‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie In The Works

Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica is a franchise that has had many incarnations, some successful, some not so. The latest, in the form of the Sci-fi channel’s television series, is a mixture of the two. Adored by its fans, viewer numbers have varied greatly, leading to a seemingly constant threat of cancellation.

Season four is the last season, with a month to go before the final episodes air. So where next for the franchise? Why, a movie of course. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal is in negotiations with the show’s creator, Glen A. Larson, to write and produce a big-screen version.

However, those fans of the television series hoping for a continuation of the storyline on the big-screen are going to be disappointed. The new movie will be a completely new property, with no connections to either the old or new series. The only things to be carried over will be a few key characters such as Adama, Starbuck, and Baltar.

I admit to never having seen even one episode of either TV series, so my views on this are a little limited. Will the series translate to the big-screen well? Will the scope and storyline be big enough to maintain audience’s interest for the duration of a movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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  1. Angela

    Hey Dave,

    you haven’t seen the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica? My thoughts are… go hire the mini series and then season one. Be sure and watch the mini series first. I only tell you this as a fellow writer and because I feel you have truly missed something special on the small screen. (avoid the older series – I re-watched it recently and it didn’t have the same appeal as it did when I was 12).

    As for the movie, I’m a bit “meh”. It feels like Larson is trying to cash in on things because RDM’s new series has done so well.. oh and it was never going to be canceled.. RDM chose to finish BSG this season before it overstayed its welcome (like many other TV series).

    Truly something special.

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