August 14th, 2009 § § permalink
The good news: Bryan Singer is set to produce and direct a Battlestar Galactica movie!
The bad news: The movie will be based on the original show and it won’t feature any of the GOOD parts Ron Moore created!
Glen Larson is also going to produce, and as he famously hated on the reimagined series, I think we can all count on lots of Star Wars ripoffs and Gold LamÃ© capes. Although just for laughs I’d love it if they brought back the old school robots. With all the technological advances that have been made since 1978, it would be hilarious to use dudes in shiny costumes.
via Entertainment Weekly
And in other BSG news, Amazon has Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series on sale for $175! It’s finally out!
July 20th, 2009 § § permalink
“Remember, just head away from the sound of gunfire.”
“What about you?”
“We’re heading towards the gunfire.”
- Lee Adama and Laura Roslin, Battlestar Galactica
March 18th, 2009 § § permalink
After a magnificent run, Battlestar Galactica’s last episode will be airing this Friday. In an attempt to give it a proper send-off (and to help me grieve *sniff*), I have written an ode to commemorate its passing into the annals of television history. It begins with some of random moments from the series, and concludes with the internet equivalent of…well, a giant hug.
I’ll remember to keep my day job.
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March 11th, 2009 § § permalink
Having trouble telling the difference between Bill Adama, Admiral of the Battlestar Galactica, and Barack Obama, Admiral of the Free World?
Check out this amazingly ridiculous cartoon that will help you tell the difference!!!!
HAHAHAHA Moustache Power vs. Power of Dance XD oh man.
In other BSG news, since I’ve got a week-long break from Lost, I’m going to be posting a kind of Battlestar Eulogy later this week in honor of the second best show ever made’s final episodes! SO SAY WE ALL!
November 3rd, 2008 § § permalink
“Have you lost your mind!?”
“That’s an interesting question, and one I pose to myself on a regular basis.”
- Shelley Godfrey and Gaius Baltar, Battlestar Galactica
August 8th, 2008 § § permalink
New York Magazine’s got an amusing list:
Calvinball, Quidditch, and Other Fictional Sports We Wish the Olympics Would Adopt.
Includes Pyramid and Flonkerton.
Games are co-ed and frequently serve as foreplay.
I also wouldn’t mind “Guy Ball” ala Green Wing, Blernsball ala Futurama, and perhaps even Jiggly Ball.
July 19th, 2008 § § permalink
You know, we need to figure out whose side we’re on.
Which side are we on? We’re on the side of the demons, Chief. We’re evil men in the gardens of paradise, sent by the forces of death to spread devastation and destruction wherever we go.
– Chief Tyrol and Colonel Tigh, Battlestar Galactica
July 17th, 2008 § § permalink
I’m coming out of my mid-summer fandom hibernation to say a quick “congrats” to all my favorite shows that scored Emmy nominations this morning.
Lost was nominated for 7 Emmys, including Best Drama Series (!!!), Best Cinematography, and Best Supporting Actor for Michael Emerson, which is MUCh deserved.
The Office was nominated for 8 Emmys, including Best Comedy Series, Best Actor (Steve Carell), Best Supporting Actor (Rainn Wilson), and a slew of writing and directing Emmys.
And *gasp* BATTLESTAR GALACTICA was nominated for 5 Emmys, including Best Writing, Best Special Effects, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing!!!
30 Rock got a crazy 17 nominations for pretty much everything ever! Including Will Arnett for Best Guest Actor!
Flight of the Conchords were nominated for 2 of their songs, Dexter is nominated for Best Drama Series, Family Guy was nominated for Blue Harvest, Extras got 6 noms, including one for Ricky Gervais, The Daily Show and Colbert got their usual nods…
Altogether not too disappointing (although a writing nomination for Lost, or an acting nom or the *unthinkable* – a Best Drama Series for BSG would have been frakking awesome) But hell, even Supernatural got a nomination.
You can see the full list of Emmy nominations HERE.
I knew I had good taste in TV.
June 16th, 2008 § § permalink
If you’re a fan of Battlestar Galactica and you are interested in the music that goes into the show, you really MUST read Bear McCreary’s blog post, which explains how and why he wrote the music for the mid-season finale, “Revelations.”
The guy’s a genius. The lyrics that he wrote (which are sung by a choir in Samoan and Latin) gave me goosebumps. And it’s humbling to hear that people as brilliant as Mr. McCreary still worry about how the hell they’re going to top themselves.
SPOILERS for the episode are included! You have been warned!
I wish we could buy this soundtrack right NOW.
June 13th, 2008 § § permalink
The A.V. Club has an excellent interview with James Callis (Gaius Baltar) HERE.
There’s some phrase, I think it’s in Chaucer, about how everything that’s written is didactic. As soon as you write something down, as long as it’s not a shopping list, it’s some idea about the world. It’s Michel de Montaigne writing his essays, it’s Plato writing The Republic, it’s Ron writing Battlestar. All of these things concern human beings, and somebody’s idea about them. Everything that we write is to teach ourselves in some way to behave better, to think more, or to think differently. And if the thing you’re doing doesn’t actually address any of those, then maybe you are writing a shopping list.
I really do believe James Callis is one of the most talented actors on TV right now. He’s just so lovely.