Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Blood and Chrome

Maureen Ryan of The Chicago Tribune exclusively reports on a new BSG spin-off project:

Those who've been hoping for a new chapter of the "Battlestar Galactica" story may get their wish.

An online series called "Blood & Chrome" is in the works, one that would follow the experiences of a young William "Husker" Adama in the first Cylon War. According to Mark Stern, Syfy's executive vice president of original programming and the co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions, "Battlestar Galactica" and "Caprica" co-executive producer Michael Taylor will write the the script for the new venture.

"Blood & Chrome" is "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," according to Taylor.

Read further details about the project, and more about season 1.5 of Caprica here.

New CAPRICA Season 1.5 trailer now online

SyFy has given the new trailer exclusively to Zune's Comic-Con page, you can watch it online there by pressing the "preview" button. ETA: trailer now on youtube and Syfy's site...

Some interesting frame grabs below.

First glimpse of Meg Tilly on CAPRICA

I see that Gramma Adama is still scary (note use of meat cleaver)

Trailer promises glimpses of "new worlds"...wonder which one this is?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Comic-Con 2010: the CAPRICA panel

James Marsters and Sasha Roiz

The FemmeBot has posted youtube video of the entire panel, featuring Ronald D. Moore, David Eick, Sasha Roiz, Alessandra Torressani, and James Marsters.

Part 1 is below, the rest is over here.

For more news about Caprica at SDCC, also check out Caprica TV who are agreggating lots of news all weekend.

"I've heard this story before..." David Eick pulls out the Patron to do shots while Ron Moore explains how Caprica is similar to Dallas

"Shots, anyone?" Panel moderator Geoff Boucher decides now is the time to ask Moore about a Caprica season two. Good move!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CAPRICA season 1.5 to premiere in January 2011

So says Maureen Ryan on her twitter: "Second half of Caprica's first season will arrive January 2011 on Syfy. Trailer for that half of season to premiere at Comic-Con."

Not sure if this is exclusive or what. Strike that, it was a press release.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bear at SDCC

Bear McCreary has detailed his schedule for San Diego Comic Con on his blog.

After the intense Music of Battlestar Galactica concerts at the House of Blues last year, I’m perfectly content just to roam the convention and take it easy this year. So, if you see a dude walking around with dark hair and a goatee, it’s either me… or maybe Ron Moore. :)

However, I will be making a few appearances, including two panels and a CD signing. So, track me down and say hi, especially if you’re a frequent blog follower.

Bear also hints that there will be a surprise announcement at SDCC of a new project he is working on.

And congratulations to Bear on his first Emmy nomination for his outstanding opening theme for Human Target.

Also, Jeremy Olsen at The Avocado Jungle recently interviewed Bear and you can listen to it here.

James Marsters coming to Comic-Con

Ms. Torresani tweeted today that Marsters will join her at the CAPRICA panel this Friday.

We have no further confirmation, but we hope it's true!

ETA: Marsters official Facebook page has confirmed:

SAN DIEGO COMICON ALERT: James will be joining Alessandra Torresani and Sasha Roiz on the "Caprica" panel scheduled for Friday, July 23rd from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. He will be signing autographs and taking photographs on Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Message from the Admiral

Edward James Olmos encourages us to regain our sanity and realize that we need to shift to safe, clean and renewable energy.

On a similar note, HBO recently began airing a powerful documentary called Gasland, about natural gas drilling, a process the industry calls "fracking." Unfortunately for us, the Halliburton fracking process tends to saturate ground water with cancer causing chemicals and natural gas, so that people who have water wells near fracking sites get to enjoy flammable water coming out of their household faucets. A situation that could really frak up New York City's supply of clean drinkable water. Learn more about that here.

So, let's listen to the Admiral. So say we all.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Final Comic-Con Schedule Is Out

Here is a full list of all the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and CAPRICA related events announced for San Diego Comic Con from the official event schedule. Still no sign of Ms. Sackhoff; those of you that need to know should keep an eye out. If you are going to San Diego this year, check out the terrific personal scheduling app available for SDCC for the first time. It works on smartphones, you can sign in using Twitter, FaceBook or LinkedIn, and share your panel-going plans on social networks.

ETA: now there is a rumor that James Marsters will attend the CAPRICA panel. No confirmation yet...


