Saturday, October 23, 2010


At Seattle’s Experience Music Project & Science Fiction Museum (EMP/SFM), Battlestar Galactica has finally returned to Earth. From Saturday October 23, 2010, until March 4, 2012, the SFM will play host to a brand new exhibition of Galactica props and memorabilia.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Battlestar Galactica: Blood in Chrome is set to be made as a telefilm and potential backdoor pilot for SyFy. Originally planned as a series of webisodes, SyFy instead decided that Michael Taylor's script was of a larger scale and scope than webisodes could contain. Mo Ryan of the AOL TV has further details and she spoke to SyFy's Mark Stern about the project.

Here's the official press release about the project from Syfy:

New York, NY – 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.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, a sentient robotic race, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a brash rookie viper pilot enters the fray. Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20's and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet... the Galactica. The talented but hot-headed risk-taker soon finds himself leading a dangerous top secret mission that, if successful, will turn the tide of the decade long war in favor of the desperate fleet.

"The 'Galactica' universe as re-imagined by Ron Moore and David Eick is rich with possibilities and backstory," said Mark Stern. "We jumped at the chance to revisit the William Adama character and explore this exciting chapter in the BSG narrative which falls between the events of the original series and the prequel, 'Caprica,' currently airing on Syfy."

"While maintaining the themes of politics, social propaganda, and the timeless question: what does it mean to be human? – 'Blood & Chrome' will also return us to the authentic, relentless depiction of combat and the agony and ecstasy of human-Cylon war, which was the hallmark of 'Battlestar Galactica's' early seasons," said David Eick.

Michael Taylor wrote the teleplay from a story by Eick, Taylor and Bradley Thompson & David Weddle.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

By Ronald D. Moore

Battlestar Galactica re-imagine-er Ronald D. Moore is now apparently re-imagining and rebooting the 1960's tv series The Wild Wild West, as first reported by Entertainment Weekly. This is in addition to his new series in the works previously reported by Deadline Hollywood described as an "adult Harry Potter set in a world ruled not by science but by magic" that he's developing for NBC.

I always liked that show. When I was a kid I'd watch the reruns in syndication. It was pretty cool. (I never saw the Will Smith movie reboot.)

Attack of the Show

Caprica's Alessandra Torresani on G4's Attack of the Show.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Caprica Season 1.5

Maureen Ryan of AOL TV reviews the debut of the second half of Caprica's first season.