Galactica has repeatedly been called one of the best dramas on TV by prominent professional television critics (not just bloggers working out of their basements). That praise, however, didn't translate to awards. Let's face it, there's a clear bias against sci-fi at the Golden Globes and Emmys, as evidenced by a grand total of ZERO major category nominations during the show's five-season run. At least the TCA award gave it a proper sendoff in its final season, even though many would argue it wasn't even its best. True Blood -- also an Emmy shutout (perhaps there's also a vampire bias?) -- was awarded outstanding new program, one of three wins for HBO. The cable network also won awards for news special The Alzheimer's Project and mini-series Grey Gardens. Mad Men continued its dominance of the drama category (a given regardless of awards show), and The Big Bang Theory took home the hardware in the comedy category. The unisex acting awards went to Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad and Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory. Hmmmm... Battlestar Galactica, True Blood, and Big Bang Theory all winners at the TCAs, but not even nominated for Emmys. Who do you agree with -- the critics or the Emmy voters?

23 Sci-Fi Characters You Want on Your Buddy List - Featured

EW asked PopWatchers which science-fiction characters/creatures they'd most like to hang out with; Kara Thrace, Bender, Hiro, E.T., and more have an open invitation to get in your fave fives. I'd like to be friends with Kara Thrace (Starbuck) from Battlestar Galactica . I love her hard-drinking, frak-the-world attitude. She would be tons of fun at the bar. Maybe Colonel Tigh could come along too. EW: Sci-Fi Characters Buddy List