12:00-1:00 Caprica, Battlestar, and Beyond— Hosted by actor/author Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Capt. Apollo, So Say We All), this panel features composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar, Eureka, Caprica), producer/writer Michael Taylor (Battlestar, Caprica, Star Trek), science consultant Kevin Grazier (Battlestar, Eureka), and special guests. Richard and the panelists will proide reviews, discussion, and Q&A of Caprica, Battlestar Galactica, and the upcoming BSG movie, including trailers. Room 6A


10:15-11:15 Hawaii Five-O: Aloha, Earth! — Lost castaway found! Battlestar Cylon becomes human! Star Trek writers return from space! A supernatural force has drawn some of sci-fi's giants back to Earth­ -- and they're all gathering on a beautiful and mysterious island in the Pacific. It's Hawaii Five-0, a modern-day reimagining of one of television's most beloved and iconic classics. The epic series, one of the most anticipated new shows of the season, will explore the origins of the Five-0 team and build on an already rich mythology. Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek) and Peter M. Lenkov (24), director Len Wiseman (Underworld), and stars Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) and Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica) present an exclusive sneak peek at the series and an in depth discussion on how they plan to marry their genre sensibilities with a classic police procedural. Room 6BCF

11:30-12:30 Caprica Syfy presents an exclusive glimpse into the future of humanity. Featuring Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone), Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama), James Marsters, Ronald D. Moore (co-creator/executive producer), and David Eick (executive producer) and moderated by Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times. Ballroom 20

2:15-3:15 The Cape: Sneak Peek and Panel Discussion— One man can make a difference...When Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, is framed for murder and presumed killed, he assumes the identity of his son's favorite comic book superhero -- The Cape -- to reclaim his name, family, and his city from the ruthless ARK Corporation and the masked villain known as Chess. Join the cast and creators including David Lyons (ER), Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles), Dorian Missick (Six Degrees), James Frain (True Blood), Keith David (Gamer), Vinnie Jones (X-Men: Last Stand), Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean), composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica), creator/executive producer Thomas Wheeler (Empire), and showrunner/executive producer John Wirth (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) for this sneak peek at the pilot episode and panel discussion. A limited collector edition of The Cape comic book, with a cover by superstar artist John Cassady (Astonishing X-Men), will be given away at the panel. Room 6A

3:15-4:15 Spartacus: Blood and Sand Andy Whitfield (McLeod's Daughters) makes his Comic-Con debut, along with Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), John Hannah (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor), and Viva Bianca (Bad Bush). Executive producer Stephen S. DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins the cast to discuss the upcoming prequel, titled Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, expected to air on Starz in January 2011, and the exclusive content found on the first season Blu-ray discs, available September 21. Room 6BCF

4:45-5:45 Falling Skies They're coming. Get the very first look at Steven Spielberg's new series that envisions a world where aliens have invaded and the fate of humanity lies in the hands of a few survivors. Noah Wyle (ER, TNT's The Librarian movies) and Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) join co-executive producer and writer Mark Verheiden (Heroes, Battlestar Galactica) for a Q&A on the new series. Falling Skies premieres on TNT next summer. Room 6A


3:30-5:00 Warehouse 13 and Eureka Don't miss two of Syfy's biggest hit series in one exclusive event. Catch back-to-back Warehouse 13 and Eureka panels, featuring Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Saul Rubinek (Artie Nielsen), Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan), and Jack Kenny (showrunner/executive producer) and Eureka's Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo), James Callis (Grant), Jaime Paglia (co-creator/executive producer/writer), and Bruce Miller (executive producer/writer). Room 6BCF

6:30-7:30 Her Universe: Shining The Spotlight on Female Fans— Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) brings together some of today's leading women who are movers and shakers in the various fields of sci-fi and fantasy. Looking at science fiction through female eyes, the panel will discuss what kinds of entertainment female sci-fi fans want to see more of, what strides have been made, what has been missing up to now, what kinds of merchandise female fans want to see, and what female fans can do to encourage more of all of this. Panelists include Jane Espenson (producer/writer, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Melinda Snodgrass (author, The Edge series; story editor Star Trek: The Next Generation), Erika Kennair (director of development and current programming, Syfy Channel), Cat Staggs (artist, Star Wars sketch cards, Marvel card sets), Bonnie Burton (content developer, Lucas Online, official SW Blog), Katie Cook (artist, Star Wars, comics, webcomic Gronk), and Mary Franklin (senior events lead, Lucasfilm Ltd.). Q&A with audience members, too! Room 24ABC

ETA: Information on signings and some new CAPRICA merch!

Alessandra Torresani, Jane Espenson, and Bob Harris from CAPRICA are all doing signings at the Entertainment Earth booth over the weekend (schedule here). Mark Sheppard and Richard Hatch are doing signings elsewhere at SDCC booths. And...

NBC Universal will debut "Beyond Caprica - A Visitor's Pocket Guide to the Twelve Colonies" ($10) and an all-new Caprica T-shirt ($20), available for purchase at Entertainment Earth's booth. Here's your chance to own a piece of the hit Syfy channel drama set in the Battlestar Galactica universe.