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    Default Another battlestar galactica reboot?

    Something to ruminate on.


    New 'Battlestar Galactica' movie will completely reimagine the sci-fi tale

    By Rich McCormick

    Universal is preparing to start work on a Battlestar Galactica movie. Variety says the studio is planning to completely reimagine the sci-fi story — in which space-bound humans fend off the attacks of nefarious cybernetic Cylons as they try to find a new home — just five years after the four-season Syfy TV show drew to a close. The planned film would mark the second time Battlestar Galactica has been rebooted after the original show aired in 1978.

    Jack Paglen, the writer of the upcoming Transcendence, has agreed to pen the reboot's screenplay. Paglen is a hot property for studios wanting to create sci-fi at the moment: he's also slated to write Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel. Glen Larson, who worked on the 1970s TV series, will produce the film, but there's no confirmation yet on who'll take on the role of director. Bryan Singer was originally attached to a Battlestar Galactica movie project in 2011, but the production was put on hold in 2013 after the director committed to working on new X-Men movies. Having agreed to direct 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse, Singer is unlikely to have time to work on developing a new Battlestar.


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    Next thing we know they'll be announcing a Game of Thrones reboot next year....

    So many ideas they could use and instead they want to do something that's been done before. Don't get me wrong I love BSG (even the 70's version) but this is kind of excessive.

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    Why this incessant need to reboot everything? Has everyone in Hollywood been the recipient of a brain injury that takes away their ability to form independent thoughts, or is it just idiots who want to make their teenhood fanfics a reality?

    I could see the point of the reboot in the 2000s because so much time had elapsed, but this is ridiculous. They should continue the TV show, and if they can't get the actors onboard they should try another spin off or a movie based on the established mythos of the show.

    I'm sick of reboots. It's a cheap nasty way of making money with minimal effort and minimal respect to the source material all while showing minimal respect to fans because they clearly think we'll just buy anything our favourite shows' names are attached to.

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    Default Re: Another battlestar galactica reboot?

    Something seems to be outdated here...
    Glen Larson, who worked on the 1970s TV series, will produce the film, but there's no confirmation yet on who'll take on the role of director.
    Glen Larson passed away November, 2014.

    There has been talk of another reboot for years, pretty much since RDM Galactica ended.
    I don't think anything is actually happening, though.
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    Default Re: Another battlestar galactica reboot?

    Quote Originally Posted by sueKay View Post
    Why this incessant need to reboot everything? Has everyone in Hollywood been the recipient of a brain injury that takes away their ability to form independent thoughts, or is it just idiots who want to make their teenhood fanfics a reality?

    I could see the point of the reboot in the 2000s because so much time had elapsed, but this is ridiculous. They should continue the TV show, and if they can't get the actors onboard they should try another spin off or a movie based on the established mythos of the show.

    I'm sick of reboots. It's a cheap nasty way of making money with minimal effort and minimal respect to the source material all while showing minimal respect to fans because they clearly think we'll just buy anything our favourite shows' names are attached to.
    I am in agreement. I would much rather they continue with blood and chrome, showing the actual cylon war leading up to armistice..

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    Default Re: Another battlestar galactica reboot?

    Given a choice, I'd rather see a continuation of TOS.

    And TOS left a good jumping off point; If you recall, at the end of the series finale, "The Hand of God", a long forgotten deep space signal monitor intercepts radio signals from the Apollo moon landing in 1969.. They could have them follow that radio signal's direction & have adventures during the trip, or they could go forward in time to where they are close to finding the source; us.
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    Default Re: Another battlestar galactica reboot?

    They already did so, with Galactica 1980!

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    I vaguely remember the original series my older sister watched it and I do remember watching the reruns but I loved RDM's reboot but I think it is not good idea to do this

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    Default Re: Another battlestar galactica reboot?

    I wonder.. Are they going to keep with the newer one's reliance on 'firearm like' cannons, or go back to the energy weapons of the original?

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    Default Re: Another battlestar galactica reboot?

    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    They already did so, with Galactica 1980!
    Well, I was meaning a more serious telling of the story. Aside from the 3 episode Xavier / time travel story arc and the finale, G1980 was a joke.
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    Default Re: Another battlestar galactica reboot?

    That it was. Personally i would have rather they spent more time trying to convince that doctor they initialy tried to get with, to work with them to make the earth better off in resisting a cylon attack should it have come..

