New York, NY – August 7, 2008 - SCI FI Channel today announced an all-new Battlestar Galactica special event, set to air in 2009 following the conclusion of the series and then released on DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment shortly thereafter. Directed by series star Edward James Olmos and written by Battlestar Galactica’s Jane Espenson, the two-hour event will begin shooting in Vancouver at the end of this summer. The cast includes Michael Trucco, Aaron Douglas and Dean Stockwell, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.So it sounds like they'll be using the movie to fill in at least some of the blanks with regards to the Final Five -- specifically, my query about how in the world they all survived not only the initial genocide, but also Anders' time in the irradiated Cylon-occupied wastelands of Caprica, the resistance on New Caprica, etc., etc., etc. And I'll never object to something which puts a spotlight on Aaron Douglas as Chief Tyrol.
Starting before the events of the miniseries, our story focuses on familiar characters including Cylon Number One, known as Cavil (Stockwell), Resistance Leader Sam T. Anders (Trucco) and Chief Galen Tyrol (Douglas). In the beginning, the Cylons had a plan, but it didn't account for one thing: survivors. During the chaotic aftermath of the destruction, two powerful Cylon agents struggle with plots and priorities on the human ships that got away, and among the resistance fighters who were left behind.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Sci Fi just put out some info about the "Battlestar Galactica" TV-movie, which is being shot after the series wraps production -- and will apparently air after the series finishes airing. The relevant text after the jump...