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    That it was. Personally i would have rather they spent more time trying to convince that doctor they initialy tried to get with, to work with them to make the earth better off in resisting a cylon attack should it have come..
    Xavier actually had the right idea; nudging Earth's technology along from the past was probably the best way to prep. Earth for contact with the Cylons, but not having taken the time to study the culture in detail, he picked the wrong side to feed advanced tech to in WWII.

    If I recall correctly, although it was not shown on TV, the novelization of that has Xavier escaping to various points in the past after he is run out of Nazi Germany. It would have been a nice story arc for the series, until ABC decided to kill it again and moved it to Family Viewing Hour, and they had to go with the silly, kid-centric stories.
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    Default Re: Another battlestar galactica reboot?

    I said it in 2009 when this news first appeared, I'm saying it again here, and I bet I'll still be saying it in another 5 years: I'll believe it when I see it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    Well, I was meaning a more serious telling of the story. Aside from the 3 episode Xavier / time travel story arc and the finale, G1980 was a joke.
    ...and BSG78 wasn't?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    I said it in 2009 when this news first appeared, I'm saying it again here, and I bet I'll still be saying it in another 5 years: I'll believe it when I see it.

    ...and BSG78 wasn't?!
    No, it wasn't. Not by a long shot.
    First, it was very well received by the audience, frequently winning its time slot.
    It won the People's choice award for "Favorite New TV Dramatic Program" and took home an Emmy for its special effects. It was also nominated for several other awards. More impressively, it has a strong fan base even now, nearly 40 years later.

    The thing is you can't compare TV produced in the modern era to TV produced in the 1970's. Back then, there were 3 tv networks, and PBS. Some few lucky people had an independent station in range too. (Over the air; Cable / Satellite was not yet available for most) So at most. people had 5 stations to choose from.
    The TV environment was way different in other ways, too. The network's standards and practices departments rigidly censored all programming, as did the FCC.

    Might as well try to compare the Wright brothers first airplane which flew at Kitty Hawk with a modern supersonic jet fighter. There is no comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    ...and BSG78 wasn't?!

    At least when compared to NuBSG, it was a FUNNY joke.

    and we don't talk about BSG1980.
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    BSG78 was a joke, even if unintentional. An obvious 'me too!' after Star Wars, with goofy characters, goofy names, and unintentionally hilarious storylines like 'our whole civilization was just wiped out, so we're going to a space casino!', and let's not even get started on the acting.

    It has fans because it was camp, because camp always has fans. I watched it through, out of curiosity. I didn't hate it, I don't feel like I wasted my time on it -- but to treat it as a respectable drama is laughable at best.
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    In my experience most of TV from that era was campy by modern standards. Star Trek was campy
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    BSG78 was a joke, even if unintentional. An obvious 'me too!' after Star Wars, with goofy characters, goofy names, and unintentionally hilarious storylines like 'our whole civilization was just wiped out, so we're going to a space casino!', and let's not even get started on the acting.

    It has fans because it was camp, because camp always has fans. I watched it through, out of curiosity. I didn't hate it, I don't feel like I wasted my time on it -- but to treat it as a respectable drama is laughable at best.
    That's pretty much how I felt about the New Show. Except that it didn't have a sense of humor at all. It took it self WAY to seriously and the acting was just as "Campy" but in the opposite direction. And NO BODY treated it like a DRAMA! It was an ACTION ADVENTURE SHOW!!!! Back in the day when it could be a ACTION ADVENTURE SHOW. Not a Soap Opera In Space!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Flyattractor View Post
    That's pretty much how I felt about the New Show. Except that it didn't have a sense of humor at all. It took it self WAY to seriously and the acting was just as "Campy" but in the opposite direction. And NO BODY treated it like a DRAMA! It was an ACTION ADVENTURE SHOW!!!! Back in the day when it could be a ACTION ADVENTURE SHOW. Not a Soap Opera In Space!
    I HATE the Soap Opera term.

    The West Wing is not a Soap Opera. It's drama.

    Just because a sci-fi shows chooses to focus on the lives of its characters doesn't make it a soap, it makes it a bloody drama.

    Soap-Operas are very different, especially American ones.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyboy View Post
    I HATE the Soap Opera term.

    The West Wing is not a Soap Opera. It's drama.

    Just because a sci-fi shows chooses to focus on the lives of its characters doesn't make it a soap, it makes it a bloody drama.

    Soap-Operas are very different, especially American ones.
    me too I hate it when people say that it is a way of story telling since the beginning of time not all myths have that type of thing but a good portion do

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